Malav Ashwin Dani – Young Asian Entrepreneur

Malav Ashwin Dani – Young Asian Entrepreneur

The progress of an organization is the direct result of the symphony between its management and resources. The optimum utilisation of available talent and representing the same as a product for the end user is of utmost importance. With a diverse field of work, Malav brings extensive cross-sector leadership experience in leveraging the strengths of public, private and non-profit sectors to the Hitech Group, a diversified Indian conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai, India.


Malav is a hands- on entrepreneur who brings a distinct brand of creative and passionate entrepreneurial leadership. His concept of ‘Intrapreneurship’ empowers employees to take ownership of the work, which is then composed into a powerful combination of individual and group efforts. This is one of the crucial management techniques that distinguishe the Hitech Group.

His ability to scout for young talent, providing them the most suited practical environment, has contributed a great deal to inculcate business acumen and values in the upcoming generation. He is the recipient of the ‘Yuva Icon Award’ presented by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam for displaying exemplary determination towards positively impacting the future of the nation.

For Malav, leadership is both learned as well as innate skill. Malav endorses core work ethics such as integrity, commitment, customer centricity within the organization and beyond. He held the position of the Chairman of ‘The Young Leaders’ Forum, Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) from 2009- 2013. In 2012, he was appointed the Managing Director of Hitech Group. In 2015, he was appointed the chairman of Ease of Doing Business, IMC. As a Chairman of the same, one of his major contributions was to present a roadmap to the Joint Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce of Rajya Sabha to improve India’s ranking in Ease of Doing Business.


“Be aware, be equanimous” is what Malav wants to propagate through every soul in his vicinity. Freedom of thought and freedom of expression to achieve infinite freedom of self to unite with the Lord is a prevalent gene of the organization.

Under his leadership, the Hitech Group follows the core philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, a philosophy which is also reflected in its office culture and business practices. The concepts of Bhagawad Geeta, the three paths Bhakti(Path of Devotion), Karma(Path of Action) and Gyaan (Path of Knowledge) yoga to integrate the human personality and reach the singular goal of ‘Advaita’ or ‘Universal Oneness’, brings a new age yet spiritual vibe to the office space.

Inspired by his mother’s dedication and commitment to humanity, he has tread to the path of selfless service and betterment of the people. With this aspiration, in 2016 Malav set up a separate non-profit foundation under the name ‘Sab Ka Mangal Ho’ (Wellness for All), to adroitly organise yoga and value education training at orphanages around the country, along with health care drives and natural resource management projects.

Vedanta philosophy says that one attains liberation when one develops the ability to perceive each and every being as one. Malav sees the world as one family (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam), aspiring to spread happiness in every sphere of life.