Dr. Jagat Shah
Former Foreign representative of Government of Manitoba, Canada in India
Business delegation leader to USA
His philosophy of life : Action @ Speed of thought
Chief Mentor : www.mentoronroad.com
- President, Founder & Chief Mentor :
- Global Network – an international trade advisory firm
- Global Network Institute – an international trade training school
- Vibrant markets - an international market research firm
- Cluster Pulse – an economic development agency
- Vice President – United States – India Importers Council ( USIIC )
Dr. Jagat Shah has a PhD. in International business, is a Diamond technologist, is certified as a cluster development expert by UNIDO and is a Certified management consultant ( CMC) from ICMCI, USA. He is based in Ahmedabad in India but works in all 5 continents.
He worked as Trade & Investment Commissioner of Government of Manitoba ( Canada ) for nine years in India, he has worked on projects with Governments of USA, Brunei, Senegal, Oman, India. Under his for profit company, Global Network, he has organised and led & hosted several trade & investment delegations from India to 40 countries in last 20 years.
He is the founder & promoter of global expos like Vibrant Kutch, Vibrant Saurashtra, Vibrant Ceramics, Vibrant Tamil Nadu, Vibrant Goa and Vibrant Kongunadu Coimbatore.
He runs an international trade training school in Ahmedabad, Global Network Institute, since 25 years and has conducted 202 batches of international business program, attended by 5900 business from around the world.
He is a global advisor to Global Chamber ( USA ), a very innovative approach of a chamber of commerce.
Under his not-for-profit company, Cluster Pulse, he has implemented international market strategies, technology development, cluster development, import substitution, innovation & competitiveness related projects for World Bank, USAID, UNIDO, GIZ, DFID, ADB, The commonwealth secretariat, European Union & Microsoft in many countries, besides India. In last 20 years, he has worked in 102 industry clusters in 20 countries ( developed, developing & underdeveloped ) to successfully connect cluster companies to global markets. Worked for 10 years on economic development projects in Afghanistan.
Under his not for profit company, Smart village, he runs a smart village program which are adopted by Indians living in US. Under this program, his not for profit company converts the 62 NRI ( USA ) adopted villages in 19 states of India into smart villages in 1000 days.
His Mentor on road USA road drive was a popular program in 2017, supported by US Commercial Service - US department of commerce & Start up India under which, in 2017 he completed self driving, with his wife, 21,000 kms in USA to 35 states and 35 cities in USA over 82 days meeting 4000+ American companies, start ups, women owned businesses and Indian diaspora explaining them through presentations on "New India 4.0 and business opportunities for American companies in India".
In 2015, he completed a similar mentor on road trip in India to 22 states, driving 12,000 kms, meeting small medium companies and start ups to understand their pain points of doing business and submitted a 49 one - liner policy recommendations to PMO to improve ease of doing business in India. In total he has driven 700,000 kms in 20 countries in last 15 years and is in the book of world records.
During COVID lockdown from April 2020 to December 2021, he promoted two successful start ups:
- Global Network Digital Institute : For digital training
- Virtual Vibrant Expo : For organising virtual expos
During COVID lockdown from April 2020 to December 2021 he conducted 165 "Vibrantinars" attended by 9600 companies from 45 countries
His most challenging assignment has been in Afghanistan where he worked with 18,000 carpet weavers, 6000 dry fruit farmers and 2000 women in handicrafts, to train & connect them to global markets. He feels that if positive change can be brought about in Afghanistan, it can be brought in any country / region.
His 300+ articles have been published in global press and he has been interviewed by all leading TV channels in the world. He is a speaker in many international Management schools. He is a Rotarian & managing trustee of two charitable trusts.
His Linkedin ID: https://in.linkedin.com/in/clusterpulse
Dr. Jagat Shah, India
Handphone : +91 98255 06441