President of the auction-house Saffronart, as well as an arts administrator and patron, Minal Vazirani co-founded Saffronart with her husband, Dinesh Vazirani in 2000. She received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and bioengineering with a minor in art history and Indian history from the University of California, Los Angeles. Following this, she received an MBA from INSEAD, France. Before her career in the arts, she worked as a management consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton in Mumbai.
Vazirani is responsible for consolidating Saffronart’s position as a homegrown Indian alternative to international auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s as well as expanding its roster to include jewellery, textiles and other collectable items beyond the conventional domain of art. She has also curated and organised exhibitions on Indian art within India and abroad. Besides her role at Saffronart, Vazirani was on the advisory board to the Friends of Sir JJ School of Art Trust and the Time Out magazine. She has co-chaired the FICCI committee on Arts and Business.
At the time of writing, Vazirani lives and works in Mumbai.
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