IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation is a collaborative effort of those who believe in the very spirit of entrepreneurship. To grow wings, thereby diminishing the need for crutches for every entrepreneur who has taken the plunge.

Through its efforts, IEF helps create an alternative narrative of self-sustenance. It is an ecosystem that consists of the entrepreneurs that take our masterclasses,faculty and mentors who volunteer their time, partners from within as well as outside the government framework, education institutes, media publications and funding and investment community.

In addition to IEF board members volunteering their time as faculty, IEF continually seeks expertise and time of entrepreneurs and management professionals for our MasterClasses.

IEF’s Faculty go beyond the order of imparting necessary skills and domain knowledge as part of our MasterClasses. They also mentor our entrepreneur members to grow their enterprises. If you are interested in volunteering your time as our faculty, please write to us at:

IEF Board of Directors and Faculty

Bhairavi Jani
– Chairperson & Faculty

Bhairavi is a fourth generation entrepreneur in the logistics & supply chain sector and is the driving force for IEF’s vision and mission.

Tushar Jani
– Director & Chief Advisor

Doyen of the logistics and cargo business in India, Tushar Jani is a philanthropist, and development enthusiast.

Alok Kiran Divatia
– Director & Faculty

Alok is an entrepreneur and a senior management professional with over three decades of experience in marketing, sales, and consumer behavior.

Shalaka Joshi
– Faculty

Shalaka is an impact investment and social venture professional with interests in financial inclusion, livelihoods and market-based solutions to poverty in emerging markets.

Julia Freifrau von Poschinger Bray
– Mentor International Partnerships

Julia has over a decade of experience in social entrepreneurship, impact investment and family business sectors globally. A graduate of Oxford University, Cambridge University and Sciences Po Paris, she currently lives and works in Munich, Germany.

Sourabh Mishra
– Faculty

Sourabh is a Brand Stregist with over 25 years in the Branding and Communications industry and has recently turned into an independent consultant with special focus on Brand Strategy, Consumer Insights, Marketing Communications and Total Branding Solutions.

KN Srinivasan
– Faculty

KN Srinivasan is a chartered accountant with rich experience in finance, accounting, auditing and financials management across a variety of sectors.

Mehernosh Shapoorjee
– Faculty

Mehernosh is a brand strategist, communication consultant and digital marketing specialist. He is passionately committed to guiding and mentoring entrepreneurs.

IEF Partners

Partners of IEF are in government, quasi-government, non-government as well as private sector. These partnerships enable IEF with identification, engagement and empowerment of small scale entrepreneurs across the country.