In his capacity as chairman of the prominent petroleum coke manufacturing listed company, Goa Carbon Ltd, Dempo was honoured earlier this year with the Asia Pacific Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award India 2014 in recognition of his pursuit of responsible business practices by the Asia-wide organisation, Enterprise Asia, dedicated to management development and ethical business.
The Republic of Italy recently named Chairman Dempo its Honorary Vice Consul in Goa, making him the only Indian citizen to hold such a consular position. Of the many offices held by him in chambers and associations in recent years, the presidency of the Western Region of the Confederation of Indian Industry, India’s biggest industry lobby, and the elected presidency of Goa Football Association were particularly notable.
Shrinivas Dempo’s most recent venture into business has been the acquisition of a stake in the Goan franchise of the Indian Super League, a nation-wide initiative to popularise and professionalise football, a sport he adores.
Widely travelled, with an outlook that enjoys people, Shrinivas V Dempo is married to Ms Pallavi, who shares his business and social responsibility interests. They have two school-going daughters, Girija and Vasundhara. The family, presided over by Mrs. Neela V Dempo, the mother of Mr Shrinivas V Dempo, resides at their villa at Altinho, Panaji. Mr Dempo pursues yoga, swimming and gymming, holding pronounced views on health, fitness and working out. He also makes time to read, keeps abreast of football and current affairs and listens to music, besides networking with individuals who share his perceptions.
Mr Shrinivas V Dempo a deeply spiritual individual, performing yeoman service both to the temple consecrated to his Family Deity and the Ashram which provides religious guidance to his Community.