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.

A true visionary, Vikramjit Sahney is a multifaceted personality playing many roles with panache. Reputed entrepreneur, philanthropist, educationist and social activist - he is a force to reckon with, not just because of the success he has achieved but also because of his charismatic personality that is a motivation for many.

Vikramjit Sahney is the Chairman and CEO of the Sun Group with Sun International Pvt. Ltd. (SIPL) as its flagship company and its overseas wholly owned subsidiaries and offices in UAE & South Africa.

Born on 20th February 1962, Vikramjit Sahney's academic credentials include a Masters in Economics as well as in Business Administration. Always on the move, making an impact and excelling in whatever he does, he has scaled the ladder of entrepreneurial success especially in the fertilizer sector. Now he heads a successful business conglomerate focused on different areas including fertilizers, agri-commodities and joint ventures. The Group has an annual turnover of over USD 500 million (Rs. 3000 crores) and still growing.

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.
Honorary Consul General : Republic of South Africa in India
Chair : SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Strategic Advisor : Foskor, Industrial Development Corporation, Govt. of South Africa
International President : World Punjabi Organisation
Chairman : Sun Foundation
Chairman : Indo-South Africa Business Forum
Chairman : Indo-Qatar Jt. Business Forum
Member : Prime Minister’s Indo-South Africa CEO Forum
Member : Prime Minister’s Indo-Africa Business Council
Council Member : International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)
Hon. Secretary General : Maharaja Ranjit Singh Trust
Patron : "ROKO CANCER" Project
Advisor : Educate Widow's Child Fund
Member Senate : Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Vice President : Baba Farid Memorial Society
National Executive Member : Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
His Mantra of Life - work is worship and charity is the path to nirvana.