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Venugopal Dhoot: A Profile

Born on 30 Sep, 1951 in Mumbai in India, Venugopal dhoot is an Indian businessman and the Chairman of Videocon corporation. His personal net worth is estimated to be $1.9 Billion in 2011.    Venugopal Dhoot is an alumnus of the College of Engineering, Pune, India. He was born in a Marathi speaking Marwari-Banya family. The Baniya community hail from Rajasthan, and are known for producing most of India's finest entrepreneurs and industrialists. He is married to Rama Dhoot and has two children, Anirudh and Surbhi. His father, the late Nandlal Madhavlal Dhoot, was an...

Vikram Pandit: A Profile

Born on January 14, 1957, in Nagpur in India, Vikram Pandit is an Indian-born American CEO of Citigroup. He was declared the CEO in 2008, the youngest CEO ever of the world's largest conglomerate.    Vikram completed his schooling at the Dadar Parsee Youths Assembly High School in Dadar, Mumbai. He moved to the United States when he was sixteen years old, to study at Gannon University. He received a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1976 and 1977 respectively and an M.B.A in 1980 followed by a Ph.D. in...

Rajat Gupta: A Profile

Born on December 2, 1948, in Kolkata in India, Rajat Gupta is a prominent Indian-American businessman and corporate officer, board director and strategic advisor to a variety of notable public- and private-sector institutions. Gupta served for nearly a decade as managing director (chief executive officer) of McKinsey & Company over a 34-year career at the management consultancy. He retired in 2007 but still remains affiliated with McKinsey as its "senior partner emeritus.” His personal net worth is estimated to be more than $100 Million.   When...

Ajay Piramal: A Profile

Born on Dec 20, 1955, in Rajasthan in India, Ajay Piramal is a businessman and a Forbes Billionaire. In 2010, Forbes has estimated his net worth to be $ 1.0 Billion making him India’s Top 50 richest people. Ajay Piramal is the chairman of Piramal Enterprises Limited, India’s Second largest pharmaceutical company with the presence in Cardio-vascular segment, Antibiotics segment and respiratory and many other segments.   Mr. Piramal holds B.Sc. (Hons.), Masters in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and Advanced Management...

Ruia Brothers: A Profile

Born in 1944 and 1949 in Rajasthan respectively, Shashi and Ravi Ruia are businessmen and the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Essar Group. Essar began as a construction company in 1969 and diversified into manufacturing, services and retail. The Essar Group is a multinational conglomerate corporation in the sectors of Steel, Energy, Power, Communications, Shipping Ports & Logistics as well as Construction headquartered at Mumbai, India. With operations in more than 20 countries across five continents, the group employs 70,000 people, with revenues of $15 billion.   ...

Jamshed J Irani: A Profile

Born on 2nd June 1936 in . Dr. Jamshed J Irani is a director of Tata Sons, Tata Industries, Tata Motors, Tata International, Tata Teleservices, BOC (India), Electrosteel Castings, Repro India and HDFC among others. He is chairman of Tata Refractories and TRF. Dr Irani also chairs the board of governors at XLRI in Jamshedpur. He is a well respected and a well-known personality in the iron and steel industry in India.   Dr. Irani received his  M.Sc. (Geology) degree from Nagpur University in 1958, M.Met. degree in 1960 and Ph.D. in 1963 from the University...

Kalanidhi Maran: A Profile

Born in 1964 in Chennai in India, Kalanidhi Maran is the Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Network, which is the most profitable Television network in Asia. In June 2010, he acquired Spice Jet which is the most profitable airlines in India. While his television channels and newspapers are primarliy concentrated in South India, his FM radio stations, DTH service and Airlines are spread across the country. He is the son of Former Union Minister of commerce Murasoli Maran, grandnephew of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.   Maran did his graduation...

Larry Bossidy: A Profile

Born on March 5, 1935, in Massachusetts, USA, (Lawrence A.) Larry Bossidy is a businessman and author. He is a retired CEO of Honeywell International Inc., a global $26-billion advanced technology, controls and manufacturing company. He has also spent more than 30 years rising into executive power at General Electric.   Bossidy graduated from Colgate University in 1957 with a BA in economics. Bossidy was later conferred a doctorate of Humane Letters from Colgate. Bossidy's distinguished five-decade career in business began with the General Electric...

Narayana Murthy: A Profile

Born on August 20, 1946, in Mysore in India, N. R. Narayana Murthy is an Indian businessman, software engineer and the founder of Infosys Technologies, a consulting and IT services company based in India. He is currently the non-executive Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys. He was the CEO of the company for 21 years, from 1981 to 2002. After stepping down as CEO in 2002, he has broadened his scope of activities to social services as well as promoting India globally. His estimated net worth is $1.6 Billion as of 2010.   Murthy received his degree in electrical...

Azim Premji: A Profile

Born on 24 July 1945, in Karachi in British India, Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian business tycoon, philanthropist and the chairman of Wipro Limited, a group company that holds Wipro Technologies, India's third largest software development companies and ranked among the top 100 technology companies globally. According to Forbes, he is currently the third richest Indian with a personal wealth of US$17 billion in 2010. His assets include 74% of Wipro.   Premji was forced to leave his studies in electrical engineering from Stanford University, California, USA at the...

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