Bhupendra M. Shah
Schools / College: Studied at renowned New High School, Ahmedabad till S.S.C. and graduated from H. L. College of Commerce, Ahmedabad.
Qualifications: M.Com., LL.B., F.C.A., ISA, CISA (USA)
Passing of CA: November 1975, cleared at first attempt, securing 11th Rank in Inter and 19th Rank in Final.
Current Position: Working as Registrar and CFO at Ahmedabad University since April 2009. Also holding the charge of Director at Ahmedabad Education Society, a Public Charitable Trust set up in 1935 running more than 30 Educational and other Institutions in the City of Ahmedabad with a student body of more than 13,000.
Associated with CSR of Lalbhai Group for more than 20 years as Executive Director of Narottam Lalbhai Rural Development Fund which is a NGO working for more than 37 years. NLRDF has operations in various sectors like Agriculture, social and farm forestry, horticulture, fodder development, animal husbandry, minor irrigation, rural electrification (street and agriculture related), roads, biogas, medical services, health care, nutrition, sanitation and disease control, non-formal education, Adult education vocational training of handicapped persons, watershed development, aids awareness and prevention, women empowerment and women and child development.
Also advising two other NGOs of the Group as the Trustee of SHARDA Trust and Chandraprasad Desai Memorial Foundation which are engaged in the field of providing help and support to urban poor through education, vocational training and health improvement programs.
Since 2004, member of Fee Regulatory Committee appointed by Government of Gujarat to determine fees of all the Self-Financed Institutions in the State.
Past Experience: Served Lalbhai Group for 34 years from August 1976 to September 2010. Joined as Internal Auditor in Asoka Mills and retired as Chief Information Officer at Arvind Limited, the flagship Company of Lalbhai Group.
Actively involved in the Corporate Social Responsibilities nurtured by the Group over seven decades in the field of education, religion, culture, civic amenities, rural development and the like.
Experience at Arvind includes accounts, audit, controls risk management and systems for the entire Arvind group of companies. Also involved in major corporate issues like mergers, public issues, etc. Extensive exposure in fund raising from Capital Markets, both domestic and overseas.
Exposure to international finance, accounting and audit due to Arvind’s presence in USA, UK, Hong Kong, Germany, Dubai & Mauritius.
Widely traveled in connection with Accounts Audit, IT and attended seminars in India and abroad.