Neeraj Agarwal

Founder of SkillNet

Neeraj is the Founder of SkillNet Advisors (, a venture that offers skill development solutions by creating collaborations within an ecosystem comprising educational institutions, industry, NGOs, local Government bodies, trainers and domain experts. SkillNet aspires to create a significant impact in the Indian Education - Employability - Employment value chain.

Neeraj brings a wealth of experience across a career spanning 20 years - from cushy corporates to thorny entrepreneurship , retailing to software , advising corporates to teaching , MNCs to NGOs, online marketplaces to manufacturing shop floors, selling to marketing. Through Skillnet’s mantra of collaborative ecosystem, Neeraj is working toward taking out the ‘un’ out of everything that is ‘unorganised’ in Skills Development in India.

Prior to launching SkillNet, Neeraj headed consumer marketing for the value business of Future Group, the largest retailer in India. Prior to this, he was a core member of the education arm of IL&FS, a leading infrastructure development company in India. Earlier, he headed fundraising for Child Relief & You (CRY), one of the largest NGOs in India. He also played a key role in setting up Standard Chartered Bank’s e-commerce initiatives in India.

Neeraj has an MBA, specializing in Marketing, from IIM Kolkata, and a Bachelors of Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Jaipur.

He is a strong believer of giving back – socially and professionally.