Mr. Varun A. Thapar completed high school from the Modern School in New Delhi. He went on to graduate from Brown University with a dual degree in European History and Economics, and worked thereafter as a consultant with the Exeter Group in Boston. He returned to India in 2008 to become the fourth generation to head his family owned enterprise. Currently, as the Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Karam Chand Thapar & Bros. (Coal Sales) Ltd., the holding Company of the KCT Group, Mr. Thapar oversees a diversified business conglomerate that has interests ranging from logistics and coal mining to real estate and aquaculture.
Mr. Thapar is actively engaged in CSR activities through the various Charitable Trusts of the KCT Group. The Group promotes vocational training through the establishment and sponsorship of Industrial Training Institutes across India. The Group is also in the process of establishing a multi-specialty hospital in Nagpur, which will in part provide free medical treatment to the underprivileged sections of society. Mr. Thapar is a member of the Kolkata Chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization [EO], the Confederation of Indian Industry [CII], the Young Leadership Forum [YLF] as well as other industry specific bodies. He is very passionate about music and enjoys playing the piano in his free time.