Amit Lath is one of the leading Indian face and businessmen based in Poland for the last 17 years. He is known to be a very humble and down-to-earth man and lives a simple and modest life just like an average citizen and his wife supports this lifestyle. With his magnificent and phenomenal efforts to develop his business across India and overseas, he became the new face of Indian business – professional, modern, and forward looking.
His leadership qualities enabled the company Sharda Group to achieve success not only in the European markets but also in to other International markets especially in CEE & Middle East. Today the group is ranked by Poland Ministry of Economy as No. 1 in Textile Sector and is among Top 10 companies for entire trade between India-Poland. Sharda Group Poland which is now the biggest Textile player in the Central Eastern European market and supplies to more than 60 countries worldwide.
Simultaneously achievements came in form of various prestigious awards one of them being the group being ranked among the top 500 in the list of FORBES Diamond 2012. The Group Ranked 301 in Poland and 13 in the Lodzkie state. Sharda Group is the 1st Indian company in Poland to be nominated in list of FORBES Diamond 2012.
He has widely travelled to 27 countries all over the world and also has been invited as a speaker in various business delegations, Economic Forums, Business Symposium to share his know how of business and to promote trade between India-Poland. Not only he is actively involved in the business circuit he has been equally responsible for development of Lodzkie Region in terms of taking it forward.
He is a founder member of Lodz British International School and closely associated with the State and Central Government in Poland for building ties between India-Poland. He is also involved is number of key projects for Lodz & Lodzkie region in different sectors and working closely with the present local and state government. Amit makes every Indian dream bigger with his achievements and only sets the standards higher and higher.
He also revived famous Polish traditional textile brands like UNIONTEX® (Estd 1827) &Pamotex® (Estd 1825) which is sold globally through large distribution network. Also due to his vision in 2012 a successful venture of “Sharda Business Centre” was opened in Poland in which companies like Philip Morris, and Ago Logistics are having offices and logistics hub.
- CEO & Managing Partner, Sharda Group of Companies (INTL) – www.shardagroup.pl
- Vice President, Indo-Polish Chamber of Commerce & Industry – www.ipcci.pl
- Honorary Ambassador, Lodz Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LIPH) – www.izba.lodz.pl
- Director, Indo British Trade Council (ITBC) – www.ibtc.org.uk
- Intl Brand Ambassador, Lodz Regional Park of Science and Technology www.technopark.lodz.pl
- Founder & Advisory Board Member, British International School of University of Lodz www.interschool.uni.lodz.pl
- Mentor & Board Member, Youth Business Poland (YBP) – www.ybp.org.pl
- Board Member, Small & Medium Business Development Chamber of India
- Official Representative of The Times Group (International Media Marketing – Poland & Lithuania) – www.timesgroup.com
- Vice Chairman, Poland-India Business House (Poland) – www.pibh.eu
- Director, CS Swiss (Switzerland) – www.csswiss.com
- Executive Director, Astrid Fashion’s Ltd (India) – www.astridfashion.net
- Brand Representative, Warsaw Modlin Airport – www.modlinairport.pl
- Founder & Promoter, Sharda Business Centre – www.276.resume.pl
- Advisor, Lodz Airport
- Board Member, Gdynia Cotton Association – www.gca.org.pl
- Fr. Vice President of Indo-Polish Cultural Committee – www.ipcci.pl
- Special Recognition & Decoration by India: JEWELS OF RAJASTHAN (Among 119 known Business faces from Rajasthan Globally)
Sharda Group Achievements & Awards:
Forbes 2012 – Ranked 301 in Poland
Fair Play Prestigious Award – Poland: 2012 & 2013
Ranked by Poland Ministry of Economy Largest Textile Trading Partner for year 2007 to 2011
Awarded Most Dynamic & Elite Company by “PulsBiznesu” – 2009/2010/2011.
Fastest Growing Company Gepardy Biznesu 2011.
Highest Evaluated Company by Dun & Bradstreet 2011/2012/2013.
Best Top 10 Companies of Region – Gazeta Prawna 2010
37th Fastest Growing Company – Gazeta Prawna 2007
Met Deputy Minister of Poland, H.E Mr. Wojciech Katner – April’1999
Met Deputy Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh H.E Mr. Subhash Yadav – August’2001
Met Minister of External Affairs of India, H.E Mr. Omar Abdullah – February’2002
Met Secretary of State of Poland H.E Mr. Bernard Blaszczyk – February’2002
Met Prime Minister of Poland H.E Mr. Leszek Miller – May’2002 & October’2003.
Met Speaker of Parliament H.E Mr. Marek Borowski – November’2003.
Met Secretary, Dept of Industrial Policy & Promotion of India H.E Mr. Lakshmi Chand – October’2004
Met Defence Minister of India H.E Mr. Pranab Mukherjee – November’2004
Met Mayor of Wroclaw City, Poland H.E Mr. Rafal Dutkiewicz – March’2005
Met Commerce Minister of India H.E Mr. Kamal Nath – May’2006
Met Mr. R.S. Goenka – Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Kolkata – May’ 2006
Met Minister of State for External Affairs of India H.E. Mr. Anand Sharma – June’2006
Met Mrs. Satwant Reddy, Secretary, Ministry of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India – July’ 2006
Met Ambassador of Srilanka to Poland H.E Mr. N. Navaratnarajah – August’2006
Met Fr. Prime Minister of Poland H.E Mr. Marek Belka – September 2006
Met Fr. Prime Minister of Slovakia H.E Mr. Mikuláš Dzurinda – September 2006
Met World Bank Lead Economist – Mr. Thomas Blatt Laursen – September’2006
Met Lord H.E Mr. Radice at House of Lords (London) – November’2006
Met Fr. Prime Minister of Poland H.E Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz – March’2007
Met Member of Parliament H.E Mr. Pound at House of Commons (London) – March’2007.
Met Honáble Prime Minister of Poland, Mr. Donald Tusk – November’2008
Met Miss. India – Miss. Natasha Suri – October 2006
Met Hon’ble President of India, Mrs. Pratibha Patil – April’2009
Met Hon’ble Commerce Minister of India, Mr. Anand Sharma – September’2009
Met HE Mrs. Hanna Zdanowska, Mayor of Lodz City
Met HE Mr. Witold Stepien, Chief Minister of Lodzkie Region
Met HE Mrs. Jolanta Chleminska, Governor of Lodzkie Region
Met Hon’ble Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski, President of Poland
Met HE Mr. Cezary Grabarczyk – Speaker of Parliament
Met Ambassador of France, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey
Met HE Mr. Marek Belka, Governor of National Bank of Poland
Met Mr. Pratip Chaudhary, Chairman of State Bank of India
Met HE Mr. Piotr Klodkowski, Ambassador of Poland to India
Met HE Mrs. Dorota Ryl, Deputy Chief Minister of Lodz Region
Met H.E Mr. Janardan Dwivedi (Indian National Congress)
written by Raja sudha
coordinated by venkkat prannit nissankara