Adi Burjorji Godrej
Award Name : Padma Bhushan
Year of Award : 2013
Award for : Business & management
Location : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Adi Burjorji Godrej is an Indian industrialist and businessman, head of the Godrej family, and chairman of the Godrej Group. As of 2015, he is the 405th richest person in the world with a net worth of US$4.0 billion. He was born on 3 April 1942 in Mumbai, India. Godrej received his undergraduate degree from HL college and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and a member of Tau Beta Pi. Mr. Godrej has been president of several Indian trade and industrial bodies and associations.He is Chairman of the Board of the Indian School of Business and Past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the MIT Sloan School of Management, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and a member of the Wharton Asian Executive Board. Mr. Godrej is also a patron of the Himalayan Club.
Mr. Godrej is a recipient of several awards and recognitions, including the Rajiv Gandhi Award 2002, the American India Foundation Leadership in Philanthropy Award 2010, the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010, Best Businessman of the Year for the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2010, Chemexcil’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, AIMA – JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award 2010, Bombay Management Association – Management Man of the Year Award 2010-2011, Qimpro Platinum Standard Award for Business in 2011, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, the Padma Bhushan 2013, The Asian Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, and the All India Management AssociationBusiness Leader of the Year 2015.