Who is aditya godrej ?
Chairman of Godrej Group, Chairman of Indian
School of Business
Adi Burjorji Godrej (born 3 April 1942)
Indian industrialist and head of the Godrej family
As of 2012, he is one of the richest Indians with a net
worth of US$9 billion..
Adi Burjorji Godrej (born 3 April 1942) is an Indian
industrialist and head of the Godrej family, currently
serving as chairman of the Godrej Group. As of 2012,
he is one of the richest Indians with a net worth of
US$9 billion. He is also the second richest person of
Parsi descent in the world after Pallonji Mistry
1. Godrej received his undergraduate degree from MIT and
his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
2. After his return to India, he joined the family business.
3. Godrej is major supporter of the World Wildlife Fund in
India, it has developed a green business campus in the
Vikhroli township of Mumbai, which includes a 150-acre
(0.61 km2) mangrove forest and a school for the children
of company employees.
4. He is the chairman of the Indian School of Business
since April 2011.
He was elected as the president of Confederation of
Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2012-13.
In April 2013 Godrej was awarded the Entrepreneur of the
Year Award at The Asian Awards
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest
civilian award, in 2013.
He was awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur Of The Year India Award in February 2013.
About his business
The Godrej Group is an Indian conglomerate
headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,
managed and largely owned by the Godrej family. It
was founded by Ardeshir Godrej and Pirojsha Godrej
in 1897, and operates in sectors as diverse as real
estate, consumer products, industrial engineering,
appliances, furniture, security and agricultural
products. Subsidiaries and affiliated companies
include Godrej Industries and its subsidiaries Godrej
Consumer Products, Godrej Agrovet, and Godrej
Properties, as well as the private holding company
Godrej & Boyce.
About godrej group
Founder(s) Ardeshir Godrej Pirojsha Godrej
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Area served Worldwide
Key people Adi Godrej (Chairman)Jamshyd
Godrej Nadir Godrej
Products Real estate, FMCG, industrial engineering,
Appliances, Furniture, Security, Agri care, and others.
The Godrej Group was founded in 1897, and has since
evolved into one of the largest and the oldest
conglomerates based in Mumbai, India, with a
presence in varied industries, including appliances,
precision equipment, machine tools, furniture,
healthcare, interior solutions, office equipment, food-
processing, security, materials handling and industrial
storage solutions, construction and information
technology. The Group is headed by Adi Godrej and
his brother and cousin, Nadir Godrej and Jamshyd
Traditionally, Vikhroli, a suburb to the Northeast of
Mumbai has been Godrej's manufacturing base, but
increasingly the group has moved significant production
facilities away from Mumbai. The Godrej group also owns
vast land in Vikhroli, occupying 3500 acres (14 km2) of land
on both sides of the Vikhroli section of the LBS marg. That
makes the Godrej group the biggest private land owner in
Mumbai by far. Such vast land can, in theory, be used to
create at least 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) of residential floor
space, which, at very modest rates (Rs.10000/sq ft), can be
sold for USD 16 billion. Thus, the Godrej group is sitting on
an invisible cashpile that is an envy of other Indian
1897 - Godrej is established in 1897
1902 - Godrej makes its first Indian Safe
1918 - Godrej Soaps Limited incorporated
1961- Godrej Started Manufacturing Forklift Trucks in
1971- Godrej Agrovet Limited began as an Animal
Feeds division of Godrej Soaps
1974 - Veg oils division in Wadala, Mumbai acquired
1990 - Godrej Properties Limited, another
1991 - Foods business started
1994 - Transelektra Domestic Products acquired
1995 - Transelektra forged a strategic alliance with Sara
1999 - Transelektra renamed Godrej Sara Lee Limited
and incorporated Godrej Infotech Ltd.
2001 - Godrej Consumer Products was formed as a
result of the demerger of Godrej Soaps Limited. Godrej
Soaps renamed Godrej Industries Limited
2002 - Godrej Tea Limited set up
2003 - Entered the BPO
2004 - Godrej HiCare Limited set up to provide a Safe
Healthy Environment to customers by providing
professional pest management services
2006 - Foods business was merged with Godrej Tea and
Godrej Tea renamed Godrej Beverages & Foods Limited
2007 - Godrej Beverages & Foods Limited formed a JV with
The Hershey Company of North America and the company
was renamed Godrej Hershey Foods & Beverages Limited
2008 - Godrej relaunched itself with new colourful logo
and a fresh identity music
2010 - Godrej launched GoJiyo a free, browser based 3D
2011 - Godrej & Boyce shuts down its typewriter
manufacturing plant, the last in the world
Offerings in the refrigerator, washing machine, air
conditioner and microwave oven ranges.
Furniture for home, office, educational institutions,
establishments, labs, hospitals, shipyard...
Cinthol, Good Knight mosquito repellent, Hair Colour
and Hair Dye
AUDIO,VEDIO,TV AND REFRIGERATOR
SOLAR ,AND RECHARGEBLE
DISINFECTANTS AND ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
THIS WAS JUST AN INSIGHT INTO GODREJ GROUP
MANY THINGS ABOUT THIS GROUP STILL NEED
TO BE TOLD THIS FAMILY BUSSINESS IS A
CENTURY OLD ,AND HAS DEVELOPED WITH THE
PASSAGE OF TIME CONTINUOUSLY.
BY; DEEPAK VERMA
MBA 1ST YEAR
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