Sharda S. Nandram, a Dutch resident, was born in Surinam, and is of Indian origin, the third generation hailing from a family from Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
She has two masters’ degrees to her credit. One in Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam and the other in General Economics at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She completed her PhD in Social Sciences at the Vrije University of Amsterdam.
Sharda Nandram has worked for universities and research centers conducting applied and academic research for nonprofit and profit organizations. Sharda Nandram is Professor Entrepreneurship at the University of Applied Sciences HAN (www.han.nl) and Associate Professor at Nyenrode Business Universiteit (www.nyenrode.nl) within the Center for Entrepreneurship. She has her own consultancy Praan Solutions (www.praansol.com). (See her blogs http://www.praansol.com/about/blog/) Sharda has published several articles, chapters and books on these topics and she has presented her work at international and national conferences.
She is main author of The Spirit of Entrepreneurship, published in 2006 and main editor and author of several chapters in Spirituality and Business: Exploring Possibilities for a New Management Paradigm January 2010. This book holds many insights shedding light on solutions to the current ethical (ecological and economic) world crisis, through inner transformation; a shift in consciousness. Her recent published book is about the relevance of Kautilya’s Arthashastra (in Dutch).
Besides her professional responsibilities she is:
- Co-chairwomen of GOPIO (global Organization of Person of Indian Origin)
- Member of the steering Committee of the European Society of Spirituality and Economics based in Brussels
- Trustee of the Foundation for Critical Choices for India (FCCI), a Think Tank of Indian Diaspora in the Netherlands