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Namrita Jhangiani, based in Mumbai, is on the Global Leadership Team of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice, and co-leads the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Practice in India. Previously, she was a leader of the Financial Services Practice in Asia and India, and her experience is rooted in these markets. Namrita advises her clients on issues related to governance, leadership succession, and leadership development.

Helping leaders overcome their personal insecurities and bring their full selves to what they do is deeply rewarding. I am also passionate about creating more inclusive cultures and helping women with potential achieve their career goals.

Before joining Egon Zehnder in 2001, Namrita was a Vice President with eVentures India, a venture capital firm. Earlier, she advised clients at Arthur D. Little and at ANZ Grindlays Bank in Mumbai. Namrita began her career with Bank of America in Mumbai.

Namrita has a BA in economics from St Xavier’s College in Mumbai and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a nonexecutive director on the board of Jai Hind College and a trustee of the Heritage and Environment Protection Association. Namrita is married with two teenage children. Outside of work, she enjoys history, art, antiques, good food and wine, and collecting handwoven saris.

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The Role of the Board in Crisis

The Role of the Board in Crisis

Egon Zehnder’ Directors Development Program held a session on this topic led by Sunil Mehta, former Chair of PNB and Yes Bank, in which… Read more

Regulators' Perspective for Boards

Regulators' Perspective for Boards

One of the sessions of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Development Program looked at board governance from the perspective of the regulator, as well as how… Read more

Managing Leadership and Transformation in the Boardroom

Managing Leadership and Transformation in the Boardroom

Digital transformation and AI have opened up exciting opportunities for business, but also require board members to execute management strategies. Read more

Creating Efficient Board Processes, From Agendas to Action

Creating Efficient Board Processes, From Agendas to Action

This July, Egon Zehnder held a new session of its Directors Development Program series. The event, titled “Board Processes,” featured Sanjiv Sachar, Independent Director… Read more

Best Practices of High Performing Boards

Best Practices of High Performing Boards

A new session of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Development Program took a holistic look at board management to uncover “The Best Practices of High- Performing… Read more

Enhancing Board Performance through Evaluations

Enhancing Board Performance through Evaluations

A new session of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Development Program examined the best practices for board evaluation and review, underscoring the importance of this vital… Read more

Building a High-Performing Board

Building a High-Performing Board

Boards hardly succeed by accident. In fact, it takes intentional efforts to construct a consistently high-performing board. This was one of the key takeaways… Read more

High Performing Boards Start with Effective Board Members

High Performing Boards Start with Effective Board Members

A healthy board of directors requires that each member be in top contributing condition. As part of the Directors Development Program, Ashley Summerfield, Global… Read more

Defining the Board’s Role in Embedding Shared Purpose

Defining the Board’s Role in Embedding Shared Purpose

In today’s rapidly evolving corporate landscape, the need to establish, promote, and maintain a sense of shared purpose throughout an organization is more important… Read more

Leading the Boardroom: Insights on Good Board Governance and Managing Dissent

Leading the Boardroom: Insights on Good Board Governance and Managing Dissent

In a recent session of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Development Program, the focus was on the nuanced role of the chair and the delicate art… Read more

The Board’s Role in Developing Leadership, Talent and Culture

The Board’s Role in Developing Leadership, Talent and Culture

As part of the Directors Development Program, a session centered on the role boards play in developing leadership, talent and culture, was led by… Read more

Cybersecurity: What Boards Need to Know

Cybersecurity: What Boards Need to Know

One of the sessions of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Development Program addressed the multifaceted challenges of cybersecurity in a world that is becoming more technology… Read more

Expanding the Universe: The Future of Fintech & Insurtech

Expanding the Universe: The Future of Fintech & Insurtech

Over the past couple of decades, traditional financial institutions and service providers have gradually found themselves in the midst of an entirely new and… Read more

Metaverse, AI, and Robotics: A Glimpse into the Future of Finance

Metaverse, AI, and Robotics: A Glimpse into the Future of Finance

As tools like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented reality, and advanced robotics continue to evolve at a rapid pace, many professionals across industries… Read more

The Board’s Legal Environment

The Board’s Legal Environment

A new installment of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Development Program unpacked legal principles and liabilities for board directors in a session titled “The Board’s Legal… Read more

The Rise of the India Stack: Addressing India’s Digital Public Infrastructure Revolution

The Rise of the India Stack: Addressing India’s Digital Public Infrastructure Revolution

Over the past decade, the gradual rollout and success of the India Stack has allowed the country to emerge as an unexpected global role… Read more

Building a High-Performing Board

Building a High-Performing Board

How corporate directors can create a culture of collaboration in the boardroom that drives results company-wide Read more

The Board's Role in Embedding Shared Purpose

The Board's Role in Embedding Shared Purpose

Examining board and corporate responsibilities in an era of pressing global challenges Read more

A Board's Role in Developing Building Talent and Culture

A Board's Role in Developing Building Talent and Culture

Kalpana Morparia speaks about best practices for board culture, and reflects on her experience as a leader who is constantly improving Read more

Designing Effective Board Processes

Designing Effective Board Processes

Corporate directors exchange on optimal processes for an effective board operation before, during, and after the meeting Read more

Role of the Chairperson, Good Board Governance and Managing Dissent in the Boardroom

Role of the Chairperson, Good Board Governance and Managing Dissent in the Boardroom

A wide-ranging discussion of important issues that impact the successful functioning of a board Read more

The Role of the Board in a Crisis and Dilemmas in Corporate Governance

The Role of the Board in a Crisis and Dilemmas in Corporate Governance

Managing crises from the board’s perspective, and how the chair and members can play a role in mitigating negative outcomes Read more

Overview of Fintech

Overview of Fintech

Banks Must Prepare for a Customer-Driven Future Read more

Cybersecurity and the  Role of the Board

Cybersecurity and the Role of the Board

Banks urged to assess cybercrime risks Read more

ESG and the Role of the Board

ESG and the Role of the Board

Shailesh Haribhakti speaks about the current state of ESG and what a board should do to ensure ESG goals are met Read more

Board’s Legal Environment in India

Board’s Legal Environment in India

Lawyer and board member Haigreve Khaitan shares what directors should be aware of Read more

Fintech: a Founder’s Perspective

Fintech: a Founder’s Perspective

Panel members provide their perspectives on what trends are driving India’s fintech revolution Read more

Best Practices of High-Performing Board

Best Practices of High-Performing Board

Lessons learned and the future of board governance Read more

Structure & Rationale of Committees

Structure & Rationale of Committees

How directors can understand the strengths and weaknesses of their board’s committee system and use committees to advance company goals. Read more

The Fundamentals of Corporate Governance

The Fundamentals of Corporate Governance

One of the sessions of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Program looked at the “Fundamentals of Corporate Governance,” examining a broad set of recommendations and challenges… Read more

Achieving Long-Term Strategic Alignment Between Boards and Management

Achieving Long-Term Strategic Alignment Between Boards and Management

A new session of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Development Program looked at executive strategy in the boardroom and how companies can best prepare themselves as… Read more

How Boards Can Own the Company Strategy Without Acting on It

How Boards Can Own the Company Strategy Without Acting on It

“What is strategy?” asked Ashish Nanda to board members attending Egon Zehnder’s Directors Development Program. Read more

Leadership transition at nonprofits need not be messy

Leadership transition at nonprofits need not be messy

Egon Zehnder's Namrita Jhangiani and Govind Iyer help smoothen the CEO transition of nonprofit Educate Girls. Maharshi Vaishnav, former COO, took over from founder… Read more

How Boards Can be ESG Leaders, Not Followers

How Boards Can be ESG Leaders, Not Followers

In June 2022, Egon Zehnder held the latest event in its Corporate Governance Exchange (CGX) series, which brings together chairs and Nomination & Remuneration… Read more

Corporate Governance Exchange: Former President of PepsiCo Inc, Zein Abdalla, on the Nominations Committee and Leadership Transition

Corporate Governance Exchange: Former President of PepsiCo Inc, Zein Abdalla, on the Nominations Committee and Leadership Transition

Read on for the key takeaways from an engaging discussion on the future of cultivating and transitioning leaders, from CEOs to board members. Read more

Why Succession Planning Begins on Day One

Why Succession Planning Begins on Day One

At India's first Corporate Governance Exchange event, Douglas Baillie, former CEO of Hindustan Unilever and currently a director at Huhtamaki and Airtel Africa, shares… Read more

Learning from the Crisis, Insurance Embraces Change

Learning from the Crisis, Insurance Embraces Change

How Insurance leaders have moved on from the initial operational trials of Covid-19, to the larger strategic issues facing the industry. Read more

Responding to the Crisis, Insurance Looks Ahead

Responding to the Crisis, Insurance Looks Ahead

As the crisis drags on, industries must make the transition from coping with the initial emergency to crafting the changes that will shape the… Read more

A Global Conversation About HR

A Global Conversation About HR

A 5-part report on how HR leaders can reshape the future of the function. Read more

Bloomberg – Educating Leaders on Diversity Is First Step: Equality Summit

Bloomberg – Educating Leaders on Diversity Is First Step: Equality Summit

As India competes with global financial capitals such as Hong Kong for foreign investment, business and talent, it can no longer afford to ignore… Read more

The Sticky Floor that Holds Women Back

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,… Read more

Interview with Ela Bhatt

Interview with Ela Bhatt

“How can we live in a world where people go to bed hungry every night? How do we bear it?” Read more

Why India Needs a Female Boardroom Revolution

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… Read more

Livemint – How Women Can Take Charge of Their Own Careers

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? Read more

Women Need to Help Themselves to Keep Aspirations Alive

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 Read more

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

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. Read more

Why We Need to Develop Women Leaders of the Future

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 Read more

Livemint – The Business Case for More Women on Boards

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… Read more

Board Diversity – How to Get There?

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,… Read more

Do Advisory Boards Work, and What Makes Them Effective?

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… Read more

India Inc. attempts to redress board gender balance

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… Read more

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