Sudhir Choudhrie is a British-Indian businessman who has founded three companies. A native of India, he opened his first company in that country in 1975. This is Magnum International Trading Company which imports and exports a wide range of products. In 1995, he co-founded Taj Hotels Resort, which now has four hotels in India, including Taj Kerala.
Also in 1995, he co-founded Adidas Indian Trading. This marked the first time that Adidas apparel was sold in India. In addition to operating a network of 180 retail stores, Sudhir Choudhrie also built a manufacturing facility. During this time he also invested in a new company, Air Deccan. It was the first low-cost domestic airline company in India. Within half a decade, it had 200 domestic flights per day.
He now uses his vast expanse of knowledge about business at C&C Alpha Group. This company is headquartered in London and has a vast array of subsidiaries around the world. They invest in companies in multiple industries including technology, aviation, healthcare, hotels, restaurants, real estate, and banking. One of their companies is Alpha Aviation Group, which trains airline pilots for commercial carriers.
In 1999, he had heart transplant surgery performed due to his heart failing. The operation was performed at New York’s Columbia University Medical Center. After recovering, Sudhir Choudhrie became a major financial donor to this medical center. They named a professorship in Cardiology position after him. They also named the student lounge after him.
70 years ago, India gained independence from the United Kingdom. Sudhir Choudhrie has written about Brexit and how it will help both countries develop a better relationship. He was born soon after India’s independence and, despite initial struggles, thinks what India has achieved since then is remarkable.
He sees India as a country that will become a global powerhouse during the 21st century. It is the largest democracy in the world and is starting to become an economic force. Crowdfunding has quickly become a huge source of money for starting new businesses. It also has a huge consumer market which the United Kingdom will have access to after Brexit.