Kamal Puri, the chairman of the Skyline Group, is an entrepreneur, educationist and a visionary who was born in 18th February 1956 in New Delhi, India. His post-graduate degree in Travel, Tourism and Marketing and Management from the prestigious Delhi University, is the foundation of versatility of his personality, he continued his formal educational pursuits till the age of 40. He is still an ardent learner of new technological changes happening in the field of digital transformation. This makes him a lifelong learner.
As an educationist, he set up his first venture of educational institution in Kuwait. Though it could not take shape in Kuwait due to the war in the late 80’s. His passion and pursuit for establishing educational institution did not wane but became stronger, and as a result, he shifted to Sharjah in 1990 and the seeds of Skyline College were sown with the blessings of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, under his patronage the institution has grown by leaps and bounds, after 29 years it has grown into an established university in the region.
With the continued success of the educational institution, Mr. Puri established the Skyline International Group Limited (Skyline Group) under his Chairmanship. Apart from the Group’s primary holding in Skyline University College, considered as a leading private University in UAE, the group not only began diversifying its portfolio into Healthcare, F&B, Hospitality, manufacturing as well as agriculture & allied activities, and IT Service sectors. The group’s outreach into geographical expansion across operation in UAE, Canada, USA, and India is now spreading its activities into Africa with primary focus in Nigeria.
His passion is not only limited to commercial ventures but is also extended to setting
up and strengthening institution in the business and social sectors. He is instrumental in establishing various social and business clubs in UAE and has been awarded with various awards and accolades locally and internationally.
He is a strong believer of paying back to the society. His personal vision is to fulfil the social and philanthropic obligation and responsibilities towards the country he lives in as well as at international level. Under the leadership of the Founder President, Kamal Puri; initiatives have been taken to provide scholarships to the UAE nationals under the guidance of Government of Sharjah. One of the most promising initiative undertaken during AY 2017-18 is training the inmates of Sharjah Prison which is well received by the prisoners and SUC remains committed to continue this program in future. Another upcoming initiative to prepare and develop IT skills among Nationals to enter into the tech savvy world.
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