Mr. Deepak Premnarayen is the President of IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the year 2016-17.
Mr. Premnarayen is on the board of FirstRand Bank Limited, which is the No.1 bank in South Africa listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. FirstRand was voted globally as the ‘Most Innovative Bank’ in 2013 (market capital approx. USD 30 bn and profit after tax USD 2 bn as of 30th June 2014). He is actively associated with FRB and is a member of FirstRand’s Directors’ Affairs and Governance Committee and the Chairman of FirstRand Bank India Advisory Board.
Mr. Premnarayen also serves on the board of FirstRand Limited, a leading banking and financial services group from South Africa listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (market capital approx. USD 30 bn and profit after tax USD 2 bn as of 30th June 2014). He is also a member of the Directors’ Affairs and Governance Committee.
Mr. Deepak Premnarayen is the founder of the ICS Group, focusing on real estate, asset management, financial services and hospitality. He has led the Group’s ventures into diverse sectors and continues to serve as the Executive Chairman of the Group. He has received his BA Economics Honors from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
Mr. Premnarayen’s other Directorships include: Triangle Real Estate India Fund LLC, a FDI compliant fund for India raised in conjunction with Old Mutual Property in South Africa (listed on the Mauritius Stock Exchange) and Noida Toll Bridge Co. Ltd. (listed in India & AIMS in UK).
He is the Convenor of the India-South Africa CEOs forum, Co-Chair of CII National Committee on GCC and MENA countries and member of CII India – Qatar CEOs Business Forum. Apart from these, Mr. Premnarayen is a member of CII National Council Committees for Banking, Public Policy, Financial Inclusion and Services. He has led the CII business delegations to Libya, Norway and Sweden in 2014. He is also a member of the Managing Committee of the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC).
Mr. Premnarayen has recently been conferred the ‘Business Leader of the Year’ award by Horasis Global India Business Meet in June 2014 at Liverpool, UK.
He has been an active sportsman and has played National level badminton and University level cricket. He is a keen golfer.