Sonam Wangchukh among ET's most promising business leaders of Asia

Sonam Wangchukh among ET's most promising business leaders of Asia

Madam Carrie Lam Cheng the Head of Hong Kong Government was the Chief Guest and YB DatukIgnatiaus the Minister of Commerce and Industries Government of Malaysia and Puneet Agarwal the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong were the Guests of Honour at the event, which was attended by some 500 business leaders from whole of Asia.

The famous educationist and innovator from Ladakh and the real life PhunsukhWangdu of Aamir Khan-starrer ‘3 Idiots’ SonamWangchuk has featured in the Economic Times ‘Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia’ list.

Wangchuk, who runs an experimental or alternative school in the outskirts of Leh for the students who fail in the school exams for which he founded the NGO, Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL), was announced a promising business leader at  the ‘Asia Business Leaders Conclave’, an event organised by the Economic Times in Hong Kong on Thursday. 

Madam Carrie Lam Cheng the Head of Hong Kong Government was the Chief Guest and YB DatukIgnatiaus the Minister of Commerce and Industries Government of Malaysia and Puneet Agarwal the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong were the Guests of Honour at the event, which was attended by some 500 business leaders from whole of Asia. 

This famous innovator in 2018 started Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh and is famous for creating ‘ice stupas’ to address issue of water scarcity in summers in the cold desert of Ladakh.   

The innovation of ‘ice stupas’ won SonamWangchuk Rolex Award for Enterprises in 2016 and he became the second Indian to win the prestigious award for which he received about Rs 70 lakh as prize money and one of the world’s most expensive Rolex watches engraved with his name.