Nirmit Parekh

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Often cited as a pioneer in retained executive search, Nirmit’s over two decades experience in executive search has predominantly been cross border in nature. Nirmit has successfully identified leaders for large Indian groups, multinational conglomerates and start–up ventures who in turn have created multibillion dollar enterprises. An Engineer, he has been trained internationally in the latest methodologies of retained executive search.

Nirmit has played an active leadership role for the Indian recruitment industry. He was one of the founders of the Executive Recruiters Association (ERA), and assumed responsibility as its Vice Chairman and then Chairman of its Ethics Committee. Nirmit has significantly contributed towards the growth of Penrhyn International and in 2007 was invited to lead this international group as their Chairman which he successfully served for two consecutive years.

He also served on the Global Board of Directors of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) and continues on its Asia Pacific Board. A strong advocate of entrepreneurship, Nirmit served on the Board of Trustees for The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).His accolades include being awarded the Chairman’s Award for Penrhyn International for outstanding contribution to the Global Network and has featured in The Economist edition of “The Global 200 Executive Recruiters”.

Representative assignments:
CEO & Managing Director, FL Smidth
President HRD, Reliance Petroleum
Chief Financial Officer, Crompton Greaves
CEO & Managing Director, FAG Precision Bearings
Vice President HRD, Bayer India
Head of Manufacturing, John Deere India