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Deepak Parekh

Padma Bhushan, Chairman HDFC Ltd. and HDFC Group Companies

Deepak Parekh has been a founding member of the IIHS Board since 2008. He spearheads India’s premier housing finance company, HDFC Ltd and is the Chairman of HDFC Group Companies, India’s leading Financial Services conglomerate with a presence in banking, asset management, life and general insurance, real estate, education loans. He is on the Board of several leading Indian corporations across diverse sectors along with being on international boards.

Apart from being awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2006, Parekh has also been the recipient of multiple international awards: the Bundesverdienstkreu, one of the highest distinctions of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2014, and Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour, one of the highest distinctions of the French Republic in 2010. Parekh was the first international recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award conferred by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 2010. The Mayor of London in 2017 named Deepak Parekh as the first of a network of international ambassadors for championing London across the globe. Parekh is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.