Manish Sabharwal is Chairman of Teamlease and a Friend of BLF. Prior to co-founding the company, he co-founded India Life, a human resource outsourcing company in 1996 that was acquired by Hewitt associates in 2002. Consequently, he was chief executive officer of Hewitt Outsourcing (Asia) based in Singapore. Manish also serves on various state and central government committees on education, employment and employability and is a columnist for Indian Express. He is an alumnus of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Shriram College Delhi and Mayo College, Ajmer. His favourite book is Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin.