Executive Director and Practice Leader at Ernst & Young
Parul Soni is the Practice leader of the Development Advisory Services and the Global Deputy leader for Not-for-profit organizations at Ernst & Young. He has over 17 years of demonstrative experience in providing strategic leadership to large development programs at country and regional levels. At EY, he has worked on a range of social development issues including gender inclusion & entrepreneurship, child rights, community development, corporate social responsibility advisory and aid efficiency.
His forte is developing innovative methodologies towards social development solutions including strategies towards the bottom of pyramid as well as and assisting organizations to raise funds to meet social development objectives. Parul has been instrumental in launching the Development Advisory Services practice and overseeing the activities of the engagement teams within the EY Global International Development Network. He oversees the positioning and representation of EY with various stakeholders- Government, corporate, multi-lateral and bi-lateral organizations.
His other memberships include being an Advisor in India for the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, a Founding Board member of Save the Children-Bal Raksha, the Indian evolution of Save the Children International network and a board member of SafeLIFE Foundation. He is also actively encouraging entrepreneurship as Chair of the Board of Power of Youth in India,and senior advisor on the Global Advisory Board of WEConnect International.