Asia Hall of Fame

Sonu Bhasin Inducted Into Family Business Hall Of Fame

We are delighted to announce that Sonu Bhasin has been inducted into the Family Business United ‘Family Business Hall of Fame,’ which recognises the exceptional contribution of individuals and their work in advancing the field of family business.

Sonu Bhasin is one of the early and senior women professionals in the industry. In her career of over 30
years, she set up and managed large businesses, and diverse teams, across financial and non-financial
sectors in India and overseas.

She led various businesses in senior leadership positions during her corporate career. She began as a
TAS (Tata Administrative Service) Officer with the Tata Group and spent 13 years with the Group before
becoming a Banker. As a Banker, she was a Director at ING Barings, President Axis Bank, Group President
Yes Bank before going back to the Tatas as COO Tata Capital Limited.

Sonu is an Independent Director on Boards of well-known and reputed domestic and multinational
companies.

She now focuses on family businesses and is the Founder of FAB – Families And Business. She is a family
business historian and is the Editor-in-Chief of Families & Business magazine – India’s only stand – alone
magazine that addresses the concerns of family business owners/promoters/entrepreneurs. Sonu has
worked extensively with both, the patriarchs and the inheritors of family businesses and has enabled them
to focus on building multi-generational businesses.

Sonu is also a Business Author and her first book The Inheritors – Stories of Entrepreneurship and
Success, published by Penguin Random House, is a bestseller in the business books category. Her second
book, Unstoppable – Kuldip Singh Dhingra and the Rise of Berger Paints, published by Penguin Random
House is the biography of the owner and promoter of Berger Paints. Her third book – Gujarmal Modi :
The Resolute Industrialist – is the first in the multi-book series titled Entrepreneurs Who Built India
published by HarperCollins. Her latest book, Tata’s Leadership Experiment – Story of the TAS is the
untold story of the elite cadre of the Tata Group.

Sonu is also a columnist with The Economic Times, the leading financial daily of India. Her YouTube
Channel is a place for people who want to listen to her meaningful conversations with a cross section of
successful people – including family business owners.

She has been named as one of the Global 100 most Influential individuals for family enterprises in 2020.
Sonu has a degree in B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and a MBA
from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.

As Paul Andrews, Founder and CEO of Family Business United adds, “Sonu continues to make a notable contribution to the world of family business through her work and truly deserves her place in the Family Business Hall of Fame.”

As Sonu concludes, “Family Businesses are the unsung heroes of their respective economies. Their contribution may be understood but is rarely acknowledged. Each family business is an example of enduring determination and conviction. Thus, it is a pleasure to work with the family business owners to work along with them as they first understand the need for a Family Strategy and then work with them to craft an appropriate one.”

“The Family Business Hall of Fame is an aspirational elite group from around the world. It is an honour to be part of it and learn from each other.”

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