Bhanu Choudhrie

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Bhanu Choudhrie
BornJune 1978 (age 40)
India
ResidenceLondon, England
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipBritish
Alma materUniversity of Boston
TitleExecutive director, C&C Alpha Group
Spouse(s)Simrin Choudhrie
Children1
Parent(s)Sudhir Choudhrie
Anita Choudhrie
RelativesB. K. Kapur (great uncle)

Bhanu Choudhrie (born June 1978) is a British-Indian entrepreneur and businessman. He is the founder and executive director of C&C Alpha Group and has global investments in healthcare, hospitality, banking, real estate, aviation and utilities.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bhanu Choudhrie is the son of Sudhir Choudhrie and his wife Anita.[1] He was born in New Delhi, India in June 1978 and moved to the UK in 2000.

Choudhrie was educated at the University of Boston, where he studied International Business and Marketing, and has undertaken the Owner Management Programme at Harvard Business School.[2][3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Choudhrie has been the executive director of the family-owned, London based, C&C Alpha Group since 2001, and is responsible for investment strategy[6][7] C&C Alpha Group invests in the utility, healthcare, hospitality, real estate, aviation, and agriculture sectors.The company operates as a holding company and provides consulting and advisory services to venture capital investors.[8] C&C Alpha Group has previously invested in UK Care Homes.[9]

In the US, Choudhrie is a board member of Atlantic Coast Bank, New Century Customers Bank and Customers Bank and was a co-founder of Megalith Capital Management [10][11][12]

In 2014, Bhanu Choudhrie and his father Sudhir Choudhrie were arrested by the UK's Serious Fraud Office in connection with their ongoing investigation into bribery in Rolls-Royce's overseas business. Both denied any wrongdoing and were released from bail without charge.[6][13]

Personal life[edit]

Choudhrie lives in a £20 million Grade II listed house in London's Belgravia, with his interior designer wife Simrin and their son,[6] Kabir Bhanu Wilfrid Choudhrie, who was born in February 2011.[14]

In 2015, Westminster Council approved his plan to build a two-storey basement under the six-storey house and its mews house to create a cinema and leisure complex and a swimming pool.[1][6]

Choudhrie has been a political supporter of the UK Liberal Democrats and donated to the Party prior to the 2010 General Election.[15] His wife, Simrin, worked as a campaign assistant for Simon Hughes office during his 2004 mayoral campaign and "later assisted Simon with the bid to host the Olympics in 2012".[16] In 2010, she appeared on the Channel 4 TV show The Secret Millionaire.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "C&C Alpha Group". Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  2. ^ Boyce, Lee (2010-03-25). "Millionaire Interview: Bhanu Choudhrie director of C&C Alpha Group". This is Money. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  3. ^ "Bhanu CHOUDHRIE". Companies House. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Mr. Bhanu Choudhrie". Bhanu-choudhrie.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  5. ^ "Asian Giants May 2016". issuu. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  6. ^ a b c d Pettitt, Josh. "Evening Standard". Evening Standard. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Millionaire Interview: Bhanu Choudhrie". This is Money. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  8. ^ "C&C Alpha Group Ltd: Company Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  9. ^ "Sudhir Choudhrie sells UK's 'Alpha Hospitals' chain to Cygnet Healthcare for Rs 970 crore". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  10. ^ "New Century Bank appoints private equity investor to board". Private Equity Wire. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  11. ^ "Customers Bancorp, Inc. Board of Directors". www.customersbank.com. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  12. ^ "Working unpaid jobs resulted in wealth as a private equity investor - Real Business". Real Business. 2016-09-06. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  13. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "Indian-born Sudhir Choudhrie, son dropped from bribery probe into Rolls-Royce sales - Sunday Times". Reuters India. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  14. ^ a b "Secret Millionaire's six-figure gift to Sheffield charity". Sheffield Telegraph. 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  15. ^ "Search - The Electoral Commission". search.electoralcommission.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  16. ^ Rupert Neate; Rowena Mason; Rajeev Syal. "Lib Dems mired in row after party donor blacklisted by fraud squad | Politics". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-11-01.