Hemant Kanoria

Pioneer in the field of infrastructure, Hemant Kanoria has reshaped India’s infrastructure landscape with innovative ideas and a strong passion for excellence since 1989.

SREI marked the entry of private sector in the field of infrastructure, a domain hitherto restricted to public sector. Over the last three decades, Srei has developed into one of India’s largest holistic infrastructure and equipment financing institutions, which has about more than one lac infrastructure players and construction companies as customers pan India, creating employment for more than 10 crore people.

He spearheaded the new wave of rural entrepreneurship in India through a unique business model bridging the urban-rural digital divide. This made services like e-governance, e-commerce and e-learning accessible to millions in remote geographies. The initiative opened up revenue opportunities for thousands of village level entrepreneurs (VLEs) who are providing these services through IT-enabled common service centres across India.

He has held several honorary positions like the Vice President of All India Management Association (AIMA); a Member of Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee, Government of India. He is a Member of the India-Russia CEOs Council and India-Singapore CEOs Forum. He is also a G20 Advisory Council Member at the International Chamber of Commerce.