PADMA SHRI VIKRAMJIT SAHNEY

The Personality

Extending one hand to help somebody has more value than joining two hands in prayer - Mr. Vikramjit Sahney has made this a motto of his life.

Mr. Vikramjit S. Sahney, Padma Shri awardee, is a well known entrepreneur & philanthropist of India. He is President of International Chamber of Commerce, India chapter (ICC-India). He is also Honorary Consul for the Republic of South Africa; Chair-BRICS Agri Business Council from India; Chair-SAARC CCI; Board Member NSDC & IBEF. Mr. Sahney is also member of a several CEO forums & task forces constituted by DIPP. He is chairman-Sun International; equity partner-FOSKOR, South Africa which is one of the largest plants in the world that produces phosphates and phosphoric acid with international exposure. He is also strategic advisor & Board Member (India)-Muntajat which is state owned company of Qatar; Member of steering committee of FICCI & managing committee of ASSOCHAM. His academic credentials include Masters in economics and business administration.

Mr. Sahney heads a successful business conglomerate Sun International with its overseas wholly owned subsidiaries, focused on fertilizers, minerals, agri-commodities and Joint Venture investments in countries including and not limited to South Africa, Egypt & Qatar. His other business interests include structuring and implementing counter trade and offset deals world-wide & transfer of technology and skills. Sun is pioneer and leader in marketing as also exporting various fertilizers and semi/raw fertilizers such as Phosphates, iron ore, Chrome ore The Group's business interests span almost the entire globe spanning across Middle East, Africa, China, South Asia, Europe & Latin America.

Mr. Sahney has dedicated himself towards creating a humane & equitable society through his CSR initiative- Sun Foundation. The projects duly recognized by NSDC include Surya Kiran - free vocational and skill development training to underprivileged women and girls; TaareZameen Par - free skill development centers for disabled needy youth. His other initiatives include Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign to raise strong concern about exacerbating sex discrimination and female feticide through awareness campaign and Public interest messages; Running Govt. Drug Rehabilitation centers for skill development in Amritsar, Taran Taran & Jalundhur; Angels of Sun -: scholarship to underprivileged children; extending aid to Children of poor widows, war victims, families of farmers who committed suicide in Vidharbha as also national disasters like tsunami etc.

Under his chairmanship, Sun Foundation, a charitable institution for welfare of mankind, is running around 20 centers all over India and abroad imparting free vocational training to underprivileged and differently abled young adults. In addition, the Foundation is running a strong campaign against female foeticide and to 'Save the Girl Child' in several districts and empowering them through skilled training.

Vikramjit has found his soul's calling in Sufi Music, of which he is an eminent exponent. Gifted with a beautiful voice, he has lent his mesmerizing voice to Sufi songs and has launched a few music albums that have received widespread popular applause as well as critical acclaim.

Indeed, it is not surprising that Mr. Sahney holds several coveted and illustrious positions such as:

KEY POSITIONS:

Vikram Sahney
Vikramjit Sahney is an Indian entrepreneur, renowned educationist and respected social worker. He is deeply inspired by the statement - work is worship and charity is path to nirvana.
President : International Chamber of Commerce, Paris-India
Honorary Consul General : Republic of South Africa
Board Member : National Skill Development Corporation, ( NSDC) Govt of India
Member : Board of Trade, Govt. of India
Chair : SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Chair : BRICS Agri Business Forum
Member : Indo-Africa Business Council
Member : Indo-South Africa CEO Forum
Chairman : Indo-South Africa Business Forum
Member : India UAE Task Force
Chairman : Indo-Qatar Jt. Business Council
National Executive Committee Member : Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce    & Industry (FICCI) & ASSOCHAM.
Equity Partner : Foskor, Industrial Development Corporation Govt. of South Africa
Strategic Advisor (India) : Foskor, MUNTAJAT, Qatar – State owned company of Qatar
Chairman : Foskor, Sun Group
International President : Foskor, World Punjabi Organisation
Chairman : Foskor, Sun Foundation- NGO
Advisor : Educate Widow's Child Fund
Sufi Singer
His Mantra of Life - work is worship and charity is the path to nirvana.