Dr. Hari Prasad Kanoria, LLB; D. Litt is an industrialist, banker, journalist, educationist, philanthropist, social awakener with the mission and vision for enhancing spiritual value service to humanity and taking up the cause for women awakening and welfare.
Dr. H.P. Kanoria hails from a family that has business throughout undivided India. His father was a famous businessman and social worker. Dr. Kanoria has completed his education from Presidency & St. Xavier’s College and Bachelor of Law from Calcutta University and became an Advocate at the Calcutta High Court. He also held a legal assignment as the Judge of Lok-Adalat, Calcutta High Court. Dr. Kanoria Started his business career working in the family business in 1959-60, He has pioneered and founded global organisations like Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd., Shristi Corporation, Srei Foundation and IISD (Institute for Inspiration and Self Development). He is presently the Chairman cum Editor-in-Chief of Business Economics (a fortnightly business magazine). He also serves as the Chief Mentor after retiring from the Directorship at Shristi Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. and gives the strategic guidance for setting up townships and creating landmark infrastructure projects in the country like a Green Multi Specialty Hospital, a Bionic 5 star Hotel Complex. He has been a Non Executive Independent Director of Gillanders Arbuthnot & Company Limited since March 6, 2009. He also serves as a Director of Adisri Investment Ltd; Asian Health Services Ltd. and TSCCF – Shristi Infra Ltd.
Dr. Kanoria has been a member of several national level business delegations to UK, China, USA, Vietnam and Bangladesh.
He has worked closely with various chambers of commerce and associations as president and committee member. He is the former President, Calcutta Chamber of Commerce and presently is the Senior Committee member of Bharat Chamber of Commerce.
He was also the Director of United Bank of India and Director of West Bengal Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation & Member in the Ministry of Surface Transport.
Dr. Kanoria gets his inspiration from the teachings of Paramhansa Shri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Paramhansa Yogonandaji, Rishi Aurobindo, holy scriptures of all regions and other great personalities like Sri Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, holy scriptures and other great personalities.