Anand Shah

Anand Shah is a Senior Advisor with ASG’s India and South Asia practice, where he helps clients manage both short-term challenges and long-term growth opportunities. Mr. Shah brings over 15 years of experience working across the private and social sectors and has significant experience building and growing businesses in India. 

Before joining ASG, Mr. Shah led global strategy for new ventures at BMW Group on urban impact and autonomous mobility.  He also was an Advisor and Manager at Audi AG in the Social Innovation department, where he applied engineering, design, and manufacturing techniques to sustainable, urban innovation.

Mr. Shah founded and served as CEO of Saravajal, a technology and market-based provider of clean water to rural villages and urban settlements in Gujarat, India and he holds several patents in drinking water distribution technologies. In addition, Mr. Shah helped establish Ahmedabad University and has worked extensively in India on policy in higher education, solar energy and urban infrastructure.  Mr. Shah was the founding CEO of the Piramal Foundation and a co-founder of Teach for India.  He also was a co-founder and Executive Director of Indicorps, a non-profit organization that connects the Indian diaspora with opportunities to contribute to India’s development.      

Mr. Shah also serves as a TED fellow and an Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network fellow.  He holds an A.B. in evolutionary biology from Harvard University and studied science, ethics and society at the California Institute of Technology. Mr. Shah is proficient in Hindi and Gujarati.

He is based in Washington, D.C.