Global Chamber Ahmedabad Team
Global Chamber® Ahmedabad
Global Chamber Ahmedabad helps members get business done across metro areas!
We are a thriving and collaborating community of CEO's, executives, and professionals growing business across 525 metropolitan areas. We leverage technology and our collective networks around the world to help member companies grow, reduce risk, be more productive, and succeed faster.
We are the only organization in the world with the mission to grow business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization. We help companies, investors and business service providers around the world succeed.
Jagat Shah (left), main advisor for the chapter and Shanker Damodaran (right), Executive Director, with Mona Damodaran, team member
Shanker Damodaran - Executive Director
Shanker Damodaran helps business owners and decision makers to increase their profits by expanding their business operations in 2 complementary ways:
Trade and Investments: build a cost-effective business expansion and relocation strategy.
Licensing and Outsourcing: partner search, joint venturing and technology plug-ins-also by-passing entry barriers such as: culture, language and state specific requirements in India. On the other hand, he helps professionals and business owners to maximize their reach to an international level by converting their expertise and technologies for growth through systems such as Franchising, Licensing, media, publications, and marketing formats. These outreach and licensing solutions cover all the marketing and sales side of the operation: creating information, branding and marketing products, packaging and promoting them online and offline.
Shanker also helps Gujarat State’s inward investment programs as Founder and President of GTC Global .He's open to connect with anyone who wants to build their businesses globally through strategic advisory and also support Trade and Investment into Gujarat. Shanker's main business involvement are as Founder/President of GTC Global, CEO and Founder & Chief Consultant at FranStar Licensing, Editor in Chief of Gujarat! NOW and FranTechnovation, and most recently, he has become the Executive Director for the Global Chamber Ahmedabad chapter.
Jagat Shah is Global Advisor for Global Chamber® Ahmedabad. Jagat has 25 years in international trade advisory, investment promotion, innovations, smart villages & cluster development work. Worked in short & long term projects in India, USA, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Senegal, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Turkey, Egypt, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland, France, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, UAE, Oman, Pakistan, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Worked in several industry verticals e.g. engineering, automotive, agriculture, food processing, infrastructure, handicrafts, textiles, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, electronics, construction, renewable energy, Biotech, Aviation, Transport, Tourism, ICT, Education and environment. The most challenging project of my lifetime has been in Afghanistan, funded by USAID. I worked with 20,000 carpet weavers, 6000 dry fruit farmers, 800 fruit farmers and 2000 handicraft women artisans. We increased market reach through Information and Communication Technology. Not only did we work to take them out of poverty, but also to make them into exporters with warehouses and offices in the USA, Germany and India. Specialities: International trade strategy - corporate globalisation Investment and finance facilitator Innovation ecosystem Technology sourcing and transfer ICT adoption in SME's through cluster approach CSR project implementation Joint ventures,foreign collaborations and two way investments SEZ facilitator and advisor - Tanzania, Canada, Brunei, India Cluster development & driving practical innovations in clusters Overseas Government representation in India for trade, investment, education