Namrita Shahani Jhangiani


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Namrita Shahani Jhangiani Egon Zehnder, Mumbai


Namrita Jhangiani, based in Mumbai, co-leads Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice in Asia, and the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Team in India. She is also active in the firm’s Legal Professionals Practice. Namrita is a trusted advisor to boards on corporate governance, CEO succession, and CEO recruitment.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Namrita was a Vice President with eVentures India, a private equity joint venture of Softbank and Newscorp. Previously, she joined Arthur D Little as it was starting up in India and advised clients in India, the US, and UK. Earlier, as Manager Corporate Finance with ANZ Grindlays Bank in Mumbai, she advised clients on M&A and joint venture transactions. Namrita started her career as a Corporate Payments Officer with Bank of America in Mumbai.

Namrita earned a BA in Economics from St Xavier’s College in Mumbai and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in the US. She is a non-executive director on the board of Jai Hind College, a premier graduate college in Mumbai, and an Advisory Board member of, a Times of India group initiative. Namrita is also a Trustee of Heritage and Environment Protection Association.

News and Publications

The Sticky Floor that Holds Women Back

We all have a responsibility and role to play in cultivating the next generation of women leaders. Last year, to mark International Women’s Day, we at Egon Zehnder led a unique global dialogue “Leaders and Daughters”, which we are expanding on this year. I invite all leaders to inspire young women to realize their dreams.

Why India Needs a Female Boardroom Revolution

Despite India being the second country in the world to have a female head of government, corporate firms have been slow to follow this example.

Livemint – How Women Can Take Charge of Their Own Careers

How can women take control and carve their own path to top leaderships positions, asks Egon Zehnder’s Namrita Shahani Jhangiani in livemint?

Women Need to Help Themselves to Keep Aspirations Alive

What women need to do to take charge of their careers, so that they can be the leaders of tomorrow

Why We Need to Develop Women Leaders of the Future

A few steps that organizations and their boards can take to help women achieve their leadership potential and get the representation they deserve

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Livemint – Fixing India Inc’s “Leaky Pipeline” of Female Talent

Indian companies still need to do more to promote women leaders, writes Egon Zehnder consultant Namrita Shahani Jhangiani in livemint.

Livemint – The Business Case for More Women on Boards

Indian companies desperately need to recruit more women leaders. There is not just an ethical case for more women at the top, there are also solid business benefits argues Egon Zehnder consultant Namrita Shahani Jhangiani in an article for livemint.

Board Diversity – How to get there?

Board diversity is much more than simply a question of fairness. Lack of diversity represents a missed opportunity to bring in new thinking, insights, experiences, and knowledge – with regard to different markets, consumers, practices, and more.

Do Advisory Boards work, and what makes them effective?

An Advisory Board is a body that advises the management of an organization, foundation or corporation. Unlike a Board of Directors, an Advisory Board has no authority to vote on matters, nor does it have any legal or fiduciary responsibility.

Bloomberg news - India Inc. attempts to redress board gender balance

India has recently taken a big step towards redressing the gender balance on boards, reports Bloomberg. Its new Companies Act, passed in August, requires every listed company to have at least one female director within a year.

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