Anirudh Khaitan

Anirudh Khaitan

Co-Chair, FICCI Arise; Chairman Khaitan Education Center

Anirudh is a serial entrepreneur and an investor with over 20 years experience in Education, Beauty, the Ready-Made Garments Industry, Edtech businesses and equity investing. 

He is the chairman of Khaitan Education Center, which runs premier K-12 schools in state of Uttar Pradesh and Bengal, having more than 6200 students.  He also runs a chain of beauty salons by the name of Reign studios in India catering to high end customers.  He has been instrumental in rebranding “Wild Orchid” a fashion house into what is now known as “Karuna Khaitan” ready-to-wear fashion garments available across various cities in India.

Anirudh is a passionate investor in the equity markets and a big believer in the India Growth story.  He is also an active angel investor in US and India. 

Anirudh is also one of the co-founders of FICCI Arise, and currently holds the position of Co-Chair. FICCI Alliance for Re-Imagining School Education (ARISE) is a collegium of stakeholders who represent different facets of school Education.  Members include several high-quality and reputed independent schools from across the country, eminent educators, foundations, civil society representatives, think-tanks and technical experts.

Anirudh is the Honorary Treasurer of Khushii, which was set up by the legendary cricketer to help children transform their lives through education.  The NGO works across at a national level to ensure that children complete their schooling. KHUSHII has more than 45000 beneficiaries across India. 

A graduate from Babson College, Boston, USA, Mr., Anirudh Khaitan holds a double major in Finance and Entrepreneurship. In the past Anirudh has held various leadership positions in EO Gurgaon, steering the organization to more than 100+ esteemed member entrepreneurs.   EO is the world’s premier nexus, exclusively for entrepreneurs, founded in 1987. It is a USD $124 Billion non-profit association of prominent entrepreneurs worldwide.