Adi Godrej is one of the prominent names in the Indian Business scenario. The Godrej family has been handling 117 years old business – Godrej Groups. Adi is the chairman of Godrej Groups. Apart from this, he is also chairman of two other international companies – South African company Rapidol and Keyline brands from UK. He chairs the Dadabhai Naoroji Memorial Prize Fund trustees’ board.
Adi Godrej, during his days of schooling planned to pursue mechanical engineering but as he was part of business family, he ended up completing his masters and bachelors degree in management which has helped him handle his family business very effectively.
After Adi Godrej took over his family business, there was a lot of growth in the company and the revenue generated.
Godrej Family Profile
Let us take a look at the illustrious Godrej family
Godrej Parents – Burjorji Godrej and Jai Godrej
Adi’s father Burjorji Godrej was a successful businessman and his mother Jai Godrej was a teacher at Godrej schools.
Godrej Spouse- Parmeshwar Godrej
Adi Godrej married Parmeshwar Godrej. She is a philanthropist and a socialite. She was also a designer and is known to have designed clothes for Bollywood actress Hema Malini. She was also famous as socialites of India who worked on the AIDS project – Heroes Project from India. Prior to her marriage she worked for Air India and she was among those first air hostesses of the airline.
Children of Adi Godrej and Parmeshwar Godrej – Tanya Godrej, Nisa Godrej and Pirojsha Godrej
Tanya Godrej is the eldest daughter of Adi Godrej. She is the chief brand officer and Executive Director of Godrej Groups. She is a part of board members of Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Godrej Industries Limited and Godrej Agrovet Limited. She is also Godrej Nature’s Basket’s Chairman. Other positions that she holds are Trustee of Brown University and Bhartiya Mahila Bank board member.
Heading Godrej Consumer Products as Executive Director, board member of Teach for India, GCPL and Godrej Agrovet, Nisa Godrej is the younger daughter of Adi Godrej. She started her career with Godrej groups from the year 2010.
Pirojsha Godrej is the younger son of Adi Gdorej. He joined his family business Godrej Groups as the CEO of Godrej properties Limited and Managing director at Godrej Business. He finished his complete education abroad.
Adi Godrej Family Net worth
Adi Godrej net worth is currently $3.9 Billion. He is ranked as the 446th Billionaire in The World and ranks at the 8th position among the wealthiest men of India according to Forbes.
At the recent Asian Awards in 2013, Adi Godrej was given Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In the same year, he was also awarded Padma Bhushan. He was conferred with the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the year 2013.