Paresh Parasnis is the CEO of the Piramal Foundation. He has been closely involved in developing innovative solutions for issues that are critical roadblocks towards unlocking India’s economic potential.
Currently, he plays a significant role in facilitating the four initiatives - Piramal Swasthya, Piramal Sarvajal, Piramal Udgam and PFEL. These social projects, funded and nurtured by Piramal Foundation, are doing remarkable work in health care, water, livelihood and education spaces respectively. Additionally, he also oversees other projects such as PURP, Gopikrishna Piramal Memorial Hospital and Annamrita.
Under his guidance, with a team of 2000+ employees, Piramal Foundation has received various recognitions such as Excellence award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility at the UBM India Pharma Award (2014) and a nomination for the Forbes Philanthropy Awards (2013 & 2014) among many others.
Paresh brings 30 years of experience with strengths in strategy, project management, time-bound execution and building customer friendly servicing models. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2012, he served as the Executive Director & COO for HDFC Standard Life Insurance Limited.
Paresh is a Chartered Accountant by qualification. His hobbies include listening to Indian classical music and reading.