Founder and CEO of Dexterity Global. A Forbes “30 Under 30” honoree, and one of Rockefeller’s “100 Next Century Innovators”.
Sharad Sagar is the Founder and CEO of Dexterity Global. Recognized for innovations in democratizing education and building sustainable impact enterprises, Sharad was included in the Forbes “30 Under 30” global list (in 2016), and in The Rockefeller Foundation Centennial List of “100 Next Century Innovators”, and remains the highest ranked Indian on the list of “World’s 100 Most Powerful Young Entrepreneurs”.
For his dedicated work and vision for over a decade now, Sharad has been mentioned, recognized and honored internationally. In October 2016, Sharad was invited by the then US President Barack Obama to The White House. A multiple UN-awardee and a Rockefeller 100 Next Century Innovator, Sharad is quoted globally by influential leaders, corporates, universities, newspapers, and media houses. In 2015, Sharad became one of the youngest entrepreneurs to find a place in the Entrepreneurship Syllabus of the Michigan State University, one of the top 100 US universities. Later that year, he found a mention in Government of Taiwan’s Social Impact Agenda at the Social Enterprise World Forum in Milan, Italy, alongside Bill Drayton (the father of Social Entrepreneurship).
A graduate of Tufts University, Sharad broke every single record in entrepreneurship and leadership at the institution and was the first Indian ever (in the recorded history of the institution) to deliver the Graduation Speech at Tufts University – a speech that received a long rousing standing ovation from over 4,000 people at the ceremony and has gone viral across the world as “one of the greatest graduation speeches” ever made.
Sharad is a widely followed youth icon and has over 130,000 followers on his social media accounts. Not surprisingly, he was one of the first and youngest CEOs to be awarded a verified badge by both Twitter and Facebook. Sharad declined a Master’s admissions offer from Harvard University in May 2016 and returned to India to continue working with children and youth.