March 15, 2023, India: Aakrit Vaish, CEO and Co-founder of Jio Haptik, has been named as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum (WEF), an honor that recognizes exceptional individuals under the age of 40 who are addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. Started in 2004, YGL’s growing membership of more than 1,400 members and alumni of 120 nationalities includes civic and business innovators, entrepreneurs, technology pioneers, educators, activists, artists, journalists, and more.
Aakrit’s contributions to the conversational AI industry have been significant. Under his leadership, Jio Haptik has become a pioneer in the field, processing billions of interactions annually, making it one of the top Conversational AI platforms globally. Jio Haptik’s AI chatbot was responsible for powering India’s official WhatsApp COVID-19 helpline used by more than 50 million citizens, as well as JioMart, the world’s first end-to-end conversational commerce solution on WhatsApp.
Aakrit is a prolific angel investor in over 80 startups in India. He co-founded the Tech Entrepreneurs Association of Mumbai (TEAM), a non-profit organization consisting of Mumbai’s leading companies that aims to advance the city’s startup ecosystem. In recognition of his contributions to entrepreneurship, Aakrit has been nominated under various lists including Forbes India’s 30 Under 30, Entrepreneur 35 under 35, and Business World 40 under 40.
Aakrit Vaish, Co-founder and CEO, of Jio Haptik, said, “I am honored and thrilled to be selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team at Jio Haptik, as well as our partners and clients who have supported us on this journey. I look forward to joining the community of outstanding leaders who are committed to moving the world forward through innovation & entrepreneurship.
As a Young Global Leader, Aakrit will join a community of 1,500 members and alumni from over 120 nationalities who lead governments, Fortune 500 companies, recipients of Nobel Prizes and Grammy Awards and serve as UN Goodwill Ambassadors. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is an independent, non-profit foundation that brings together diverse and dynamic leaders for a personalized three-year leadership program to address the world’s most pressing issues.
Aakrit’s selection as a Young Global Leader reflects his commitment to excellence, innovation, and dedication not only at Jio Haptik but to find solutions for the world’s most significant challenges. He joins an exclusive group of young leaders who are working towards building a better future.