President, India - Malaysia Business Council
Ms. Bhavna Shah is the Regional Head for India and Sri Lanka, of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), Kuala Lumpur. She is based at the MPOC office in Mumbai, India. Ms Bhavna Shah is also an Independent Director on the board of Ruchi Soya Industries Limited. Ms. Shah joined MPOC Mumbai in 2004 and helped in the process of making Palm Oil the single largest vegetable oil consumed in the region. Recognising her stature and knowledge, the organisers of the premier event in India for Soaps Cosmetics, Oils Detergents, etc, SCODET ASIA, have deemed it an honour to invite her to be on their National Programmes Committee. She is on the Editorial Board of Indian Home & Personal Care Industry Association. She is a member of the Organising Committee of GLOBOIL, the premier event in the Indian vegetable oils, seeds and extractions calendar. Ms. Shah is also on the Managing Committees of The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA of India) and International Conference on Soaps, Detergents & Cosmetics (ISDC), amongst others. In recognition of her contributions to the industry, TEFLAS, under the auspices of the apex association of the vegetable oils and oilseeds industry in the India, The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India, conferred on her the award of “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” at its Annual Awards evening, 2009, in Mumbai. The Indian Medical Association honoured Ms. Shah on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, 2010, for her contributions in various fields. A Special Award was conferred on her for outstanding contributions to the success of SCODET Asia in 2017. Also, heartening to note, Ms Shah was the first ever woman to receive Global Person of the Year 2018 award last month in the entire history of edible oils industry for her overall contributions to the trade and industry. Ms.Shah has been very recently, bestowed with the “Employee of The Year” award by MPOC, Malaysia. This is the first time in the history that MPOC has conferred this award on one of its Regional Heads. In June 2020, International United Educationists Fraternity (IUEF), conferred Stree Shakti Samman 2020 award for Business & Entrepreneurship : SHEPRENEUR Of The Year. Ms. Shah is a graduate in Commerce & Economics from Mumbai University. She has participated in Executive Programs conducted by the Harvard Business School. Ms. Shah has made presentations at various national and international forums and at institutes of higher learning in India.