Manaaki Advisor.


Ajit Joshi

International, Leadership, Manufacturing, Start-ups, Technology, Technology & Digital

C Suit executive, Business strategist, Start-up mentor, Globally experienced leader.


Business leader with diverse experience over three decades in 8 different industries in his career. As part of corporate journey, Ajit has worked with best of the Indian and international companies at various C suit positions and also as Director on Board of multiple companies. He has a unique advantage of having worked in Agriculture, Technology, Media, Renewable energy, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Chemicals and Textiles.

Post his corporate career he built, grew and created two successful start-ups over a period of 10 years. Ajit raised multiple rounds of funding from likes of Sequoia, Intel, Norwest etc. His last start up was in the domain of technology and media. He successfully ran multiple revenue models and executed many M & A deals. He has built the start-up business in Dubai, Jordan, Indonesia. He created successful exit for his investors, promotors with huge valuation.

Ajit is currently working as consultant with many businesses and start-ups in India and New Zealand. He is also mentoring various companies in different part of the world. Ajit is also a guest speaker and mentor with various forums and platforms in India and New Zealand. He is also Mentor in Residence with University of Auckland and Business Mentor with BMNZ, New Zealand. He is also an advisor with Loyal VC, venture capital fund from Canada.