Raaja Kanwar, an accomplished Indian businessman, currently serves as the Chairman and Managing Director of Apollo International Limited (AIL), a company he founded in 1994 with a mission to ‘Deliver Sustainable Value Creation.’ Son of the renowned Indian billionaire Onkar Kanwar, the founder of Apollo Tyres, Raaja Kanwar has carved a niche for himself in the business world.
Armed with a management degree from Drexel University in the US, Raaja is not only a business maestro but also an avid fitness enthusiast. His leadership at AIL, a part of the Apollo Group, has propelled the conglomerate to a substantial market capitalization of Rs 27,147 crore as of December 22.
Raaja Kanwar’s influence extends beyond the boardroom; he played a pivotal role in shaping the digital cinema landscape in India. His contributions were formally acknowledged by then-Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in 2006. Additionally, Raaja co-founded UFO Moviez and actively invests in start-ups focusing on innovative ideas and technologies.
AIL, a global business conglomerate, operates in diverse sectors such as engineering and infrastructure projects, automotive, logistics and supply chain, fashion, and more. With a presence in over 45 countries, AIL reflects Raaja’s commitment to global business excellence.
Not just confined to corporate leadership, Raaja Kanwar is a member of prestigious organizations including the Young President’s Organization, World Economic Forum, and Confederation of India Industry. In the year 2021-22, he chaired the CII’s Northern Region Committee on Logistics & Warehousing, showcasing his commitment to industry development.
The Apollo Group, under Raaja’s guidance, boasts a turnover of approximately USD 2.3 billion, as per information available on the AIL website. His brother, Neeraj Kanwar, shares the responsibility of the family business as the Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Apollo Tyres Ltd.