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.
Former VP, Technology & Innovation Thought Leadership for Huawei; Former Senior Executive, Google
William Warren Fairfield Professor, Boston University; Professor of Economics, Boston University; President, Economic Security Planning, Inc.
General Atlantic Professor and Coulter Family Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; Bestselling Author