Chairman & Founder, Sobha Group, UAE
Mr. PNC Menon, the Founder & Chairman of Sobha Group, is a self-made, first generation serial entrepreneur. Over the past 40 years, the Group has evolved to become one of the leading real estate development companies in the Middle East and India. Sobha Middle East is headquartered in Dubai, while Sobha India is headquartered in Bangalore.
In 1976, at the age of 27, Mr. Menon founded Services & Trade Company (STC), an interior decoration firm, in Oman. Within eight years, this business secured its market leadership position in Oman, handling the country’s most prestigious and high profile projects for the rulers of Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Brunei. By 1984, he had demonstrated his ability to consistently deliver world-class quality standards, which most international competitors were unable to match.
Mr. Menon’s entrepreneurial journey of four decades has enabled Sobha Group to emerge as a multinational, real estate and construction group with significant interests and investments in India, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Brunei and Tanzania. Based in Dubai, he remains focused on executing the company’s ambitious growth plans in terms of both geographic expansion and sector diversification.