Sleepwell Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Sheela Group. With 12 plants in India and 5 in Australia, Sheela Group is the top producer of P.U. Foam in Asia Pacific. ‘Sleepwell’ the most trusted Bedding brand in India, ‘Feather Foam’ the most preferred brand for cushioning & furniture and ‘Lamiflex’ the superior quality Polyether and Polyester Foam for Lamination are the flagship brands of the Group.
Sleepwell Foundation was registered in 2001, with an objective to implement Corporate Social Responsibilities of the Group in a focussed manner. It is exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 by Director of Income Tax Exemption, New Delhi.
Since its inception, Sleepwell Foundation has been active in various areas which include Education, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Proactive Wellness etc. of national interest. The activities are done independently as well as in association with renowned Organizations like FICCI-FLO, Sanjivini Society for Mental Health, PRAYATN, CED Foundation, IIMPACT, Gyan Shakti Vidyalaya and several others.
OUR VISION is to see “India of our Dreams” becoming a reality – An India which is Progressive,
Prosperous and Powerful.
OUR BELIEF is that the Indian Women, constituting almost 50% of the population, are the most effective ‘Change-Agents’ to realize Our Vision for India. To realize this dream, women will have to be
Educated, Employed and Empowered.
OUR MISSION is to sensitize and positively impact lives of Youth of India, especially the Women through Our Awareness Programmes, Actions and Advocacy on Wellness (Proactive Wellness), Clean India
(Act Clean), Skill Development (Pro-Skill) and Education (Shining Girls). We dedicate
ourselves to help Young India unlock
it’s true potential.
About Mrs. Namita Gautam
Professionally qualified in Corporate Law, Mrs. Namita Gautam is a Director of ‘Sheela’ Group of Companies since 1984. An experienced Human Resource Specialist with extensive knowledge in Training & Development, Project Management, Communication, Marketing & Brand Building she has held various positions in the Group including that of Director-Personnel & Administration, Human Resources, Marketing and Projects. Her leadership and organizational skills have also been a key driver towards the success of Sleepwell Products.
Mrs. Gautam was the National President of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) in the year 2004-05. FLO is the women wing of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry,) which focuses on Empowerment of women. During her tenure as the President, she took various training programs for members and non-members throughout India, in association with Hanns Seidel Foundation, Germany. Two important surveys were conducted by FLO - ‘Aspirations of Girl Students in NCR of Delhi’ in the colleges in Delhi and ‘Women Working in Service Industry’ in five metros – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai & Hyderabad. Findings of the Survey got wide acclamation and made headlines of some National newspapers. She is currently an active member of the Governing Body & Past Presidents Council of FLO and Executive Committee Member of SAARC Countries Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC), India.
Her strong conviction to work towards ‘Empowerment of Women’ led Sheela Group to adopt Jijabai ITI for Women, Sirifort, Delhi, under the Public-Private-Partnership programme of Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET), Ministry of Labour, Government of India in the year 2009 (Now Under Ministry of Skill Development), wherein she is the Chairperson of its Institute Management Committee.
She is a Member of Special Task Force on Skills & Education, CII (Confederation of Indian Industries), Northern Region.
Mrs. Gautam is closely associated with several Organisations like The Hunger Project, Community Education and Development Foundation, Sanjivini Society for Mental Health etc. and is a Paul Harris Fellow of
About Mr. Rahul Gautam
A Chemical Engineer from IIT Kanpur, India with a Master’s Degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York, USA., Mr. Gautam is the Managing Director of Sheela Group of Companies in India and Chairman cum Managing Director of Joyce Foam Pty Ltd., Australia.
The Flagship Company of the Group, Sheela Foam Pvt. Ltd. was formed in 1971 by him and his mother Mrs. Sheela Gautam. With his vision, intense zeal and highly focused approach, Sheela Group has not only achieved enviable growth in the past, but is also pushing itself to scale greater heights. Today, Sheela Group is the largest manufacturer of flexible Polyurethane Foam and comfort products in the country having manufacturing units at multiple locations in India and Australia. ‘Sleepwell’ is the largest selling Mattress of India.
Mr. Gautam is one of the founders of the Indian Poly Urethane Association (IPUA) and its Chairman Emeritus, a fraternity of Polyurethane manufacturers, raw material suppliers and machinery manufacturers, across the country. He has represented IPUA in many global Industry meets. He is an active initiator of a Global PU Association, which has received positive response across the world. Under his dynamic leadership, the first Polyurethane Summit ‘PUTECH-2005’ was successfully held in October, 2005 in India.
He is a keen sports person and actively supports Tennis across the country and enjoys reading books on Management & Philosophy. Rahul has established the “Rahul & Namita Chair” at IIT, Kanpur in January 2008 for the promotion of research.