Aditya Jha, C.M., LL.D is a celebrated Canadian radical-entrepreneur, philanthropist and social activist. A globetrotter, his business portfolio consists of several start-ups and turn-arounds with interests in Canada, India, Thailand and Nepal. He also runs several philanthropic initiatives through his Private Charitable Foundation, promoting education and nurturing entrepreneurship to equalize the access to opportunity for those not so fortunate. Jha takes special interest in nurturing prosperity and financial independence amongst Canadian First Nations communities and individuals through education scholarships at top Canadian universities and a project that nurtures entrepreneurship.
On December 30, 2012, Aditya was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian awards, by Governor General David Johnston. His citation read, "for his achievements in business and for his commitment to promoting education and entrepreneurial opportunities for Aboriginal and disadvantaged youth". On May 8, 2013, he was recognized as Champion of Public Education in Canada by The Learning Partnership, along with scotiabank CEO Richard E.