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Parmesh Shahani

VP, Godrej Industries Ltd.

Parmesh Shahani is Vice President at Godrej Industries Ltd. and the founder of the award winning Godrej India Culture Lab. Parmesh is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ inclusion in corporate India and has guided many of the country’s leading companies on their inclusion journeys. His first book Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India (Sage Publications) was released in 2008, and the upcoming Queeristan: LGBTQ Inclusion in Corporate India (Westland Books) will be released in 2020. Parmesh holds an MS in Comparative Media Studies from MIT. He has been a TED Senior Fellow, a Yale World Fellow, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.