P. N. C. Menon

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PNC Menon
PNC Menon Chairman Emeritus Sobha Developers.jpg
Born Puthan Neduvakkatt Chenthamaraksha Menon
December 12, 1948
Vadakkencherry, Palakkad district
Residence Bangalore
Nationality Indian Omani
Alma mater Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur
Occupation Business
Employer Founder and Chairman of Sobha Ltd.
Net worth $1.23 Billion [1]
Spouse(s) Sobha

Puthan Neduvakkatt Chenthamaraksha Menon or PNC Menon is an Indian-Omani businessman[2] hailing from Thrissur in Kerala. He is the Founder and Chairman of Sobha Ltd. (Formerly Sobha Developers Ltd).[3][4][5]& Sobha LLC[6][7]

Biography[edit]

Menon was born on December 12, 1948. As his father was doing business in Thrissur, he grew and studied there. At the age of 10, he lost his father. Afterwards, he dropped out of Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur, to do interior decoration business without completing his education At the age of 26, he left Kerala for Oman,[8] where over the years he developed his interior decoration business into a profitable venture. In 1995, he started Sobha Ltd. in Bangalore[9] named after his wife. He is married to Sobha and has two daughters, Bindu and Revathi, and one son Ravi Menon.[10][11]

Philanthropy[edit]

P.N.C. Menon, established the Sri Kurumba Educational & Charitable Trust[12] in 1994, a year before he founded Sobha Developers. The trust adopted Vadakkenchery and Kizhakkenchery - two Panchayats each consisting 2 villages in Palakkad district, Kerala,[13] his native state, in 2006. In the adopted villages, the Ttrust helps families with very low monthly income and provides education to children from 2,500 poor families (about 11000 people).[14] PNC Menon and his wife Sobha join The Giving Pledge list a philanthropic initiative started by Warren Buffett, former Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and his wife Melinda.[15]

Awards and Honours[edit]

  • 2015: Arabian Indian Czar Award from News Channel Times Now [16]
  • 2015: Management Leadership Excellence Award from Calicut Management Association[17]
  • 2014: Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Leadership from Golden Peacock Awards [18]
  • 2014: Dhanam Lifetime Achievement Award from B usiness Magazine Dhanam [19]
  • 2014: Malayalee Business Achiever Award from Pegasus Group [20]
  • 2014: Excellence in Business Award for corporate Social Responsibility by The Times of India [21]
  • 2013: Business Man of the Year from State Forum of Bankers Clubs Kerala [22][23]
  • 2013: 4th Rank in Top 100 Indians in UAE by Forbes [24]
  • 2013: Lifetime Achievement Award, from NDTV [25][26]
  • 2012: Special Recognition for “Dedicated Service to Civil Engineering and the Construction Industry” - Civil-Aid Techno Clinic Pvt. Ltd.[27]
  • 2009: Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, by the Government of India[28][29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/pnc-menon/?list=rtb
  2. ^ "Forecast 2015: PNC Menon". Arabian Business. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sobha group founder PNC Menon to give 50% of fortune to charity: Report". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  4. ^ "A career built brick by brick". Mint.com. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  5. ^ "Newsmaker: PNC Menon". Business Standard. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  6. ^ "An Inevitable Cycle: Interview with PNC Menon, Sobha Group - Construction Business News Middle East". Construction Business News Middle East. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  7. ^ Pnc investments corporate overview. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  8. ^ Editor, By Saifur Rahman, Business (21 October 2011). "A rags-to-riches developer's story with a difference". GulfNews. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  9. ^ Asia, Forbes. "Arabia-Asia: P.N.C. Menon's Real Estate Empire Spans India and the Gulf". Forbes. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "Indian Power List 2011". Arabian Business. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  11. ^ "A career built brick by brick". Livemint. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  12. ^ "Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Three Other Indians on Forbes’ Philanthropy List". indiacsr.in. indiacsr. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "CSR project: Sobha Group’s PNC Menon developing Kerala’s Palakkad region & educating children". The Economic Times. S Sanandakumar. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "PNC Menon - built to last". Arabian Business Publishing Ltd. arabianbusiness.com. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, PNC Menon join The Giving Pledge list - Times of India". The Times of India. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "PNC Menon honoured with Arabian Indian Czar Award". The Hindu Business Line. Anil Urs. thehindubusinessline.com. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "Management Leadership Excellence Award" (PDF). cmacalicut.org. CALICUT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "P.N.C Menon, Chairman Emeritus, Sobha Developers receives Golden Peacock Life Time Achievement Award 2014". goldenpeacockawards.com. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "Dhanam Business Excellence Awards 2013 Announced". newindianexpress.com. Express News Service. newindianexpress. June 19, 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "P N C Menon, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Sobha Ltd wins MBA Award 2014". uniquetimes. uniquetimes.org. December 27, 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "Excellence in Business Award for Corporate Social Responsibility’ by The Times of India". einnews. csr.einnews.com. Sep 6, 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Sate forum of bankers clubs kerala awards 2013". keralabiznews.com. keralabiznews.com. December 28, 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "Business Man of the Year – Mr. PNC Menon". NDTV Profit. profit.ndtv.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "Forbes Unveils Top Indian Business Honchos in UAE". Ooutlookindia. outlookindia.com. June 27, 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "PNC Menon receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the NDTV Property Awards" (indiantelevision). indiantelevision.com. 4 Jun 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "NDTV Property Awards". bestmediainfo. bestmediainfo.com. June 4, 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "CWAB'Y Award 2012 Platinum Award of Excellence". constructionworld. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  28. ^ "PNC MENON, industrialist and philanthropist, was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman for social service and numerous charitable projects in India". INDIA EMPIRE. indiaempire.com. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  29. ^ "India and Oman Bilateral Relations". indemb-oman.org. Indian Embassy, Oman. Retrieved 4 January 2016.