CONSTRUCTION WORLD Person of the Year 2021(Private Sector)

November 2021
CONSTRUCTION WORLD Person of the Year 2021(Private Sector)

Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group 

Meet a man contributing significantly to India’s growth philosophy! An accomplished business leader and second-generation entrepreneur, Sajjan Jindal had the foresight to lead the steel industry and JSW in particular on a transformational journey. JSW's innovative and sustainable presence in various sectors, including steel, energy, infrastructure, cement, paints, venture capital and sports, is helping the group play an important role in driving India’s economic growth. 
The group strives for excellence by leveraging its strengths and capabilities, including a successful track record of executing large capital-intensive and technically complex projects, a differentiated product mix, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and greater focus on pursuing sustainable growth. With a culturally diverse workforce spread across India, the US, Europe and Africa, JSW Group directly employs nearly 40,000 people.

A mechanical engineer, Jindal led the JSW Group through some of its most exciting phases, including JSW Steel and JSW Energy going public in 1995 and 2009-10, respectively. Today, the group takes pride in expanding the business landscape across infrastructure, sports and cement, with revenues over $13 billion for the year ended March 31, 2021.

A firm believer of the Make in India philosophy, Jindal has been awarded at global platforms for his contribution and commendable work. He has been awarded the JRD Tata Award 2017 for ‘Excellence in Corporate Leadership in the Metallurgical Industry.’ He was also awarded the ‘2014 National Metallurgist Award: Industry’ instituted by the Ministry of Steel, Government of India. 

His keenness to give back to society and a desire to improve the “lives of individuals” led to the creation of the JSW Foundation, which is committed to providing the means to empower individuals to bridge the socioeconomic divide and contribute to the creation of a more equitable and sustainable community. The foundation is proud to have touched the lives of over 1 million people by providing them with opportunities for a bright and sustainable future.

A renowned and respected practitioner of sustainable business practices, Jindal is a noted member of the Executive Committee of the World Steel Association, president of the Indian Steel Association as well as the former president of the Institute of Steel Development & Growth. He is also a council member of the Indian Institute of Metals.

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