Dr. Shailendra Mehta

    Dr. Shailendra Raj Mehta is the Group Chairman for S-Ancial Group of Companies. His vision and thought process paves the way for our approach and strategy.

    He is currently the President and Director at MICA and Chairman of the Board of Management at Auro University where he is also Acting Vice Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of Strategy. Prior to that he was Visiting Professor of Business Policy at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He returned to India in 2006 to head the collaboration between Duke CE (Duke University’s Corporate Education Arm) and IIM-A as Regional Managing Director for India, West Asia and the Middle East. Subsequently he was Academic Director of Duke CE.

    He has done extensive research in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Industrial Organization, Information Economics and Experimental Economics. His research was the subject of a full‐length review by the Economist. His work on creating world class universities has been discussed around the world and profiled in over ten languages including Chinese, Russian, French, German and Arabic among others.

    He has also done ground breaking work (along with Dr. Alok Chaturvedi) in the area of Synthetic Economies by creating a very comprehensive framework for agent based research using a combination of human and artificial agents. The technology is currently being used to model Homeland Security Issues worldwide. To commercialize the SEAS technology, in 1999 he founded (along with Prof. Alok Chaturvedi) SEAS LLC which in 2001 morphed into Simulex Inc. a successful high‐tech company in the Purdue Technology Park.

    Prior to that he was at Purdue University for 16 years, where he taught Economics and Strategic Management. Over the years, Dr. Mehta has consulted with and taught senior executives worldwide including executives from North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The companies that he has worked with include Bharat Petroleum, Black Management Forum of South Africa, Eli Lilly, Genpact, Honeywell, IBM, Infosys, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, Microsoft, P&G, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, State Bank of India and the Tata Group, among others. He has conducted long range scenario planning, envisioning and simulation exercises with a wide variety of executives in government and in industry.

    He is a member of several high powered committees convened by the Ministry of Human Resource Development including the Higher Education Committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education. He has conducted several programs for senior IAS officers including one for all the Secretaries to the Government of India.

    His BA and MA are from Delhi University (St. Stephen’s College and Delhi School of Economics respectively), his M.Phil. is from Balliol College, Oxford, and his Ph.D. is from Harvard.