Dr Gita Piramal

Dr Gita Piramal


Dr. Gita Piramal (born September 4, 1954) is an Entrepreneur and Businesswoman, author and journalist, with a PhD. in business history from Bombay University.

For two decades, she contributed to several Piramal family companies in India in various positions. She launched a publishing company and a real estate company. In 2012, she retired and gave up board responsibilities and management roles.


Academic Research at University of Oxford

    • Books: All in top 10 best seller lists on launch - Business Maharajas, Business Legends, Managing Radical Change, World Class in India, India's Industrialists and Business Mantras. Edited Sumantra Ghoshal on Management with Julian Birkinshaw. Chapters in 8 books.

    • Cases: Five Indian case studies in European Case Clearing House (ECCH). Conducted case writing workshops for leading Indian business schools.

    • Print: Commissioned and edited over 1,000 articles for The Smart Manager. Over 500 articles for International and Indian publications. Between 1988and 1992, Gita and Christina Lamb the only two women journalists in the field at the UK's Financial Times.

    • Television: Conceptualized and created content for three best-selling, award-winning programs for CNBC-TV18 ('Trial by Fire', 'Business Legends', 'Lessons in Excellence'). Scripted, edited, and featured or anchored over 100 television documentaries.

    • Non-profit: Centre for Policy Research (2014-2016) Member, Governing Board

    • Trade & Industry Associations:
      Catalyst, UK Trade & Industry (2011 - )
      Member Assocham (2010-2012)
      Patron Member CII (2007-2012), Member, National Committee on Design

    • Educational Institutes: London Business School, (2012- )
      Member Global Advisory Board H R College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai (2004-2012)
      Member Advisory Council Piramal Education Trust, Rajasthan (1994-2005)
      Trustee Academy of Human Resources Management, Ahmedabad (2004-2012)
      Member, Board of Directors Hindi Vidya Bhavan School, Mumbai, (1994-1997 & 1999-2012)
      Member of the Governing Board

    • Others: World Presidents' Organization (2004 - )
      Young Presidents' Organization (2001-2004)


Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.
Piramal Properties Pvt. Ltd.
Trimode Properties Pvt. Ltd.
Prism Management Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.

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Sanjiv Bajaj

Sanjiv Bajaj

Managing Director

Sanjiv Bajaj (born November 2, 1969) graduated with distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune. He then completed his Masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Warwick, UK and subsequently went on to complete his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sanjiv took charge as the Managing Director of Bajaj Finserv in 2008. Bajaj Finserv operates in the Insurance business through Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd. and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Limited, as well as in the consumer lending business through Bajaj Finance Limited. Hi role includes guiding the current businesses and building new ones in the financial services space. Besides handling Bajaj Finserv as MD, he is also:

  • Non Executive Director of Bajaj Holdings and Investment. His role includes building the strategy and team, and guiding this investment company which has approximately USD 1 billion in cash and investments and also holds over 30% stake in Bajaj Auto and Bajaj FinServ.
  • Executive Director, Head of Finance & Control, and Legal functions, of Bajaj Auto
  • Head of International Business from April 2004 to September 2007 of Bajaj Auto. Grew the international sales of the company’s products from approx. 150,000 vehicles and USD 175 million in 2003-04 to almost 450,000 vehicles and USD 375 million in 2006-07.

Sanjiv Bajaj was awarded the Business Today Magazine’s Best CFOs Awards 2005 as one of the top CFOs of India for 2005.


Bajaj Auto Ltd. - Executive Director
Bajaj Finserv Ltd. - Managing Director
Bajaj Holdings and Investment Ltd.
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd.
Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Maharashtra Scooters Ltd.

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Nanoo Pamnani

Nanoo Gobindram Pamnani

Vice Chairman

Nanoo Gobindram Pamnani (born February 26, 1945) is an Economics (Honours) graduate from Bombay University and also holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from London School of Economics (Majored in Economics and Econometrics).

He had a 40-year long stint with Citibank, N.A., where he held many key positions and handled various senior assignments both in India and abroad:

  • Director for Citibank, N.A., Asia Pacific Group

  • Based in Singapore, Mr. Pamnani’s focus was primarily on bank acquisitions and establishing new Centres of Excellence for software and business processing across Asia Pacific.

  • Chief Executive Officer, Citibank, N.A., India

  • Mr. Pamnani was responsible for Corporate and Investment Banking and Consumer Banking, and additionally was also the Regional Head for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

  • Non – executive Chairman of Citibank, N.A., India

  • Vice President, Citibank, N.A., Emerging Markets (Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle East and Africa)

  • Based in London, as the Director of Operations and Technology for over 70 countries.

  • Vice President, Citibank, N.A., Asia Pacific Private Banking Group

  • Mr. Pamnani acted as the Business Head for Private Banking businesses across Asia Pacific, excluding Japan while being based out of Singapore.

  • Bajaj Finserv Ltd.

  • Based in Manila, Mr. Pamnani was involved in the country debt rescheduling process.


Bajaj Finance Ltd - Vice Chairman
Bajaj Auto Limited
Bajaj Finserv Ltd - Vice Chairman
AIG Global Asset Management Company (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Alchemy Capital Management Private Limited
Alchemy Global Asset Management (India) Private Limited
P.N. Writer & Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Writer LifeStyle Private Limited

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