Jay Shah

Vice President

Mahindra

Jay is Vice-President, Head – Cultural Outreach at the Mahindra Group. Cultural Outreach by a Corporate house is a relatively new concept and Jay is one of the few industry professionals championing this idea. He helms several projects in the culture space – Mahindra Theatre Festival and the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards in New Delhi, The Mahindra Blues Festival in Mumbai, The Mahindra Kabira Festival in Varanasi and The Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival in Lucknow. In addition to these, Jay uses Culture to propagate essential messages and build a sense of connection and common ethos between the over 200,000 employees of the Mahindra Group.
Jay has an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, he is the recipient of the Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers by the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC. Jay is also the recipient for the Chevening Scholarship given by United Kingdom’s Foreign Office for the Manager’s for Leadership Course at the University of Leeds. Jay was invited to the Edinburgh Fringe by the British Council as part of a cultural delegation and has completed a program at the International Festivals Academy presented by Festivals Edinburgh. He has been a speaker at various Art and Industry fora including the Times Litfest, Mumbai, FICCI’s Culture Industries Summit, New Delhi and Siddharth Art Foundation’s Education Initiative, Kathmandu.