Sanjay Raghunath


Sanjay Raghunath is a business professional, born in Calicut, Kerala and grew up Hyderabad and Chennai. He is the Chairman and Managing director of Centena Group. It is one of the leading business groups in the UAE, providing state-of-the-art technology solutions to various types of industries. These businesses include: comprehensive Marine Solutions, Life and Analytical Sciences Solutions, Industrial Automation Solutions, Identification, Biometrics and RFID Solutions and Technology Based Hands-On Learning Solutions.

Sanjay has an MBA in Finance and Marketing, passionate about his work with an eye for detail for what he does. A leader who believes in efforts never fail. His career started in 1983 with his father, working for Sanjay Outdoor Unit. His father Mr. A.Raghunath was a prominent malayalam film producer cum outdoor unit owner, having produced around 25 films. Sanjay learnt his initial work disipline from his father, having worked with him for three years, he then moved onto the IT sector and took up Sales of Wipro computers as his career and also qualified himself as a professional in IT Systems management, while on this job.

In 1993, Sanjay moved to the UAE and had to start his career from scratch and over the years has established the Centena Group as leading player in the diverse business they are in. Today the Group has over 20 offices spread across the GCC countries and in India. Sanjay attributes the success of the group to his dedicated professional team and relies on them to build further. At Centena Employee empowerment is more than just well-meaning platitudes. By offering extensive self-development and on-the-job training, Centena has demonstrated over the years that long-term growth and well-being of their team members is significant and the company’s growth depends on them. The group is ranked among the top 100 SME companies in Dubai.

The changing market dynamics and diversified nature of activities hasn’t obstructed the stability, growth and strength of Centena. It relied in its flexibility to respond to the changing market conditions and established various business verticals as a growth stratergy. The companies in the group include Atlab, Auto ID Systems, ScreenCheck, Eminence, Tensosys, Maritronics and Emphor. He has over 200 people working under him in GCC.

Sanjay is a sports enthusiast. He likes playing cricket and badminton when he gets time from his busy schedule. He is a member of the EO Global Organisation, a club of more than 9000 CEOs from across the globe.

Sanjay is the son of Raghunath and Leela. He is married to Seetha and they have two children, Gayathri & Aravind.

Contact Address in UAE

P.O. Box 6488,
Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 04 3247500
Fax: +971 04 3242500

Contact Address in Kerala

Parambath House
Chendamangalam Post
North Paravoor
Ernakulam District.