Mr. Dhruv M. Sawhney

Chairman & Managing Director

Key Achievements:

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, a society for those who graduate amongst the top 1% in the U.S.

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

Mr Sawhney was President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 1991/92 when India started its economic liberalization program, and was Co-Chair of the IndoFrench CEO’s Forum set up by the President of France and the Prime Minister of India for 10 years. He was nominated by the Government of India as the founder Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management Kashipur for 9 years and is a past Chairman of the Doon School, one of India’s premier high schools. Mr Sawhney is a past President of the All India Chess Federation for 12 years and a Chevalier of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin in Burgundy.

Mr. Sawhney is Chairman of The Triveni Group comprising of Triveni Turbine Ltd. and Triveni Engineering and Industries Ltd. which have market capitalizations of US$ 1.6 Billion and US$ 0.9 Billion respectively. Triveni Turbine is the second largest global manufacturer of industrial steam turbines under 100 MW with a market share of over 20%. Triveni Engineering is one of the largest Global producers of sugar and ethanol with a production of 1 million tonnes of sugar annually and a distillation capacity of 880KL per day. deals with over 335,000 farmers at its seven sugar units and is among the leading producers of high-speed gears.

Mr. Sawhney chairs the Board of Trustees of North India’s oldest private 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. This 200-bed hospital also runs a free training school for nurses.