Niranjan Shah - LIFT Foundation LIFT Foundation

Niranjan founded and developed Globetrotters Engineering Corporation into a leading international consulting firm, which employs over 200 professionals. Globetrotters has worked on a number of award-winning projects, including the Chicago Tunnel, and Reservoir Plan, which won an outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Niranjan has a strong commitment to public service and has served on various boards and commissions for local, state and federal governments. He has been a Board Member for the Barry Goldwater Foundation since 1995, served on the advisory committee for the Asian-Pacific Economic Conference during the Clinton administration, and served on the Illinois Board of Regents as the Chair of the Finance & Facility Committee. Currently, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Delhi-Chicago Sister Cities International Program, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, where he chairs the Buildings and Grounds Committee and is Vice-Chair of the Hospital Committee. In 2006, Niranjan was honored by the government of India with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award presented by the President of India, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.

Niranjan is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He has also completed the Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School. He resides in Oak Brook, Illinois with his wife, Pratima, his daughter, Smita, and his son, Ajay.


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