We leverage AP Globale’s expertise to develop new ventures or turn around & enhance businesses.

About us

We are a privately owned impact driven group, spanning over eighty years with principal operations in Skilling & Education, Funding, Media, Advisory & Consulting and Community Transformation, we put our values to work in the service of making the world a better place, every day.

Change requires not only a vision of the way life can be, but an understanding of the partnerships, processes, long-term planning, and resources needed to make social and economic transformation possible.
AP Globale combines tradition and innovation but most importantly it is our own value system what keeps our businesses sustainable and growing. It is that which makes APG so special and provides the magic everyone experiences when they spend time with us.

What we believe

In the age of technology and globalization, where our traditions are challenged, new social orders are emerging and political institutions faltering, new fundamental systems are required.

As a business leader, we believe in reshaping the way of doing business from being profits-driven only, to actually committing to the wellbeing of our community.

Our goal is to ensure that every citizens’ quality of life is improved in harmony with nature.

250 +

Courses offered by APG Learning in various areas

14 million

Marathi and English combined readership

300000

Trained participants by SIMACES LLP since 2019

2 + million

Members in our impact networks

Our responsibility to ourselves and to one another is to learn, empower those around us, grow, and live our best lives. And with all that we learn and achieve, to pass it on.

Abhijit Pawar

Chairman

A global footprint

Our works span across four continents, from implementing skilling initiatives in Africa to advising businesses in Europe on impact investemnt opportunitites in India.

  • India
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Israel
what we do

We share the belief that companies should be driven with the purpose to make a difference for the larger good.

Abhijit Pawar

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).

He shares the belief that companies should be driven with the purpose to make a difference for the larger good. Therefore, Abhijit created SIMACES. SIMACES stands for Skilling & Education, Impact Funding, Media, Advisory & Consulting, Community Transformation, Events and Special Projects/ SPVs.

Abhijit Pawar launched Agrowon, the first ever daily devoted to Agriculture in 2005. Agrowon is a 16-page tabloid published in Marathi.

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), an international peer network of chief executives and business leaders. He has also been bestowed by Young Presidents Organisation – World Presidents Organisations (YPO-WPO), with the first Global Impact Legacy Honour in 2016 for his transformational efforts in the field of women empowerment.

Abhijit is a founding member of the Knowledge Pledge and member of the Atlantic Council.

Uday Jadhav

Chief Executive Officer - Sakal Media Group

Uday Jadhav resumes his second stint with Sakal Media Group (SMG) in 2018, this time as the group CEO.
Uday has over 20 years of experience in Business Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Revenue Generation, Solutions and Operations Management.

In a 19-year long stint with SMG, Uday had previously served the group as Director – Corporate Development before working with Real Estate Industry, where he was responsible for Business expansion, Media Management and Service Development.

In his current role, Uday leads the strategic initiatives and drives the growth plans for print, television, digital and events.

Uday is an MBA from SIBER, Kolhapur with specialisation in Marketing & Finance.

Stefanie Maria Feicht

Managing Director – SIMACES Europe GmbH (AP Globale European Office)

Stefanie has been appointed by AP Globale (APG) to establish their first European office in Berlin in 2017.
Prior to moving to Berlin, she spent four years with the group in India, heading their PR & Communications, Int. Relations and Brand Activities. Stefanie graduated with distinction in Banking, Corporate, Finance and Securities Law from Friedrich-List Schule in 2012. Stefanie started her career as a Management Assistant in Product Development for the Finance & Insurance Portfolio of Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG in Stuttgart, Germany. Prior to joining APG in 2014, she was leading the Indian Operations of Karma Konsum- a Frankfurt based consultancy in the field of Sustainability and CSR.

Stefanie is a member of the Federal Association of German Press Spokespersons (Bundesverband deutscher Pressesprecher (BdP).

Bobby Nimbalkar

Executive Vice President - Emerging Businesses |
Head - Skilling & Education

Bobby has been leading multicultural teams across Asia Pacific for the last 24 years. He lived and worked in Australia, Singapore & India with major corporations such as Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Tata Technologies.

Bobby was Head & Director of Oracle Consulting Services – Technology Practice with Oracle India, Head & Director of Sun Professional Services with Sun Microsystems India before joining the Group in 2013.

Prior to leading the Groups Emerging Businesses vertical he was responsible for the Strategic Leadership Council working closely with the Chairman of APG.

Bobbys key areas are strategy consulting, business development, global sales management, global delivery and operations management, global alliance management and partner leveraged sales.

Bobby holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Pune University and an Executive MBA from SIM.

Ron Erasmus

Chief Executive Officer - Palladium India

Ron Erasmus is the CEO of Palladium Consulting India, an executive with more than 20 years of multisectoral and international experience. He brings a strategic yet practical acumen in organisational and cultural change for complex and challenging work environments. His passion is to work with clients in bringing together diverse stakeholders to develop business strategies, including long-term goals and objectives, key risk management, and driving business and project initiatives from the leadership level throughout the business to unlock its potential. As the lead on the Palladium people strategy, Ron is responsible for the design and implementation of leadership development for all senior executives.

Ron has previously worked in the media, telecommunications, consulting and public sectors across the globe. He holds a degree in Human Resources and Labour Relations Management from the University of South Africa.

Ron holds a B-Tech degree from the University of South Africa.

Raviraj Vahadane

Chief Financial Officer - AP Globale

Raviraj is responsible for Corporate Finance, Fundraising, Compliances, Audits, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation and Intergroup investments within the AP Globale portfolio.

Prior to joining the organization, Raviraj was Group CFO of Prabhat Dairy Ltd. During his 10 years stint with Prabhat Dairy, he worked in various positions, where he successfully raised Private Equity and the company went for Initial Public Offer (IPO) in 2015. In 2019, the company was sold to French giant Lactalis. Raviraj was also involved in the Delisting process of Prabhat Dairy Ltd. He has also worked closely with management for handling various critical and complex regulatory audits.

He is a Chartered Accountant and Masters in Commerce with a specialization in Costing and Finance from Pune University.

Laxmi Potluri

Chief Executive Officer - DCF Ventures

Lakshmi has 14 years of global experience in several leadership roles in technology, finance, e-commerce and digital media at IBM (North America/Europe), Goldman Sachs (Hong Kong), jabong.com(India), Shopify(India) and Network18(India). In her most recent role at Network 18, Lakshmi was front ending News18.com, Pradesh18.com (digital destination of ETV channel) and new revenue initiatives amongst other things. In the last five years, she has been an active evangelist in the entrepreneurial eco system in India as an angel investor and an advisor/mentor to many startups.

Lakshmi is a MBA from Columbia Business School New York. She has been a recipient of many awards (Women Entrepreneur of the year – Rotary) and a panellist at many prestigious events such as NASSCOMM, FICCI, CII, Indo-China FICCI conference, UK-IBC Conference, Techsparks, IIMs and has been recognized for innovation at IBM almost five times.