Anirudh Khaitan, currently serving as the vice-chairman of Khaitan Education Center, is a passionate and a highly motivated individual who has been able to develop successful, and effective systems, strategies and solutions that have resulted in tremendous growth and profitability of all companies he has been associated with. A Serial Entrepreneur who has, entered into the Insurance, Education, Health, Wellness and Beauty Industry in a short span.
He Started his career as an Equity Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions division of CLB partners (An investment banking firm in Boston, Massachusetts, U SA). He was with CLB for only about a year, and sensing the opportunity in the insurance industry in India moved back, and set up the insurance consulting division for Radico Khaitan Finance Ltd. The division showed tremendous growth and the division became one of the top insurance premium earners for Max New York Life in India, He was the recipient of the First “MDRT” (Million Dollar Round Table) for Max in India.
In the year 2001, he set up a society for running schools by the name of Khaitan Education Centre, whose prime objective was to run K-12 schools across India. The First School was started in Ghaziabad by the name of Khaitan Public School, which boasts of having more than 3,500 students today. KPS, is a completely air-conditioned school, which was unheard of in a place like Ghaziabad. A risk that paid off and now, Air-Conditioned schools have become a norm in Ghaziabad.
KEC grew by acquisition and bought a school by the name of Sunny Preparatory and High school in Behala, Kolkata and is currently having more than 800 kids. KEC has further signed up three locations for expansion in the next two years of operation.
In May 2013, he along with his wife, also tied up with the world-renowned company from Texas, USA “Novalash” to provide “Lash Extension Services” in India. This was an immense challenge as nobody had heard of this service in India and with the Indian Mindset of “It Won’t Work” made Anirudh more charged up to make sure that the product became successful. Novalash, India now offers its services through more than 20 top salons like Tricomi, Levo, VLCC In Delhi NCR. Brand Novalash has caught fire and now is expanding pan-India, targeting to offer services through more than 200 outlets in India by December 2016. Novalash, India, has experienced the fastest growth amongst all 40 countries that Novalash is present in.
In the year 2012, Anirudh along with three partners invested in a Health and Wellness Centre by the name of “Sumaya.” Sumaya is Delhi’s first state-of-the-art personal training studio, which focuses on customized fitness routines with a complete focus on individual lifestyle management. Sumaya, has been able to raise Rs. 4.00 crores at a valuation of 20.00 crores for its expansion of their wellness studios.
In Feb 2015, Anirudh invested in a start-up by the name of Wisdom foods, a Health food company which will be dealing in various items like fresh juices, smoothies, nut milks, dry food products etc. The products will be available in the market from January 2016.
In May 2015, Anirudh launched an APP by the name of “Chatterbus”. Chatterbus is a new school bus tracking application for android mobile devices. They use various innovative location tracking techniques to provide an accurate location of your child's school bus.
He also Serves as a Board member of “Khushii” since the year 2007. Khushii (Kinship for Humanitarian Social & Holistic Intervention) a national organization working for the upliftment of poor and destitute communities in both rural and urban areas in India. Established 10 years ago, Khushii has been taking small steps to ameliorate their conditions. Khushii has set up Shikshaantra – the educational support programme. Our goal is to reach out and support 10000 students by December 2017, currently Khushi provides remedial education and mid-day meals to more than 5000 children across Delhi, NCR.
Most recently he has been inducted in the FICCI School Education Committee, 2016 which would be chaired by Mr Prabhat Jain, Director, Pathways World Schools and CO – chaired by Mr Amitabh Jhingan, Ex CEO, GEMS Education India and Mr Naga Prasad Tummala, Chairman, People Combine. The primary focus of the Committee is policy advocacy, defining norms for standards and transparency, advocating 21st century readiness and facilitating Capacity Building.