Dr. Anita Shantaram - Founder, Ethics Research and Consulting is the first woman to be certified as Grid Instructor in India after successfully completing the course in USA in 1994.

She has 2 decades of experience in training, teaching and socially responsible work.

She has completed her PhD from BITS Pilani in the field of Business Ethics in 2015. 'Ethical Business Practices and Corporate Financial Performance': An Empirical Analysis, is the title of her thesis.

She holds a post-graduation degree in Industrial Psychology from Bombay University.

She has recently attended the executive education program,“Managing Ethics in Organizations” from Bentley University,Boston, USA.

She is also certified as Leading Professional in Ethics and Compliance by ECI.

She has published and presented 7 research papers at National conferences. Does it pay to be Ethical, Can Ethics be taught, Ethical Practices, Understanding Business Ethics. She has also co-drafted the Teachers code of conduct for HEF (Higher Education Forum).

She received the award for Outstanding teacher in the area of Business ethics by HEF in 2013.

She has attended the Dale Carnegie course “High Impact Presentations” and Steven Covey’s Time Management programme in USA. She has also undergone “Train the Trainer” programme in Transactional Analysis.

A faculty member at Sydenham College, Mumbai for (BMS) on Communication skills 2002 to 2009 and Organisational Behaviour, she has earlier taught Psychology at Jai hind College, Mumbai. She is also teaching Soft Skills, Business Communication and Business Ethics at IBS business school since 2007. Also teaching Business ethics and Corporate Governance at HR college for BFM and BBI courses.

She has been a guest faculty to various Management Institutes and has conducted over 1000 workshops in India and Dubai on various topics such as:

  • Leadership Grid
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Public Speaking
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Team Building
  • Managerial Effectiveness
  • Communication Skills
  • Self-Development
  • Presentation Skills
  • Business Ethics
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Ethics and Values
  • Business Etiquette
  • Personal Effectiveness


She is a facilitator for outbound- adventure training programmes with Zbac. She has also co-designed a powerful workshop called the ‘Grid Adventure’.

She has conducted a series of Train the Trainer programmes for organisations such as RKHS and Aditya Birla group and more.

She has conducted workshops for organizations such as AMW, Infosys Technologies, Larsen and Toubro, Tata Consulting Engineers, Jindal Power, J M Baxi, Birla Sunlife, Lupin, Castrol, Indian oil, Intertec Systems (Dubai), Utmost group (Dubai) , Intergold, Motorola, Reliance Industries, Orchid Hotel, Owens Corning, Cap Gemini, Zenta, The Fern group Honda Siel, Penguin India, Tata Aig, CMC, JK Tyres, Patel Roadways, SEBI, Godfrey Phillips , Crompton Greaves, RBI, Hinduja Hospital, Bombay Hospital, Symantec to name a few.

She has been a panel trainer for BMA and FICCI

She is the trustee of Dr.P.N.Singh Foundation which runs the Leaders of Tomorrow programme in 50 schools in Mumbai. Every week for 2 hours i.e. 40 sessions in the year the students from economically challenged schools undergo sessions on self esteem, values, public speaking, creativity , memory development etc. The programme won the international award on sustainable development by IFTDO in Cairo. She has trained the teachers and also developed the manual for this project.

Her articles have been published in BMA Review , the Times of India and the Self Development Magazine.

Her first book 'Speak Well Do Well' on public speaking skills has been well received. It is now in its 3rd edition.

She has also written in the book ‘Self Development for Sure Success’. She is regularly quoted in work related articles in the Mid Day newspaper.

She was the President for 2009-2010 for Rotary Club of Bombay Bayview. Asst.Governor 2013-14. Asst.Trainer 2016-17

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Received Best Teachers award
Business Ethics from Higher Education
At Council for Fair Business Practices (CFBP)
50 years celebration
Group photo of awardees at HEF.
Teachers day 5th Sept, 2013
Teachers day award by HEF
in memory of my father Dr. P.N Singh
Anita Shantaram
Conducting Workshop
PHD in Business Ethics from BITS,
Pilani (2015) Convocation
With the doyens of management
Prof Y.K Bhushan and Dr. P.N Sing