Chairman, Piramal Group
Mr. Ajay Piramal is one of India’s leading industrialists and philanthropists. As Chairman of the Piramal Group, he has led its transformation into a US$10 billion global business conglomerate with diverse interests in financial services, pharmaceuticals, and real estate. He is also deeply invested in strengthening India's socioeconomic potential through the Piramal Foundation. In 2022, Mr. Piramal received an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Late Majesty The Queen, for services to the UK-India trade relationship as India Co-Chair of the UK-India CEO Forum. Mr. Piramal serves on the Harvard Business School's Board of Dean's Advisors, is the co-Chair of the UK-India CEO Forum, and the Non-Executive Director of Tata Sons Ltd. He also serves as the President and Chairman of Anant National University, and the Chairman of the Pratham Education Foundation. Mr. Piramal holds an Honours degree in Science from Mumbai University and a Master's degree in Management Studies from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He has an advanced Management Programme degree from the Harvard Business School, an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from IIT-Indore, and an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from Amity University, India.