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Chandni Kapadia

National President, Design Council

India

Adv. Chandni Kapadia started her career as a Assistant Merchandiser at JC Penny, USA in the year 1993, while studying Fashion Merchandising from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. She later on went to pursue her Master in Business Administration from London School of Economics and holds a degree in Psychology and Philosophy as well. She played an instrumental role in the pricing Strategy of the world’s largest coffee brand Starbucks in their Indian foray & training of staff & organizing its first Store launch in India at Mumbai in October, 2012 She walked her way up the ladder of success with companies like Earlson Trading UK, Delta Trade International, Debenhams PLC. She has excelled in her roles as Country Head, Business Head and Asia Pacific Head in companies like NEXT, Accessorize & Calvin Klein. Ms. Kapadia who is currently also working as an independent brand consultant for various International brands, has profitably run businesses, built Brands with a clear recognition in this challenging environment whilst providing impetus to strategic planning. She has over 20 years of experience of the International Market along with the Indian scenario. She has established networks, built a strong dependable team which is the key to any successful business & its smooth execution. She was conferred with World Women Leadership Congress Award on Feb, 2019 for her immense contribution to fashion industry and was recently the recipient of Award of Iconic Women Creating a Better World For All on July, 2020 by Women Economic Forum, All Ladies League. She has also been recently conferred with the Black Swan Award for Women Empowerment by AsiaOne in support of UN Global Compact Network & Government of India. Her list of achievements does not end here. She was also conferred with CEO of the Year Award by Indian Achievers’ Forum in September, 2020 and along with this Ms. Kapadia has also featured in Forbes List of Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs of India Ms. Chandni Kapadia’s association with Education has been more than a decade old where she was first associated as a consultant for international and professional education and is now the Executive Director at Gujarat Law Society and GLS University wherein she looks upon International Collaborations with different Universities across the globe, marketing and promotions of GLS University and plays a main role in Top Management Level Decisions. Doing different things at the same time is always something that she has loved. Being a multi-tasker, she also is currently pursuing her PhD in management when she already holds a law degree with 11 Gold Medals from Gujarat University and is also practicing at Nanavati & Nanavati, Ahmedabad. Her association with the field of education and law from design and brand management since the last decade comes with the noble thought of giving back to the society as education has played a very important role in her life and she has always loved challenging roles as a leader. Ms. Kapadia is an ardent lover of animals and is an advocate of preventing of street dogs

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