Founder & Chairman, Harappa Education
Pramath Raj Sinha is an entrepreneur, institution-builder, academic, executive, and philanthropist. He was the Founding Dean of Indian School of Business (ISB) and one of the Founders of Harappa Education,9.9 Group, Ashoka University, Vedica Scholars Programme for Women, and Naropa Fellowship. Sinha was formerly the CEO of Ananda Bazar Patrika (ABP) Group, a leading media company, and a Partner at McKinsey & Company. Pramath mentors and advises various educational groups that seek his expertise. In addition, he is currently a Senior Counselor with Albright Stonebridge Group, helping international businesses set up operations in India.
He has also been instrumental in building India's first design university Anant National University. Pramath served as the Founding Provost of Anant National University. In 2018, he co-founded Naropa Fellowship, with the vision to remove barriers in the education system in the Himalayan region.
Pramath is associated with, and currently sits on the Board of various institutions such as Nigerian University of Technology and Management,JK Lakshmipat University, National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI),Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University. He also serves as an Advisor to Indian School of Development and Management, Central Square Foundation, Population Foundation of India (PFI)
In 2011 Penguin published Sinha's book An Idea Whose Time Has Come: The Story of The Indian School Of Business, which traces the journey of setting up the successful business school. Drawing from his learnings through building successful educational institutions, Sinha went onto to start Harappa Education in 2018 to address a core gap in the formal education system – honing cognitive, social, and behavioural skills required at the workplace. In 2013, Sinha was listed by Thinkers50 as one of India's 'top 50 management thinkers' and in 2015 he was named as the 'Personality of the Year' by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) for his contribution to education.
Pramath holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BTech degree from IIT, Kanpur.