Born to a businessman Mr. Shiwlal Sarda, Mr. Ghanshyam Sarda efficiently upgraded his fortunes into a riveting business conglomerate, leading the roost in multiple industries and outshining the global peers. His determination, grit, and consistency make him a prominent name in the business circle.
A graduate from St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata, Mr. Ghanshyam Sarda forayed into the family business of jute manufacturing at a young age. At that time, the industry in Bengal was going through a difficult time with almost 70 percent of the businesses shut and several leaders rushing out of the state to shift their headquarters. His own family business was also hit hard but Sarda did not deter.
He saw the jute business as it stands today, having the massive benefit of being eco-friendly and decided to utilize the vast land bank of jute mills, which was rendered dead. Soon, he started acquiring the insolvent companies and get on working.
KNITTING LOOPS OF SUCCESS
It was a big risk that Mr. Ghanshyam Sarda was taking that time, trying to revive a business that even the oldest of players had abandoned but his firm faith in his own capabilities worked wonders. He revolutionized the industry by conceptualizing production-linked wages and financial participation of workers, who were asked to deposit a small portion of their wages with the company and collect them once the business was revived.
Thousands of workers got back their jobs and were willing to take a risk with their earnings and Mr. Ghanshyam Sarda did not disappoint them. Soon, the industry got back up on its feet. His exemplary human management and business skills attracted great appreciation from his peers and competitors. He majestically turned every hurdle that came his way into a big opportunity and soon grew both in stature and acumen.
EXPANDING HIS TREASURES
Mr. Ghanshyam Sarda did not stop at just reviving his familial jute business. His entrepreneurial knack prompted him to diversify ahead and he soon found himself acquiring sick companies from multinational corporations and even state governments. The young lad took many risky steps and consistently turned soil of the dead enterprises into gold. His only focus remained on achieving the impossible and he keeps on doing that to date, passionately.
Apart from reviving many sick businesses, he took Sarda Group to foray into real estate, seafood, IT, and distilleries businesses. The firm became one of the top employers in West Bengal and its success story remained unparalleled for a long time.
Another magical revival he managed to achieve was that of Kolmak Chemicals Limited, which was a Titanium Dioxide manufacturing unit established by Indian Oxygen Limited.
Mr. Ghanshyam Sarda grew his business strength to strength, never taking a break from being a stupendous leader. He instilled excellent leadership skills among his employees so they can become better partners in his business ventures. To date, he ensures that each of his employees is contributing equally to the business and is also personally growing each day.
He is celebrated widely amongst his circle for his acumen and is revered amongst many successful businesspersons of the state and the country. His powerful personality and matchless business acumen remain a source of constant envy amongst his competitors. The very versatile leader uses these factors as a constant motivation to do better.
PASSING ON THE RIGHT GENES
Mr. Ghanshyam Sarda made his father proud of his unparalleled business acumen and is now training his own children to surpass his laurels. He has raised his children as independent, smart, and competitive entrepreneurs who can take his legacy ahead with grace.
His son, Mr. Neetish Sarda, following the footsteps of his father, is already a big name in the business world at a young age of 25. His company Smartworks is one of the largest coworking space providers in India. The company has managed to attract substantial investments from Keppel Land, Singapore, and is valued over Rs. 1000 crores within a few years of the inception. The young lad is as confident as his father and has learned a great business sense from him.
Mr. Ghanshyam Sarda’s daughter, Ms. Prerna Jhunjhunwala is doing business in Singapore currently, running a highly successful chain of pre-schools, which have been recognized globally for their quality.
His younger daughter, Ms. Saumya Binani is also a successful leader and is running a facility management company.
SERVING THE SOCIAL GOODWILL
Great business success means nothing if it is achieved while ignoring the environment and society. In today’s stressed times, when the ecology is facing a major shift because of factors like global warming and the society is still grappling with issues like poverty, it is the responsibility of every single person to contribute towards the goodwill of the entire civilization.
Mr. Ghanshyam Sarda is a very diligent and dedicated patron towards the upliftment of the society. His charitable work spans across the domain of various social, educational, and environmental activities. His focus remains on uplifting the future generations so that the problems that persist today don’t find their way to the future. He encourages young kids to get educated and extend a hand of support towards their communities and societies.
Mr. Ghanshyam Sarda beautifully merges his business successes with his love for nature and society and is often seen contributing to important causes that can improve the world we are currently living in. He doesn’t like to attract much pomp and show towards his contributions and feels that the good done in silence can fetch far better rewards than the name and fame a publicized act of goodwill can get.