Vidya Shah is the CEO of EdelGive Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Edelweiss Group. Vidya spent the first decade of her career with ICICI Bank, Peregrine and NM Rothschild advising corporations on M&A transactions. She began her philanthropic journey by writing cheques like many others; however, soon found herself travelling and personally searching for nonprofit projects in education, livelihoods and women empowerment. In 2008, she founded EdelGive to bring a more embedded approach to Edelweiss’s philanthropic initiatives. Vidya’s work, writing and opinion have been featured in The Huffington Post (India), Mint, SmartCEO and other publications.