Adil Zainulbhai is the Chairman of the Quality Council of India since 2014. He is also the Chairman of Network 18 and TV18 and is currently on the Boards of Reliance Industries Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Ltd., and Cipla.

As Chairman of QCI, Mr. Zainulbhai works closely with senior government leaders to drive process transformation and enhance efficiency of government programmes and initiatives. He has worked with over 23 ministries and has been closely involved in key projects of the Government of India such as ‘Make in India’, ’Start-up India’, ‘Swachh Bharat’, and ‘Government e Marketplace’.

Mr. Zainulbhai has been principally responsible for nurturing a culture of professionalism, entrepreneurship and agility in QCI. Under his leadership, QCI has witnessed a new phase of growth and expansion.

Recently, the Government of India has appointed Mr. Zainulbhai as the Chairman of the Capacity Building Commission, which will play a central role in government’s National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB), also known as “Mission Karmayogi.” This appointment is a recognition of his unwavered commitment to support the government in bringing transformational change.  

Known as one of the world’s foremost management consultants, Mr. Zainulbhai retired as the Chairman of McKinsey India after a thirty-four-year career. Prior to returning to India in 2004, he led the Washington office of McKinsey and founded the Minneapolis office helping clients across sectors as diverse as telecommunications, consumer electronics, energy, banking, infrastructure, and healthcare.

In 2013, Mr. Zainulbhai co-edited the book, ‘Reimagining India’ which featured 60 authors including prominent businessmen, academics, economists, authors and journalists.

In personal capacity, Mr. Zainulbhai, is very active in community and social causes. He is a Board member on the Piramal Swasthya, Piramal Foundation, and Anant National University.

A native of Mumbai, Mr. Zainulbhai holds an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing in Mumbai harbour.


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