Harjiv Singh

Harjiv is the founder and CEO of BrainGain Global, a SaaS enabled higher education marketplace for content, programs, and tools. In an entrepreneurial career spanning over two decades, he has built global companies and teams in digital media, technology, and healthcare across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is also the founder of Gutenberg, a digital integrated marketing firm he founded in 2004. The global brands he has advised include U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), UK Trade & Investment, GE, HSBC, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and Quest Diagnostics.


Harjiv believes in harnessing the confluence of media, technology, and education to empower individuals. At BrainGain Global, he has launched a portfolio of education-focused businesses that include the annual One Globe forum, which focuses on what it takes to build a 21st-century knowledge economy in India and South Asia. Harjiv is the founder and publisher of BrainGain Magazine, the largest online magazine for study abroad in India and South Asia.


He has also co-founded MDOffices.com, a New York City wireless software company in the healthcare industry. Harjiv began his career as a financial analyst in GE Capital’s Financial Management Program (FMP) and has worked at a New York city hedge fund and Priceline.com early in his career.


He has a keen interest in technology, international relations, economics, history, and the impact of globalization. An avid political junkie, Harjiv worked as a campaign advisor to an Indian parliamentarian and has also volunteered on Michael Bloomberg’s first mayoral campaign in New York City.


Harjiv serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Indag Rubber Limited (IRL). He advises the Global Futures Group (GFG), an international consulting and investment services firm focusing on smart cities. He is also on the advisory board of Knowledge@Wharton, has been a guest faculty member at DukeCE, and is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) in New York. Harjiv is a Trustee of The Loomba Foundation, a UK charity supporting the cause of poor widows in South Asia and Africa. He is also a member of the U.S. Advisory Council of The American India Foundation (AIF).


Harjiv is currently part of Stanford Graduate Business School’s SEED program. He received his Master’s in International Affairs in Economic Policy from Columbia University and an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in finance from New York Institute of Technology.

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