Mr. Sanjay K Jain is the Managing Director of T T Limited. It is an Rs 800 crore vertically integrated textiles group (fibre to fashion company). The company is listed on both NSE and BSE. Its products are sold not only across India, but also across 65 countries globally. He has personally travelled to 50 countries himself. In last few years some of the notable awards are India’s Small Giant Award, Top 100 SME of India award, Master Brand, India’s Most Promising Brand, Silver Trophy for Yarn Exports, Excellence Award (IES) etc.
Mr. Jain believes that life is a rainbow and we should live all colors of life – he says one should not restrict oneself in life. Apart from business, he is active in Government policymaking, industry associations, social projects and regularly speaks in conferences/writes articles. He strongly believes that those who are blessed should share the same with the world around.
Mr. Jain strongly believes to succeed in business in today’s volatile world we need to:
“Be innovative, challenge the norms, think beyond the box and develop relationships both within and outside the organization – you need to dare to succeed and believe in yourself”. There is no world or life without problems but its those who know to fight and sustain are the ones who finally succeeds.
He always had the burning desire of being an entrepreneur and harboured the dream from childhood of doing his MBA from the best college i.e. IIM Ahmedabad. He not only fulfilled his dream but also passed out as a Double Gold Medalist. He did an Entrepreneurship Program in IIMA, and after working for 3 years in the financial sector, he left the job at the first opportunity that came his way. He says being an entrepreneur gives us an opportunity to work as you want and enables you to provide livelihood to thousands of families directly and indirectly.
TT Limited is one of the unique textile groups to have presence from Fibre to Fashion. It is equally successful in B2B and B2C marketing and TT Brand is well recognized domestically and internationally. Its customers range from small towns of India like Balia and Motihari to Empire State Building in New York. It is connected with Rural India through its network of over 500 dealers and internationally through a wide network of agents. Last year the Company was voted as the most popular imported yarn brand in China
The Customer Policy of the Group has been picked up from our respected Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhiji:
“A customer is the most important visitor to our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption on our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider on our business. He is a part of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us an opportunity to do so.”
Mr. Jain joined the Group in 1998 and since then it has multiplied 15 times. In 2004-05 he was amongst the pioneers of cotton fibre exports from India. Today apart from fibre, yarn and fabric – TT has converted itself from a men innerwear brand to a complete apparel brand covering both innerwear & casual wear for the entire family. It has recently introduced a new apparel brand HiFlyers to meet the growing aspirations of the Indian middle class.
He is the Chairman of NITRA and immediate past President of NITMA. He is also Vice President of FOHMA and WBHA. He is also on the committee of TEXPROCIL, SIMA, CITI, FICCI Textiles Group and MCCI. He is also an advisor for two textile magazines. He also has represented FOHMA on the Cotton Yarn Advisory Board, Sub Group on Textiles and Apparels for 12th Five Year Plan. He is also a member of the Core Committee promoting the First Hosiery Park in India coming up in West Bengal. He is a member of the West Bengal Government Textile & MSME Sector Council that advises on Policy matters relating to investment and promotion of industry. He is also nominated to Textile Mentor Skill Council of Central Govt.
Mr. Jain is a Double Gold Medalist from IIM (Ahmedabad) apart from being a rank holder Cost Accountant and Company Secretary. He is a regular speaker in conferences and writer of articles. He was awarded the Udyog Ratna award in 2010 and the TOIBP award by JCI International in 2012. He is an expert in marketing and finance and is overall in charge of the Company. He has travelled to over 50 countries and has wide exposure on textiles issues.
He is also an expert on entrepreneurship and is part of MentorEdge of IIM, Ahmedabad and has been a jury and mentor in ET Power Ideas 2010, 2012 and 2015. He has been a guest faculty in educational institutes like ISB, IIMs, SP Jain and many more. He is also a mentor for the social entrepreneurship program of Santa Clara University, USA. He is also active in social projects and is a trustee of T T Charitable Trust, which runs a hospital apart from undertaking many other community development works. He is also the convener of Udaan, an innovative social education initiative and Vice Chairman of JITO (Kolkata). Recently he was appointed as Director in Pollinate Energy (An Australian promoted social enterprise). Further for the last decade he has been involved in many roles with Lions International. He has also presented a paper on Jainism & Business in TPF Annual Conference, 2012.
Mr. Jain is a multi faceted personality who is actively involved in many spheres of life.