After landing his first job at Merrill Lynch in the early 2000s, Dhruv Lakra knew he wanted his career to make an impact in society. Two years on, he joined Dasra, a social impact organisation in Mumbai. Wanting to learn more about social impact, in 2007, Dhruv received the prestigious Skoll Scholarship with full funding and a living stipend at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School. On graduation, he set up Mirakle Couriers, to offer delivery and tracking services to clients in Mumbai. The company only hired hearing impaired people and currently delivers around 65,000 shipments every month.
In India, he received the National Award from the President of India and the Helen Keller Award. In 2009, he received the Echoing Green Fellowship, from General Atlantic, an American equity fund. Its members include former First Lady Michelle Obama, the founders of Teach for America and the One Acre Fund.
In 2018, Dhruv was chosen to be part of the prestigious Visitor Leadership Program, the premier professional exchange programme offered by the U.S Department of State.