India: Shahnaz Husain is the CEO of Shahnaz Herbals Inc. She is a prominent Indian female entrepreneur who is best known for her herbal cosmetics particularly skin care products. In 2006 she was awarded the Padma Shri a civilian award by the Government of India in 2006 and in 1996 Success Magazine’s World Greatest Woman Entrepreneur award.
Shahnaz Husain is the daughter of the late Justice Nasirullah Beg a former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court. Her grandfather Justice Samiullah Beg was a prominent Muslim politician of the United Provinces who later served as Chief Justice of the Hyderabad High Court. Her uncle, Mirza Hameedullah Beg was a former Chief Justice of India who controversially superseded Justice H.R. Khanna to the post. She was educated at La Martiniere Lucknow.
In a recent interview for Harvard Business School Creating Emerging Markets project, Husain describes the origins growth and development of her business explaining how her innovative approach to beauty made her products a global success.
The Shahnaz Husain Group has over 400 franchise clinics across the world covering over 138 without animal testing.