Adi Godrej is the Chairman of the Godrej Group and several entities that are part of one of India's
leading conglomerates. These include Indian companies like Godrej Industries, Godrej Consumer
Products and Godrej Properties, as well as international companies such as Godrej UK, Godrej
South Africa and Godrej Argentina.
As a Director of numerous firms, including Godrej & Boyce, Godrej Agrovet, Godrej International
and Godrej Global MidEast FZE, Adi is responsible for shaping the long term strategy for these
organisations and driving a focus on value creation.
Over the last five decades, Adi has played an important role in the development of a variety of
industries. He is a Past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry and has led key
organisations of trade and commerce as a former Chairman and President of the Indian Soap &
Toiletries Makers' Association, the Central Organisation for Oil Industry and Trade, the Solvent
Extractors' Association of India, the Compound Livestock Feeds Manufacturers' Association and
the Indo-American Society. He is the Chairman of the Urban Institute of India.
Adi has also participated actively in the field of management education and is the Chairman of the
Board of the Indian School of Business. He has also been a member of the Dean’s Advisory
Council of the MIT Sloan School of Management, a member of the Wharton Asian Executive Board
and a former Chairman of the Governing Council of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management
Adi is a recipient of several awards and recognitions, including the Rajiv Gandhi Award (2002), the
American India Foundation Leadership in Philanthropy Award (2010), the Asia Pacific
Entrepreneurship Awards Entrepreneur of the Year (2010), the AIMA-JRD Tata Corporate
Leadership Award (2010), the BMA-Management Man of the Year Award (2010-2011), the Ernst &
Young Entrepreneur of the year (2012), the Padma Bhushan (2012) and the Asian Awards
Entrepreneur of the Year (2013).
Adi holds a Bachelor’s and Master's degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. He is married, has three children and four grandchildren and lives in Mumbai, India.