Raleigh-Based Entrepreneur Sajjan Agarwal Joins Rishihood University as a Founder

We are delighted to announce the addition of Sajjan Agarwal to the board of Rishihood as a founder. Sajjan brings with him a wealth of experience and a remarkable track record of entrepreneurial success and philanthropic dedication. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Sajjan ventured to the United States after completing his engineering degree at the Birla Institute Of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He later earned an MBA in Finance from Michigan State University.

In 1981, Sajjan founded Sigma Electric Corporation, revolutionizing offshore manufacturing and supply chain management. Under his visionary leadership, Sigma Electric grew to supply thousands of electrical components to major corporations worldwide, with operations spanning both India and the United States. He sold the business to Goldman Sachs in 2007.

Currently, Sajjan serves as the Chairman and CEO of GreenHawk Corporation, a company headquartered in Raleigh with substantial operations in Residential and Commercial Real Estate across the Carolinas. His business acumen and leadership continue to impact multiple industries positively.

Beyond his professional achievements, Sajjan and his family are deeply committed to philanthropy. They have been involved in numerous initiatives aimed at promoting education for underprivileged children and improving healthcare in both India and the US. The Agarwal family is active on various boards, including Duke Hospital Raleigh, EKAL USA, YMCA, and the Hindu Society of North Carolina. The Asha & Sajjan Agarwal Foundation, in particular, is dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all, focusing on education, hunger eradication, homelessness prevention, and the promotion of visual and performing arts.

Rishihood University: A Vision for Transformative Education

Rishihood University is driven by the collective philanthropic vision of its founders. This visionary group comprises entrepreneurs, educationists, social workers, spiritual leaders, policymakers, and global professionals, including Padma Shri awardees and parliamentarians. Their diverse backgrounds and unified mission underscore the university’s commitment to fostering leadership and societal impact.

The board includes Suresh Prabhu, former Railways Minister, who serves as the Founder-Chancellor. The university was formally inaugurated by Hon’ble Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu in December 2021, marking a significant milestone in its journey toward becoming a transformative educational institution.

Rishihood University is dedicated to nurturing future leaders who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and ethical grounding to create positive change in the world. The university offers a range of interdisciplinary programs that encourage innovation, creativity, and social responsibility.

A New Chapter with Sajjan Agarwal

The inclusion of Sajjan Agarwal as a founder further strengthens Rishihood University’s mission to transform the future of education in India. Sajjan’s involvement is expected to bring new insights and opportunities, enhancing the educational experience and expanding the university’s global reach, especially in the USA.

As Rishihood University continues to grow, the support and vision of leaders like Sajjan Agarwal will be instrumental in shaping a brighter, more impactful future for all. We warmly welcome Sajjan Agarwal and look forward to the impactful contributions he will bring to our community.

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