Mr. Dhruv M. Sawhney

Chairman & Managing Director
Age: 76 years

Mr. Sawhney graduated with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Sciences from Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, U.K. and an M.B.A with distinction from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He was on the Dean’s list for all terms, came second in the University, and is a life member of Beta Gama Sigma.

Mr. Sawhney received the “Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur” from President Chirac of the French Republic, and was made an ‘Honorary Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order’ (LVO) by HM Queen Elizabeth II. He chaired the Commonwealth Leadership Development Conferences founded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to foster and broaden the decision making ability of future leaders.

Mr. Sawhney has been nominated by Prime Minister Modi to be the Co-Chair of the Indo-French CEO’s Forum. Mr. Sawhney was President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at the start of India's liberalization in 1991/92, and was a Past President of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists and the Indian Sugar Mills Association. He received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the Sugar Technologists’ Association of India, and was made ‘Indian Business Leader of the Year’ by Horasis. He is a past Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur, and the Doon School, one of India’s premier Schools. He was President of the All India Chess Federation for 12 years and is a Chevalier of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin in Burgundy.

Mr. Sawhney is Chairman of Triveni Turbine Ltd. and Triveni Engineering and Industries Ltd. with a group turnover and market capitalization of US$ 700 Million. Mr. Sawhney chairs the Board of Trustees of North India’s oldest charitable hospital named after his great grandfather, and inaugurated by the first President of India. It is funded by the Triveni Group and the Sawhney family, and provides free and subsidized secondary care to the weaker sections of society. and runs a free nurses training school.