A visionary and thought leader, Dr. Indu Shahani, the Hon'ble Sheriff of Mumbai, is the Principal of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics. With over three decades of teaching experience, Dr. Shahani is a doyen in the field of academics, nurturing future leaders. She is a firm believer of a student empowered teaching-learning model which places the responsibility of learning on the learner and also promotes creative faculty development.
Dr. Shahani currently serves as an Advisor - India for the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The IBO has over 2000 schools in 124 countries and provides education across the world. At the University level, Dr. Shahani holds key positions at the Academic Council, Faculty of Commerce and Board of Studies in Business Management. As Director, Academics of Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate (HSNC) Board, she is responsible for enhancing academic standards of 29 educational institutions managed by the HSNC Board in Mumbai. She is a Visiting Faculty Member at the UC Berkeley, and School of Management NJIT, USA.
She has pioneered partnerships with various bodies such as CII, Bombay Chamber of Commerce, Indian Merchants' Chamber and other leading corporate organizations. As a member of several Boards including Indian Oil Corporation, HSBC, Bajaj Electricals Limited, Eureka Forbes Limited and United Way, Mumbai, Dr. Shahani works toward significant collaboration between Industry and Academia.
The recipient of many prominent awards including 'Women's Achievers' Award' by Young Environmentalists Programme Trust, 'Woman of the Year Award' by Junior Chamber International, 'Excellence in Education Award' at the FLO Great Women Achiever Awards, 'The Giants International Education Award', 'Achievement Award' by Sahyog Foundation, Women Graduates' Union Award for Education and 'The KAP Mumbai Education Award,' Dr. Shahani is a Lead Speaker at various conferences in India and abroad.
Dr. Shahani holds a Ph.D. in Commerce from University of Mumbai. In November 2009, Dr. Shahani was recently awarded the Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Westminster in London.