RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2016  ●  Jakarta, Indonesia

Dilip Piramal
Executive Chairman
VIP Industries Ltd
India

Scion of the 100 year old Piramal family, Dilip Piramal’s career as an independent entrepreneur began with his takeover of VIP Industries Ltd, a diversified luggage manufacturer. An erstwhile ailing company, it was turned around in three years through professional management and innovative marketing. VIP Luggage, which had a modest beginning, has today gone on to become one of the most famous Indian consumer brands. It has more than 50% market share in the organized sector. VIP is today one of the largest manufacturers of luggage in the world. It has four major luggage brands in various market segments: VIP, Carlton, Skybags and Alfa. It has recently launched India’s first ladies handbag brand “Caprese”, in the mass premium segment.

In 1990, the group entered the business of Modular office furniture with award-winning designs, and launched the Blow Plast Ergonomics brand, now known as BP Ergo. This business was acquired by a leading multinational company in this field in 2014.

Dilip Piramal is involved in various professional and social fora, who was President of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) in the year 2015 - 2016, He is a former President of The Organization of Plastics Processors of India, the Rotary Club of Bombay Mid-Town, as also the Bombay Chapter of the World Presidents’ Organisation (WPO) and the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO).

Dilip Piramal takes active interest in social and philanthropic activities. He is involved with the Piramal Education Trust in his ancestral hometown Bagar, in the State of Rajasthan. In 1987, Mr. Piramal sponsored the establishment of the Piramal Gallery at the prestigious National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai. He has also restored the Piramal Haveli in Bagar, which is now a heritage hotel in the traditional architectural form of Rajasthan.