Hersh Chadha




Born in India in 1957, Dr. Hersh Chadha OPM (Harvard), ARPS, discovered he was happiest when alone, travelling with his camera and thoughts. To date he has photographed in over 92 countries and 279 cities.

He is a man of many facets. He resides in the United Arab Emirates, in Dubai, where he runs a global network of business activities, is an avid reader, keen economist and collector of objects d’art, besides being a co-producer of a few films.

His uncompromising concern for the environment and the way man ravages it has made him focus on critical issues such as the preservation of wildlife, the protection of rain forests, the ozone layer and pollution. He has worked with a number of wildlife agencies concerned with conservation of Arabian wildlife – including The Arabian Leopard Trust and the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) – and has made significant photographic contributions to these agencies.

Feeling for people in need, Dr Chadha considers philanthropy as a necessary tool in contributing towards human development. Education is one of the focal points in the framework of his philanthropic activity. His Internship Programme in Dubai provides opportunities for professional training, to students from all round the world, in the field of Digital Photography and Photographic Modelling. In addition, he contributes to various charities and supports upcoming sportsmen and women. Dr. Chadha has interned over 95 students in photography and modelling from various countries. The Hersh Chadha foundation has sponsored the education of over 200 students worldwide across multiple universities, by providing them with scholarship grants.

Limca Book of Records


Dr. Chadha now features in the 2015 edition of the Limca Book of Records under the category, “Photo book of most cities by the same photographer”, for having launched a photo book titled Masterpiece, covering 235 cities. Also four of his books, Visions of Nature, Patterns, Masterpiece and With Ink & Film, are now available at the world’s largest library – The Library of Congress in Washington D.C., USA.

International Space Station

19thOctober 2016

On 19th October, 2016, five of his pictures of flowers were carried to the International Space Station by the crew of Expedition 49/50.

Photography Exhibition in Space

1stJune 2017

On 1st June 2017, Dr.Chadha was the honorary guest at the ceremony of welcoming cosmonauts back from the mission, which took place at the YU.A. Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Moscow. He was given a certificate, confirming that five of his photographs were delivered to the International Space Station on 21st October 2016 and continue to be displayed in the ISS. Dr. Hersh Chadha is the first person who organised a photography exhibition in Space.

The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace (GCTP)

June 2017

In June 2017, Dr. Chadha was invited to become a member of the Constituent Assembly of The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace. In July 2017, he attended meetings at the United Nations as a member of the delegation for signing the MOU between the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace (GCTP) and the United Nations.

The World Communication Association (WCA)

2 August 2017

On August 2, 2017, Dr. Chadha gave the keynote speech at The World Communication Association (WCA)’s biennial conference held at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The topic of the conference was “World Conflicts and Disasters: Communication, Culture and Resolution”.

Sakura Garden

18 th September 2017

Dr. Hersh Chadha donated money towards the construction of a “Sakura Garden” at the Kyiv National University of Technology and Design (KNUTD) in Kiev, Ukraine, which will consist of 21 Sakura trees for the benefit of their students. On 18th September, 2017, he planted a Sakura tree in the park of KNUTD to launch this project.

Conference in Malta

November 2017

In November 2017, Dr. Hersh Chadha attended the launching event and the Conference of GCTP in Malta, where he was officially assigned as a Board Member of the Organization. During the Conference, the Members had a meeting with the Premier Minister and the President of Malta.

He never tires of saying, ‘Life is beautiful and photography only enhances it.’ Indeed, ‘Have camera, will travel,’ seems to be Dr. Chadha’s eloquent mission statement.


Dr Hersh Chadha is member in the following pretigious organizations:

The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, UK

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), USA

Honorary Member of the Union of Photo Artists, Ukraine

Dubai Press Club, UAE




Harvard Business School, U.S.A


Families in Business: From Generation to Generation

Stanford Graduate School of Business, U.S.A


Negotiation and Influence Strategies

Stanford Graduate School of Business, U.S.A


Financial Management Program

London Business School, U.K.


Leadership for Change

Jesus College / Oxford University, Oxford, U.K.


Offshore Postgraduate Seminar

Harvard Business School, U.S.A.

1997 - 1999

Owner/President/Management Program

SATT Electronics AB, New Delhi, India


Certificate of Accomplishment on Defence equipment, Industrial electronics and Computer Systems

Institute of Management Studies, New Delhi, India


Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management

University of Rajasthan - Jaipur, India

1983 – 1985

M.Com (Master of Commerce)

University of Delhi - New Delhi, India

1976 – 1979

B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce)


Awarded the title of “Visiting Professor”

Sept. 2017

Kiev National University of Technologies and Design, Ukraine.

- Awarded the title of “Honorary Professor”

Oct. 2016

American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Awarded the title of “Honorary Doctorate”

Feb. 2014

the Kiev National University of Technologies and Design, Ukraine.

Awarded the title of “Honorary Professor”

Oct. 2009

Kiev National University of Technologies and Design, Ukraine.

Awarded the title of “Visiting Professor”

Sept. 2017

Taras Shevchenko National University, Kiev, Ukraine.

Special mention from Jury Chief Meritorious Worker of Arts of Ukraine ESFIAP for the 7th All Ukrainian Reporting Exhibition of artistic photo dedicated to the 11th Anniversary of independence of Ukraine.

Oct. 2002

Citation from Photo-artists Union of Ukraine “For outstanding achievements during creative activity of many years

Nov. 1998

Awarded the title of “Honorary Professor”

Nov. 1998

The Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kiev, Ukraine.


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