Ashish Gadnis

Co-founder and CEO, BanQu

Ashish Gadnis is the Co-founder and CEO of BanQu, which was recently named to the TIME Magazine 2019 Innovations List.

BanQu is the first ever blockchain-based Supply Chain & Economic Passport platform that enables transparency, traceability and sustainability for farmers (especially women), workers, waste pickers living in extreme poverty. BanQu has also become the leading platform for ensuring COVID-19 supplies are reaching to the most vulnerable nations and communities in the MENA region. BanQu is being used in 40+ countries across half million beneficiaries today.

Prior to his current engagements, Mr. Gadnis was the founder and CEO of multiple technology startups, the last one of which was acquired by a $1.5 billion global consulting firm in 2012.

Over the past 25 years Ashish has been recognized for his private / public sector contributions with awards such as – MIT Innovate for Refugees (Syrian refugees) award, Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum), Minority Business Leader (Twin Cities Business), 40 under 40 (Business Journal), Change-Makers Innovator Award (Coding Schools in Refugee Camps in East Africa) and Battery Ventures Innovation Award – Democratic Republic of Congo (for Asili: a mobile / cloud-based business focused on reducing infant child mortality, improving maternal health and increasing livelihood in conflict zones).

Ashish has a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from Bombay University, MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Carlson School and Executive Education in Global Leadership and Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.

2020 Partnership Meeting

November 18 Online event