Cllr Nitin Parekh has been elected as the new Mayor of Harrow. His name was put forward by Cllr Ajay Maru, who noted his positive social work in the borough – while Cllr Christine Robson reportedly seconded the nomination.
Parekh was born in Aden, Yemen. At the age of 7, he moved to Mumbai and lived there for 20 years. He completed his education in Mumbai, with a Degree in Commerce from University of Bombay and also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Parekh got married to wife Hita, at the age 25.
They moved to London in later part of 1986 and he qualified as Chartered Accountant in the UK and finished a year of taxation course.
In 1994 he became a School Governor for his sons' Primary School. Later Parekh became the Chair of the School's Finance Committee and was elected as the school Governor for eight years. He has been a member, President and Secretary of various professional and community organisations for years.
Parekh and wife celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary last week and have two sons, Kalp, who is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst and Pinal, who is a medical doctor. Kalp's fiancée Nayna is a Chartered Accountant and Pinal's wife Chandni, is also a medical doctor.
Speaking to Asian Voice, Parekh said, “Being the Mayor of Harrow, I want to make our vibrant and multicultural borough move forward with an even stronger sense of community and belongings for all our residents, whilst tackling the challenges we face today so that children and adults together play a role in their community and proud to call Harrow home.”