Sminu Jindal is the first lady entrant in the country to do her gender proud by breaking the glass ceiling in the Steel, Oil and Gas sector in India. Having been appointed as the Managing Director of Jindal SAW Ltd. a part of the fourth largest industrial house in India the OP Jindal Group, Sminu Jindal’s contribution to the growth of the organization has been phenomenal.
An alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Sminu Jindal went on to pursue MBA from Fore School of Management, with specialization in Finance. Her outstanding academic performance won her a Silver Medal and later on Institute of Marketing and Management bestowed upon her the Award for Excellence as the top woman entrepreneur.
Ms. Jindal is a completely hands on person and she joined the family business at the fag end of her teens in Swastik Foils a unit of Jindal SAW Ltd. To her credit she turned around a sick unit into a profitable venture in the very first year of joining. She then trained her sight on Jindal SAW Ltd. in 1997. Soon she was at the helm of affairs as the MD where her acute business acumen positioned the company as a global player bagging major international contracts, and rolled out business strategies, which resulted in higher profitability.
She initiated environment protection steps like affluent treatment plants and environment friendly processes much before the government regulatory authorities drive. Jindal SAW Ltd. was one of the very first companies to be awarded all environmental clearances. This is not all ISO 9002,14001,18001 certification awarded bespeak of her continued commitment to the welfare, safety and security of her employees as well as the custodian of best business practices.
Corporate Social Responsibility is engrained in Ms. Jindal’s corporate DNA. Having overcome physical challenges this gritty corporate player has undertaken the sole responsibility of taking up the cause of ensuring accessible and barrier free public infrastructure for the ageing as well as the physically challenged population. Svayam - an initiative of Sminu Jindal Charitable Trust that gives wings to people with reduced mobility provides expression to the social responsibility that is whole heartedly supported by Jindal SAW Ltd. Her single-minded dedication to the cause has not only given it the right impetus but also highlighted the tribulations of the mobility challenged at various platforms - government, public or corporate. Svayam is committed towards making India accessible to all.
Yet another dimension of this multifaceted corporate persona is her passion for art. She dons the mantle of not a mere collector but a promoter who has set the stage for a dialogue between master craftsmen and artists, which would result in exclusive pieces of art. Her office space reflects this where artistic expression of leading alongside budding artists in varying forms finds display.
Ms. Sminu Jindal is an exceptional and exemplary woman of substance who does not shy away from challenges in all walks of life.