Yazdi Desai is a Trustee of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet. He is also the youngest Founder Trustee of WAPIZ (World Alliance of Parsi Irani Zarthoshtis), which was created with the specific aim of preserving and protecting the Parsi/Irani community- its unique identity, its cherished religious and community Institutions, and its rich heritage. Yazdi is also a Trustee of the Cama Baug Agiary and the Amroli Agiary in Surat. He is also a Trustee of Rahnumae Mazdayasnan Sabha, a community institution founded by Sir Dadabhai Naoroji to spread religious knowledge.
Yazdi is the Joint Managing Director, Corporate Governance, of Writer Corporation (formerly known as P. N. Writer) - a 60-year-old Company having 7,500+ employees, and doing Business across India and the Middle East, enjoying Market Leadership in Global Relocations, Information and Records Management, Cash Management & ATM replenishment and Development of Premium Properties.
Yazdi is also a Trustee of Kripa Foundation, a registered Trust devoted to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of Drug and Substance Abuse and related HIV/AIDS affliction, funded by the Government of India, UNICEF, UNDP, Clinton Foundation and CRS. Kripa Foundation is also the only Indian NGO recognized as part of the U.S. Government’s Anti – Drug Program.
Yazdi has vast corporate experience in Finance, Legal, Administration and Corporate Governance and after nearly 7 years as a BPP Trustee, he is acutely conscious of the need to have a strong revenue model for the BPP which will allow the BPP to make Fixed Deposits and not break Fixed Deposits. Yazdi strongly feels that what is needed is to build a financially strong BPP and ultimately restore the confidence of the community in its apex Body. This will require taking the community into confidence and apprising the community on decisions taken by the BPP Board and the rationale behind these decisions which could appear hard but are necessary to make the BPP financially strong. A clean and transparent BPP – is Yazdi’s goal!