His philosophy of life : Action @ Speed of thought
Founder & Chief Mentor :
- Cluster Pulse – an economic development agency
- Global Network – an international trade advisory firm
- Global Network Institute – an international trade training school
Jagat Shah studied for MBA (International trade) graduating from Delhi University & is a certified cluster development practitioner, trained & certified by United Natins - UNIDO at Turin, Italy. He has additionally graduated in Diamond technology from Indian Diamond Institute (IDI), Surat. He is a certified management consultant (CMC) from ICMCI, USA.
In last 23 years of his career, he has worked on international market & investment strategies with Indian, American, Canadian & European companies & governments. Through his ISO certified economic development agency, he has worked with cluster development approach on Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) competitiveness & poverty elimination with several governments & private sector in 20 countries - India, USA, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Serbia, Croatia, Italy, UAE, Oman, Ras Al Khaimah, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia besides several states in India. He contributes to these efforts from his head office at Ahmedabad in Gujarat - India.
He is the Foreign representative of Government of Manitoba, Canada in India for trade & investment since last seven years.
Since last 18 years, he operates Global Network : www.globalnetworkindia.com , an international trade advisory firm having led 114 trade & investment delegations from India to abroad, including USA for pre-fixed P2P & B2B meets. His company consults Corporates & SME’s on international market access strategy & approach. He has also hosted 34 delegations from abroad to India, including from USA for trade & investment match making with government, public & private sector companies. Also works as advisor for setting up industrial parks & Special economic zones - SEZ’s in India.
Since last 16 years he operates Global Network Institute : www.gninstitute.com , an international trade training school, having conducted 130 batches of international market access course attended by 4000+ students & conducted 400+ international market seminars in India & abroad, including USA.
Since last 12 years, his ISO certified, not-for-profit, professionally run, economic development agency Cluster Pulse: www.clusterpulse.org has worked in 102 clusters in 20 countries – both, developed & developing ones besides India & USA. Cluster Pulse has executed cluster development projects for USAID, World Bank, GIZ, IFC, United Nations - UNIDO, DFID, The European Union, The Commonwealth Secretariat, Government of Canada, Government of Oman, Govt. Of Brunei, Govt. of Italy, Govt of Senegal several ministries of Govt. of India & State Govt. of India. He was the team leader of Govt. of India team to design the National ICT policy for SME’s.
The most challenging project of his lifetime has been in Afghanistan where he worked with support of USAID with 20,000 carpet weavers, 6,000 dry fruit farmers & 2,000 handicraft artisans to not only take them out of poverty but to make them into exporters with warehouses & offices in USA, Germany & India. He strongly believes that if change can be brought about in Afghanistan, then it can be brought about in any country in the world.
He is presently working on three start ups :
1. Technology transfer from India to Senegal.
India Senegal Overseas : www.indiasenegaloverseas.com
2. Gujarat Expat Club : www.gujaratexpatclub.org
3. 60 Plus life : www.60pluslife.org
He is the Director of Innovation Warehouse at Indus Innovation Centre at Indus University in India : www.indusuniversity.in
He is the Vice Chairman of US- India Importers' Council ( USIIC ) : www.usiic.in
His company Global Network is the co organizer of Vibrant Kutch 2015 : www.vibrantkutch.in
His company Global Network is the co organizer of Vibrant Saurashtra 2016 : www.vibrantsaurashtra.com
His company Global Network is the co organizer of Vibrant Ceramics 2016 : www.vibrantceramics.com
His 300+ articles have been published in world press on international business & Cluster development initiatives.
He shares his experiences with students of management in many countries.
He is managing trustee of 2 charitable trusts.
He is a Rotarian.
His email ID : firstname.lastname@example.org
His hand phone : +91-98255 06441
His place of Karma : 1001, 10th. Floor, Safal Prelude, Prahladnagar, Ahmedabad Gujarat – 380015 INDIA