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Dr. Jagat Shah, Mentor on the Road.


Dr. Jagat Shah Mentor

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Dr. Jagat Shah’s philosophy is action @ the speed of thought. He has a PhD. in International business, is a Diamond technologist, is certified as a cluster development expert by UNIDO, and is a Certified management consultant (CMC) from ICMCI, USA. He is based in Ahmedabad, India, with offices in the USA and Canada.

He has worked as Trade and Investment Commissioner of the Government of Manitoba, Canada, for nine years in India; he has worked on economic development (Trade and Investment) projects with the Governments of the USA, Brunei, Senegal, Oman, EU & India.

Under his for-profit company, Global Network, he is an advisor to Overseas governments and companies on Trade (Exports and Imports), technology transfer, Joint ventures, and Investment. In addition, he loves to work with SMEs, youth startups, and women-owned businesses and connect them to global markets. He has organized, led, and hosted several trade and investment delegations from India to 40 countries in the last 25 years. Check the web:

Under his for-profit company, Vibrant Markets, he runs a global market research firm that conducts market research for international and Indian markets. His company does both primary & secondary market research assignments. He has served 600 clients in several countries. Check the web:

He is the Co-founder and promoter of global expos like Vibrant Kutch, Vibrant Saurashtra, Vibrant Ceramics, Vibrant Tamil Nadu, Vibrant Goa, and Vibrant Kongunadu Coimbatore. Check the web:

He has run an international trade training school in Ahmedabad, India – Global Network Institute, for 25 years. He has conducted 204 batches of international business programs, attended by 5980 business owners, including MNCs, corporates & SMEs from around the world. Check the web:

He has conducted 720 seminars globally on international trade, and during the pandemic, he conducted 160 online Vibrantinars from May 2020 to Dec 2022. Check out his “Pandemic” online video store of 65 unique lectures on export biz.

He is a global advisor to the Global Chamber, USA, a very innovative chamber of commerce model. Check the web:

Under his not-for-profit company, Cluster Pulse, he has implemented international market strategies, technology development projects, cluster development, import substitution, innovation, and competitiveness-related projects for World Bank, USAID, UNIDO, GIZ, DFID, ADB, IADB, The commonwealth secretariat, European Union and Microsoft in many countries, besides India.

In the last 25 years, he has worked in 102 industry clusters in 20 countries (developed, developing, and underdeveloped) to connect cluster-based SME companies to global markets successfully. In addition, Dr. Shah has worked on economic development projects in Afghanistan for ten years, under funding from USAID. He is known in this org for his innovations in each project, scaled up globally. Check the web:

Under his not-for-profit company, Smart Village, he runs a small village program adopted by Indians living in the US. Under this program, his not-for-profit company converts the 62 NRI (USA) adopted villages in 19 states of India into smart villages in 1000 days. He has also implemented 112 smart village projects for the World Bank. Check the web:

His Mentor on Road USA road drive was a popular program in 2017, supported by US Commercial Service and EDC – US Department of Commerce and Startup India under which, in 2017, he completed self-driving, 21,000 km in the USA to 35 states and 35 cities in the USA over 82 days meeting 4000+ American companies, startups, women-owned businesses, and Indian diaspora explaining them through presentations on “New India 4.0 and business opportunities for American companies in India”. Check the web:

In 2015, he completed a similar Mentor on a road trip in India to 22 states. He drove 12,000 km, met small and medium companies and startups to understand their business pain points, and submitted 49 one-liner policy recommendations to PMO to improve the ease of business in India. Check the web:

He has planned to drive across Canada from Montreal to Vancouver in May 2023. Check the web:

He has planned to drive with his mentor on a road trip across Australia for 52 days, from Melbourne to Melbourne from 4 November to 23 December 2023 from Melbourne to Albury – Canberra – Wollongong – Newcastle – Gold Cost – Gympie – Rockhampton – Townsville – Cairns – Darwin – Broome – Karratha – Geraldton – Perth – Adelaide – Melbourne. Dr. Jagat Shah Mentor

He has driven 600,000 km in 20 countries in the last 15 years and is in the Book of world records. Check the web:

He is the chief mentor of Vibrant Women, an organization owned & led by a woman entrepreneur, which exclusively works to connect Women-owned businesses worldwide with each other for trade & Investment. During a pandemic, they built a new business model of work from home for women who worked with SMEs to connect them to global markets through exports.

His most challenging assignment has been in Afghanistan, where he worked with carpet weavers, dry fruit farmers, and women entrepreneurs in handicrafts to train and connect them to global markets. He is currently mentoring Afghan women entrepreneurs online. His 300 articles have been published in the international press, and he has been interviewed by all leading TV channels worldwide. In addition, his 65 videos on trade-related topics, two hours each, are viral. The Videos can be seen on the online store at:

Dr. Jagat Shah Author

He has written two books, one in Hindi and one in English, and can be found on Amazon:

  1. In Hindi on the philosophy of life: Shabdon ki zimmedari (The responsibility of words).
  2. In English, on Lockdown activities from home to grow the business – “When the entire world was imprisoned- Jab poor Jagat kaid mein tha.”

He is a speaker in several international Management schools.
He is a Rotarian and managing trustee of two charitable trusts.

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