Sanjeev Nanda: An entrepreneur that thrives on innovation

sanjeev nanda

From being the CEO of Claridges Group of Hotels and the founder of ISHVAN Pharmaceuticals to being a prominent social worker, Sanjeev Nanda is a man who dons multiple hats. Despite being born in an influential business family, he has earned the praise that the international business circles shower him with.

Profession Businessman
Famous for Established and sold Toto’s in London and ‘Dhaba by Claridges’;
Manages Taj Dubai, Billionaire Mansion, Neat Foods
MD Of Ishvan Pharma,
Managing Miss Tess Restaurant, Dhaba
Date of Birth 17 January 1978
Age (as in 2020) 42 years
Birthplace New Delhi
Residence Dubai, UAE
Nationality  British Indian
School Modern School, Delhi
College/University The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Religion Hinduism
Caste Punjabi
Hobbies Tennis, Football, Music
Marital Status Married
Spouse Medha Nanda


Children  2 daughters
Parents Suresh Nanda(Father)

Renu Nanda (Mother)

Grandparents  Adm. SM Nanda, Mrs Sumitra Nanda
Sibling/s 1 elder sister, Sonali Nanda

After completing his education from prestigious institutions such as Modern School, New Delhi and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, Sanjeev Nanda started his career working with reputed organizations such as Barclays Capital and ANZ Grindlays Bank. Later, he showed the first signs of an entrepreneurial spirit by starting a website development company along with his friends.

By 2001, Sanjeev had forayed into his family business – that of hospitality – by working as the Marketing Manager of C1 India, a joint venture by Claridges Group and Commerce One, a NASDAQ listed firm from California, USA. “My stint at C1 India helped me grow personally as well as professionally,” he says. Sanjeev later took over the company’s sales division in Mumbai and Delhi, and secured large orders for the venture.

In 2005, Sanjeev assumed command of the Claridges Group of Hotels as its new CEO. His business acumen helped him expand the group further. Under his leadership, Claridges acquired the Sea Rock Hotel in Mumbai. Sanjeev also identified a property close to the national capital and developed it into The Claridges Surajkund in 2008. The iconic ‘Dhaba by Claridges’ also came into existence during this period.

Continuing his success story, Sanjeev Nanda shifted his base to Dubai in 2010. He helped set up some of the most prominent eateries across the globe, including Miss Tess in Dubai and Toto’s in London. He is also accredited with bringing the ‘Billionaire’ brand to Dubai and establishing ‘Billionaire Mansion & Sumosan’, one of the most luxurious restro-bars in Dubai.Billionaire Mansion is one of the most luxurious and extravagant diners in Downtown Dubai. On the other hand, Miss Tess has carved a niche for itself owing to its unique concept and live performances.

In 2016, Sanjeev Nanda added another feather to his hat by venturing into pharmaceutical business. He co-founded ISHVAN Pharmaceuticals, one of the most rapidly growing pharma companies in the world. “With ISHVAN, we aim at improving the healthcare infrastructure across the globe. We intend to establish a more robust distribution system for medical drugs and other supplies, along with the manufacturing of FDA-approved vaccines and medicines,” says Sanjeev about his latest venture.Sanjeev Nanda also serves as the MD of another pharmaceuticals venture, named Pharm Aid.

Sanjeev Nanda is also an active social worker. Along with his wife Medha Nanda, he has been quite instrumental in the formation and functioning of Mahila Ekta Group – an all-female self help group formed by the women residing in Banjani village, a small hamlet in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Sanjeev often visits the village to personally assess and assist the growth of the cottage businesses started by the members of Mahila Ekta Group.

For the future, Sanjeev has several plans pertaining to the expansion of his various businesses as well as for aiding people in a better manner. We wish him success for his future ventures. His pharma ventures ISHVAN and Pharm Aid are aimed at the same.



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