Firoz Poonawalla did his schooling in the esteemed St. Vincent’s and later at N.M Wadia College in Pune. Mr. Poonawalla has also done a Top Management Course at Stanford - USA. Mr. Poonawalla’s forte is QUALITY. He has worked as a Quality Control Manager and Quality Assurance Manager. He started a Furniture manufacturing factory in MIDC. He was also one of the first people in Pune to set up a Wood Seasoning Plant. Mr. Poonawalla was the Member of National Horticulture Board – Govt. of India.
Mr. Poonawalla put up a High Tech Floriculture Farm growing Dutch variety long stemmed Roses. This farm was the first unit in the world with an ISO 9002 certification for a Rose Farm.
Yet again, in 1999, this Farm started a Quality Circle movement with all the grass root as well as Staff participations. Mr. Poonawalla was the Chairperson of Quality Circle Excellence Centre. It teaches grass root workers and farmers the Quality of Life. The by-product of these teachings result in continuous improvement of quality of the products and the services they offer.
Mr. Poonawalla, along with Padmashree Lila Poonawalla discovered the joy of giving and started the “Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF)” in 1996 as a Founder Trustee. Girls who are meritorious but needy are given an outright grant (scholarship) to pursue either post graduation studies, under graduation studies or school studies. Since its inception, almost 8225 scholarships have been granted to 4125 girls.