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Prof. Shibani Belwalkar

Deputy Director IEMB
Professor of Human Resource Management

PHD –  NMIMS + Faith at Work, Princeton
MBA, Finance  (1994-1996): Mumbai University; First Class
Bachelor of Commerce  (1991-1994): Mumbai University
Junior, Mid and High School – International School of Douala, Cameroon


Shibani is an unshakeable propagator of Purpose.  As an admired global educator and leadership coach, she is a Faculty at SDA Bocconi, in addition to being a global speaker, (APSS Singapore), and author. Shibani has surfaced some remarkable patterns about how people and organizations think, act, and communicate, and also the cultures in which people operate at their natural best.  She teaches at several International Business Schools including Deakin, Liverpool, INSEAD and currently holds the position of Deputy Director of the International Executive Master in Business program at SDA Bocconi Asia Center.

Shibani has curated and delivered an array of programs across the world in industries including Pharma, ITES, BFSI, Manufacturing, Auto, Telecom, Data, FMCG, and Consulting. Her clients include private sector and non-profit organizations around the world including MSCI, BNP Paribas, STL, Standard Chartered, Cigna, L&T, Citibank, TAQA, Steelcase, Salesforce, MetlIfe, Concentrix, Liberty,  Dun & Bradstreet, Equifax, eClerx, Quest, Swiss Re.

Along with a Ph.D supported by Faith at Work, Princeton, Shibani Belwalkar is an entrepreneur with her behavior company -Theory of Purpose. She is a Hogan Assessment  Certified Coach, a Barrett’s Values Assessment Certified Facilitator, and a Certified Practitioner of Haptitude.  She is also certified in the FUIM(Finding Us In Music) technique for Group Cohesiveness and Effectiveness, & Negotiation Mastery (HBS).

With a childhood moving across continents, Shibani’s research and work is a culmination of influences from Africa, the Western World, and the East. Born in Burkina Faso, she spent her early years in Cameroon, and then subsequently in the US and India. She balances her time between her offices in Washington DC and Mumbai. Her publications include her latest book “ Don’t Wait”, The Art and Science of Purposeful Cultures, several research papers a chapter in the textbook on Talent Management by Cengage Learning. She has been quoted in the Best-selling book “The Art of Quiet Influence,” by Davis,J.

Research Interests

‘Workplace Spirituality’ – Paper presented at the 2nd World Conference in Living Responsibly, at Prague, in May 2012

“Building a fair Workplace”; Great Place to Work Institute; 2012

“Lokasamgraha- Philosophical Foundations of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors” international Journal of Indian Culture and Management, 2015.

“The Relationship between Workplace Spirituality, Job Satisfaction and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors – An Empirical Study” International Journal of Business Excellence (IJBEX),2015

“Lokasamgraha and Bhutan’s GNH :Converging models for Workplace Spirituality and Well-being” – South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management, Nov 2017

Chapter in textbook on Talent Management , by Vohra and Joshi, 2017

The Art and Science of Purposeful Cultures, LBP publications, 2020

Don’t Wait – Notion Press

TMTC Case – Change management, Culture and Leadership – In Progress, Jan 2023

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