Ms Monica Malhotra along with her Ms Sonica Malhotra
Senior executive director, Radisson Hotel (Noida), director, MBD Publishing House, interior designer, author, real estate developer, a successful entrepreneur
Into business at a tender age of 13, Late. Ashok Kumar Malhotra always had a vision of doing something different in the field of education. Having interest in books, Mr Malhotra got a change to prove himself when all of sudden, the entire syllabus got changed. Mr Malhotra himself sat and wrote the new book and from there it was no looking back for the name behind MBD Group. The group is into Hospitality, retail and the real estate, publishing and many more.
After his death (December 2009, the business is now managed by his daughters Monica Malhotra Kandhari and Sonica Malhotra. Both Monica and Sonica Malhotra are married and leading a happy married life. Monica Malhotra Kandhari has been married to Tarun Kandhari and is blessed with a son (Dhruv ) and a daughter (Shrey), while Sonica is tied her knot with Naveen Kandhari.
A leader in business, Monica Malhotra Kandhari is more of a family oriented person. She loves to spend her time with her family, and avoid socializing.
Best Place to be at in Home: Lobby with Children and her husband
Favorite Brands: I love brands and too many to counts. Clothing I like Versace, Shoes – Beretta. Tarun – Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein
Shopping Destination: Everything is available inIndianow. SoDelhiis one place where I shop for all my luxuries
Favorite Hotel – Her own five star hotel, Radisson MBD
Favorite Cuisine –Oriental
Favorite eating joint – Monica loves her own restaurant “RED”
Desserts – I love eating at “S-18” and crazy for designer chocolates & cakes at its pastry shop
Favorite Hill Station ofNorth India: South,
Abroad -Switzerland,South Africa
This five membered family loves spending time with each other. Not into socializing, Monica and her husband loves being with their children. “We are united and closed knitted. As soon as I finish my work, the first thing that closes to my mind is my children and eagerness to reach back home. Saturdays and Sundays are spent with family at home”, says Monica.
The real estate business is managed by Ms Monica Malhotra Kandhari, Senior Executive Director and Ms Sonica Malhotra Executive Director.
Ms Monica Malhotra Kandhari is the Senior Executive Director of MBD. A dynamic businesswoman, Monica has managed the publishing business, project management, design aesthetics and macro business management.
Ms Sonica handles key projects in hospitality and real estate sector, right from project planning to execution and is also responsible for branding, positioning and assisting in expansion plans of the group.
Monica creativity blossomed in the form of Interiors with a difference Œ at the Group Œs offices and The Radisson MBD Hotel.
“His outstanding services, achievements, and contributions to the publishing industry, earned him the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Federation of India Publishers, Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award – 1995 and 2006 and also an award for Excellence in Book Publishing from Indo-Canadian Times in 1996. He was a senate member ofGuruNanakDevUniversity”, opines the lady.
What began as a small publishing company three decades ago, has over the years, turned into a complete printing, paper manufacturing and publishing solutions company having its own completely in-sourced printing, publishing and self-owned sales and distribution network, employing more than 4000 employees in India. It is distinguished as the only publishing house inIndiawith complete backward and forward integration.
With a wide network of 35 offices across the country, MBD is the only publishing house which has complete backward and forward integration with its own paper mills, and five state-of-the-art printing presses.
Driven by the philosophy of quality, trust and professionalism and a presence spanning three decades, the group entered the hospitality industry two years ago with the launch of Radisson MBD Hotel Noida and is currently developing premium hospitality projects across Northern India such as MBD Neopolis,Ludhianaand Jalandhar. The group also has aggressive plans for mixed use development inAmritsar,Patiala, Mumbai,Bangalore,HyderabadandGoa.
The MBD Group isIndia’s largest Publishing House with more than 4 decades of experience. The MBD Group under futuristic vision of Mr. A.K. Malhotra, Chairman and managing director, has diversified into various industries including Paper Manufacturing, Hospitality, real Estate, Mall Development and management and e-learning. It is the only publishing house inIndiawith complete background and forward integration, right from self owned paper manufacturing unit to editing, designing, type-setting, offset printing, binding and finally reaching the readers through its own distribution network with more than 32 branch offices all acrossIndia.