MBA (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda)
Research Interests: Finance, Capital Markets, Behavioral Finance
Mr. Saumil Shah is currently Faculty at Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University (AMSOM- AU) since 2012.
With over 20 years of teaching experience. He currently teaches well-appreciated courses in the Finance Area.
He led the Project-Based Learning(PBL) initiative of Ahmedabad University, wherein he led students first from the undergraduate business programme and then from multiple- disciplines of the University on a project, where they worked with students of the ADE (Affordable Design Entrepreneurship)-India programme of Olin and Babson Colleges, USA.
He also successfully ran the Global Entrepreneurial Sandbox, a virtual collaborative class where students from Ahmedabad University collaborated with students from Syracuse University, U.S.A. and Tsinghua University, China to develop business ideas
He has been a Symposium – Speaker
Prior to the current stint in academics, he was Head-Relations - Knowledge Academy. A Lalbhai Group Company. As part of the founding management team from 2008, he was involved from the formation of the company to scaling it up. During the stint at Knowledge Academy, apart from his management duties, pursuing his passion for teaching, he used to teach various courses on Ethics, Alternate Investments, Finance, etc. for CFP, CFA(U.S.), F.R.M. at Knowledge Academy and various other institutes as guest and visiting faculty. He also counseled students on ‘Entrepreneurship’ under the aegis of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs)
Before 2008, he was associated with BKMIBA-HLBBA, as core faculty, in its formative years from July 2001 to 2008. Prior to academics, he has spent two years in the capital markets, before which a year was spent in the banking sector
Graduating in B.Com, from H.L. College of Commerce, he has done his Masters in Business Administration from M. S. Univ. of Baroda.
He has qualified the National Stock Exchange’s (NSE’s) Certificate in Financial Market (NCFM) – Capital Market Modules and Derivatives Core Module.
He has cleared the Licentiate exam of Insurance Institute of India.
He has cleared the Level – I Exam of the CFA (U.S.)
He was involved in conceptualization and launch of ‘Diploma in Capital Markets and Mutual Funds’ programme at H.L. Centre for Professional Education and was also course co-ordinator for the same.
He has provided consultancy to SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association) for formulating, a business plan for Manufacturing and Marketing of Traditional Medicines.
He has also provided consultancy to International Financial Solutions Ltd. for equity derivatives trading.
An avid reader, his areas of interest are Capital Markets and Behavioral Finance
Paper Presented at Conference
An avid reader, his areas of interest are Capital Markets, Financial Planning and Wealth Management and Behavioral Finance
He teaches well-appreciated courses in the Finance area, like Financial Management, Financial Markets and Financial Services
In the past, he taught a well-appreciated module on ‘Contemporary Issues in Business’ to the BBA (Hon) students, apart from his course in Finance Area.
He led the Project Based learning initiative of Ahmedabad University, wherein he led students first from the undergraduate business programme and then from multiple-disciplines of the University on a project, where they worked with students of the ADE (Affordable Design Entrepreneurship)-India programmed of Olin and Babson Colleges, USA
He also successfully ran the Global Entrepreneurial Sandbox, a virtual collaborative class where students from Ahmedabad University collaborated with students from Syracuse University, U.S.A and Tsinghua University, China to collaborate virtually in real-time to develop business ideas and then make a real-time virtual pitch to a global panel of evaluators. The idea being to give the students an exposure to the real world challenges of working in a global multi-national corporation working across national, cultural, geographical boundaries and across multiple time-zones