Mr. Narotam Sekhsaria is a doyen of the Indian Cement Industry and one of the most respected business personalities in India. He holds a Bachelor's Degree with honours and distinction in Chemical Engineering from UDCT Bombay.
As the Principal-Founder Promoter of Ambuja Cement, he built Ambuja Cement into the most efficient and profitable cement Company in India. In a career spanning over 40 years, Mr. Sekhsaria has re-defined cement industry practices from a commodity into a brand. He brought cement plants closer to cement markets and linking plants to lucrative coastal markets by setting up ports and a fleet of bulk cement ships for the first time in India. Presently he is Chairman Emeritus of Ambuja Cements.
Another initiative from him was setting up of a not-for-profit institution - Ambuja Cement Foundation - to realize his vision of community development in rural communities. The Foundation today is operating in 11 States with an annual budget exceeding Rs. 125 crore and employing about 1,000 people engaged in Water Harvesting Projects, Women Empowerment, Animal Husbandry and adoption of Zilla Parishad Schools and other social initiatives. He has been the Chairman of the Foundation since its inception.
Mr. Sekhsaria is also the Chairman of Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, a not-for-profit organization set up by an endowment from him in September 2002.