Hemant Sood is a first-generation entrepreneur based out of Ludhiana whose business ventures span across multiple industries. He is the Managing Director of Findoc Investment Pvt. Ltd., a member of the Board of Governors in IIT Mandi, and a Regular Member of YPO. His passion for Stock trading led him to develop a platform- Algo Trading for young professionals and people having entrepreneurial skills to simplify and automate their trading journey and help them embark on a journey of wealth optimization. As an Angel Investor, he has invested in several upcoming start-ups and actively participates in various forums and events to encourage promising & upcoming entrepreneurs on how to scale their businesses. Hemant Sood believes that learning is a life-long process, which has inspired him to continue his education to pursue business management certification courses from reputed institutes such as Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management. He also specializes in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Team Building, Capital Markets, Management, and Leadership.
Mr. Sood’s unwavering commitment to transforming lives and societies through ethical and sustainable practices has made him a respected and renowned figure in the CSR space in India. His journey into the sector as the President of Samvedna Trust is a testament to the transformative power of empathy which has inspired him to take resilient and inclusive actions that will create lasting impact on the lives of underprivileged people in the community. Mr Sood has been involved in a host of CSR activities at a very early stage of his professional journey. He served as a Trustee of Samvedna Trust from 2014-2019 and as the President from 2019 onwards.
Samvedna Trust is a registered Trust in the field of healthcare and medicine with an endeavor to save lives and deliver, ‘around-the-clock emergency’ medical services. Samvedna’s journey started with 2 ambulances which has now grown to 11 ambulances, 3 Shav Vahans, and 4 Mortuary Body Freezers, offering free ambulance services within a radius of 40 Kms in Ludhiana to the poor & helpless section of the society. Last year, the trust assisted over 10,000 patients through its ambulance services.
Under the guidance & leadership of Mr. Sood, the trust has been able to establish a close association with civil hospitals, ambulance staff, certified doctors & nurses who are highly passionate when it comes to humanity & saving lives. He is highly appreciative of his team who worked days and nights during the COVID-19 crisis and were also involved in the creation of a COVID cremation cell with civil administration.
Recollecting his experience, he shared, “We started by providing free of cost ambulance services to needy patients ensuring that they reach the nearest hospitals in time. The COVID-19 pandemic made us realize that the government and the administration also require support during those unprecedented times, so we provided medical staff to the administration along with providing PPE kits, masks, and other necessary equipment. We also organized vaccination camps with the support of the administration and were able to provide COVID vaccination to over 1 lakh people. We also sponsored the education of 146 underprivileged students in various schools across the country as well as provided with games and play materials to correction homes in Ludhiana”.
Samvedna Trust has also partnered with Braille Blind Bhawan working towards providing education to blind children as well as taking care of the WASH needs of 17 government schools in Hoshiarpur. Additionally, 6 cleaning machines have been installed in Mata Chintpurni and Mata Jawala Ji Mandir in Himachal Pradesh by the Trust under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Samvedna Trust has been awarded and appreciated across several platforms including the State Award by the CM and The Health Minister of Punjab. The trust has also been recognized by The Indian Express in their Tribute to the Heroes of 9/11 program by Amitabh Bachan for delivering excellence in healthcare.
Mr. Sood’s philanthropic journey has inspired many. Under the aegis of the trust, he has also adopted 50 students from underprivileged background providing them a sum of approximately 20 lakhs for their school fees, uniform, and other miscellaneous expenses which is a testament to his unwavering commitment to improving the lives of those around him. He shares, “Samvedna is synonymous with humanitarian values that emphasize on holistic development of the underprivileged section of the society”.