photographic portrait of Farokh Balsara
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Farokh Balsara

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year India Program Leader, India Consumer and Health Services Leader

Motivating Indian entrepreneurs and start-ups. Advising clients in the CPR and health services sectors. Part-time scuba-diver, trekker and an amateur horse rider.

As the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Leader for India, Farokh recognizes and engages with high-growth entrepreneurs and start-ups in India. He is also the Consumer and Health Services practice leader for the region, devising growth and go-to-market strategies for clients.

A certified Chartered Accountant, Farokh has been with EY for over three decades and has held various leadership positions. As the Markets leader for India from 2009-18, Farokh helped build a strong Accounts program and a business development team which is the envy of the competition. He was instrumental in delivering differentiated knowledge propositions to clients through programs like the CFO Forum and the Board Matters Forum.

Farokh has also been the Media & Entertainment (M&E) Sector leader for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Area from 2012-15, advising several large M&E companies on business strategy, strategic partnerships, M&As, digital transformation, finance transformation, private equity fund raise and cost optimization.

How Farokh is building a better working world

"I am passionate about entrepreneurship in India and the power it has to transform the Indian economy and society at large. Over the past decade, I am building a better working world by recognizing these Builders of a better India: the boldest entrepreneurs who with their creative ideas and innovative approach are leading India into the future.

Along with my wife, Dr. Soonnu, I also manage an endowment through the Rotary Club of Bombay, to support over 200 needy cancer patients, who could otherwise not afford the costly treatment."

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