Mr. Punit Lalbhai

Vice Chairman and Executive Director

Arvind Ltd.

Mr. Punit Lalbhai is the Vice Chairman and Executive Director at Arvind Ltd. He is responsible for the Group’s Textile, Engineering, Technical Textile and Environmental businesses.
He has driven the company’s entry and growth in technical textiles and advanced materials, which has become Arvind’s fastest growing segment. Arvind is now globally recognized for its Human Protection Garments, Industrial Fabrics, and Glass & Carbon Composite Products. Punit has also been involved with the growth of Anup Engineering – a capital goods manufacturing company – and that of Arvind Envisol – an up-and-coming waste-water treatment company. He also serves as the Chairman of the CII committee on Technical Textiles and is a governing council of ATIRA.
Punit has overseen the transformation of Arvind into becoming one of the world’s most environmentally sustainable textile companies. Through these efforts, Arvind has achieved 100% water circularity and neutrality for its textile manufacturing, and has almost reached 50% usage of renewable energy. It has pioneered the growing of sustainable cotton and currently partners with 100,000 farmers. Punit has served on several international boards that drive thought leadership in environmental sustainability. He was part of the inaugural board of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, serves on the board of the Organic Cotton Accelerator, and is the current Chair of the Apparel Impact Institute.
Punit is passionate about higher education. He is active in the Ahmedabad Education Society and is on the board for both Ahmedabad University and CEPT University. Punit is also deeply involved with Arvind’s Gyanada program which works to provide better education and opportunities to Ahmedabad’s Municipal School Childern in collaboration with the School Board.
Punit received his Bachelors degree in Conservation Biology from University of California, Davis, and his Masters in Environmental Science from Yale University. He also has an MBA from INSEAD, France
Punit has been a Heartfulness Meditation practitioner since 1998 and a trainer of the system since 2012.