Co-Chairperson, and Anchor Lead, Working Group on Mentorship, SAWIE

Dr. Shalini Sarin

Executive Director,
Elektromobilitat India,
New Delhi, India

Dr. Shalini Sarin’s experience ranges from Chief People Officer to head of Corporate Social Responsibility to Business Leader for the base of the pyramid solar lighting business for social impact. At SAWIE, she leads the Mentorship Group.

Profit with Purpose is her mantra and belief. She has worked across India, Europe and US. She started her career as a lecturer of Organization behaviour and has about three decades of Corporate experience. In her role as the HR head, her specialization has been changing management, leadership, succession and a significant experience in transformations during mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, divestiture and IPOs.

In her experience as head of Corporate social responsibility, she has been able to Influence organizations to align the strategy with the purpose of the organization. She was the chair of all India CSR committee with NHRD, mobilizing early adoption when the CSR bill was passed and was the CHRO at Schneider Electric, India. In the base of the pyramid, social impact business, she has been able to work on building the ecosystem building collaborations to leverage scale and competence. She worked on projects across the world from Indonesia to LATAM including Africa and India in a big way.

Since mid-2018, she is the Chair the global Signify Foundation and ISA- GTFF – International Solar Alliance- global taskforce of foundations. Both working on access to energy and local capacity building. She is also the Independent Director on the board of Linde India and Meritor HVS (India) Limited and Automotive Axles Limited. Recently, she started a new venture Elektromobilitat India as an Executive Director & Mentor. Also, she is a partner at Social venture partners and a mentor and board member for Beyond diversity Foundation.
She also mentors business leaders and several start-ups in the social sector on sustainable business models both for profit and not for profit. Shalini holds a Doctorate in Organization Behaviour, and a Masters in Sociology and Human Resource Management. She has an Advanced Human Resource from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, an Executive Coach from Motorola University-Chicago and a Psychometrician from British Psychology Society. She is pursuing the International Director’s program from INSEAD. She has authored many articles and presented at various Indian and International Conferences.