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’s 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 Her uncle, Mirza Hameedullah Beg, was a former Chief Justice of India who controversially superseded Justice H.R. Khanna to the post.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’s 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 countries.