Sunil Kant Munjal
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Sunil Kant Munjal
Sunil Kant Munjal, 2014
|Born||14 December 1957|
|Alma mater||The Doon School|
|Parent(s)||Brijmohan Lall Munjal (father)|
Sunil Kant Munjal is one of the founder promoters of the Hero Group, and Indian automotive manufacturing group that has evolved from being the world's largest bicycle-maker to the largest two-wheeler maker. Munjal is involved as a business promoter, an institution builder, a social entrepreneur, and angel investor.
Munjal is the Chairman of Hero Enterprise, which has interests in insurance distribution, steel-making, real estate and corporate training. He chairs the board of the Indian Public School Society, which runs the Doon School, and the board of MEPSC, a government and industry supported skills’ initiative that seeks to create a professionally competent workforce for India.
Munjal co-founded BML Munjal University (BMU), a higher education venture that is pioneering next practices in knowledge delivery and student development. He is also President of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, which has been ranked the number one private teaching hospital in North India by the Week magazine. His contribution to affordable health care has been recognised by the Royal Society of Medicine, London.
Munjal set up the Serendipity Arts Foundation; he is also President of the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam, an organisation that supports performing arts across North India.
Munjal was a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade & Industry that advised the Prime Minister on economic issues. In the 1990s, he was a member of the Narasimham Committee that laid the framework for banking and financial sector reforms. He was also a member of the Taskforce on Indirect Taxes (Kelkar Committee), that provided the first roadmap for simplifying India's indirect tax system.
India Today chose Munjal as one of the “Faces of the Millennium" for business. In 2016, he won the Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace. In the same year, he was conferred a D. Lit by SRM University, Chennai, and became a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Directors. In 2018, Punjab University conferred on him the Udyog Rattan Award for role in the state's industrial development. He also received the GlobScot Award from the Scottish government in 2012 for being one of the largest employers in Scotland.