Speakers

Ajay Piramal

Chairman, Piramal Group

Mr. Ajay Piramal, one of India's leading industrialists and philanthropists, and as Chairman of the Piramal Group, has led its transformation into a USD10 billion global business conglomerate. Piramal Group has diverse interests in pharmaceuticals, financial services, real estate, information services and glass packaging, with offices in 30 countries and its products sold in more than 100 countries.

Mr. Piramal is regarded as a torchbearer for responsible entrepreneurship, with a strong focus on 'Doing Well and Doing Good', a philosophy that has created long-term value for the Group's stakeholders and the community as a whole.

A firm believer in the tenets of the Bhagvad Gita, Mr. Piramal is a passionate advocate of trusteeship and responsible business ethos. He is deeply invested in unblocking India's socio-economic potential through the Piramal Foundation and is an ardent promoter of social entrepreneurship. Mr. Piramal actively steers the Group's involvement in various social impact initiatives through the Piramal Foundation, to develop innovative long term and scalable solutions to resolve issues that are critical roadblocks towards unlocking India's economic potential.

Mr. Piramal holds key positions on the Boards of several companies and prestigious institutions. He serves on the Harvard Business School's Board of Dean's Advisors, is co-Chair of the UK-India CEO Forum and Non-Executive Director of Tata Sons Ltd. Passionate about contributing to education in India, Mr. Piramal also serves as President and Chairman of Anant National University and Chairman of the Pratham Education Foundation.