Hemant Kanoria

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Hemant Kanoria
Hemant Kanoria Sir.JPG
Born (1962-08-05) 5 August 1962 (age 56)
ResidenceKolkata, West Bengal, India
EducationLa Martiniere for Boys
Alma materSt. Xavier's College
OccupationChairman & Managing Director of Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited[1]
Spouse(s)Madhulika Kanoria

Hemant Kanoria is the Chairman and Managing Director of Kolkata-based company Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited[2][3][4][5][6] He is also the Chairman of India Power Corporation Ltd.(IPCL)[7][8][9] and on the Board of Trustees for Kanoria Foundation, which has assets worth USD 10 billion.[10][11][12] Hemant is currently serving as a Board Member of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati, the Neotia University and the New Delhi Institute of Management.[13][14][15][16]

Early life and career[edit]

Kanoria began his career at the age of 17.[17] His father entrusted him with an independent charge of two family owned flour mills,[18] which were located in Kolkata and Krishnanagar, West Bengal. His task was to restart the former and revive the latter. The family decided to exit out of the flour milling business in 1988. Thereafter, Kanoria and his younger brother, Sunil Kanoria, ventured into the business of infrastructure finance Srei.[17][19]


Hemant has been involved in driving rural entrepreneurship in India. He created a business model under the brand 'Sahaj' to make services like e-governance, e-commerce and e-learning accessible to people in remote geographies. The initiative has opened up revenue opportunities for over 61,000 village level entrepreneurs who are providing these services through IT-enabled Sahaj service centers across India.[20][21][22][23][24]


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  20. ^ "Infrastructure: Srei may divest 35% take in Sahaj e-Village; Hemant Kanoria says it's a 'matter of valuation'". The Financial Express. 9 January 2017.
  21. ^ Raturi, Prerna (29 January 2016). ""Our Journey Has Been Like Blooming of a Flower"". Entrepreneur.
  22. ^ Kanungo, Soumonty (15 February 2017). "Srei Infrastructure Finance looking to exit non-core business". livemint.com/.
  23. ^ "Mr.Hemant Kanoria at Sahaj Samvaad". 7 February 2013.
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