Adi Godrej

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Adi Godrej
Adi Godrej 01.jpg
Born (1942-04-03) 3 April 1942 (age 72)
Mumbai
Residence Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Alma mater MIT Sloan School of Management
Occupation Chairman of Godrej Group, Chairman of Indian School of Business
Net worth $9 billion (2012)[1]
Religion Zoroastrianism
Spouse(s) Parmeshwar Godrej
Children Nisa Godrej
Pirojsha Godrej
Tanya Dubash

Adi Burjorji Godrej born on 3 April 1942 in a business family in Mumbai (India) - is an Indian industrialist and head of the Godrej family, currently serving as chairman of the Godrej Group. As of 2012, he is the sixth richest person in India and 376 th richest person on the world list of billionaires with a net worth of US$3.9 billion.[2]

Career[edit]

Godrej received his undergraduate degree from HL college and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity[3] and a member of Tau Beta Pi. After his return to India, he joined the family business. He modernized and systematized management structures and implemented process improvements. Adi Godrej took the Godrej Group to great height during the License Raj, and heads the group alongside his brother, Godrej Industries managing director and Godrej Agrovet chairman Nadir Godrej, and his cousin, Godrej & Boyce managing director and chairman Jamshyd Godrej.

Under Adi Godrej's leadership, the group is also involved in philanthropic activities. Godrej is major supporter of the World Wildlife Fund in India, it has developed a green business campus in the Vikhroli township of Mumbai, which includes a 150-acre (0.61 km2) mangrove forest and a school for the children of company employees. He is the chairman of the Indian School of Business since April 2011. He was elected as the president of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2012-13. In April 2013 Godrej was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at The Asian Awards.[4] He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, in 2013. He was awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in February 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adi Godrej topic page. Forbes.com. Retrieved September 2010.
  2. ^ "Adi Godrej Networth". Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Pi Lambda Phi 2010 membership Directory
  4. ^ Winners at the Asian Awards
  5. ^ Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year India Award

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