Dr.Sundar Menon ( born in Kerala,India) is an Indian business entrepreneur and philanthropist , whose  business ventures are spread out over India & the GCC. He is the founder and CEO of Sun Group International, a prominent entity in the Middle-East energy industry sector. A devoted humanitarian, Sundar Menon plays an influential role in numerous socio-economic initiatives within Kerala, and among the migrant workforce in the Middle East. The Sun Charitable Trust, spearheaded by Menon provides much needed care & support to the underprivileged, in diverse areas like education, health, mental health, tribal welfare and rehabilitation. In light of his developmental contributions, Sundar Menon was honored with the Padmashri Award in 2016.

Early life & family:

Sundar Menon spent his formative years in Kerala, India. His father,M.C.S Menon is the retired AGM & Principal of The South Indian Bank Staff Training College. Menon’s parents instilled in him a deep sense of empathy and altruistic spirit, which developed into a passion through his adult life. His governing mantra in life is, “ A successful life cannot be led without rendering favorable service to ones fellow human beings.”

Menon’s family consists of his wife Shyama, and two children. His son,Sanjay . S .Menon is the Director of Sun Group International Sharjah UAE. His daughter Swathy Sundar is married to Praveen Kumar.


After graduating with an Economics degree, Sundar Menon began his career as a business executive with British Oil Field Services in Doha. Joining the transportation firm was a defining moment in his life. He played a pivotal role in the steady growth of this company, and eventually served as its partner. Thirty years back, he founded the Sun Group International , a multi -national firm with operations in the UAE, Qatar, India & the Panama. The Sun Group has been prominently engaged in energy, petrochemicals, natural resources, transportation & trading sectors. Lately, the group has diversified and  made its foray into real estate development and the media field.