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Harjiv Singh

Founder and CEO, Salwan Media

A serial entrepreneur, Harjiv Singh believes in harnessing the confluence of media, technology, and education to empower individuals. At Salwan Media, he has launched a portfolio of education-focused businesses that include BrainGain Magazine—the largest online magazine for study abroad in India and South Asia—and the annual “One Globe: Uniting Knowledge Communities” conference, which focuses on what it takes to build a 21st-century knowledge economy in India and South Asia.

Harjiv has co-founded several companies, including Gutenberg Communications and MDOffices.com. He has worked in various roles in finance, marketing, and strategy at GE Capital, a New York City hedge fund, and Priceline. An avid political junkie, he worked as a campaign advisor to an Indian parliamentarian and also volunteered on Michael Bloomberg’s first mayoral campaign in New York. As a trustee of The Loomba Foundation, Harjiv supports the cause of widows in South Asia and Africa. He also serves on the advisory board of India Knowledge@Wharton and has been a guest faculty member at DukeCE.

Harjiv earned his master’s in international affairs from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from the New York Institute of Technology. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu, and has basic fluency in German. He divides his time between New York, London, and New Delhi.