Parmesh Shahani is an author, culture curator 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 re-released in June 2020 as an updated edition. His second book Queeristan: LGBTQ Inclusion in the Indian Workplace (Westland Business) was released in August 2020.
Parmesh holds an MS in Comparative Media Studies from MIT. He is a TED Senior Fellow, a Yale World Fellow, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He is a member of the FICCI taskforce on diversity and inclusion and a board member of KHOJ International Artists’ Association.
Climate Justice Activist; Named in Forbes 2020 Leading UK Environmentalists List; Young leader in UN Women’s Feminist Action Coalition for Climate Justice; Honoured as a ‘Young Leader’ at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in 2023
Best-selling Author, Internationally Recognized Thought Leader; Helping Leaders Build Incredible Teams and Tomorrow’s Greatest Places to Work
Documentary Presenter Best Known for Producing Immersive Documentaries That Explore The Often Controversial and Complex Aspects of The Human Condition
Curtis S. Chin
Former US Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank; Chairman of Milken Institute Asia Center
Prof. Terence T.L. Chong
Executive Director, Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance; Associate Professor of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Director of the Financial Markets Program, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies; Ranks top 37th worldwide in theoretical econometrics and top 2% authors worldwide in terms of the Number of Distinct Works