Chairman, Universal Success Enterprises, Singapore

Mr. Prasoon Mukherjee is a business magnate, investor and philanthropist and a first-generation entrepreneur.

In 1995, Mr. Mukherjee established Universal Success Enterprises and ventured into energy trading, his first initiative as an entrepreneur.

Over the years, USE’s vision, under Mr. Mukherjee’s leadership, has been to develop world-class infrastructure in the areas of Townships, Industrial Parks, and Logistics within India, using state-of-the-art technology, design and architecture and keeping in view the need for protecting the environment and the needs of the communities where the USE Group operates.

Mr. Mukherjee was instrumental in bringing the first Foreign Direct Investment into Real Estate in India, when, in 2004, USE invested in developing a 400 acre township in West Bengal. Besides townships, Mr. Mukherjee has also invested in industrial and logistics parks as well as eco-tourism and renewable energy projects across West Bengal.

His company jointly owns the largest coal mine in the world in Indonesia and is also one of the largest privately held crude oil traders across Asia.

In 2000, Mr. Mukherjee brought the world-renowned Outback Steakhouse® chain of restaurants to Southeast Asia. He has also been the President of the India Club in Jakarta – the largest association for Indians in Indonesia.

Also, in 2019 ,Mr Mukherjee acquired the casual dining global giant company T.G.I. Friday’s operation and franchise in India.

An intrinsic feature of Mr. Mukherjee’s vision has been giving back to the community. He has been instrumental in setting and contributing to various philanthropic causes in India and abroad. His focus has been on empowering society through education of the girl child and he has built several schools for the underprivileged in India and Southeast Asia.

Besides this, Mr. Mukherjee has been actively involved in providing relief and rehabilitation to the affected during natural calamities – specifically Hurricane Aila in eastern India in 2009 and Typhoon Haian in the Philippines in 2013.

Mr. Mukherjee has received several awards and honours over the years and these include the Outback Steakhouse Franchisee of the Year Award in 2010 and 2014, the North American Bengali Association’s Person of the Year award in 2008 as well as several awards in India and Asia for his contributions to society.

He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI), concurrently serving as the Chairman of the Chamber’s newly formed International Business Division (IBD). He is also the Vice-Chairman of the South Asia Business Group under the Singapore Business Federation – an apex business chamber of Singapore.

In his current responsibility as Vice Chairman of one of the oldest and most respected chambers of commerce in Singapore, Mr. Mukherjee’s vision is to re-establish SICCI as the optimal channel for all investment opportunities and growth ventures between Singapore and India