Kunwer Sachdev

Kunwer Sachdev (born 16 November 1962) is an Indian entrepreneur who is the founder and Managing Director of Su-kam Power Systems Ltd, an India-based power solutions provider. He founded Su-Kam in 1998. Due to his contribution towards creating solar technologies in India, he has been called ‘Solar Man of India’ by India Today, a news magazine. Sachdev is also the Managing Director & CEO of Su-Vastika, a power solutions company.

He has been awarded with the title of ‘India’s Most Respected Entrepreneurs’ by Hurun, a media publishing group.

 

Early life

Kunwer Sachdev

was born in a middle-class family on 16 November 1962. He studied in a government school in Punjabi Bagh in Delhi. He was one of the three sons of a section officer in the Indian Railways. His brother started a small business of selling writing instruments, and

Sachdev helped him in his business since he was in standard 10. In a conversation with Times of India, Kunwer Sachdev said that he always knew he would be an entrepreneur, so he did not focus on his studies, yet he finished his graduation in statistics from

Hindu College, and LLB from Delhi University.

Coverage in books and TV shows

Books

Kunwer Sachdev has been featured in the book ‘Connect the Dots’ by bestselling author Rashmi Bansal. The book explores the life story of 20 self-made Indian entrepreneurs who rose from modest backgrounds, without any formal business training, to create successful businesses.

Booming Brand by Harsh Pamnani – The book narrates the success story of Mr. Kunwer Sachdev – the founder of Su-Kam, and explains how he built an industry from scratch.

Porus Munshi’s book ‘Making Breakthrough Innovations Happen: How 11 Indians Pulled Off the Impossible’ covers Kunwer Sachdev’s company Su-Kam’s innovations which created the inverter industry in India.

TV shows

Indian journalist Richa Anirudh interviewed Kunwer Sachdev during IBN Khabar’s show Zindagi Live. The show focused on how sachdev made 600 crores from scratch.

He was also interviewed for ET Now‘s show Tee Time where he talked about his success mantra.

Awards

Kunwer Sachdeva has been awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2011’ at Entrepreneur India awards. According to EFY times, the award recognizes achievers, innovators for contributing to the development of entrepreneurship in India. He has won an award for being one of India’s most respected entrepreneurs.