Shefaly Yogendra is a governance, risk and decision-making specialist. She serves as a Board Director & a Trustee of BeyondMe, with special focus on governance, risk, strategic technology, branding and talent. She is a non-executive Director on the board of JP Morgan US Small Co.s Investment Trust (LSE: JUSC). She is also an independent governor of London Metropolitan University. Shefaly is among the “100 Women To Watch” in the Female FTSE Board Report 2016.

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.

Earlier Shefaly was the founder-COO and creative director at the fine jewellery startup Livyora Limited in London. She is a mentor with Indie Bio, the world’s first synthetic biology accelerator, based in Oakland, California.

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 pet phrases: “show me”, “how” and “why not?”. Her favourite activities outside work involve art, culture, design, books, cakes, Pilates and Ashtanga Yoga.

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

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