Adi Godrej

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Adi Godrej
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Born (1942-04-03) 3 April 1942 (age 73)
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 $4.0 billion (January 2015)[1]
Religion Zoroastrianism
Spouse(s) Parmeshwar Godrej
Children Nisa Godrej
Pirojsha Godrej
Tanya Dubash

Adi Burjorji Godrej (born 3 April 1942), is an Indian industrialist and businessman, and head of the Godrej family, and chairman of the Godrej Group. As of 2015, he is the 405th richest person in the world with a net worth of US$4.0 billion.[1]

Early life[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[2] and a member of Tau Beta Pi.

Career[edit]

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 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.[3] He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, in 2013. He was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in February 2013.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to socialite and philanthropist, Parmeshwar Godrej and has three children. He lives in Juhu, Mumbai.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Adi Godrej". Forbes. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Pi Lambda Phi 2010 membership Directory
  3. ^ Winners at the Asian Awards
  4. ^ Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year India Award

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