Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman of the Board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited, serves as a member on the IIHS board.
Jamshyd is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA (1972).
Jamshyd joined the Board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited as a director in 1974. He has led the group from the top to success in areas of home appliances, consumer durables, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and services. He is also the chairman of the CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre.
In April 2003, the “Padma Bhushan” title was conferred on Jamshyd by The President of India.
A former President of CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) and the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association, Jamshyd has dedicated much of his research to innovation, environment and opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid. He takes an active interest in green technology.
Apart from being the Chairman Emeritus of Aspen Institute, India, he is the Vice President of World Wide Fund for Nature – International and a Trustee and President Emeritus of World Wide Fund for Nature – India. In addition, Jamshyd is a Director of World Resources Institute, USA; and of Climate Works Foundation, USA.
An ardent yachting enthusiast, Jamshyd has done extensive cruising along the west coast of India.