Indu Shahani

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Indu Shahani
Born (1951-07-17)17 July 1951
Residence Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Education PhD in Commerce
Occupation Educator
Title Former Sheriff of Mumbai
Term 1 year
Predecessor Vijaypat Singhania
Spouse(s) Ranjit Shahani
Children Siddharth Shahani

Dr. Indu Shahani (इंदु शाहानी), Founding Dean of the Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship (ISME). The school was founded in July 2016, where Dr. Indu Shahani has been the driving force behind delivering new age experiential education in Mumbai. She is also the President & Chair - Academics of the Indian School ofDesign & Innovation (ISDI), ISDI-WPP School of Communication and the Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship (ISME). Principal of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics from 2000 to 2016, was appointed Sheriff of Mumbai for 2008 and 2009. The Sheriff of Mumbai is an honorary post and is a link between the citizens and the Government, providing an opportunity to make a difference within the city of Mumbai. As the Sheriff of Mumbai, she launched the 1298 Women's Helpline against domestic violence and harassment with the help of leading NGO’s.

Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Shahani has over four decades of teaching experience at the college and university level where she has played the lead role in nurturing managers with a heart, through student - empowered teaching - learning model.

While Dr. Shahani continues to be Chief Mentor of colleges of the HSNC Board, from August 1, 2016, Dr. Shahani has taken on new responsibilities as President & Chair - Academics of the Indian School of Design & Innovation (ISDI), ISDI | WPP School of Communication and the Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship (ISME); and is the Founding Dean of ISME.

She was Member of University Grants Commission from 2011-2014.

Dr. Indu Shahani who is the first Indian to be appointed Vice-Chair on the Board of the Governors of the International Baccalaureate and has over a decade of experience with the IB worldwide 2001 - 2010.

Dr. Indu Shahani has been nominated on leading boards of large national and global companies that has provided an impetus for ‘academia - industry collaborations’ the subject of her PhD from University of Mumbai. She was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Westminster in London on November 16, 2009. As a tribute to Dr. Shahani, the University had instituted the Sheriff of Mumbai’s Scholarships for Women from Mumbai to study a Master’s programme in the years 2009 and 2010 in London.

Dr. Shahani 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 linkages for student and faculty exchanges with leading universities in USA, UK, Europe, South Africa, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

Dr. Indu Shahani has been acknowledged worldwide as a visionary thought leader for her significant contribution to education and value-based leadership. Dr. Shahani has received many awards, prominent among them are ‘Roll of Honor’ award towards her outstanding contributions in leadership and to Education and Partnerships with Deakin University in India; ‘Excellence Award for Humanitarian Service’ by the Rotary Club of Bombay; ‘Women of the Decade Achievers Award’ by ASSOCHAM Ladies League Mumbai; ‘Citizen of Mumbai Award’ by Rotary Club of Bombay; ‘Excellence in Education Award’ at the FLO Great Women Achiever Awards; and ‘Achiever of Excellence - Women Achievers 2012’ by Bombay Management Association recognising her contribution to society at large. .[1]

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  1. ^ "Women of the Decade". 
Preceded by
Vijaypat Singhania
Sheriff of Mumbai
2008-01-05 to 2008-12-19
Succeeded by
Current incumbent