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Professor Vikas S. Shah

Managing Director, Swiscot Group

Professor Vikas S. Shah is a serial-entrepreneur, investor, thinker and educator who has built businesses in diverse sectors around the world for almost 20 years. He is also a consultant and advisor to numerous entrepreneurs, business and organisations globally.

Vikas is CEO of Swiscot Group (a diversified international trading business), a venture investor in numerous technology startups and businesses internationally, and co-founder of 53 Degrees North.

He is also an Honorary Professor of Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Manchester Alliance Business School and Professor of Entrepreneurship on the MIT Sloan Lisbon MBA.

Vikas is a member of the UK Industrial Development Advisory Board, which advises the UK Government on billions of pounds of investment and support, a Board Advisor on Digital Strategy to the British Council and a Board Member of the General Medical Council.

As a committed philanthropist, Vikas sits as Chairman of the Board at FutureEverything and Chairman of the Board at In Place of War. He is also a trustee at Mustard Tree [link to http://www.mustardtree.org.uk/], and sits on the board of TiE UK North.

Vikas is also a multi-award winning writer, and his journal, ‘Thought Economics” features his conversations with many world leaders, entrepreneurs, thinkers, artists, creatives and entertainers.

Vikas has attended Manchester University (UMIST), Manchester Business School, Cambridge Judge Business School and the ICMA Centre (Henley Business School). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce, and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Find out more about Swiscot Group: www.swiscot.com , @MrVikas