Hemal Shah, Director of International Policy (Brazil, India & Regional Markets), GIPC

Hemal Shah serves as director of international policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC). She leads GIPC’s advocacy efforts in strategic markets, including India, Brazil, and South Africa.

Previously, she led the U.S. Chamber U.S.-India Business Council’s advocacy efforts in transportation and logistics, trade facilitation, supply chain infrastructure, and smart cities policies. She also led the Council’s private sector efforts on the U.S.-India-Japan trilateral and explored synergies for similar partnerships with Israel and Taiwan.

Prior to her work with the U.S. Chamber, Shah served as research associate for India and South Asia with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington D.C. She previously managed the Legatum Institute’s economic transitions program in London, was a scholar with the Takshashila Institution in Bangalore, and was a researcher with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Geneva.

Shah has a keen interest in leveraging foreign policy partnerships to create trade solutions. She holds a Master of Development Studies from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Nottingham in the U.K.