IoD course leader
Janhavi is the Programme Lead for IOD’s flagship governance courses, a Chartered Director, an Advisory Board member of the IOD’s Centre for Corporate Governance and holds the accolade of having been the youngest member of IOD’s Board of Examiners. Janhavi’s broad career as a corporate lawyer and equity partner in the City followed by her own ventures which she successfully built, restructured and exited means she has that rare combination of academic and legal rigour in UK and international governance regimes combined with the mindset and practical experience that makes her an ideal thinking partner for any board. Janhavi currently is the CEO of Maiora International, a boutique advisory firm that boasts an eclectic client list from private equity firms, charities, governmental and supra-national organisations to film studios, famous personalities and enterprising families and individuals. Committed to learning, honing her skills and keeping touch with the real challenges that board have, she continues to hold portfolio of board roles including as an Independent Chair on the board of a technology company, a board member on an Indo-European think tank and adviser to boards of a National Student organisation and a local authority trading company.
Professional credentials and training experience
As programme lead, Janhavi has led the syllabus review and programme curation for the current Role of the Director and Board and International Role of the Board programmes and wrote three chapters of the handbook which is widely accredited as being both a training manual but also a practical guide for businesses and organisations. She is also a course leader for the Role of the chair, Role of the non-executive and Leadership modules. In addition to her own client at the IoD Janhavi works with boards and individuals from a variety of sectors and organisational types including UKGI, Royal College of Defence Studies, the Boardroom Africa, EY, CIMA, Accord healthcare, the FA, CFA institute, British Medical Journal, Towers Willis Watson, Smartest Energy, Shell Ventures and family companies that may be less well known but successful in their own right. Janhavi’s breadth of experience and facilitation style means she is equally comfortable with the highest ranking military officers and individuals at the highest levels of government to new, young and aspiring directors.