Chairman - AP Globale
Abhijit Pawar is the Chairman of AP Globale (APG) and Managing Director of Sakal Media Group as well as the Founder and Chairman of the Delivering Change Foundation (DCF).
Abhijit believes that companies should have a purpose that goes beyond just making profits. To put his beliefs into action, he created SIMACES – an acronym that stands for Skilling & Education, Impact Funding, Media, Advisory & Consulting, Community Transformation, Events, and Special Projects/ SPVs. Through SIMACES, Abhijit aims to bring positive change to society by promoting education, providing funding for impactful initiatives, offering expert advice and consultation, transforming communities, and organizing special events and projects.
Abhijit lives by the principle of “Earn Return on Respect, Return on Investment- will automatically follow”. He incorporates this principle into every business venture he undertakes, with a clear intention of making a positive impact on society and the world as a whole. Abhijit believes that instead of placing nation, religion, or race first, we should strive to live in harmony with nature and work towards the betterment of others.
He has been an Executive Committee Member of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA). Abhijit is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), which is an international peer network of chief executives and business leaders. In 2016, YPO honored him with the first Global Impact Legacy Honor Award for his transformational work in empowering women in India.
Abhijit is a member of The Democracy Culture Foundation’s governing board, The Knowledge Pledge’s founding members, and the Atlantic Council.