Adil Zainulbhai

Chairman at Capacity Building Commission, Government of India

Adil Zainulbhai is the Chairman of the Capacity Building Commission of India (CBC), which was set up by the Honorable Prime Minister of India since April 2021. He also served as 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, CBC, he leads the Commission in executing the vision of the Honorable Prime Minister – Mission Karmayogi – to help each Civil servant have the training and tools needed to deliver performance for the citizen of India. CBC is currently working on upgrading the 750 Central Training Institutions, helping each Ministry develop a Capability Building Plan (CBP), and creating an Annual Civil Services report. CBC is working with Railways to train 100,000 citizen facing employees to become more citizen centric, among many interventions to get citizen centricity into government.

As Chairman, QCI, Adil was involved in many initiatives across the government to improve Quality of Goods and Services. Through QCI, he had been involved in measuring Swachh Bharat and worked with over 23 Ministries. He was involved in projects in Infra, Health Care, Education, Coal and others. QCI has grown 10X over the last 5 years
Adil retired as Chairman of McKinsey, India after 34 years at McKinsey, and the last 10 in India.

Recently, Adil co-edited the book, ‘Reimagining India’ which featured 60 authors including prominent businessmen, academics, economists, authors and journalists.

Adil grew up in Bombay and graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. He also has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Adil is very active in community and social causes. He is a Board member on the Piramal Swasthya, Piramal Foundation, and Anant National University.
In his spare time, he enjoys sailing in Mumbai harbour.