Jayanti Shukla is the CEO of United Way Mumbai (UWM) which is a part of the 130+years old global United Way movement engaged in nearly 1800 communities, spanning 41 countries across the world. UWM closely with a network of 400+ NGOs and a large number of corporates for their CSR programmes, workplace giving campaigns, employee volunteering and other events. This includes designing of CSR policy and strategies, due diligence of NGO partners, programme implementation, employee volunteering, impact assessments and financial and programmatic reporting. Jayanti leads teams that implement flagship programmes largely in the areas of civic awareness, health, safety and greening, including designing and facilitated large scale interventions in the areas of education, nutrition and sanitation in urban and rural communities. UWM is also the philanthropy partner of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, which is among the top ten marathons in the world. As the event's official philanthropy partner, Jayanti and her team at United Way Mumbai manage the fundraising platform for the event.
Among all of UWM’s campaigns, Project Poshan, which addresses the critical issue of malnutrition in children from underserved communities, is a program that is closest to her heart.
Jayanti took charge of United Way Mumbai in 2008. Prior to this assignment, she was with the New India Assurance Co. Ltd, a multinational insurance company, as their Regional Manager at the company's Delhi Regional Office and then with IL&FS Investsmart Insurance Brokers Ltd. as Vice President for corporate and insurance partnerships. Jayanti has been the Independent Director on the boards of group companies of Standard Chartered Bank, namely Standard Chartered Securities (India) Ltd. and Standard Chartered Investment and Loans (India) Ltd. She is on the CII Task Force for India@75 and is a member of the CSR Committee of the Indian Merchants Chamber.
Jayanti is the founder trustee of the Celebrate Bandra Trust, which organises the hugely popular community event, the Celebrate Bandra Festival in Mumbai. Jayanti is an M.Phil from the University of Delhi.