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Shahani, Parmesh

Parmesh Shahani Vice President at Godrej Industries Ltd

Parmesh Shahani is Vice President at Godrej Industries Ltd and the founder of the award-winning Godrej India Culture Lab which sparks conversations and collaborations about the changing face of contemporary India. 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. He is a member of the FICCI taskforce on diversity and inclusion, and a board member of Khoj International Artists’ Association.

Parmesh holds an MS in Comparative Media Studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been a TED Senior Fellow, a Yale World Fellow and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. This is an updated edition of his first book Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India, which was originally published by SAGE Publications in 2008. His second book Queeristan: LGBTQ Inclusion at the Indian Workplace is slated for publication in 2020.