Mr. Vipin Sondhi is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He did his schooling at The Lawrence School, Sanawar.
Mr. Sondhi has over three decades of experience in manufacturing and engineering-based companies such as Ashok Leyland, IEB, Honda, Tata Steel, and Tecumseh. He was heading Ashok Leyland, the flagship of the Hinduja Group. Ashok Leyland is the 2nd largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India. Before joining Ashok Leyland, he led JCB India for over 13 years and was a member of JCB's global executive team. He was in charge of the $1.7 billion lCB business, which had five manufacturing plants spread across three states, and he established market leadership in the Construction Equipment Industry. He has a strong and proven track record as a passionate leader.
The Government of India appointed him as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IlSER), Bhopal in December 2015. He also has been an elected member of the Confederation of Indian Industry's (CIl) National Council, and the Chairman of Excon, South Asia's largest exhibition for Construction Equipment from 2006 to 2019. He was awarded the Confederation of India's Young Manager's Trophy in the year 2000, The Udyog Rattan Awarded by the Institute of Economic Studies in 2011, and The CEO of the year award at the CEO India Awards in 2014.