Nawshir is an independent director on the board of Thermax Ltd. Since 1999 he has served on the boards of various companies including in the Tata Group, Mphasis and Exide.
Since 2003 Nawshir has been involved in the movement for improved governance in the corporate sector.
Nawshir is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was with S.R.Batliboi & Co./Ernst & Young, from 1967 till his (early) retirement in April 2003, in its Calcutta and Mumbai offices. He also worked in the London office.
Nawshir was the India head of Jardine Matheson Ltd. for over ten years after retiring from the profession, during which time he also served on boards of some other companies and charities.
Nawshir has contributed to the governance and accounting professions, being a speaker or the chair at conferences in India & abroad and authoring several professional publications. He has chaired and served on the boards of various professional bodies and chambers of commerce.
He strongly believes in humankind taking responsibility for destruction of the natural world. Nawshir is also on the board of The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) amongst other NGO’s.