Episode #32: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Sunil Kant Munjal, one of the founder promoters of the Hero Group, an Indian automotive manufacturing group that has evolved from being the world's largest bicycle-maker to the largest two-wheeler maker. Sunil is a business promoter, an institution builder, a social entrepreneur and angel investor. He shares why we need to learn and unlearn, how the environment needs to be created for better learning outcomes, the idea of holistic learning and the use of technology. He shares his love for arts and culture, how we need to use our learning from the rich civilisation of the past to build a legacy of learning with liberal art at the core.
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Mr Sunil Kant Munjal is one of the founder promoters of the Hero Group, India’s premier automotive manufacturing group that has evolved from being the world’s largest bicycle-maker to the largest two-wheeler maker. He is the Chairman of Hero Enterprise, with interests in insurance distribution, steel-making, real estate and corporate training. He has made strategic investments in several areas ranging from e-commerce to hospitality. He also supports start-ups on digital learning, community transportation, healthcare, women empowerment and education.
He chairs the board that runs the Doon School and sits on the boards of the IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA), ISB, and SRCC. He has co-founded BML Munjal University (BMU) and is President of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. He has also served as president of the CII and AIMA; been a member of Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry and was on government task forces that prepared the ground for India’s banking and insurance reforms.
Mr Munjal has set up the Serendipity Arts Foundation which aims to revive patronage in the arts; he is also President of the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam which supports performing arts across North India.