(Last Updated on : 02/06/2012)
Dr. Abraham M. George was a born in Trivandrum,Kerala.His parents were Mathew and Aleyamma George. At the age of 14 he got admitted to prestigious National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla.He passed as a Second-Lieutenant in a medium artillery regiment of the Indian Army in the year in 1966 and was posted to North-East Frontier that borders China.
After 10 months Goerge was injured due to a dynamite explosion and was advised for rest.After returning from rest he was transferred to Indo-Pak border.After two years he got promotion and he was made Captain. Abraham M. George described about his army life: "There is, I suppose, some stage in each one's life that has a greater impact on his future than all others. For me, it was these army experiences that helped shape much of my outlook on life.while he was serving as a caption of Indian Army he started suffering from hearing problem.He took medical leave from Indian Army moved to United States for a special surgery.
At that time his mother was in America and working for NASA as a research scientist.She was also teaching physics in various university.He started new life there and began study again. George got admitted to New York University's Stern S chool of Business as a graduate student. After few years he became the the citizen of United States. He did his masters in developmental economics and finance.He tried to join World Bank but he was not successful.Then he did his Ph.d and started teaching in various Universities.Later he joined Chemical Bank( this bank is now associated with JP Morgan Chase Bank) as an officer.After serving two years here he decided to start his own business. He established his own company, Multinational Computer Models Inc (MCM).
This company sold computerized financial systems to big multinational company.The system protect those company from international financial risks.Later MCM was associated with Credit Suisse First Boston where George was the Chief financial adviser and Managing Director .In 1998 George sold MCM to SunGard Data Systems.
In the early part of 1995 George came back to India after a long time.In India he observed and also came to know from various media about the the injustices and inequalities of Indian society.He also noticed and realized the cause of poverty, illiteracy ,health problem and the poor condition of women in India.He devoted himself in various charitabe works.He founded a non-profit charitable trust named The George Foundation,based in Bangalore.The objective this foundation is to work for various problems of the poor and illeterate people in Indian society.
This foundation has started many projects in poverty eradication,spreading education, health, empowerment of women, press freedom, and other major works for the underprivileged people.This foundation is associated with TGF mission which is working for the promotion of democratic institutions and values. For this work he got several acclaim from the famous people around the world. Pulitzer Prize winner famous writer Thomas Friedman of the New York Times remarked his book, The World is Flat, "We must have more Abraham Georges - everywhere - by the thousands." Abraham George established the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bangalore where he is the dean.He is working on environmental health problems and giving his full effort to remove Lead and Gasoline and for that he also set up the National Referral Centre for Lead Poisoning in India in 2000. Dr. George is currently the Chairman at eMedexOnline LLC, a medical diagnostic software company in the U.S.
As he is a genius in international finance he wrote many books on this subjects including ,International Finance Handbook (2 volumes) published by John Wiley & Sons ,Foreign exchange Management and the Multinational Corporation,published by Holt, Reinhart and Winston and Protecting Shareholder Value: International Financial Risk Management,published by Prentice Hall.
So far George has written two books on injustices and inequalities of India.One is India Untouched: The Forgotten Face of Rural Poverty, Writer's Collective and another is Lead Poisoning Prevention and Treatment: Implementing a National Program in Developing Countries.
Apart from that he also penned three dozen articles in international finance and on issues related to global poverty.
He got several awards including ,NYU Stern School of Business' Stewart Satter Social Entrepreneurship Award, USA, Spirit of India Award, America India Foundation, USA,Hind Ratna Award, Non-Resident Indian Association, Delhi,Millennium Awards, Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Center, USA.