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Dr. Naushad Forbes
President Designate, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) &
Co-Chairman of Forbes Marshall

Naushad Forbes is the Co-Chairman of Forbes Marshall, India´s leading Steam Engineering and Control Instrumentation firm. He chairs the Steam Engineering Companies within the group.

Naushad was a Lecturer and Consulting Professor at Stanford University from 1987 to 2004 where he developed courses on Technology in Newly Industrializing Countries. He has written widely on innovation in developing countries and higher education in India, including a book “From Followers to Leaders” co-authored with David Wield. He received his Bachelors, Masters and PhD Degrees from Stanford University.

Naushad is on the Advisory Council of IIT Bombay; Board of Directors of Godrej Industries, Kirloskar Oil Engines and Jump Associates, California; Governing Council of National Institute of Design and India Design Council; Trustee of Ruby Hall Clinic.

Naushad is an active member of CII and has been the chair of the National Committee on Higher Education.

Dr Naushad Forbes is currently the President Designate of CII.