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Bhairavi Jani
Bhairavi Jani '99

A place called home. No kitchen needed.

Keynote Speaker

Bhairavi Jani Winter College

The Miami University Alumni Association was pleased to host Bhairavi Jani '99 as their opening night keynote speaker at the 2013 Winter College, where she shared her story and inspiration with more than 100 attendees.

Bhairavi Jani
"Princess" Jani

Raised in a culture where she was protected by her parents, Jani claims she was "brought up like a princess."

What does a set of measuring cups have to do with being named one of the most powerful women in India? In Bhairavi Jani's case, nothing.

By the time she reached the age of 16, she had never even set foot in the kitchen of the house she grew up in. Yet, she found herself in a foreign land at the place she now calls "home," Miami University.

Jani said her parents wanted nothing more than to protect their daughter. So, why risk it in the kitchen? She was "brought up like a princess" and came from a family who had been in business for 100 years. And she was bound and determined to forge a similar path.

Today, she's a fourth-generation entrepreneur, director of a world-class group of supply chain and logistics companies, and is helping India carve out its future as an independent country. Among several accolades, India Today named her one of the most powerful women in India, and Business Today featured her as the "Supply Chain Maven."

And she gives much of the credit to Miami University.

"There are so many things that are special from when I studied at Miami, but if I had to pick one, it was the quality of the education and the attention you received. It's as if you were the center of the universe." And, what would she say if she was asked by another Indian student if they should study at Miami? She would tell them, "If you are really looking for a home experience, then there is no better place than Miami. [It's a] very grounded, real American experience."

She even has some advice for American students. Jani firmly believes that a study abroad experience for today's college student should be a "must-have"…it's no longer a choice. "If you do not have an international experience, it won't open up a perspective for you to work with different colleagues from different parts of the world to collaborate, learn, and really put together what is necessary for what you want to achieve."

After arriving on campus in 1996, she completed her business degree in three years. She went on to work with KPMG Consulting in Washington, D.C., before returning to India in 2001. There she set up i3pl, a fourth-party logistics company and the first of its kind in India. In 2005, Jani completed the MyGlobe Executive Education Programme at INSEAD in France and soon after became a director at the SCA Group of Companies; SCA Group is comprised of various supply chain and logistics companies, and was founded by Jani's great-grandfather in 1896.

Jani also is working closely with the government, civil society, and corporate India on the India@75 agenda. India@75 is an initiative for realizing the dream of an inclusive, sustainable, and developed India by the year 2022—its 75th anniversary of independence. Jani worked for 18 months as executive director and remains a founding trustee of the India@75 Foundation Trust.

And, despite her professional obligations, she still finds time to pursue her interests as a trained classical dancer.

Written by Tracy Hughes, University Communications and Marketing

Published April 2013

Keynote Speaker

Bhairavi Jani Winter College

The Miami University Alumni Association was pleased to host Bhairavi Jani '99 as their opening night keynote speaker at the 2013 Winter College, where she shared her story and inspiration with more than 100 attendees.

Locations
Luxembourg
West Chester
Middletown
Hamilton
Oxford
  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

    Printable Floor Plan
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

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    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

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    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency