Anand Piramal is the Executive Director of Piramal Group, Non-Executive Director of Piramal Enterprises Limited and Founder of Piramal Realty. He founded Piramal Realty in 2012, and played a pivotal role in the acquisition of prime land parcels across Mumbai, building of a great team and the designing of world-class developments. In 2015, he also raised US$235 Million from two of the world’s most reputed private equity firms for the growth of the company. This is one of the largest private equity investments in real estate in India.
Anand was conferred with the Hurun Real Estate Unicorn of the Year Award (2017) by Hurun India and Young Business Leader Award by Hello! Magazine (2018). The awards recognize Anand’s role in steering Piramal Group’s successful foray into the real estate industry and growing Piramal Realty to one of the most admired real estate companies.
Prior to Piramal Realty, Anand founded a rural healthcare start-up called ‘Piramal eSwasthya’, where he spearheaded the acquisition of HMRI (Health Management Research Institute). Today the merged entity ‘Piramal Swasthya’ is India’s largest private primary healthcare initiative. Its 2,260 employees and 250 doctors serve 20,000 patients daily across 20 states with the help of health hotlines, mobile medical units and telemedicine centres. Piramal Swasthya has impacted 107 million lives since inception. It won the Times Social Impact Award (2015) and the Forbes Philanthropy Award (2013). Today, Piramal Swasthya is a case study at prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School and IIM-Ahmedabad.
Anand holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He was also the youngest President of the Youth Wing of the 100-year-old Indian Merchant Chambers.