Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej

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Adi Godrej Profile

  • Name:
  • Adi Godrej
  • Born:
  • April 3, 1942
  • Spouse:
  • Parmeshwar Godrej

Adi Godrej Biography

Adi Godrej is an Indian industrialist and head of the Godrej family - the industrialist behind the 115-year-old Godrej Group. He is currently serving as chairman of the Godrej Group and one of the richest Indians with a net worth of US$9 billion, as on 2012. He is the chairman of the Indian School of Business since April 2011. He also serves as the chairman of two international companies – Keyline Brands UK and Rapidol, SA. He has been one of the most successful businessmen from India and a Business Icon. He has won many honours and awards including Entrepreneur of the Year Award at The Asian Awards, most recently in 2013. He has also received prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in February 2013.

Adi Godrej was born on 3 April, 1942 in Mumbai as the son of Burjorji Godrej. His full name is Adi Burjorji Godrej. His father is a businessman while his mother, Jai Godrej has been a teacher at one of the schools of Godrej. His under graduation was completed at MIT. He took Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He was a member of both Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and Tau Beta Pi during the completion of course. Once he returned to India, he joined family business. Adi is married to Parameswar and the couple has 3 kids. His kids have now joined Godrej industries.


Once Adi returned to India after studies, he joined Godrej industries. He modernized and systematized management structures and brought in many improvements in the overall system. Adi Godrej took the Godrej Group to new heights during the License Raj alongside his younger brother, Nadir Godrej. Nadir Godrej now serves as the managing director of Godrej industries and chairman of Godrej Agrovet. Other activities of Adi Godrej include his support to World Wildlife Fund in India and played a significant role in developing a green business campus in the Vikhroli township of Mumbai.

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Updated: April 03, 2014

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