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Dr. Anita Shantaram

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With over 27 years of corporate training and teaching experience, Dr. Anita Shantaram completed her PhD titled 'Ethical Business Practices and Corporate Financial Performance: An Empirical Analysis’ from BITS Pilani in 2015 and soon thereafter founded that has since been acquired by Legasis Services. Having completed the executive-education program, “Managing Ethics in Organizations” from Bentley University in Boston, she is certified as a Leading Professional in Ethics and Compliance by ECI, U.S.A. She has been instrumental in setting up the Compliance and Ethics Academy which runs the Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional Course and has recently developed an online course to certify individuals as Ethics Professionals.


A post-graduate in Industrial Psychology, Bombay University, 1990, Dr. Anita Shantaram has received the Outstanding Teacher Award in the area of Business Ethics by the Higher Education Forum in 2013. She has been a passionate and committed faculty member of Sydenham, HR and Jai Hind College as well as the IBS and UBS business schools and is currently teaching Business Ethics at NMIMS and IIT Bombay.


She has been a guest faculty to various Management Institutes and has conducted 1200+ workshops in India, Dubai and Jordan for organizations such as Larsen and Toubro, the Tata group, IDBI, Motorola, Bureau Veritas, Must garments, Utmost group and Intertec Systems amongst others.

She conducts Ethics Audits for organisations, is the external ICC member for POSH for multiple leading corporates and is on the Academic Advisory Board of several institutes.

Dr. Anita Shantaram has published 7 papers in the area of Business Ethics and is currently working on various authorships in the space of Business Ethical Practices. Check out her blog on current affairs viewed through the filter of Business Ethics on LinkedIn.

As the President of the Rotary Club of Bombay Bayview (2009-10), Asst. Governor (2013-14), Asst. Trainer (2016-17) and Jt. Treasurer (2017-18) for District 3141, she has been active in the Socially Responsive Work space in Mumbai, where she resides. She is a trustee of the Dr. P. N. Singh Foundation that conducts the “Leaders of Tomorrow Project” and has also been an invitee on the board of the Council for Fair Business Practices.

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