Vallabh Bhanshali is the founder and chief mentor of DeshApnayenSahayog Foundation. He sets the organization’s overall direction and inspires the team towards positive change and action. He acts as the chief advocate for the Foundation.
He is the Chairman and Co-founder of ENAM group, a reputed and home-grown investment banking and investor group of India. Under his leadership, ENAM was involved in some of the most innovative and pioneering capital market and advisory transactions in the country. ENAM played a significant role in the development of leading business houses such as Infosys, Zee, Reliance, Sterlite, Marico, Inox, Thermax, Pantaloons and Radio Mirchi, as well as public sector companies such as NTPC, PTC, PFC and PGCIL. ENAM had one of the largest retail and institutional networks and is often credited with pioneering equity research in the country.
A multifaceted person, Vallabh Bhanshali has a degree in law and is also a Chartered Accountant. He is respected across fields as a visionary, thinker, promoter of spiritual and cultural traditions of India and an expert on modern fields such as development economics, behavioural science and communication. This led him to anchor a popular TV show focused on reviving volunteerism and patriotism in the country called ‘Kaun Hai Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’. As a sequel, he founded DeshApnayenSahayog Foundation focused on instilling a sense of active citizenship amongst school and college students.
Redeeming social obligations
He is the founder Director of FLAME University – India’s innovative Liberal Arts and Management Education University. He is also the co- sponsor and co-founder of Indian School of Public Policy, Delhi jointly Amongst other positions he is a trustee and was Ex – Chairman of the Global Vipassana Foundation (Vipassana is a non- sectarian technique to know oneself and be happy).
He co- created the impact making and much admired documentary -History of Yoga, tracing its continuous practice over 6000 years in India. A grand sequel on Essence of Bharat- Yoga Philosophy will be released soon.
He is currently serving on some of the policy making & advisory committees of the Govt. of India.
He is a Trustee of the Bhartiya Jain Sangathan, one of the most successful NGOs of the country. He is a Trustee of the Bombay Stock Exchange and served on various Committees of the Stock Exchange, SEBI and other bodies. He serves on the Board of Directors of many reputed companies.