Parminder Vir OBEExpert, African Entrepreneurship; Chair, Ongoza Board
Parminder Vir OBE is an award-winning film producer, expert on African entrepreneurship, and advocate for arts and culture.
She has designed and implemented an ambitious Pan-African, holistic entrepreneurship programme, providing training, mentoring, seed capital, access to networks and markets, impacting over 10,000 African entrepreneurs.
Prior to her work in Africa, she was the investment manager with Ingenious Media and CEO of PVL Media. For over two decades she enjoyed a distinguished career as a film and television producer with BBC, Carlton Television, as well as the CEO of her own production company, Formation Films. She has served as non-executive director on numerous government boards including Department of Culture and Sports, UK Film Council and UK India Business Council contributing to the development of international
strategies and policies. In 2002, she was awarded an OBE for services to the broadcasting and film industry.