13th Annual Scholarship Dinner

Gala Dinner Table

Ms. Iram Shah

Iram ShahMs. Iram Shah is a global corporate executive with a career across multiple industries and countries. Currently, she is Senior Vice President at Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation. Ms. Shah’s successful corporate career of more than two decades spans over five Fortune 500 companies in five countries in B2B, B2C, oil and gas, financial services, and manufacturing. She has worked for big brands like Gatorade, Coca-Cola, BP, and Zurich Financial. Her experience range from marketing, business development to general management, specializing in growth, customer management and cultural transformation.

Ms. Shah obtained her MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and Advanced General Management Program Degree at Harvard Business School. She has won several awards and accolades, including the 100 Most Influential People award in the UK in 2005 and one of the top 11 international Woman Leader in Chicagoland by Chicago Women Magazine in 2017.

Ms. Shah is very involved in philanthropic activities. She runs the Sonia Shah Organization which focuses on educating and empowering underprivileged girls and was started by her late daughter. Ms. Shah has also served on several other nonprofit boards. Currently, she serves on the Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity board.

Mr. Jimmie Pernell, B.A. Business Administration, Class of ‘2016 Summa Cum Laude, will be the recipient of this year’s Alumnus of the Year Award. He is currently a Site Manager for Titan Securities and manages his own insurance business, American Family Insurance Agency and is completing his MBA at Roosevelt University.

East-West University will honor Mr. Badrinath Mirmira, Program Director of the Electronics Engineering Technology Department with a Faculty Award for Excellence for his dedication to the Students of his department.