Business magnate Sunil Tolani, Founder, Prince Organization has been awarded the
award for his outstanding contributions in the areas of business, hospitality and entrepreneurship. The NRI Welfare Society of India presented this award at the 36th International Congress held in late January in New Delhi. The prestigious award is given to Non-Resident Indians who are trailblazers in various fields including business, arts, science and entrepreneurship. Congratulating the awardees, Prime Minister Modi declared, “NRIs have been our brand ambassadors for decades. They are showcasing the image of India by culture, tradition, skills and style of life while dwelling in foreign countries. NRIs have now become the strength of an economically and financially powerful India.”
From humble beginnings, Mr. Sunil Tolani is now the head of a business empire – Prince Organization that now owns vast properties in the hospitality industry. He firmly believes that the purpose of life is, “becoming the very best versions of ourselves.”
He grew up in Bandra with his mother guiding him through the impressionable years teaching him the values of honesty and hard work. These traits served him well after he immigrated to America determined to make a name for himself through grit and determination. After coming to the United States he started as a delivery driver with Canara Technologies and then worked his way into the management ranks. He then founded a company in the semiconductor space named Memory Card International.
From the successful launch of this company, he bought his first hotel and now owns many hotels all over the country. His aim is to own one outstanding property in each of the fifty states in the country by 2020. He tries to hire the “right” people who will be committed to achieving success in their personal careers while leading the organization to greater heights as well. Thanks to generous employee incentive structures, his organization boasts of low employee attrition rates, a key factor which leads to outstanding success.
Another significant part of his personal philosophy is the organization’s commitment to philanthropy. He encourages employees to be involved in the communities they work in. Following the principles of the Bhagavad Gita, he is personally committed to contributing towards needy causes. This personal commitment also translates into fostering an organizational culture of social responsibility and corporate governance.
The Hind Rattan award recognizes the achievements of Sunil Tolani, a businessman, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist who truly embodies the best of India in America.