Shaila Merchant is an Indian businesswoman who was appointed as the managing director of Encore Healthcare Private Limited, a pharmaceutical company in Mumbai, Maharashtra on 11 December 2013. Her younger daughter, Radhika Merchant got engaged to Anant Ambani, the youngest son of business tycoons Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani on 29 December 2022 in Shrinathji Temple, Nathdwara, Rajasthan.
Shaila Bhatia or Shaila Viren Merchant was born in the Kutch district, Gujarat, India. She completed her schooling at Activity High School, Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper (dyed black)
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Shaila Merchant belongs to a Gujarati Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about Shaila’s father or siblings. Her mother’s name is Devi Gk.
Husband & Children
Shaila Merchant is married to Viren Merchant, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Encore Healthcare Private Limited. Together, they have two daughters, Anjali Merchant and Radhika Merchant. In 2018, Anjali co-founded Dryfix, a start-up based on personal care products, and is married to Aman Majithia, a businessman. On 2 August 2016, Radhika held the post of director of Encore Healthcare Private Limited.
Shaila’s father-in-law’s name is Ajit Kumar Gordhandas, whereas her mother-in-law’s name is Indu Gordhandas.
As a director
As of 2022, Shaila holds the post of director in 14 companies in India- Atharva Impex Private Limited, Haveli Traders Private Limited, Swastik Exim Private Limited, Gulf Impex Private Limited, Triveni Exim Private Limited, Grk Exim Private Limited, Srusthi Exim Private Limited, Test Consultants Private Limited, Tara Exim Private Limited, Jamnaji Resorts Private Limited, Modhi Exports Private Limited, Golden Arch Impx Private Limited, Gulf Enterprises Exports Private Limited, and Ratansi Khimji Traders Private Limited.
As a designated partner
Shaila is associated as a designated partner with the companies Encore Ventures Llp and R. C. Khimji Enterprises Llp.
As a managing director
As of 2022, Shaila holds the post of managing director in two companies, Encore Healthcare Private Limited and Encore Healthcare International Private Limited
- Shaila is actively involved with various social organisations, which facilitate support to those in need. She is associated with an NGO, Magical Earth Retreats, which assists children in building a connection with nature.
- Shaila is fond of travelling and exploring new places.