About Us

SIMACES Learning LLP is an AP Globale Group company focused on creating a large scale positive impact through behavioural change and mass learning-based sustainable solutions. We work with governments, businesses and investors to solve the critical challenges from the society. We are committed to making the world a better place every day.

SIMACES Learning has two parts in operations:

  1. Developing and implementing innovative behavioural change and mass learning-based solutions to solve critical societal challenges
  2. Developing and implementing very specific learning solutions, which leads to employment

SIMACES Learning has two parts in operations:

  1. Developing and implementing innovative behavioural change and mass learning-based solutions to solve critical societal challenges
  2. Developing and implementing very specific learning solutions, which leads to employment

Case Study

Maharashtra Skill Development Programme (MSDP)

The Government of Maharashtra (GoM) identified agriculture as a crucial sector to focus on enhancing Maharashtra’s future productivity and economic competitiveness. It was identified that triggering new employment and market opportunities across agricultural value chains were critical to achieving socio-economic growth across rural Maharashtra. For this to happen, would require investing in skill development and certification on a large scale.

One of the major societal challenges in the field of agriculture is the struggle of farmers holding lands smaller lands. It’s not sustainable to farm on areas as little as two to three acres. Working alongside the state government, SIMACES Learning introduced a mass-learning solution to pave their path from the unproductive individual farming to group farming. Also, helping them later in forming Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs). 

Further extending our arm to the farming community, SIMACES Learning introduced Individual Skilling Programme (ISP) to reach out to over 44,000 farmers. ISP provides education to youth and professionals across the state, increasing their employability and income.

Like Agriculture, similar models are being replicated across sectors like construction, security services, the unorganised domestic help sector, etc. Similarly, SIMACES Learning is implementing learning solutions that support employment/self-employment.

For SIMACES Learning, it starts with learning and capacity-building.

AP Globale Group

AP Globale is a privately owned impact-driven group, spanning over eighty years with principal operations in SIMACES (Skilling & Education, Impact Funding, Media, Advisory & Consulting, Community Transformation, Events and Special Projects/ SPVs). We put our values to work in the service of making the world a better place every day.

SIMACES Learning leverages the AP Globale ecosystem, primarily the Sakal Media Group and Palladium Impact, to deliver innovative solutions until the last mile and also creating a measurable and lasting impact.

Who we work with

Governments

SIMACES Learning works with administrative institutes across the world from national and state governments to city municipalities to government-owned companies. We fulfil their skilling-based objectives, translating their efforts to deliver lasting learning-based impacts and positive transformational changes in a speedy manner. Our solutions are sustainable, scalable and replicable globally.

Businesses

AP Globale’s business legacy spans almost nine decades, and we are among the most noted donor groups. Taking cues from our successful experience with models across the SIMACES spectrum, we deliver quantifiable results and increase the bottom line.

Ninety-eight per cent of organisations do not achieve their sustainable goals. Sustainability efforts should be rooted at the core of any business and embedded in the strategy employed. Collective results on the social and financial fronts ensure long-term successes.

Donors/Investors

Financial aid is critical in pursuit to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) or any significant development. Many donors strive to contribute to bringing about a tangible social change. Despite the intent, there’s a lack of awareness and distrust that builds barriers to the process.

The Group prowess, along with our national and international collaborations makes us leading implementers. We offer donors a balance of global scale and domain expertise to create lasting impacts with the transparent evaluation. The outcomes are evaluated in terms of effectiveness, ensuring accounting for every spent penny.

Leadership

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Abhijit Pawar

Chairman, AP Globale

Abhijit Pawar is the Chairman of AP Globale (APG) and Managing Director of Sakal Media Group as well as the Founder and Chairman of the Delivering Change Foundation (DCF).

He shares the belief that companies should be driven with the purpose to make a difference for the larger good. Therefore, Abhijit created SIMACES, which stands for Skilling & Education, Impact Funding, Media, Advisory & Consulting, Community Transformation, Events and Special Projects/ SPVs.

Abhijit launched Agrowon, the first-ever daily devoted to Agriculture in 2005. Agrowon is a 16-page tabloid published in Marathi.

He has been an Executive Committee Member of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA). Abhijit is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), an international peer network of chief executives and business leaders. He has also been bestowed by Young Presidents Organisation – World Presidents Organisations (YPO-WPO), with the first Global Impact Legacy Honour in 2016 for his transformational efforts in the field of women empowerment.

Abhijit holds a mechanical engineering degree from WCE in Sangli, Maharashtra.

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Bobby Nimbalkar

Executive Vice President – Emerging Businesses, AP Globale

Bobby Nimbalkar has been leading multicultural teams across the Asia Pacific for the last 24 years.

Having lived in Australia, Singapore and India, Bobby has been associated with major corporations such as Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Tata Technologies.

Bobby was Head & Director of Oracle Consulting Services – Technology Practice with Oracle India, Head & Director of Sun Professional Services with Sun Microsystems India before joining APG in 2013.

Before leading the Group’s Emerging Businesses vertical, he was responsible for the Strategic Leadership Council working closely with the Chairman of APG.

Bobby’s core strength lies in Strategy Consulting, Business Development, Global Sales Management, Global Delivery and Operations Management, Global Alliance Management and Partner leveraged sales.

Bobby holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Pune University and an Executive MBA from SIM.

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Sanjay Gupta

Group CFO, AP Globale | CEO, Sakal Money

Sanjay Gupta is an accomplished Business Leader with an experience of over 24 years spanning Finance, Regulatory, Legal, Compliance & Business roles.

In his most recent role, Sanjay was the Chief Financial Officer at Trent Hypermarket Ltd – A TATA & TESCO Enterprise (STAR BAZAR), based at Mumbai. He started his career with Bata India and has worked with MNCs and Indian Business Houses in a variety of roles including start-ups such as Roche Diagnostics, and in a global position with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals.

Sanjay is a CA and CS as well as an MBA from INSEAD with specialisation in Finance and General management.