Our Vision


To transform the quality of living of the most vulnerable sections of our society, with special focus on education, healthcare, housing, and employment.

Our Mission


Developing and delivering social infrastructure for the disadvantaged and destitute. We seek to be an enabler in critical areas such as women empowerment, elderly care, and support fundamental needs – nutrition, medical aid, and shelter.

The Visionary

Mr. PNC Menon

Mr. Menon believes in giving back to the society in a large measure, and he actively participates in philanthropic initiatives in the UAE, India, and Oman. Mr. PNC Menon had decided to will 50 percent of his wealth to charity 40 years ago, and he and Mrs. Sobha Menon are also a part of the “Giving Pledge”, being run by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Mr Warren Buffett.

As the Chairman Emeritus of SOBHA Limited and the Founding Trustee of Sri Kurumba Educational and Charitable Trust, Mr. Menon is actively engaged in activities that would create a better world for one and all. The Trust runs various philanthropic projects, including the SOBHA CSR programs through a dedicated team of domain experts in CSR activation. Mr. PNC Menon has pledged INR 1000 crore as philanthropic contribution towards development of Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad.

In 2023, Mr. Menon donated AED 50 million to the ‘One Billion Meals Endowment’ initiative of Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) foundation. Mr. Menon has also signed an MoU with Al Rahma Association in Oman, to build 300 homes for the underprivileged over the next 10 years. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Rashid Centre for People of Determination and is a valued partner of the Al Jalila Foundation and Noor Dubai.

“Feed a man, clothe him, give him decent quarters to live and you’ll find a man with self-respect, ready to contribute and become a productive human being.”

– Mr. PNC Menon,
Founder & Chairman,

Sri Kurumba Educational and Charitable Trust

The Trustees

Mrs. Sobha Menon

Mrs. Sobha Menon is a name synonymous with the SOBHA Group, a renowned real estate conglomerate, founded by her husband, Mr. PNC Menon. As the wife of Mr. Menon, Founder & Chairman of the SOBHA Group, Mrs. Menon holds a pivotal role within the organisation. She is not only a major shareholder in PNC Investments, the holding company of SOBHA Group’s expansive portfolio in the United Arab Emirates, but also a cornerstone of unwavering support to Mr. Menon.

While Mrs. Menon has chosen not to be actively involved in the day-to-day operations of SOBHA Group, her influence resonates profoundly throughout the organisation. She stands as a steadfast pillar of support, playing an instrumental role in helping Mr. Menon realise his global vision of establishing SOBHA Group as a preeminent real estate company, not just in India and the UAE but on an international scale. It is worth noting that SOBHA Limited has earned recognition as a case study at Harvard Business School, for its groundbreaking approach to “Backward Integration” in the real estate sector.

Beyond her contributions to the business world, Mrs. Sobha Menon is a deeply committed philanthropist with a heart that radiates compassion and generosity. Alongside Mr. PNC Menon, she is the Founding Trustee of Sri Kurumba Educational and Charitable Trust in Kerala. She and Mr Menon are also signatories to the “Giving Pledge,” a noble initiative championed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Mr. Warren Buffett. This pledge underscores her dedication to giving back to society and making a positive impact on the lives of the less fortunate.

Ms. Bindu Menon

Ms. Bindu Menon serves as a Trustee for the Sri Kurumba Educational & Charitable Trust, the philanthropic arm of SOBHA Limited in Kerala, India. With over 15 years at SOBHA group, she has been integral to planning and operating the Landscaping and Schools companies.

In her trustee role, Ms. Bindu oversees charitable initiatives for both Sri Kurumba Trust and SOBHA Group, focusing on aiding the less fortunate and nurturing talent in deprived sections of society. Her commitment to positive societal change is evident through diverse humanitarian efforts.

Bindu Menon played a key role in the success of Sia Landscaping, serving UAE companies and SOBHA’s residential communities like SOBHA Hartland, Dubai. Additionally at Meraki Education, Ms. Bindu along with her husband Ajay Rajendran oversaw the establishment and growth of two schools within SOBHA Hartland  – North London Collegiate School (one of UK’s top schools) and Hartland International School, both highly rated with over 1300 students each.

Ms. Jyotsna Hegde

Ms. Jyotsna Hegde, a Director at SOBHA Group with over 20 years of experience, has been instrumental in the company’s growth across India, the UAE, and Oman. Starting in Bangalore in 2004, she held various senior management positions and played a crucial role in SOBHA Realty’s expansion in Dubai.

Formerly the President of SOBHA Realty, Jyotsna oversaw strategic initiatives, excelling in change management, people management, sales, business development, and fundraising. In her current role as Director, she collaborates closely with Chairman Mr. PNC Menon, leading new strategic initiatives and spearheading philanthropic endeavours in the UAE and India. Notably, she played a key role in establishing a premier UK school in Dubai, marking SOBHA Group’s entry into the premium school education sector.

Beyond her corporate duties, Ms. Jyotsna is a Board Member of the Sri Kurumba Trust in Kerala, overseeing charitable activities such as building homes for the underprivileged, developing the Sabarmati Riverfront, and establishing SOBHA University for Women in India. Her diverse leadership highlights her effectiveness in realising SOBHA Group’s vision across business expansion, strategic initiatives, and impactful philanthropy.

Mr. A. R. Kutty

Mr. A.R. Kutty’s distinguished career path is marked by various roles spanning multiple countries. His philosophy and approach towards work is anchored in principles that deeply align with Mr. PNC Menon’s value system. This is why he holds the leadership mantle in Sri Kurumba Educational & Charitable Trust, supporting the vision of transforming the lives of the vulnerable through education, healthcare, housing, and employment.

This shared commitment towards societal development with the Mr. PNC Menon, makes Mr. Kutty an invaluable asset to the organisation. His extensive experience, from sales and administration to managing complex engineering projects and leading interior contracting and civil construction, reflects a profound dedication to excellence and integrity.