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All About Me
Vidyadhar Prabhudesai is a diversified professional and Top 100 Global Influencer. He is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of LeadCap Ventures with a presence in 40 countries across Asia, Africa and Europe. LeadCap Ventures is the regional partner of the World Economic Forum and supports their research, policy interventions, programs and other engagements to strengthen relations and economic cooperation within the region.
Prabhudesai is also an inclusive development policy fellow of United Nations, technology, media and governance fellow of Ford Foundation and non-resident fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London. As a UN fellow, he actively advocates Sustainable Development Goals and conducts impact assessments on measures implemented in Asia and Europe. He is nominated as Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations and Peace Ambassador by the Institute of Economics and Peace, Australia.
Vidyadhar is also the Founding Curator of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. As a curator, he is involved in building a strong network of young achievers under 30 years in India and drive their work in India on the impact areas such as Climate Action, Diversity & Inclusion and Education & Skills. He received World Bank's Prize on Youth Employability for impacting more than 10 million youth through public-private partnership programs under LeadCap Trust where he is a board member and managing trustee. This unique model received special mentions across international forums such as The Doha Forum, UN Youth Envoy and Peace Child International, UK. He established World's first Leadership Village in Kerala, India for which he was nominated as Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum.
Prabhudesai is a board member at International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development, an international institution, with consultative status with UN - ECOSOC, promoting dialogue and mutual understanding across the world. He is an advisor to Harvard Business Review, Economist Without Borders, youth consultant to Asian Development Bank and member of the special consulting group to the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt of India. He consults several international governments such as Afghanistan, UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya, Denmark and Turkey.
He is also a Mentor of Change at NITI Aayog and has helped several start-ups, micro, small and medium enterprises to scale. He is a Living My Promise signatory and pledged half of his wealth towards philanthropic activities.
Vidyadhar has been listed among the Young Visionaries by Horasis, Top LinkedIn Professionals, Top 40 EU India leaders by EICBI and distinguished alumni of Aegis & Thunderbird