GCC 100 Inspiring Leaders 2019

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PNC Menon

PNC Menon

Company:

Sobha Group

Designation:

Founder and Chairman

PNC Menon heads up Sobha Group, a multinational, real estate and construction group that has diversified interests and investments in the UAE, India, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Brunei and Tanzania.

Menon began his career in Oman in 1976, with the launch of his interior design firm, Services & Trade Company. In 1994, Menon founded Sobha India. In 2006, having achieved unprecedented growth, the company had an IPO which was over-subscribed by a record 126 times.

Sobha has a presence in 24 cities and 13 states across India, is the country’s third largest real estate development company in terms of total square feet delivered and is the world’s only backward integrated real estate company.

In 2005, Menon entered the Dubai market and by 2013, he launched two iconic projects in the heart of the city: Sobha Hartland, a $4 billion mixed-use luxury project that includes villas, townhouses and apartments; and District One, a joint venture with Meydan Group, which is an $8bn project encompassing 1,500 ultra-luxury villas.

From extravagant palaces to uber luxurious villas, Menon continues to be at the forefront of executing consistent quality and on-time delivery for clients across the globe.