An education entrepreneur, Hrridaysh Deshpande has been responsible for the establishment, overall strategy, implementation and running a variety of educational institutes. He is currently a member of the Governing Body and Director of Ajeenkya DY Patil University.
Hrridaysh is consultant advisor to the India Design Council, under whose aegis he spearheads the India Design Mark program in cooperation with Good Design Award, Japan. He has served on the jury of the Good Design Awards, Japan in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. He has also been jury member for the world’s largest student design competition – Taiwan International Student Design Competition in 2015 and 2017.
Author of India Design Reports published in 2009, 2011 and 2014, Hrridaysh has been curating the CII NID Design Summit since 2010. In the year 2011, he helped CII initiate the CII Design Excellence Awards and the CII Industrial Innovation Awards in 2014.