Mr. Deepak S. Parekh (DIN: 00009078) is the Chairman of the Company and its holding company - Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC), India’s premier Housing Finance Company. He is a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales). He joined HDFC in a senior management position in 1978. He was inducted as a Whole-time Director of HDFC in 1985 and was appointed as its Managing Director (designated as ''Chairman'') in 1993 and continued to be appointed as such from time to time. He retired as the Managing Director of HDFC with effect from the close of business hours on December 31, 2009.