Harish Iyer

Head DE&I, Axis Bank | Equal Rights Activist | Core advisory committee- LGBT issues, NHRC, Axis Bank

Motivation and Development | Diversity & Inclusion, Mental Health, Inspirational Stories

Harish Iyer


Harish Iyer is an Indian equal rights activist and Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Axis Bank. Iyer engages in advocacy for a number of causes, including promoting the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, children, women, animals, and survivors of child sexual abuse. He is an active voice for a number of causes and is known as one of the most prominent people who moved the Supreme Court on section 377. He is the founder of The Jimmy Foundation, an organization that stands for the values of Equality and Justice irrespective of gender, caste, sexuality or species. He is the only Indian National to be featured on the World Pride Power List, a list of 100 most influential people of the LGBTQ community across the world. In the year 2010, films “I Am” and “Amen” inspired by Harish’s life were released.


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