Sudhir Choudhrie is a high profile prominent Indian born serial entrepreneur with interests in various cross border investments in industries such as healthcare, aviation, hospitality and real estate among others. Choudhrie was born and raised in New Delhi India, and it is in India where his entrepreneurship journey began. Choudhrie has an excellent academic background and holds a Bachelors of Economics Degree from the prestigious University of Delhi. After earning his university degree,
Sudhir Choudhrie began his entrepreneurship journey by first working in his grandfather Delhi based real estate business. Choudhrie would later venture into an electronic business where he dealt with the importation of TV equipment business. His business over the years successfully developed to be a leading import and export business in the whole of India and among many consumer goods supplied farm machinery across India. Choudhrie in the year 1975 established Magnum International trading Company and export business that steered him to greater success in business not only in India but internationally.
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Sudhir Choudhrie in 1995 expanded his business into the hospitality industry and as a result, established a joint venture with Taj Hotels Resorts. The hotel business was also a success and ended up expanding to include Taj Kerala and a portfolio of four other beautiful local resorts. Choudhrie the same year in 1995 partnered with Adidas AG and founded Addidas Indian Trading that opened up a network of 180 stores that supplied Addidas product to the whole of India. Sudhir Choudhrie in the year 2003 ventured into the aviation industry and invested in Air Deccan a local Indian first budget airline that at the time of the purchase had only one plane. The airline in less than five years had grown to become a powerhouse airline providing clients with over 200 flights in a day and transported more than 7 million passengers annually.
Sudhir Choudhrie currently resides in the UK together with his wife and two children. Choudhrie in 2010 formally became a British citizen and has over the years helped to bolster good relations between India and the UK. Choudhrie for his tremendous successes in international business and boosting good relations between India and the UK was in 2013 awarded the Asian Business Lifetime Achievement Award by the former British Prime Minister Theresa May. He, together with his family, is largely involved in philanthropic activities in the UK, India and the US, among other countries. Visit: https://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/about/fellows/sudhir-choudhrie/