Mr. Yashovardhan Saboo

Founder and MD, Kamla Dials and Devices Limited

Mr. Yasho Saboo is an entrepreneur. As the main functionary of the Saboo Business Group, he has played key role in its growth in chosen business areas. He started his career as Director of Groz – Beckert Saboo Ltd., Chandigarh, and remained the Managing Director of GBS for many years. He founded Kamla Dials and Devices Limited, now called KDDL Limited, and now a global manufacturer and exporter of watch dials and watch hands. He also founded Saboo Berlac, now Saboo Coatings Limited, in the business of specialty paints & coatings. In 2003, he founded Ethos SUMMIT, now India’s largest retail chain of luxury and premium watch retail stores. In 2006 he set up a precision stamping business, EIGEN Engineering in Bangalore.

Mr. Saboo has been the founder and continues as President of AIFHI (All India Federation of Horological Industries). He is a Charter Member of TIE Chandigarh, and a member of the think-tank of the World Entrepreneurs Forum. Mr. Saboo has been the Chairman of CII Chandigarh Council for the year 2002 – 03, besides part of strategic groups of several business forums

He is also the founder member of YTTS, an NGO involved with running various school programmes for underprivileged youth.

He read Economics at St. Stephens College, Delhi and did his MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad.

He enjoys reading, photography, classical and popular music, and is self-taught connoisseur of wine, He has been a long-distance runner and continues to maintain a fitness regime.