Dr. Indu Shahani is the President and Chairperson of ISDI – School of Design and Innovation and Founding Dean of ISME – School of Management and Entrepreneurship. Formerly Sheriff of Mumbai, Dr. Shahani served as the Principal of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai from the year 2000 until July 2016.
She has been acknowledged worldwide as a visionary thought leader for her significant contribution to education and value – based leadership. She has over three decades of teaching experience at the college and university level.
She is a Visiting Faculty Member at the UC Berkeley, NYU Stern, USA and she is a Lead Speaker at various conferences in India and abroad. She has also developed many international linkages and partnerships for students and faculty with leading universities in USA, UK, Europe, South Africa, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
She was also the first Indian to be appointed as Vice – Chair on the Board of Governors of International Baccalaureate from 2001 – 2010. She was awarded the D.Litt (Honorary Doctorate of Letters) Degree by the University of Westminster. She has been nominated on leading boards of national and global companies including Colgate Palmolive India Ltd., Clariant Chemicals India Ltd., United Spirits Ltd., Diageo, Franklin Templeton Investments and Indian Oil Corporation. She also has other academic board positions – University of Westminster, EDHEC Business School, Paris and others. She is also on the board of a number of NGO’s.
Dr. Shahani has received many awards, prominent among them are ‘Women of the Decade Achievers Award’ by ASSOCHAM; ‘Citizen of Mumbai Award’ by Rotary Club of Bombay and ‘Excellence in Education Award’ by the FICCI FLO.