Bijay Agarwal is an entrepreneur with a reputation for having built enduring companies with solid foundations. He grew up in Kolkata, graduated with a degree in commerce and came to Bangalore to set up his uncle’s, the late GD Salarpuria’s construction business- the Salarpuria Group, in 1990. Starting at a very young age as the MD of the company he took it from its first Commercial Building in Bangalore to becoming a company with a reputation to have built an outstanding real estate portfolio that includes commercial, residential, IT parks and shopping malls covering 15 million sft and with 30 million sft in different stages of planning and construction.
In just over a decade he established the Sattva Group which today associates with the Salarpuria Brand name as the Salarpuria Sattva brand to become one of the leading and most trusted names in the Indian construction industry.
An astute businessman and a financial wizard, he has the ability to envision the implications of a changing economy and take path-breaking decisions that has led his company to be successful even through turbulent economic phases that the industry has seen. CRISIL- a global analytical company providing Ratings, Research and Risk & Policy Advisory services has given an “A” rating to the Salarpuria Sattva Brand which is the highest rating for the real estate sector in the country today.
As Managing Director of the Sattva Group, his foresight and entrepreneur vision has led the group to venture into a diversified portfolio that includes aero accessories, facilities, warehousing and IT. He has also entered into education with a vision to establish quality education in India. The Greenwood International school in Bangalore is an example of the finest standards in education. He has a long term commitment to raising the standards of education as well as inclusive education in India.
With 1600 employees across the Group, his success lies in his ability to trust his employees and delegate work. Learning from the philosophy of his mentor Mr. GD Salarpuria, he believes that ordinary people give extraordinary results, if given an opportunity. To run a successful business you must have the patience and generosity to bear the losses in the training of people.
Bijay Agarwal believes most of all in Integrity through transparency and ethical practices in the running of a business as an important and long lasting formula to build successful enterprises. Commitment to the environment and giving back to the community is an important aspect that completes the dimensions of a company and builds a deep and lasting “trust” among all stakeholders.