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Shri Ritesh Hada

Mr. Ritesh Hada is the Promoter & Managing Director of United Group. The Group is presently operating in the verticals of Education, FMCG, Hospitality, and Textiles.

He is the president of Karnavati Institution, a prestigious private university with 8 top-notch institutes and more than 8500 students on campus, which is situated in Gujarat.

Mr. Hada has established and directed corporate operations such as finance, strategy, business process optimization, innovation, investor relations, etc. for the past 20 years with an emphasis on achieving sustained growth. Under his capable direction, Karnavati University has improved professional education standards through research-driven coursework, technological advancements in the classroom, and improved student experiences. Mr. Hada is in charge of corporatizing United Group through the establishment of procedures and the selection of qualified individuals for the management team.

A variety of students in different professional education streams have been drawn to United Group and Karnavati University because of their distinctive growth model and competitive edge. United Group has created tremendous value for all of its stakeholders by upholding the highest standards of corporate governance and business ethics.

Karnavati University, under his direction, won the CSR Awards’ prize for Excellence in Education in 2020. The education industry recognizes Mr. Hada as a thinking leader. He has been crucial in transforming the country’s design education landscape from a government-dominated sector to one that is led by professional institutes.

Mr. Hada is a graduate of Calcutta University and the Leicester Business School at De Montford University in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Hada, a proponent of India’s startup culture, played a key role in creating the country’s first-ever defense incubation system at Karnavati University, known as the Defense Design and Technology incubator of India. He has also led the Karnavati Innovation Incubation Foundation, a parallel ecosystem at Karnavati University.

In recent years, Karnavati University has organized prominent national events like Ahmedabad Design Week and the Youth Parliament of India, in which students from all across the country and beyond have passionately participated.

Mr. Hada is actively involved in SIS Prep, Edumystic Global (the United Group’s international education arm), and the board of United PolyFab Gujarat Ltd, a fabric manufacturing company, in addition to Karnavati University.

Notable Awards & Accolades:
2020 – Excellence in Education Award by CSR Awards
2019 – Best Private Dental College Award by DIAC
2019 – The Best Emerging University of Gujarat by DIAC
2018 –  Best Design Institute in India – UID by WEA 2019
2018 – IP emerging Campus of the year (Legal) – UWSL by IPPO
2017 – Top 10 promising Law Colleges in India – UWSL by HER

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