Shalini Mahtani is the Founder of the Zubin Foundation, which she set up to honour the life of her son Zubin and to be a voice for social change and justice in Hong Kong. Prior, she was Chief Executive Officer of Community Business and also worked as an accountant and banker. Mahtani has worked with over 50 companies across Asia, focusing on diversity and inclusion issues. She played a critical role in lobbying the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to have listed companies “comply or explain” on diversity. Mahtani has received numerous awards, including the American Chamber of Commerce's Master of Charity, Arts and Culture Award in 2011. She was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Global Young Leader in 2009. In 2008, she received an MBE from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II for services to corporate social responsibility in Hong Kong. In 2005, she was awarded the “Chief Executives Commendation for Community Service” by the Hong Kong government. Mahtani is a graduate of the London School of Economics.