Nishita Shah

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Nishita Shah is currently the largest individual shareholder and director of Precious Shipping, one of Thailand's large dry-bulk shipping companies. She is also the managing director of GP Group, a 145-year-old, privately-held conglomerate with three listed companies and more than 40 private enterprises which cover a range of sectors – from aviation, healthcare and shipping to software, hospitality and construction. Following on her father’s clear entrepreneurial vision which has defined the company for the past one and a half centuries Nishita's father, Kirit, founded the group in 1989 and took it public in 1993. Her family emigrated from India to Burma to Thailand many years ago.[1]

Nishita also owned a clothing company called Burn Baby and has launched her own fashion label "-Nsha-" in three continents.[2]

Shah is of Gujarati origin.[3] She was in the Forbes' next-generation billionaires' list with a net worth of $375 million. Her father Kirit, who was originally from Gujarat, founded the GP Group of Thailand, which she took over. She is a Boston University graduate.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Nishita Shah", Forbes, 7 December 2007. Retrieved on 2008-08-20.
  2. ^ "Nishita Shah and family", Forbes, 8 September 2007
  3. ^ a b "Gujarati in GenNext billionaires' list". The Times of India. August 21, 2008.