Madan Padaki

Madan Padaki

Managing Trustee and a co-founder of Head Held High Foundation

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Madan Padaki

Madan is Managing Trustee and a co-founder of Head Held High Foundation. In this capacity, he is focused on enabling the organisation’s mission of supporting and empowering marginalized youth and communities.

 

Apart from his involvement with the work of Head Held High, Madan serves as the driving force behind other initiatives in the livelihood, education and skilling spaces. He is the founder and CEO of 1Bridge, a village commerce network that delivers digital services and products — bridging access, choice and convenience gaps for rural consumers. He is also the co-founder of Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME), an alliance that catalyses all stakeholders to collaborate towards igniting a mass entrepreneurship movement. He currently serves as a Strategy Advisor to UNICEF India for the YuWaah initiative

 

A serial entrepreneur, Madan was a co-founder of MeritTrac, India’s first skills assessment company that was acquired by Manipal Education. His current areas of interest lie at the intersection of transforming youth, enabling entrepreneurial journeys and empowering social changemakers.