Mr. R. K. Somany is Chairman and Managing Director of HSIL Limited; (Formerly Hindustan Sanitaryware& Industries Ltd). An entrepreneur of class, he was instrumental in bringing vitreous china technology to India in the 1960s, ushering in a new chapter in the sanitaryware industry with iconic brand 'hindware'. His commitment towards inventive technology to manufacture 'water efficient' products is laudable. Two 'Lifetime Achievement'awards,from,Washrooms&Beyond, a reputed publication and Indian Plumbing Association (IPA), in recognition of his influence on society & industry, speaks volumes of his inspirational attitude. In 2013, the World Confederation of Business conferred the 'World Leader Businessperson'on him.

He has held several respected positions with esteemed organisations; President of The Associated Chambers of Commerce (ASSOCHAM); President of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, to name a few. And, at presently, he is the Executive Committee Member of Green Building Council &Chairman of India Plumbing Skill Council (IPSC).