Born in 1944 and a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), Mr. Deepak Parekh is at the financial helm of India Inc.
He is on the board of several leading corporations across diverse sectors. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of GlaxoSmithkline Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) and Siemens India Ltd. He is also on the boards of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Indian Hotels Company Limited and International board of DP World (UAE). He is also on the Advisory Board of several Indian corporate and MNC'S.
Some of his recent prominent National and International awards include; Lifetime Achievement Award by Bloomberg UTV in 2012, he was inducted in the Hall of Fame by India Today Magazine – 2012 for being in their power list for 10 consecutive years, France conferred upon him, , ‘Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour‘, one of the highest distinction by the Government of French in 2010. He is also the first international recipient of the 'Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales', Outstanding Achievement Award – 2010.