Neha Kirpal

Social and Cultural Entrepreneur

An entrepreneur working at the intersection of the creative industries and social sector. Founded the India Art Fair in 2008. It is the first and largest platform of its kind in South Asia and has been instrumental in shaping the region’s artistic landscape over the last ten years. World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders. Eisenhower Fellow. Recipient, President of India’s Nari Shakti Award for work on the socio-cultural empowerment of women. Has also received several awards and recognitions from leading publications such as Fortune, Forbes, Business Today, Financial Times and Vogue for contributions as a woman entrepreneur and to the creative industries. Also works on initiatives that address the systemic challenges in the areas of mental healthcare and education, with a focus on empowering women and children as agents of social change in the developing world. Life coach and counsellor, has been a volunteer counsellor and has conducted several workshops and mentoring modules. Vision is to help orchestrate the set-up of 360-degree services for the prevention and treatment of mental health problems, including setting up a mental health alliance for national-level anti-stigma campaigns and creating awareness and access by leveraging digital and on-the-ground innovations.