Ajit Isaac



Ajit Isaac

Chairman and Managing Director

“We believe no organization can exist without creating both better work and better life for its ecosystem”

Ajit Isaac is credited with building Quess Corp, into India’s largest Business Services provider within a span of 10 years. Under his leadership, Quess has accelerated the transition of informal jobs to formal platforms thereby helping bring predictable incomes, social security, healthcare and other benefits to thousands of workers across India.

He is a gold medalist in his PG programme in HR and a British Chevening Scholar from Leeds University. He has worked for 10 years in Leadership roles in the Private Sector before founding PeopleOne in the year 2000 which was later acquired by Adecco. He invested into IKYA (now Quess Corp) in 2009 and took on the role of CEO & MD. He partnered with Fairfax in 2013 when Fairfax invested in Quess which went public in July 2016 with a record-breaking IPO oversubscription of 144x.



This success achieved by Quess can be attributed to a combination of strong organic growth and a series of deep value acquisitions. Since 2007, Quess has acquired 22 companies thereby diversifying service lines, building geographic presence and consequentially growing exponentially. Ajit’s expertise in identifying value-accretive and transformative deals combined with his focus on operational efficiency and business development has helped Quess scale itself rapidly.

He is a first generation entrepreneur and under his leadership Quess is now a 260,000+ strong family with over USD 1.0 Bn in revenues. Ajit is passionate about giving back to society and was instrumental in setting up Careworks Foundation. Under his guidance, the foundation has been successful in developing meaningful interventions in the education and healthcare space and today supports over 8,000+ students across 40+ schools.

He was nominated for the ‘India Forbes Leadership Award’ in 2011 and was voted as a finalist in the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY)