Founder of Ikai Asai, Ananya strives towards bringing a change to the world. Starting out as an independent entrepreneur aged 17, her vision and dedication have been key to the success of her endeavours. Along with Ikai Asai, the University of Oxford alumnus also heads Svatantra Microfinance, an organization that offers financial stimulus to women entrepreneurs in areas in India which otherwise do not have access to finances. In addition, Ananya has also co-founded Mpower, an awareness initiative that works towards eliminating the stigma associated with mental health illnesses.
Her management style revolves around strength identification, thought building, nurturing ideas and empowering people. Undeterred by obstacles, Ananya loves a challenge and her breakthrough ideas coupled with her perseverance make for a thought leader of this generation.
With credentials that include a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, Kanupriya Verma the CEO of Ikai Asai comes with an innate entrepreneurial spirit. A firm believer in working from the heart (and soul), Kanupriya considers herself a lifelong learner. In her own words, “Learning never stops. Everyone is a teacher; everyone a student”. A self-confessed workaholic, she brings to the table an entrepreneurial spirit and an enthusiasm for doing good work.
Kanupriya strongly advocates constant innovation and the art of planning. With a good balance on creative and analytical side, she loves design and technology. Her evolved emotional quotient enables her to connect deeply with people to form strong and lasting relationships. With a strong head on her shoulders, Kanupriya truly embodies the phrase that when it comes to going after your dreams and achieving them, ‘Never Settle’.