Arun Bharat Ram, Chairperson
Mr.Arun Bharat Ram hails from the renowned business family of Delhi, the owners of theShri Ram Group and DCM with a legacy of more than 100 years. He is presently the Chairman of SRF Limited, an organization he set up in 1970, and which has now grown and diversified into a multi-business Rs. 4000 crore manufacturing company, having operations in India, UAE, Thailand and South Africa. SRF today is the market leader for most of its businesses in India and also enjoys a significant global presence in some of its businesses. He initiated TQM as a management way in SRF and the Company has so far earned the Deming Prize for two of its businesses, for the tyre cord in 2004 and for the Chemicals Business in 2012.
Mr. Bharat Ram was elected President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) during 2000-2001 and has continued to play an important role as Chair of various council of CII. He is also the Indian Co-Chairman of the Indo German Consultative Group (IGCG) which consists of eminentcitizens from both the countries.
Mr. Bharat Ram is actively involved in social development activities.He is the Chairman of SRF Foundation, the social wing of SRF, which manages its own schools and also supports education in villages. He is also the Chairman of The Lady Shri Ram College (LSR) for Women in Delhi which has consistently been rated as one of the two best colleges of India. He is on the governing body of SPIC Macay, a society for the promotion of the Indian Classical Arts. He is himself an accomplished sitar player, having learnt it from Pt. Ravi Shanker.
Mr. Arun Bharat Ram has won many awards and accolades, The Jamshedji Tata Award, which was conferred on him by the Indian Society for Quality (ISQ) for the year 2006 and the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit, presented by the Federal Government of Germany in 2008.
Mr Bharat Ram schooled at the Doon School Dehra Dun, and graduated in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan, U.S.A