Ashok Kurien is the Founder-Promoter and Director of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., Dish TV India Ltd., India.com, Ambience Advertising, Hanmer & Partners Public Relations, Livinguard Technologies, and Ambience Business Services P.Ltd. He is also the co-inventor of Saafkins™. Kurien has a strong commitment to society and is thus involved with a number of charities, NGOs, and social service organisations. In 2001, he founded his own charitable trust, Ammada Trust, to help underprivileged communities.
Livinguard Technologies is the world’s first and only permanently disinfecting textile technology. Currently focused on building a business with social return, they have touched over 40 million lives since 2010. Livinguard Technologies is a 100% subsidiary of Green Impact Holding, Switzerland, a technology-driven company that treats textiles to create breakthrough applications in water purification, feminine hygiene, healthcare, and many other areas.
Ammada Trust aims to address the needs of marginalised people living in extreme squalor, poverty, hunger, and deprivation. The Trust has reached out to orphanages, homes for the aged, and over 300 NGOs. They have also sponsored approximately 2,000 children’s educations, and made donations through various NGOs and hospitals to over 4,500 individuals.
The Patron Foundation is a non-profit organisation which supports Patrons: individuals who have incredible insight with limited resources. Education is the foundation’s key focus, therefore, they often initiate bitesize projects that give children he tools and access they need in order to empower future generations.