Dr. Bijoy K. Sahoo
Founder & Chairman
Leadership Shaped by a Vision, and Strengthened by Conviction.
A pioneer, a visionary, a thinker, and a man of action, Dr. Sahoo is a man with a passion for excellence in education. Dr Sahoo is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and an MBA in Finance. An edupreneur whose working philosophy is deeply rooted in core values of honesty, hard work and transparency, resting on the pillars of people and processes. This philosophy is clearly visible at the educational institutions that bear the SAI name.
Dr. Sahoo, combined Indian values and cutting edge technology successfully, resulting in a fascinating journey as an entrepreneur. He founded the JSS Group in 1990, the first BPO in Odisha. It became a full-fledged BPO and IT hub with a workforce of 1200 within a short span of time. JSS also established the state’s first voice and non-voice ITes training centre, and the excellence in service it provided has been recognised by clients such as Citibank, Oracle, Citi Financial, and HDFC. It also bagged the Best BPO Award from the state government in 2008.
In 2007, Dr.Sahoo established the first Government of India approved private Software Technology Park in Odisha, an enterprise that won the Best STPI Award from the Government of India in 2013 to 2016.
Not one to rest on his laurels, after practicing as a Chartered Accountant for 25 years, Dr.Sahoo decided to follow his true passion, education with a purpose. He wanted to create a space that nurtured children in a manner that resulted in them becoming responsible and principled human beings. Meticulous planning, hard work, and many, many sleepless nights later, the SAI Group took shape. In the year 2008, he established SAI International School and thereafter SAI Angan, SAI International College of Commerce, and SAI International Residential School, all of which bear testimony to his vision of bringing education of international standards to Odisha.
As an Edupreneur, Dr Sahoo has achieved the following milestones: completed a program in Professional Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA, on Leadership Development at the National College, Nottingham, UK, on Early Childhood Education Sector, which involved learning and networking experience for Global educators at the Asian International College, Singapore besides a professional leadership development course certified by the International Confederation of Principals, Australia and CBSE, India. He has also received commendation for Global Teacher Accreditation (GTA) by British Council, UK and been invited to the Cabot Learning Federation, Science Learning Centre at Bristol as a part of the British Council Study Tour for Indian Policy Makers.
Dr.Sahoo’s philosophy, ‘Be the best, or different from the rest’ defines his roadmap for the year 2030. His long term perspective includes imparting quality education in pre-schools, where Howard Gardner’s principle of multiple intelligences will be practiced. His plans also include setting up a world-class Teacher Training Institute, and assimilating the best practices from across the world through active collaboration. A greater vision remains and that is the setting up of SAI International University for Education, Management, Business and Liberal Arts.