Biography - Sudhir Mehta ::
After the demise of his father, late Shri UN
Mehta, the responsibility of nurturing the saplings
of business initiatives he had sown, came on his
elder son's shoulders. The training he got from
his father while he was still studying proved
advantageous although he was formally inducted
into the business in the early 70s.
Born in 1954, Sudhir Mehta believes that "Problems
He had been a firm pillar of support for Shri
UN Mehta at crucial junctures, when the first
manufacturing plant was commissioned in Vatva
and the first export orders were received by Torrent
Pharmaceuticals. With his own brand of dynamism,
backed by the experience of his father aiding
him, Shri Sudhir Mehta consolidated on the initial
success of the Company to lay emphasis on exports.
He also initiated the diversification of the Torrent
Group into the power sector single handedly.
With his business acumen and foresight, the
group grew by leaps and bounds in the power sector
after acquiring the ailing Torrent Cables, followed
by acquisition of stakes in AEC and SEC, and with
the success of GTEC having already been added
He along with his brother Shri Samir Mehta added
to the assets of the company by establishing another
pharma plant at Chattral and also commissioning
a Penicillin G plant.
He took office as the Chairman of the Torrent
conglomerate from April, 1998 and has put in concerted
efforts for the development and growth of Torrent.