University challenge: an untold story of institutional renaissance

26th September 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Ekta Centre
366A Stag Lane

Milan Shah
A spice trader by profession, Milan has over two decades of experience at the nexus of food security, sustainability and international trade.

With a keen awareness of the challenges facing global food and farming supply chains, Milan has been a director of the EU lobby for agri-produce traders, CELCAA, President of a global commodity trade association, the IGPA, and a Council member of GAFTA, on whose contracts the majority of the grain crops that feed the world are traded.

Adept at working with multilateral institutions, such as the FAO and the WTO, he participated in the UN International Year of Pulses 2016 steering committee.

Milan has also chaired the Council of Trustees at the Vegetarian Society and is a long-standing apologist for the shift to more plant-based diets.

As director of a small family business in Wellingborough, Milan has been President of Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, director of the Local Enterprise Partnership and Chairman of the University of Northampton, where he is now an Honorary Fellow.

Milan is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Chartered Director with a focus on corporate governance. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, specialising in international commodity trading disputes. Milan is a Member of the Order of the British Empire and read Philosophy, Politics and Economics before entering the spice trade.

Ever thought of volunteering as a trustee, non-executive director or governor? Come and hear from a specialist in non-profit governance.

Come and hear the story of what was almost the country’s first ever University and learn more about the world of higher education today.

The country’s newest University campus: delivered on-time and on-budget, opened to students last autumn. Come and hear how to create something out of nothing.

Opportunity to meet Milan Shah.  All are welcome – bring your friends

Event organised by Youth Culture, Professional Development, Membership Services Sub Committee.