U N Mehta - Founder
Shri Uttambhai Nathalal Mehta. Words alone will not suffice to describe the Founder- Chairman of the Torrent Group, who was a great businessman, a philanthropist and above all, a noble human being. For this moving spirit behind the Rs. 16300 Crore + (USD 2.44 billion) Torrent Group, the immense contribution to the corporate landscape of Gujarat was a culmination of years of grit, perseverance and hard work.
With his Gandhian approach to business management, he was a rare potent mix of empathy and benevolence that blurs the horizon between business and community service.
The journey of Shri U. N. Mehta, from being a medical representative with Sandoz, back in the 1940s, to laying the foundation of a diversified conglomerate, is a long yet rewarding one. Understanding the pulse of the medical fraternity, he identified and realized the ways in which they could be served best. He pioneered the concept of niche marketing at a time when others focused on the masses.
Despite the initial failures and setbacks, he never let his morale down and persisted in his efforts. His philosophy in life was ‘It is pardonable to aim high and miss, but it is not pardonable to aim low.’
Shri U. N. Mehta was one of those rare corporate leaders in Gujarat, who also understood the importance of having a good interface between business and community service. Perhaps that explains Shri Mehta’s endeavours to establish and maintain robust relationship with the society.
Besides the Torrent Group, he is also the guiding force behind many institutions that works for the betterment of the society at large.
Conferred with numerous felicitations, including the ‘Business Man of the Year’ award in 1996-97, Shri Mehta is a personality that is nothing short of inspirational.