Born at Jabalpur (MP) on 02 Jan 1953, Maj Gen Soni had his early education at Allahabad and received his Graduation & Post Graduate degrees from Allahabad University in1970 & 1972 respectively. He received Presidents Scout Award while studying for Graduation on 24 Oct 1968.
He was commissioned as an Army Officer on 29 April 1973 from Officers Training Academy, Chennai, and rose to the rank of Major General. During his 38 Years with Indian Army, he held many prestigious appointments including Command of an Artillery Unit & Brigade (both in Kashmir Valley fighting against Militants and Anti National Elements) and Artillery Division (Part of India’s Strike Force). He received Vishistha Sewa Medal, for his exemplary and selfless service fighting militants .He retired on 31 Jan 2011.
While in Army, he pursued his academic passion and received the degrees of M Phil & D Phil. A passionate teacher, Maj Gen Soni was Directing Staff at Army War College, Mhow and School of Artillery, Deolali and was Head of Faculty of Doctrine & Tactics.
Maj Gen Soni joined KIOCL Ltd (a Central PSU) on 01 Feb 2011 as Director (Commercial) and made major contribution for which he was awarded Udyog Shree Award. As Director (Commercial), he was responsible for all the commercial activities of the Company comprising Materials Management, Marketing, Business Development and Logistics including Shipment. He retired on 31 Jan 2011.
Maj Gen Soni joined Bombay Gymkhana Ltd, a 140 years old institution of repute on 01 Feb 2013 as its CEO.
Maj Gen (Prof) Soni was Director HR, Dean (Management) & DSW as also Chairman Unfair Means Committee of Graphic Era University, Dehradun from Feb 2015 to Aug 2016.
He has worked number of Operational and Operational Logistics Projects of Army and inter-service Organisations. He was member of Board of Directors of KIOCL Ltd and Member of Academic Council of CII Institute of Logistics, Chennai and Graphic Era University, Dehradun. He has published number of articles and research papers, while in Army, as Director, KIOCL Ltd and as Dean (Management). Maj Gen Soni prepared several operational and technical reports and has guided number of Research Projects for award of MBA Degree of IGNOU and M Sc Degree of Pune University.
Maj Gen Soni has organized various Conferences and Seminars and has Chaired Sessions in Various Conferences as also delivered Key-note address in several National Conferences.
- Disaster Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Corporate Governance