Gopichand P Hinduja

Co-Chairman
Hinduja Group of Companies



Description


Gopichand P Hinduja, fondly known as ‘GP’ in business circles, is the Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Group of Companies.

GP joined the family business in Mumbai in 1959. He was one of the architects of the transformation of the Group from an Indo-Middle East trading operation into a multi-billion dollar transnational conglomerate. His business philosophy is best summarised by the words ‘common sense’. A significant business move came when the Group acquired Gulf Oil in 1984, closely followed by the acquisition of the then struggling Indian automotive manufacturer Ashok Leyland in 1987, which was the first major NRI investment in India. A remarkable turnaround story for Ashok Leyland has resulted in turnover in excess of US$ 2 billion.

GP is also the visionary behind the Group’s forays into Power and Infrastructure sectors, spearheading the task of shaping the Group’s plan for building 10 GW of power generation capacity in India.

GP graduated from Jai Hind College, Mumbai, in 1959. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Westminster, and Honorary Doctorate of Economics from Richmond College, London.

He is married to Sunita, and has two sons, Sanjay and Dheeraj, both actively involved in the Hinduja Group businesses, and a daughter, Rita. GP’s personal interests are trekking, music and swimming.

Source : Hinduja Group

Professional Details


Designation Co-Chairman
Company Hinduja Group
Net Worth $14.3 Billion
Education Jai Hind College, Mumbai | University of Westminster (Honorary Doctorate of Law) | Richmond College, London (Honorary Doctorate of Economics)
City London
Country United Kingdom
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