Dr. Meenesh Shah

Chairman & Managing Director, National Dairy Development Board 

Dr. Meenesh Shah has an illustrious career of more than 37 years in Dairy sector and has made immense contribution in the field of Research & Development, Product & Process Development, Project Appraisal & Finance, Cooperative Services, Project Management and Strategic Decision Making. Dr. Shah is also Chairman of MDFVPL, IIL, IDMC, NDDB Dairy Services & NDDB MRIDA, furthering the objectives of NDDB and catering to various value chain of our animal husbandry and dairying sector from animal & human health, dairy machineries, institution building, marketing of milk & milk products to manure management. He is also in the Governing Boards of many other premier institutions of the country.


He is Board Member of the International Dairy Federation (IDF), Member Secretary of the Indian National Committee of IDF and also a member of the Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economics of IDF.


He spearheaded successful organisation of the World’s largest Dairy Conference IDF-WDS 2022 in India in September 2022. He had also ensured successful implementation of the World Bank funded Central Sector Scheme ‘National Dairy Plan Phase I’.