About Sunil Kant Munjal

Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman of Hero Enterprise, is a business promoter, institution builder, a social entrepreneur, an angel investor and a thought leader. He founded the BML Munjal University, a premier institute that’s reimagining the way we look at knowledge delivery and student development. He’s also the President of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, one of India’s largest healthcare institutions. His contribution to affordable health care has been recognised by the Royal Society of Medicine, London.

A patron of the arts, he set up the Serendipity Arts Foundation to revive the arts culture in India and is the President of the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam which promotes performing arts across North India.

“growing alone without benefiting others isn’t truly growing.”

In 2016, a need to realign the family business resulted in the emergence of Hero Enterprise. Hero Enterprise is now in the process of strengthening and consolidating the businesses of Insurance, Realty, Steel, Education and Training.

In keeping with the philosophy of the founders, Hero Enterprise is also investing in ventures that are entrepreneurial in nature, sustainable in scope, potentially global in scale, those that possess innovative business
models and technologies, and which embed the principles of inclusive growth.

Over a short period of time, Hero Enterprise has made key investments in high-growth e-commerce enterprises, cutting-edge lighting solution firms, as well as hospitality and fine dining ventures. It is also supporting start-ups that focus on digital learning, community transportation, healthcare, women empowerment and children’s education. Plus, Hero Enterprise has funded impact investment projects that have taken an entrepreneurship-based approach to socio-economic challenges.

The promoters of Hero Enterprise firmly believe in promoting the Indian arts in multiple forms, as well as supporting and upgrading traditional skills and crafts that are in danger of fading away into oblivion. Through the Serendipity Arts Foundation, a trust set up by Sunil Kant Munjal and
his family, the aim is to create a cultural space where the arts improve lifestyles, sustain economic development and impact livelihoods.

Sunil Munjal sits on and heads various government, private sector and educational
boards and councils:-

  • Chairman of Board of Governors of the Indian Public Schools’ Society, which
    governs and manages The Doon School.
  • Member of the Boards of the Indian School of Business, Indian Institute of
    Management, Ahmedabad and Shriram College of Commerce (SRCC).
  • Head, CII Taskforce on Ease of Doing Business.
  • Chairman, Management, Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council (set up
    under National Skill Development Corporation).
  • Board member, DCM Shriram Consolidated, Bharti Foundation, Indian Institute of
    Corporate Affairs and National Teachers Training Organisation.
  • Advisory Board member, Coca Cola India, Indian Angels Network Fund, University
    of Tokyo and UK India Business Council (UKIBC).
  • Past President, CII and AIMA.
  • Past member, Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry.
  • Past member, Narasimham Committee on banking and financial sector reforms.
  • Past member, Vijay Kelkar Taskforce on Indirect Taxes.
  • Past member, Study Group on Skill Development, Training and Workers’ Education.
  • Board Member- Indian School of Business, Shriram Consolidated, Bharti
    Foundation, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and National Teachers Training
    Organisation.
  • On the Advisory boards of Coca-Cola India, Indian Angels Network Fund and the UK
    and India Business Council.

In 2000, India Today chose Sunil 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. He has also received the GlobScot Award from the Scottish government for his contribution to that country’s industry and economy.

Sunil Munjal sits on and heads various government, private sector and educational boards and councils:-

Chairman of Board of Governors of the Indian Public Schools’ Society, which governs and manages The Doon School.

  • Member of the Boards of the Indian School of Business, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Shriram College of Commerce (SRCC).
  • Head, CII Taskforce on Ease of Doing Business.
  • Chairman, Management, Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council (set up under National Skill Development Corporation).
  • Board member, DCM Shriram Consolidated, Bharti Foundation, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and National Teachers Training Organisation.
  • Advisory Board member, Coca Cola India, Indian Angels Network Fund, University of Tokyo and UK India Business Council (UKIBC).
  • Past President, CII and AIMA.
  • Past member, Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry.
  • Past member, Narasimham Committee on banking and financial sector reforms.
  • Past member, Vijay Kelkar Taskforce on Indirect Taxes.
  • Past member, Study Group on Skill Development, Training and Workers’ Education.
  • Board Member- Indian School of Business, Shriram Consolidated, Bharti Foundation, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and National Teachers Training Organisation.
  • On the Advisory boards of Coca-Cola India, Indian Angels Network Fund and the UK and India Business Council.