Ms. Chandni Kapadia ,COO of GLS University
The COO of GLS University, Ms. Chandni Kapadia has paved a unique path to the top with her relentless dedication and professionalism. She credits her success to her flexibility and willingness to adapt to new and challenging situations.
Aseasoned professional, Ms. Chandni believes in staying focused on the direction forward. Known for her dynamism and pragmatic approach, she is driven by her passion and has held positions of great responsibility. With her business acumen, astuteness, cognizance, and farsightedness, Ms. Chandni has been taking GLS University far ahead of the competition. She has established strong networks and built a solid, dependable team which is essential for the smooth execution of any successful business. Academic Achievements In 1993, Ms. Chandni embarked on her career as an Assistant Merchandiser at JCPenney, USA while pursuing Fashion Merchandising from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Later, she went on to pursue a Master in Business Administration from the London School of Economics. She also holds a degree in Law from IM Nanavati Law College with 6 Gold Medals. What’s more, she is also well versed in Psychology and Philosophy and holds a degree in both subjects. Ms. Chandni’s association with Education has been more than a decade old. Initially, she was associated as a consultant for international and professional education and is now working as the Chief Operating Officer at GLS University, established under Gujarat Law Society. At GLS, she takes care of International Collaborations with different Universities across the globe, including marketing and promotions of GLS University. She also plays a significant role in making top management level decisions.
An Exceptional Strategist Possessing 20+ years of professional experience, she has in-depth knowledge about the international market. She played a pivotal role in creating the right pricing strategy of the world’s largest coffee brand Starbucks and played an instrumental role in the training of staff and organizing their first store launch in India in 2012 at Mumbai. She walked her way up the ladder of success with companies like Earlsdon Trading UK, Delta Trade International, Debenhams PLC. She has excelled in her roles as Country Head, Business Head and Asia Pacific Head in companies like NEXT, Accessorize, and Calvin Klein. Ms. Chandni has been widely recognized for her leadership qualities. Recently, she has been honoured with the Award of Iconic Women for Creating a Better World For All in July, 2020 by Women Economic Forum, All Ladies League. She has also recently been conferred with “CEO of the Year” Award by Indian Achiever’s Forum and has received World Women Leadership Congress Award 2019 for her immense contribution to the fashion industry. A Multitasker A vibrant multitasker, she also loves to take up challenging roles as a bold and efficient leader. She is a constant learner who believes in upgrading her knowledge regularly. Currently, she is pursuing PhD in management while shouldering her professional responsibilities with absolute dedication. She is also associated with the field of law and is practicing at Nanavati & Nanavati, Ahmedabad (India). She also works as an independent brand consultant for various international brands and has helped numerous brands establish their brand identity even in different challenging environments while providing impetus to strategic planning.