Sushma Berlia

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Sushma Berlia
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Berlia (2nd from left) talking at education event
Born 1960
India
Education Lady Shri Ram College for Women
Alma mater University of Delhi
Occupation Business executive
Years active 1989-present
Employer Apeejay Stya & Svran
Organization Apeejay Education Society, Apeejay Stya University
Website
Apeejay.com

Sushma Berlia (born 1960) is an Indian business executive . She is currently president of the Apeejay Stya & Svran Group, a conglomerate active in diverse industries.[1] She is also vice president of Apeejay Education Society.[1] Elected president of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) in 2006,[1] she was Chancellor of Apeejay Stya University by 2012.[2]

Early life and education

Sushma Berlia was born in 1960.[3] She completed her schooling at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla & Delhi, and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College for Women in New Delhi.[4] She earned her Master’s in business economics[1] at the University of Delhi.[3] Her father, Stya Paul, was chairman emeritus of the Apeejay Stya Group.[4]

Career

Berlia entered into business and industry in 1989,[4] when she took over the family business.[3][5] By 2005, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group was active in industries such as life science, education, IT, trading, real estate, chemicals, plastics, and retail.[1] As of 2009, the Appejay Stya Group had expanded to have interests in the middle east, Europe, and east Asia, with a focus on pharmaceuticals, education, and real estate.[3]

As of 2005, she was serving as the vice president of Apeejay Education Society.[1] The organization runs schools in north India, as well as college institutions and business schools.[3] She was also the founding chairperson of the Business Women's Committee as of 2005.[1] She was elected president of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) for 2006, with The Hindu Business Line writing that the development was "what may be for the first time that a woman is heading an apex chamber in the country."[1]

By that time, the International Chamber of Commerce had elected Berlia to represent India at the Commission of Biotech Society.[3] The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) had also selected her to represent them at the Internet Task Force of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA).[3] She was Chancellor of Apeejay Stya University by 2012.[2]

Recognition

Personal life

Berlia and her husband Vijay Kumar Berlia have three children together.[3]

References

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