Jeby Cherian
President, Isha Leadership Academy

Jeby serves as the President of Isha Leadership Academy. Isha Leadership Academy is the most significant step in creating a leadership infrastructure for India. He mostly recently held the position of Vice President and Managing Partner for IBM’s Consulting business (Global Business Services) in India and South Asia. In that role, he was responsible for the growth and delivery of consulting services in India/South Asia.

Jeby served on the Board of Governors of the Start-Up Village along with the Chief Minister of the Government of Kerala. He is very active in the entrepreneurship
eco-system and is a co-founder and Chairman of Blubirch, a technology led reverse logistics start-up that is disrupting the industry. He was also one of the founding investors of Mu-Sigma, which has grown to be the world’s largest free standing Analytics company and one of the first unicorns from India. He is also an adviser to several start ups including, an online gifting registry focused on the wedding market in India and, a fusion of online and offline retail market place.

Jeby is also on the transformation council of GMR, India’s largest infrastructure developer and owner of Delhi International Airport, Hyderabad International Airport
with interests in Energy, and Transportation. As a member of the four member council, he is tasked with the responsibility of advising the Group on using technology to improve the operations of the Group.

Jeby has been very active in the social space in Kerala where he has singlehandedly led the effort to improve education in Arivikera, a village in the suburbs of the capital city.

Jeby is a CPA with a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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