Harshavardhan Neotia

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Harshavardhan Neotia
Born (1961-07-19) 19 July 1961 (age 60)
Alma materSt. Xavier's College
OccupationChairman of Ambuja Neotia Group
Spouse(s)Madhu Neotia

Harshavardhan Neotia (born 19 July 1961) is the chairman of the Ambuja Neotia Group, a conglomerate headquartered in Kolkata.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Harshavardhan Neotia was born and brought up in Kolkata in a Marwari family.[3] He attended La Martiniere Calcutta for Boys and graduated in Commerce from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.[4] He has completed HBS's Executive Education Programme - Owner President Management Program (OPM) from Harvard Business School.[5]

He is the founder of one of the first joint sector companies in India, “Bengal Ambuja Housing Development Limited” in partnership with the Government of West Bengal.[6] The idea behind this joint sector venture was to promote social housing development in urban India.[7] Under his guidance, Ambuja Realty Group has developed many properties across India. Harshavardhana Neotia's maiden project, “Udayan” was declared a ‘Model Housing Project’ by the union government.[8] He is also the pioneer of modern Public–private partnership (PPP) housing system in Kolkata. He also serves as a member on ‘Board of Governors' of IIM Calcutta.[4] His company Ambuja Realty Group has developed many modern real estate projects in West Bengal including Udayan, The Condoville / Swissotel Kolkata, Neotia Vista and Ganga Kutir.[citation needed]


He was conferred the Padmashri in the year 1999 for his outstanding initiative in the field of social housing.[8] He has been awarded with Young Presidents' Organization YPO Legacy of Honor Award and works as the Honorary Consul of Israel in West Bengal.[9]


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  9. ^ Harshavardhan Neotia (25 July 2011). "Harshavardhan Neotia: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 12 August 2012.