Shobhana Madhavan holds a B. E. from Delhi University, PGDM from IIM- Ahmedabad, M. P. S. from Cornell University, USA and a PhD from Deakin University, Australia. Before joining the Amrita School of Business, she worked for over a decade as an international development consultant in protected areas in countries such as Madagascar, Vietnam, and Laos. She has been a consultant for WWF-Indochina, Asian Development Bank, Cornell Institute of Food, Agricultural and Development (CIIFAD), and GFA Terra Systems-Germany. Her areas of expertise include international management, entrepreneurship, cross-cultural management, and non-profit management. She has worked at the grassroots level in the social development sector in India with the Aga Khan Rural Support Program, Gujarat, and CASAD, Maharashtra. She has fourteen years of teaching experience at Amrita School of Business where she handles courses in cross-cultural management, negotiations, and non-profit management.