An intrepid entrepreneur, Prem founded the Exhibitions India Group in 1987. Over three decades, he led the Group to soaring heights with his astute vision, resilience and infectious passion. He was globally recognized for his path-breaking initiatives, pioneering standards and lasting contributions to the exhibitions industry. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award for outstanding contribution to the exhibitions industry by the Indian Exhibition Industry Association in 2017. He was a mentor to the entire EIG family, and his joie de vivre and lifelong pursuits of knowledge and excellence leave behind a towering legacy.
In 2003, he served as the President (Northern India Council) of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), and has been the Chairman & Co-Chairman of the Indo-US Economic Summit in 2006 and 2007 respectively. He was an independent director on the board of the Punjab State Hosiery & Knitwear Development Corp. Ltd. (an UNDP aided project located in Ludhiana). He has been a member of the governing council of the Wool Research Association (Mumbai), and has also been a member of the sub-committee on exports of the Government of India, Ministry of Textiles.
From 1965-1985, he was employed with India Foils Limited, Singer Sewing Machine Company, Usha International Limited, and the International Wool Secretariat.
Mr. Prem Behl believed in the India story long before it became fashionable, and made the fulfilment of that ‘story’ his life’s work. He founded and spearheaded Exhibitions India Group to become a pioneer in the exhibitions industry, and devoted his life to the pursuit of excellence. We are deeply committed to carrying on his astute vision in serving the business community, attracting vigorous levels of foreign and domestic investment inflows and generating new employment opportunities. Innovation will continue to be a core value at the very heart of Exhibitions India Group.
By Chandrika Behl,
Director, Exhibitions India Group,
Daughter-in-Law of Late Prem Behl.