Steward Leaders

Mr. Aditya Paul Berlia

Pro-Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University
Joint Secretary, Apeejay Education
Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group

Mr. Aditya Berlia, Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group is a young entrepreneur and educationist of the country who balances his role in the corporate world along with his philanthropic dedication to education. A graduate of Stanford University & an MBA from the Harvard Business School, Mr. Berlia has to his credit several innovative industrial, entrepreneurial & educational initiatives both in India and abroad. As part of the Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group, he directs strategic projects & executes key entrepreneurial projects while holding direct operational roles in several Group companies. He is also well-known for his dedication to education & research and has been instrumental in developing the broad vision of the ASU. He is also the Founder of the Apeejay Stya Education Research Foundation that is dedicated to improving education in India through research and policy initiatives.

Mr. Berlia has been a champion of Design Think and Innovation. He serves on the board of the Apeejay Institute of Design, one of India’s oldest design schools and is the Founder of the Svrán Open Design Foundation. He is also a member of the CII National Committee on Design. He is the Founder of the Svrán Apeejay Journalism Foundation which supports quality journalism.

Mr. Berlia is a prolific writer, having authored a wide range of books and articles on Education & Technology. He is also the author of a National Bestseller fiction, named ‘Tantra by Adi’.
Mr. Berlia has recently been awarded “The Leading Educationist of the Year 2022” at Asia – African Leadership Forum organized by Asian- African Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 24th April 2022, New Delhi. He has also been recently bestowed with the Young Global Edupreneur of the year in South Asia 2021 during National Conclave on Leveraging Lockdown Learnings: Implications on Academia and Industry. The award was presented by Shri K K Aggarwal, Chairman, National Board of Accreditation. Mr. Berlia was conferred the Editor’s choice award for Educationist for the year 2021 at Edufuture Excellence Award 2021. He received Educationist of the Year 2021 by Integrated Chamber of Commerce and Industry during 5th National Excellence Award Ceremony which was organized concurrently with Second Education to Entrepreneurship Summit 2021.