Pirojsha Adi Godrej

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Pirojsha Godrej
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Pirojsha Godrej
NationalityIndian
EducationCathedral & John Connon School
Alma materColumbia University
Wharton School of Business
OccupationExecutive Chairman of Godrej Properties Limited[1]
Children2
Parent(s)Adi Godrej
Parmeshwar Godrej
RelativesTanya Dubash (sister)
Nisaba Godrej (sister)

Pirojsha Godrej is an Indian industrialist and businessman. He is the Executive Chairman of Godrej Properties Limited,[1] the real estate development arm of the Godrej Group, of which his father, Adi Godrej, is the chairman.

Early life and education[edit]

Pirojsha Godrej graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 2002, and completed his Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in 2004.[2][3] He completed his schooling from The Cathedral & John Connon School.

Career[edit]

Pirojsha Godrej worked with Godrej Properties Limited from 2004 to 2006[3] during which time he was responsible for directing the company’s expansion strategy, which saw the company increase its operations from 2 cities to 10 cities between 2004 and 2008. He went on to complete an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2008 before rejoining GPL as Executive Director.[3][4]

In 2010, Pirojsha led the initial public offering (IPO) of the company through which Godrej Properties raised US$100 million.[5][6] In 2012, Pirojsha was appointed CEO of Godrej Properties.[7][4] He has led the company through a phase of rapid growth through which the company has established itself as one of India's fastest growing real estate developers.[8][9]

Under Pirojsha’s leadership, Godrej Properties has been focusing on sustainable development movement;[10] in 2013, GPL received an award from former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam[11] for being one of the companies in India from across sectors to have driven the green building movement. The Clinton Foundation has partnered with Godrej Properties for its large township project, Godrej Garden City, which was selected as one of two projects in India and seventeen from around the world to work with the Clinton Climate Initiative towards the goal of creating a Climate Positive Development.[12][13]

In 2013, Pirojsha was selected as the 'Real Estate Person of the Year' at the Construction Week India Awards and the ‘Person of the Year’ at the GIREM (Global Initiative for Restructuring Environment and Management) Awards. In 2014, he received the Best People CEO Award from the National Human Resource Development Network.[14] In 2015, The Economic Times selected him in their 40 under 40 list, a list of the most impactful business leaders under 40 years of age.[15] He was also listed by GQ magazine as one of the 50 most influential young Indians.[16]

Prior to joining Godrej Properties, Pirojsha served as the additional private secretary to the Minister of State for External Affairs in New Delhi and worked as an intern in the New York Senate Office of Hillary Clinton.[3]

Family and personal life[edit]

Pirojsha's interests include cricket, food, politics, chess and rare-book collecting. He is married and has a daughter.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pirojsha Godrej takes over as Godrej Properties chairman". Forbes India. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Godrej Jnr's House Test". Times of India. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Pirojsha Godrej". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Pirojsha Godrej appointed MD & CEO of Godrej Properties Ltd". India Today. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Godrej Properties IPO may pave way for more". Live Mint. 6 Jan 2010.
  6. ^ "Godrej Properties plans to launch rights issue". Economic Times. 6 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Pirojsha takes over as Godrej MD and CEO". Indian Express. 1 April 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Godrej Properties has a dream debut on bourses". Magic Bricks. 6 Jan 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  9. ^ "A Godrej scion's building blocks for the future". Business Standard. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Most Admired Builders - Godrej Properties Ltd". Construction World. September 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  11. ^ "9 companies receive GreenCo rating, the first of its kind in the world". CII. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Clinton Foundation selects Godrej project for climate programme". Times of India. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Clinton to support Godrej project". Business Standard. 23 May 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Godrej Properties Ltd. (GODREJPROP) - Director Report". Business Standard. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  15. ^ "India's Hottest Business Leader" (PDF). Economic Times. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  16. ^ Aditya, Ghosh (July 27, 2015). "The 50 most influential young Indians". GQ. Retrieved 5 January 2016.