Sundar Menon

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Sundar Menon
Born (1962-03-08) 8 March 1962 (age 61)
OccupationFounder & CEO of Sun Group International
AwardsPadma Shri

Sundar Menon (born 1962) is a GCC-based Indian entrepreneur, and the founder of The Sun Group International.

Early life and education[edit]

Sundar Menon was born in 1962. He graduated in Economics, and further completed an MBA. The European Continental University (EUC-USA) awarded him with an Honorary Doctorate in 2015 for his contributions towards the economic development of the GCC.[1]


Sundar Menon arrived in Qatar in 1986, and worked for various firms. In the early 1990s, he had joined a British Oil Field Service Company based in Doha as a business executive.

He founded the Sun Group International in 1999, with its first company in the United Arab Emirates. The group now[when?] has operations in the UAE, Qatar, Panama and India. The main business interests of the subsidiaries of Sun group include petrochemicals, natural resources, transportation and real estate.[2]

He was honored with Padmashri award by the Government of India in the year 2016, for his contribution in the field of Social Work.[3][4][5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Padma Shri Award by the Government of India on 31 March 2016[6]
  • Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award in 2015[7]
  • Forbes Top 100 Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World 2013 Arabian Business Magazine[8]
  • 100 most powerful Indians in the Gulf 2012[9]
  • Indo British Business Excellence Award[10]
  • Forbes magazine Top Indian leaders in the Middle East and UAE[11]
  • TGM Award for Maritime Solutions and Philanthropy-AMMA Award 2015[12]
  • Arabian Business Award in 2012[13]
  • Kerala State Vyapari Vyavasayi Samithi Business Excellence Award[14]


  1. ^ "T A Sundar Menon conferred with a honorary doctorate by European Continental University (ECU-USA)". The Peninsula. 9 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Padmashri Dr. Sundar Menon is a prominent figure among the NRI businessmen in the Gulf region". UAE malayali Directory.
  3. ^ "Kerala-born NRI Businessman Dr Sundar Menon Receives Padma Shri for Social Work". Indian Eagle. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards 2016, UAE". Ministry of Home Affairs. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Indian Expat Awarded Padma Shri For Social Work". The Gulf News. 28 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards 2016, UAE". Ministry of Home Affairs. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award".
  8. ^ "Forbes Top 100 Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World". Forbes Middle East.
  9. ^ "100 most powerful Indians in the Gulf 2012". Arabian Business.
  10. ^ PTI (20 November 2015). "M K Muneer, PTM Sunish bag Indo-British award". India Today. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  11. ^ "profile section".
  12. ^ "AMMA Award 2015".
  13. ^ "REVEALED: The Gulf's 100 most powerful Indians".
  14. ^ "Padmashri Dr. Sundar Menon".

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