Shefaly Yogendra is a governance, growth, risk, and decision-making specialist with a focus on technology, branding and talent. She is a non-executive Director on the boards of JP Morgan US Smaller Companies Investment Trust (LSE: JUSC) and Temple Bar Investment Trust (LSE: TMPL). She is also an independent governor of London Metropolitan University. She is a former trustee of BeyondMe. Shefaly was listed among the “100 Women To Watch” in the Female FTSE Board Report 2016.

Shefaly was most recently the COO of Ditto AI, an explainable AI/ symbolic AI company based in Manchester. Earlier she was the founder-COO and creative director at the fine jewellery startup Livyora Limited in London. She started her career in corporate venturing in HCL Technologies. She is a mentor with Indie Bio, the world’s first synthetic biology accelerator, based in Oakland, California.

Shefaly is an advisor to boards, CEOs, founders & investors. She is also a founding member of the academic faculty at the Vedica Scholars Programme for women leaders in India.

Shefaly has trained at some of the world’s leading academic establishments in India, the USA and the UK. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering, an MBA, a Master’s degree in Technology Policy and a PhD in decision-making. She also served as a Cambridge-MIT Institute Research Fellow in MIT’s Technology and Policy Program, located in the Engineering Systems Division.

Her favourite activities outside work involve art, culture, design, books, cakes, Pilates and Ashtanga Yoga.

Disclaimer: Shefaly’s writing reflects her own views, not those of any employers, clients, collaborators, colleagues, classmates, students, teachers – past or present or future.

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