Jay is an engineer by qualification (M.Tech, College of Engineering, Trivandrum), a banker by profession and now a social entrepreneur by passion. He has over 22 years of corporate experience, starting as a Probationary Officer with South Indian Bank and ending with 18 years at HDFC Bank. He left HDFC Bank as a Senior Vice President and started his dream venture Oorjja (www.oorjja.org) in October 2017, with the goal of creating a professional ecosystem for empowering differently-abled communities. Armed with his professional expertise in Team and Project Management, he along with a group of 40 professionals, runs this self-sustaining concept.

He has delivered a TEDx talk in October 2018 elaborating on the ecosystem for differently-abled community empowerment (https://youtu.be/6X981pGXCbo). Oorjja runs 3 skilling centres for the hearing impaired community. He has incubated Takshan Kriya, a unit that employs differently-abled individuals (creates custom-designed wood products) and has funded and is mentoring a software product startup called Sieve (founded by a hearing-impaired person)

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