Shah - CEO - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nikunj Shah

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Successfully started 3 companies involved in manufacturing and trading of garments, plastics and food products.

Established Datum Recruitment Services in 2010 to assist international companies recruit for senior management and executive positions in Africa and other Frontier and Emerging Markets.

Director of Equatorial Group India - manufacturers of machined castings for the auto components industry.



Work History


Datum Hindustan Pvt Ltd

September 2008 - September 2008

Managing Datum Recruitment Services, a specialist executive search and recruitment firm focussed on Africa and Emerging Markets.

Managing Director

Gainvest SARL

January 2006 - November 2008

Responsible for establishing and running group company of the SAFAL group in Angola.

Manufactured and distributed a range of steel construction materials including Galvanised Roofing Sheets, Tube and Pipe, Structural Steel and Speciality construction materials.

Responsible for introducing first sandwich panel unit and weld-mesh manufacturing to the SAFAL Group

Managing Director

Norman Knights Ltd

January 2001 - December 2005

Leading a niche packaging supplier in the UK, focused on servicing the packaging requirements of the food sector.

Focussed on business development, and overall management of the company.


Pacific Foam Group

October 1996 - December 1999

Rose from branch manager level at Colorpak Ltd, a subsidiary of Pacific Foam, to overall management of the group's Port Moresby operations which consisted of a PU foam and furniture manufacturing plant, packaging distribution business and furniture distribution business.

Qualifications & Certifications




University of Oxford

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