K. Yatish Rajawat

K. Yatish Rajawat

Chief Strategy Officer, Local Circles

K. Yatish Rajawat is part of the founding team and Chief Strategy Officer at, the largest citizen engagement platform in India responsible for communities, partnerships and alliances.

He was the Group Managing Editor of Dainik Bhaskar, the largest newspaper group in India, before starting Dainik Bhaskar with presence in more than 250 cities, publishes in three Indian languages. He was the first Technology Editor of India’s largest business newspaper Economic Times in 1999 and was awarded the Best Journalist of the Year Award by Madhu Valluri Foundation in 2002.

Yatish writes for, Businessworld magazine, Forbes India and several Hindi and Gujarati publications. He is a regular policy commentator for public broadcasters Rajya Sabha TV, Lok Sabha TV, ABP and several other private news channels. He is also founder of India’s only urban think tank Livable Habitats that works in the area of urbanization. And a fellow at the Institute of Competitiveness, India, the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School.

Yatish received his MBA from Mumbai University and graduated with honours from Delhi University.

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