iMerit CEO wins GTF Award for Youth Development

January 09, 2018

The Global Thinkers Forum presented the 2017 Awards For Excellence under the theme “Honouring the Trust Builders” at the British Library in London on November 30, 2017.

Among the Honourees was iMerit Founder and CEO, Radha Basu for Excellence in Youth Development.

According to the Global Thinkers Forum “The GTF Awards go to some of the most intelligent, innovative, accomplished and socially responsible thought leaders.” The awards ceremony honors extraordinary achievements, unique ideas, excellent management, artistic creativity, and ethical reporting.

This years theme centered around celebrating those who build trust within organizations. According to the GTF, “without trust, institutions don’t work, societies falter, and people lose faith in their leaders. In today’s world, it is imperative to project and recognize role models that cultivate and promote trust, integrity, and accountability.”

Radha Basu is widely recognized as a leading technology entrepreneur and mentor, and as a pioneer in the Indian software business. Radha grew Hewlett Packard’s electronic software division from ground zero into a $1.2 billion business. She then held the position of Chairman & CEO of, a Nasdaq-listed company, which she led through initial and secondary public offerings.

Radha and her husband subsequently launched Anudip Foundation to generate livelihoods for India’s unemployed and marginalized youth through digital and workplace skills development. In 2012, Radha founded iMerit, a technology-enabled services company that delivers digital data services for machine learning, content and support while effecting positive social and economic impact by employing marginalized youth and women. She serves on the boards of NetHope, Jhumki Basu Foundation, and Santa Clara CSTS.

“When we think about partnering with Global Thinkers Forum and organizations that are awardees, we feel that this can actually impact women and youth globally.” – Radha Basu