Nadir Godrej, the esteemed Indian billionaire magnate, holds the positions of both chairman and managing director at Godrej Industries Limited. He stands as the younger kin of billionaire Adi Godrej. Within the Godrej Group’s possessions, Nadir commands a significant one-fifth share.
At the age of 72, he has been a director of Godrej Soaps (now rebranded as Godrej Industries) since the year 1977. This accomplished businessman further assumes the role of chairman at Godrej Agrovet Limited and also serves as a director at Godrej Properties Limited, both subsidiaries under the wing of Godrej Industries.
Nadir Godrej’s Financial Worth
Stepping into the family enterprise over forty years ago, Nadir currently boasts a real-time net worth of Rs 23,990, as per Forbes’ calculations on August 7, 2023. He spearheads Godrej Industries, an entity that commands a market capitalization of Rs 15,858 crore as of August 7, 2023. The company’s headquarters are situated in Mumbai.
His educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He followed this with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1974. Additionally, he pursued an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1976.
Beyond his role as a businessman, Nadir possesses a penchant for languages and poetry, often gracing public platforms with his speeches presented in poetic form. He previously held the position of a non-executive director at Mahindra and the Indian Hotels segment of the Tata group.
Acknowledging his accomplishments, the Board of Management at Manav Rachna University has collectively bestowed upon Godrej an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree. His eminence has also been recognized internationally, with the French government honoring him with the Ordre national du Mérite in 2002 and the Légion d’Honneur in 2008.