Advisory Board


Shri Hirenbhai K Patel

Managing Director, Nirma Limited

Shri Hirenbhai K Patel has a great acumen of dynamic entrepreneurship combined with visionary philanthropy. This vision has led many organisations in scaling unprecedented height. He is an MBA with specialisation in Finance & Marketing from Drexel University, Pennsylvania, USA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA. Shri Hirenbhai joined Nirma Limited, the family promoted Company, in 1998 as a Director, and took over as Managing Director of the Company in 2006

Shri Kamalbhai Trivedi

Senior Advocate & Advocate General of Gujarat

Shri Kamalbhai Trivedi is one of the most dynamic and versatile legal luminaries of Gujarat with knowledge span ranging in various areas of laws. He began education career with excellence by securing first position in LLB Degree in Gujarat University and later on winning several Gold Medals, Scholarships as well as National Merit Scholarship awarded by Government of India. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chairman of Indirect Taxation Sub-Committee of the Chamber for 1995-96. Since 2006 he is an Advocate General of the State of Gujarat.

Shri Sureshbhai Shelat

Senior Advocate, High Court of Gujarat

Shri Sureshbhai Shelat is an epitome of nobility and indepth knowledge in the field of law. His endearing patronage has helped innumerable professionals and institutes imparting legal education. He had an excellent educational career with a Gold medal in Graduation. He became the Additional Advocate General in 1995 and Advocate General in 2005. He is the Vice-President of Gujarat Law Society and also the Vice-President of Bruhad Gujarat Sanskrit Parishad. He plays an important role in the development of legal education in the State of Gujarat.

Shri Sudhirbhai I Nanavati

Senior Advocate, High Court of Gujarat

Shri Sudhirbhai Nanavati is one of the pioneers of legal education in Gujarat and a leading educationalist of Gujarat whose contribution is immeasurable. He is the Executive Vice President of Gujarat Law Society (GLS), a premier educational group, offering courses in multiple disciplines. Shri. Sudhir I. Nanavati is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sandesh Ltd. He is a Senior Counsel and Advocate practicing in the High Court of Gujarat.

Shri Dushyantbhai Dave

Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Shri Dushyantbhai Dave embodies dynamism, legal acumen, peak of achievement in legal profession and constant source of motivation to budding lawyers. He is a Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India. He is a member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), Member of the Board of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy of Switzerland (FIAA) and Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Committee in the International Bar Association (IBA). He was on the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) between 2003-2008 and is presently President of Asia Pacific Users’ Council of LCIA.

Ms Pallavi Shroff

Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Managing Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Ms Pallavi Shroff has been a constant source of motivation for all the law students who want to pursue corporate law practice. Ms Pallavi Shroff is the Lead Litigation Managing Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas. She also heads the competition law practice within the firm. She has been nominated as the Indian expert on the Board of Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Ms. Shroff has been recognised by International publications like Asia Legal 500 and PLC for her leading practice in dispute resolution and litigation.

Prof N K Pathak

Former Director, School of Law,Gujarat University

Prof N K Pathak is a very senior and commendable academician in the field of law in Gujarat. He obtained two masters degree – LLM in Public International Law (1979) with first rank and LLM in Criminology (1983) with first class first from Gujarat University. He was Director of the University, School of Law, Gujarat University. Before joining the University School of Law, he served as Lecturer in Law at Sir L A Shah Law College for the period of 10 years. He has participated in several National and International conferences/seminars. He is an eminent scholar in the fields of Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, IPR and Public International Law.

Dr Madhuri Parikh

I/c Director and Dean, Institute of Law
Nirma Univerisity

Dr Madhuri Parikh has been working at Institute of Law, Nirma University since 2007. Her areas of interest are Environmental Law, Forest Law, Legal Research, Law of Torts. She is engaged with research activities in the area of Environment and Forest Law. She has presented papers at the National and International conferences and seminar within India and outside India. She has completed two projects funded by the Gujarat Ecological commission on the issues related to implementation of the notification of Coastal Regulation Zone. She has published number of papers in reputed journals. She is also recipients of several awards for her research and teaching contribution. She is also member of International Association of Public Participation. At present she has been working on effective engagement of stockholders in implementation of Sustainable Development Goals. She has been working in the area of the role of Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making Process in India.


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