Sunil Parekh is a senior Mentor and leveraged his vast networks to help young start ups besides his corporate engagements with Zydus Group (Pharma), Jubilant Group (Oil & Gas). Sunil is deeply connected with the startup entrepreneurial eco system and actively engaged as a board member of CIIE@ IIMA- Seed fund committee member & Mentor Edge, as well as at the NID incubator in Ahmedabad. He is a Patron member of TiE Ahmedabad. He mentors individually and in groups, startup entrepreneurs on a regular basis. Sunil is a Founding Curator on the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Initiative. Currently as Advisor to Zydus-Cadila Healthcare Ltd Group, he is actively involved in their special projects. And as Strategic Advisor to Jubilant Group, he brings his network & experience to help the group in its various activities in Gujarat. He has been leading SPICMACAY in Gujarat, an organization that brings our classical music & dance, folk music, theater, crafts & art to various schools and colleges in both rural & urban areas. He has been an active board member at Consumer Education & Research Centre CERC for solving consumer’s concerns stemming from policy issues. He has been awarded the ‘Top 100 Eminent people of Gujarat’.
He has a wide domain experience gained over 30 years spanning both Manufacturing (Telco, Bharat Forge, Colgate toothpaste & Piaggio in Nigeria), and Agriculture & Food Processing industry (including Evian spring water, Gold de Canterbrau brewery, Parmalat milk, Grand flour, Edible Oils, Feeds, 2000 ha mechanized farming). In addition he has built a huge understanding of a consumer focused industry Inlaks Group & Grand Cereals Oil Mills Ltd. in West Africa, which grew on the basis of consumer understanding and selling B2C. He is one of the early pioneers of building Indo-African companies with large footprints.