Pranav Ansal (born 27th January, 1959) is an Indian real estate business tycoon. He is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd. which came into existence in 1967. It is valued at US$3,978,210.
He is among the Board of Directors at Genesis Colors Pvt. Ltd., Sushil Ansal Foundation, Kusumanjali Foundation, and Knowledge Tree Ltd. He has also worked on the board at India World Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Ansal is accredited with bringing about a retail revolution in India by establishing the nation’s first mall – Ansal Plaza. He spearheaded the development of 19 township projects in North India, including the noteworthy townships like Sushant City and Sushant Lok. He has also been well supported by the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana.
Ansal is a graduate from Delhi University’s Hans Raj College. His father, Sushil Ansal is the chairman of Ansal API. His mother, Kusum is a homemaker. He got married to Sheetal Ansal in 1993. They have a son, Ayush Ansal and daughter, Anushka Ansal.
Pranav Ansal joined the Ansal API Group in 1995 as a management trainee- the lowest rung of the executive ladder in the Ansal API office. Through his dedication and dynamism, he has risen to the position of Vice Chairman and Managing Director.
He initiated ‘Planned Development’ by launching Tier –II and Tier-III cities in Delhi & NCR. He is the man behind the development of Signature Townships of the Ansal API Group, namely Sushant City,Sushant Golf City,Sushant Lok.
He is the creator of not only residential properties, but also retail shops, hospitality projects, commercial and industrial properties. He has expanded Ansal API’s portfolio across various business verticals, like Integrated Townships, Condominiums, Group Housing, Malls, Shopping Complex, Hotels, SEZs, IT Parks and Infrastructure and Utility Services. He has made Ansal API a strong entity in 4 states and 19 cities of our country.
In 1988, Pranav Ansal along with Mr. Sushil Ansal introduced the shopping mall culture in North India by building the first ever mall of India- ‘Ansal Plaza’, after which a chain of other malls was established.
He added another feather to his cap when he created the Sushant Golf City, a hi-tech residential township spread across the outskirts of Lucknow. It has been developed on the concept of building residential real estate surrounded by a golf course.
The Ansal University is the brainchild of Pranav Ansal, and was built for imparting quality education based on the pattern of US Education System. It was established under the Haryana Private Universities Act, 2006 and is the only university to offer a 2 year program in Real Estate Development.Interestingly, he had joined the company as a Management Trainee.