Jehangir Wadia

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Jehangir Wadia
Born Jehangir Wadia
6 July 1973
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Managing Director GoAir and Bombay Dyeing
Partner(s) Celina Wadia
Parents Nusli Wadia (father)
Maureen Wadia (mother)
Relatives Ness Wadia (brother)
Neville Wadia (grand father)
Dina Jinnah (grand mother)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah (great-grand father)
Maryam Jinnah (great-grand mother)

Jehangir Wadia (born 6 July 1973), also known as Jeh Wadia, is an Indian business magnate belonging to the Wadia family. He is the son of textile and real estate tycoon Nusli Wadia and Maureen Wadia. He is the great-grandson of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founding father of Pakistan and younger brother of Ness Wadia, owner of IPL team Kings XI Punjab.[1] The World Economic Forum elected him as a Young Global leader in the year 2008.

Jeh Wadia is the managing director of GoAir, a budget airline which he founded in 2004, and of Bombay Dyeing, a diversified company with interests in Retail, Real Estate, Textiles and PSF.[2][3]

GoAir and Bombay Dyeing are a part of the brittania biscuits to real estate conglomerate The Wadia Group comprising Bombay Dyeing, Britannia Industries, GoAir, Bombay Burmah, National Peroxide, Wadia Engineering, etc companies. GoAir is among the only 2 profitable airlines of all the domestic airlines operating in India; Jeh Wadia is credited with the highly efficient profitable operations of the airline as well as the launch of Bombay Realty and Bombay Dyeing's retail Initiatives. Bombay Dyeing is among the oldest listed and most respected companies on the Bombay stock exchange and has been consistently paying dividends for more than 135 years.

Jeh Wadia was educated at the Lawrence School, Sanawar.[4] He graduated from the University of Warwick.

His elder brother Ness Wadia heads the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation and co-owns the IPL Team Kings XI Punjab. Wadia appeared in the 2009 drama-documentary The Age of Stupid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Stories: Dina Wadia visits Mazar of her Father, the Quaid-i-Azam". Pakistan Times. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  2. ^ Neha Tara Mehta (2009-09-24). "Shekhar speaks up for a green world: India Today". Indiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Bombay Dyeing Management: Jeh elevated, Ness steps down". The Times of India. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  4. ^ Wadia Family at scribd.com, accessed 11 March 2012