Jagat Shah
His philosophy of life : Action @ speed of thought

He 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 with offices in USA and Canada.

He has worked as Trade and Investment Commissioner of Government of Manitoba (Canada) for nine years in India. He has also worked on economic development (trade and investment) projects with Governments of USA, Brunei, Senegal, Oman, & India.

Under his for profit company, Global Network, he works as advisor to Overseas governments and companies on Trade ( Exports and imports ), technology transfer, Joint ventures and Investment. He loves to work with SME’s, youth startups, women owned businesses and to connect them to global markets. He has organised and led as well as hosted several trade and investment delegations from India to 40 countries in last 23 years.


Under his for profit company, Vibrant Markets, he runs a global market research firm which conducts market research for global and Indian markets. He has served 600 clients in several countries.


He is the founder and 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, India - Global Network Institute, since 23 years and has conducted 192 batches of international business program, attended by 5100 business owners, including MNC’s, corporates & SME’s from around the world

Has conducted 720 seminars globally on international trade and 149 online Vibrantinars from May 2020 to Dec 2021 during pandemic period.


He is a global advisor to Global Chamber ( USA ), a very innovative model 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 and competitiveness related projects for World Bank, USAID, UNIDO, GIZ, DFID, ADB, IADB, The commonwealth secretariat, European Union and Microsoft in many countries, besides India.

In last 20 years, he has worked in 102 industry clusters in 20 countries ( developed, developing and underdeveloped ) to successfully connect cluster based SME companies to global markets. Worked for 10 years on economic development projects in Afghanistan, under funding from USAID.


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 and EDC - US department of commerce and Start up India under which, in 2017 he completed selfdriving, 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 600,000 kms in 20 countries in last 15 years and is in the book of world records.


His most challenging assignment has been in Afghanistan where he worked with carpet weavers, dry fruit farmers and women entrepreneurs in handicrafts, to train and 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.

His 100 videos on trade related topics of two hours each are very popular. The Videos can be seen from online store at :


He has written two books, one in Hindi and one in English and can be found on Amazon here :

1. In Hindi on philosophy of life


2. In English on Lockdown activities from home to grow business


He is a speaker in several international Management schools.

He is a Rotarian and managing trustee of two charitable trusts.

His email ID :  jagat@globaljagat.com

His hand phone : +9198255 06441