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April 04, 2017 @ 01:15 PM

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Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej 

Reading success stories of greatest professionals stimulates motivational enzyme within us and we all wish to emulate them on path of success.

Exactly with this aim - India's content lead MBA website is presenting you series of success stories of Professionals who have   carved niche in their own way and have become icons of Management Fraternity. 

Following above you will read today success story of Mr. Adi Godrej :  

Adi Godrej is Zoroastrian and Chairman of Godrej Group. He left India as a teenager and got enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Later he did his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, United States.

After having inducted himself in family business, he modernized and systematized management structures and implemented process improvements.  Godrej Group has grown leaps and bounds.  Godrej is major supporter of the World Wildlife Fund in India, it has developed a green business campus in the Vikhroli township of Mumbai, which includes a 150-acre mangrove forest and a school for the children of company employees.

Adi Godrej has played an important role in the development of a variety of industries by leading key organizations of trade and commerce as the 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, the Indo-American Society and as member of the Governing Board of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry.

Adi Godrej has also participated actively in the field of management education as a former Chairman of the Governing Council of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, as a former member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Wharton Asian Executive Board. Adi is a member of Tau Beta Pi (The Engineering Honor Society) and also serves as a member of the Governing Board of the Indian School of Business.

Godrej Group has given maximum number of products in different market segments viz. Godrej Hair Colour which has 40% market share, Refrigerators, Almirahs, Locks, Cinthol Soaps & Toiletries, Ezee, Godrej Furniture.

Adi got his middle class values from his mother who was a school teacher and taught him the greatest lesson of Humility.

Adi is health conscious and keeps himself fit and remains very busy with work.

Adi believes that one should listen to young people as you may get novel and first hand ideas which can be combined with experience to give birth to innovation. He maintains open door policy in office and attends work every morning sharp at 8 am.

Adi Godrej emphasizes that “Professionalism is not anybody's exclusive privilege hence, it is important for everybody to ensure that success stories are read, digested and innovated.”

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