Dr. Jagat Shah
His philosophy is : 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 worked on economic development (trade and investment) projects with Governments of USA, Brunei, Senegal, Oman, EU & 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 start ups, 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 25 years. Check the web :www.globalnetworkindia.com
Under his for profit company, Vibrant Markets, he runs a global market research firm which conducts market research for global and Indian markets. His company does both primary & secondary market research assignments. He has served 600 clients in several countries. Check the web : www.vibrantmarkets.biz
He is the Co founder and promoter of global expos like Vibrant Kutch, Vibrant Saurashtra, Vibrant Ceramics, Vibrant Tamil Nadu, Vibrant Goa and Vibrant Kongunadu Coimbatore. Check the web :www.vibrantgoa.com
He runs an international trade training school in Ahmedabad, India - Global Network Institute, since 25 years and has conducted 204 batches of international business program, attended by 5980 business owners, including MNC’s, corporates & SME’s from around the world. Check the web : www.globalnetworkinstitute.com
Has conducted 720 seminars globally on international trade and during the during pandemic period he conducted160 online Vibrantinars from May 2020 to Dec 2022. Check out his “Pandemic” online video store of 65 unique lectures on export biz. https://courses.vibrantmarkets.biz/s/store
He is a global advisor to Global Chamber ( USA ), a very innovative model of a chamber of commerce. Check the web : https://www.globalchamber.org
Under his not-for-profit company, Cluster Pulse, he has implemented international market strategies, technology development projects, 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 25 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. He is known in these org for his innovations in each project which is then scaled up globally. Check the web : www.clusterpulse.org
Under his not for profit company, Smart village, he runs a sma 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. He has also implemented 112 smart village projects for World bank. Check the web : www.smartvillage.biz
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 self driving, 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”. Check the web : http://www.mentoronroad.com/usa/
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. Check the web : https://www.mentoronroad.com/india/
He has planned to drive across Canada, from Montreal to Vancouver in May 2023. Check the web : https://www.mentoronroad.com/canada/
He has planned to drive on his mentor on road trip across Australia for 52 days, from Melbourne to Melbourne from 4 November to 23 December 2023 from Melbourne to Albury – Canberra – Wollongong – Newcastle – Gold Cost – Gympie – Rockhampton – Townsville – Cairns – Darwin – Broome – Karatha – Geraldton – Perth – Adelaide - Melbourne.
In total he has driven 600,000 kms in 20 countries in last 15 years and is in the book of world records. Check the web : http://www.mentoronroad.com
He is the chief mentor of Vibrant Women, an organisation, owned & led by a woman entrepreneur, which exclusively works to connect Women owned businesses all over the world with each other for trade & investment. During pandemic, they built a new business model of work from home for women who worked with SME’s to connect them to global markets through exports. www.vibrantwomen.biz
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 is currently mentoring Afghan women entrepreneurs online.
His 300 articles have been published in global press and he has been interviewed by all leading TV channels in the world.
His 65 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:
- In Hindi on philosophy of life : Shabdon ki zimmedari (The responsibility of words)
- In English on Lockdown activities from home to grow business – “When the entire world was imprisoned- Jab poora jagat kaid mein tha”.
He is a speaker in several international Management schools.
He is a Rotarian and managing trustee of two charitable trusts
His Linkedin ID: https://in.linkedin.com/in/clusterpulse
His Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
His handphone : +91 98255 06441