Vidya Shah

Ms Vidya Shah is the Executive Chairperson of EdelGive Foundation, an organization set up by Edelweiss Group in 2008, with the aim of funding and building the capacities of grassroots organizations across India. With over three decades of rich industry experience, Vidya has channeled EdelGive’s structure of giving to include both financial and non-financial support to over 150 grassroots organizations, scaling their budgets, impact, and reach, exponentially. She also serves on the boards of various prominent Civil Society Organizations such as Akshaya Patra Foundation, Agastya International Foundation, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University, Olympic Gold Quest, Mann Deshi Foundation, and the Indian School of Public Policy. She is also a member of the Governing Board of the Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur.

Additionally, Vidya is also on the board of several international organizations including WINGS and Empower Families for Innovative Philanthropy. Most recently she has joined the Asia Gender Network, a group of members curated by AVPN, committed to changing the future for Asian women and girls.

She spent the first 11 years of her career in the field of investment banking with companies like ICICI, Peregrine, and NM Rothschild. She joined Edelweiss in the year 2000 and was its Chief Financial Officer until 2007. In 2019, she has been recognized as one of India’s Top 100 Women in Finance by the Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) and she has recently been recognized by Abhyuday Vatsalam as the 'Exemplary Woman of the Year' in Philanthropy, 2022.

Vidya holds an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.