A visionary pioneer at the forefront of regional technology innovation in the Communications and Information Technology (IT) sectors, Parag is currently the Managing Director of FVC Inc. – the region’s leading new generation Value Added Distributor (VAD), which operates offices in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kenya and Morocco. The firm has also established on-the-ground presences in Nigeria and the Ivory Coast.

Armed with almost three decades of experience in transforming the telecommunications landscape across the Middle East, Africa and West Asia, Parag has evolved FVC from a start-up Rich Media Solutions specialist pioneering Video Streaming technology, into a full-spec Networking and Information Security solutions provider.

Prior to forming FVC with Co-Founder Bruce Withington in 2000, Parag held senior positions with Agrinde Trading and Zahra Technologies, working with major clients including Etisalat, Nokia, ADNOC, ARAMCO, HCT, Zayed University & SEC.

Parag has a Bacelor’s in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology. He has been a former President of the TiE Dubai Chapter - a non-profit association founded in Silicon Valley in the 1990s which works to foster entrepreneurship via networking events and mentorship programmes for start-up founders.

An accomplished speaker, Parag has spoken at countless forums and seminars including the ARAMCO Technology Forum, the Telemedicine Forum in Abu Dhabi and Distance Learning Consortium in Africa.