Sanjay S. Lalbhai
(Chairman and MD, Arvind Ltd)
Sanjay Lalbhai is the Chairman and Managing Director of Arvind Ltd, a US$1.5 Billion Indian conglomerate. It was under his leadership that Arvind has become one of the largest manufacturers of woven textiles in India, and one of the largest denim fabric manufacturers in the world. He was also responsible for acquiring India’s first denim brand – Flying Machine – in 1981 and for guiding the process of building Arvind’s current impressive apparel brand portfolio.
He serves on the Board of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd. – one of India’s largest Port companies. He also serves on the board of several premiers educational and research institutes. He is the President of Ahmedabad Education Society and Ahmedabad University, Chairman of Council of Administration of Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association and a member of the Council of Management of the Physical Research Laboratory. Mr. Lalbhai believes that addressing societal concerns and creating a long-lasting benefit to society is integral to the business strategy and a duty of every business leader. He provides strategic leadership to Arvind’s CSR initiatives as Trustee to SHARDA Trust ─ the CSR arm of the company.