Ajay B.Parekh is Executive Director at Pidilite Industries founded in Mumbai in 1959 by his late father Shri Balvant K. Parekh. Ajay holds a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering and has completed his Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. Pidilite Industries has been a pioneer in consumer and specialties chemicals in India and Fevicol, one of its flagship products, is the largest selling adhesives brand in Asia. Pidilite is also committed to being a socially responsible business and has supported a number of projects across rural development, healthcare and education sectors in India during the last five decades. The sister organization of the Forum, Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences is supported by the Parekh family.