Chairman & MD, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
A pioneer in the field of infrastructure, Hemant Kanoria has reshaped India’s infrastructure landscape with innovative ideas and a strong passion of excellence. Hemant is a visionary who always offers simple solutions to complex problems. His contribution towards inclusive infrastructure development in the country has been nonparallel. Many if his ideas were first of its kind and created new business sectors.
Hemant is a Trustee of Kanoria Foundation which under its umbrella has entities with a total asset base of USD 12 billion. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Srei, which started its operations in 1989. He is known for unleashing a new wave of rural entrepreneurship in India. A unique business model under brand ‘Sahaj’ was created to bridge the urban-rural digital divide and make services like e-governance, e-commerce and e-learning accessible to millions in remote geographies.
He is also the Chairman of India Power Corporation Limited, previously known as DPSC Limited. Under his guidance India Power has become one of the leading integrated power utilities in the country.
He has held several prestigious positions like President of Calcutta, Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of FICCI National Committee on Infrastructure and also served on the Board of Governors of IIM, Calcutta. He has also been a member of Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee, Government of India.