Harshavardhan Neotia

Harshavardhan Neotia is an Entrepreneur and presently the Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group.

The Group operates across four business verticals: Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare and Education.  Headquartered in Kolkata, the group’s projects are mostly located in Eastern India.
Harshavardhan did his schooling from La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata. He graduated with a B.Com (Hons.) degree from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and went on to complete the Owner President Management Programme (OPM) from Harvard Business School, USA.

For his work in social housing, Harshavardhan Neotia was conferred with Padma Shri from the hon’ble President of India in 1999. He is also a recipient of the YPO Legacy of Honour Award. He recently received D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) by the Vidyasagar University, West Bengal. He has also been awarded Banga Bibhushan – the highest civilian honour from Government of West Bengal.

He is an active Member and Past President of FICCI and also Past President of AIMA. He is presently a member of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), Chairman of National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research (NITTTR) and Council Member of the National Culture Fund, Govt. of India.

He has formerly been on the board of IIM Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur, and on the Court of Jawaharlal Nehru University.

He heads Jnana Pravaha, a Centre for Cultural Studies and Research in Varanasi and is one of the trustees of Shree Somnath Trust.

He is the Honorary Consul of Israel in West Bengal.