President and CEO of Multitronics VMI and founder of the EKTA foundation

Ashok Mahbubani is President and CEO of Multitronics VMI, as well as the founder of the EKTA foundation which focuses on Education, Water & Sanitation and Information & Communication Technology. The unifying objective of the Foundation’s commitments and investments in these areas is enhancing human dignity, and building human capital, through knowledge & learning, with the long-term goal of communal & personal development.

In their path to the present, Ekta developed a bond with Haiti, where it has made measurable impact working with stellar partners – the Haitian Education & Leadership Program (HELP), Inveneo and – to change ground realities for the better. The EKTA Foundation has also made a significant commitment to women’s health in the United States as a benefactor contributor to the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in California. The birth of EKTA in the US is a dimension of the American dream linked, at many levels, to the birth of its founders in India. One of the many ideas that comes from a fusion of Eastern philosophy with Western thought is that of a destiny shaped through actions that fulfill our highest calling and feed our spirit. This is the purposeful unity – the EKTA – that we seek, as we continue our never-ending quest for beneficial change in the world.