Jamshyd N. Godrej is the chairman of the board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited. He is a graduate in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA.
Jamshyd is the chairman emeritus of Aspen Institute India (now known as Ananta Aspen Centre) and chairman and trustee of Ananta Centre. He is president of World Wide Fund for Nature, India. He is the chairperson of the board of directors of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and chairman of India Resources Trust. He is a director of World Resources Institute, USA; director of ClimateWorks Foundation, USA; and director of Global Footprint Network, USA. Jamshyd is also a trustee of the Asia Society, USA and a member of the Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Committee. He is the past president of Confederation of Indian Industry and also the past president of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association.
Jamshyd is the chairman of the CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre. The Centre is housed in a LEED platinum demonstration building, which is the first green building in India and was the greenest building in the world at the time when it was rated. The Green Business Centre is a centre of excellence for green buildings, energy efficiency, energy conservation, non-conventional energy sources, water policy, water conservation, etc.
Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. manufactures and markets refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, office furniture, home furniture, and security equipment for banks (such as safes, strong room doors, bank lockers, etc.), commercial establishments and homes; locks and latches, forklift trucks, and warehousing equipment; process equipment for chemical, petrochemical, refineries, and allied industries; precision tools for sheet metal, zinc, aluminium; and real estate development.
The Godrej group is a leader in home appliances, consumer durables, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and services.
Jamshyd is an ardent yachting enthusiast and has done extensive cruising along the west coast of India and in the Baltic, North, and Mediterranean Seas and the Atlantic Ocean.
The president of India conferred on Jamshyd the ìPadma Bhushanî on 3 April 2003.