Sri Anurag Behar

Sri. Anurag Behar is CEO of Azim Premji Foundation & Chancellor of Azim Premji University, Bhopal; he was the Founding Vice Chancellor of Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. He has an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and a BE in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy. He enjoys long distance running. Anurag has been closely involved with efforts to improve education in India for the past eleven years. He has been a vocal advocate for the critical importance of public systems, in particular the public education system for the past few years he has also been engaged with environmental and ecological issues. He writes a fortnightly column for the newspaper Mint, on Education and Ecology Anurag has served on the Board of Wipro GE Healthcare Ltd and of the TERI University. He serves on various government & industry councils, such as the National Mission on Teachers and Teacher Education, the Government of India implementation committee for the Justice Verma Commission, and with the CII’s National Climate Change Council. He has been honoured by the World Economic Forum, by being recognized as a ‘Young Global Leader’.