Adil Zainulbhai

Chairman of the Quality Council of India

Adil Zainulbhai is the Chairman of the Quality Council of India. He is also the Chairman of Network18 and TV18 and is currently on the Boards of Reliance Industries Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Ltd. and Cipla.

Adil retired as Chairman of McKinsey, India after 34 years at McKinsey, and the last 10 in India. Prior to returning to India, he led the Washington office of McKinsey and founded the Minneapolis office.

Over the last 10 years in India, Adil has worked directly with the CEOs and promoters of some of the major companies in India and globally – private companies, MNCs and PSUs.

Recently, Adil co-edited the book, ‘Reimagining India’ which featured 60 authors including prominent businessmen, academics, economists, authors and journalists. The book has been #1 in non-fiction in India on its release and #2 on Amazon’s International Business List in the US.

Adil grew up in Bombay and graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. He also has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Adil is very active in community and social causes. He is a Board member on the Board of Trustees at Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (redeveloping Bhendi Bazaar in Mumbai), Advisory Board of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Wockhardt Foundation, Piramal Swasthya and on the Global Advisory Board of the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago.

In his spare time, he enjoys sailing in Mumbai harbour.