Mr Nawshir Khurody | Shivia Ambassador



After a brief stint as assistant to Mr. H. Holck-Larsen, the founder of Larsen & Toubro, Mr. Khurody entered the Tata Administrative Service (TAS) in January 1960, with postings in the steel, tea and engineering interests of the Tata Group. He was engaged with India’s first green-leaf Instant Tea Project, in South India, moving on to start and Head International operations for Voltas Ltd.

From 1977-1983, Mr. Khurody joined the Senior Management Team of a major Qatari company, The Mannai Corporation, heading Engineering, Sales & Projects. Mr. Khurody rejoined TAS in 1983, and took up the Stewardship of the pharmaceutical interests of the Tata Group, heading Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD India), as its President, which converted to Merind Ltd, before being sold.

In 1997, he was asked to head Voltas Ltd., and bring it back to sustainable & profitable growth. After retirement as Managing Director of Voltas, he continued on the Board till 2011. Mr. Khurody has also been a member of the Apex Strategic Management Group, set up by Mr. Ratan Tata.

Mr. Khurody has sat on the Boards of several companies. He currently serves on a few Boards and works on specific advisory assignments, to help corporates move to the next level towards global sustainability.

He also undertakes coaching assignments, chiefly at Levels 1 and 2 of Management with many large and small companies, some family-owned, and also public-sector companies. He is also associated, closely, in an advisory capacity with the Shapoorji Pallonji Group of Companies, other corporates and NGOs.

Mr. Khurody holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economics (Hons.) from Trinity College, Cambridge University in 1958. He currently lives in Mumbai and is an avid reader and enjoys nature walks and classical music.


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(PDS Farmer)

"I had no way of earning before Shivia introduced me to poultry…


(PDS Farmer)

"I now have a regular income from selling eggs and some chickens.…


(PDS Farmer)

"Before this programme we were struggling to cope and owed a lot…


(AMS Farmer)

"Since joining the AMS programme I have noticed very many positive changes.…

  • Agri-management Services has the capacity to deliver lasting change for our farmers. I have always felt that the farmers feed our nation while they can hardly afford to feed themselves. What an irony. So if my team and I are able to help farmers earn a sustainable income through agriculture, there’s nothing better than this.

    Joe Rao
    Shivia Lead Consultant
  • I have witnessed first-hand how Shivia has not just changed but transformed people's lives with its livelihood programmes.
    Yasmine Hilton
    Chairman Shivia
  • Alquity supports Shivia because they transform lives by giving people the opportunity to do things themselves and they do it with dignity.
    Suresh Mistry
    Director, Alquity
  • We were thrilled to see the impact of the work being done and to meet the team on the ground. It was truly humbling to see the difference being made to so many people by this group of highly motivated and capable people.
    Stewart Brown
    Director Artemis Investment Management LLP
  • We are excited to support such a strategically-minded and professionally run charity that is making a real and sustainable difference. The focus and design of the livelihood programmes are simple and highly effective – and the results speak for themselves.
    Lars-eric Roden
    Director, The T&J Meyer Foundation
  • Farming is my only source of income... I registered with Shivia to learn how to reduce my farming expenses and produce better quality outputs. I am definitely seeing good results compared to previous years and have learned how to make bio-pesticides.
    AMS farmer
    Familia location West Bengal