Nadir Godrej

About Nadir Godrej

Birth Year: 1951
Birth Place: Mumbai, India, India
Residence: Mumbai
Alma mater: MIT Stanford University Harvard Business School
Occupation: Chairman of Godrej Agrovet Managing director of Godrej Industries
Spouse(s): Rati Godrej
Relatives: Adi Godrej (Brother)

Nadir Godrej

Nadir Godrej was born on 1951 in Mumbai, India, India. Nadir Godrej is the younger sibling of billionaire Adi Godrej and holds a 20% share in the assets of the Godrej Group, the 120 year-old consumer goods conglomerate. With degrees from MIT, Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, he joined the family business more than four decades ago. Today he oversees Godrej Industries as managing director and chairs agribusiness unit Godrej Agrovet. He has a flair for languages and poetry and often delivers public speeches in verse form. As a non-executive director of the Tata group's Indian Hotels, he recently voted in favour of its ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry.
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Nadir Godrej is married to Dr. Rati Godrej. The couple have been blessed with three sons, namely Burjis (b. 1992), Sohrab (b. 1994) and Hormusji (b. 1996). They live in Mumbai.


In 2013 he made an undisclosed angel investment in an Indian social networking Service, LocalCircles.Nadir, joined the Mahindra and Mahindra Board in 1992. He is currently the Managing Director of Godrej Industries, India’s leading manufacturer of oleochemicals, edible oils, vanaspati, and bakery fats. Today, Nadir serves on the Boards of several companies including Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra), Indian Hotels Company, and several Godrej Group companies. Nadir is a member of the Advisory Committees of the Indian Chemical Manufacturers' Association, and a trustee of the Foundation of Medical Research, Mumbai. He has also served as President of the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers' Association of India, the Oil Technologists' Association of India, and the Protein Food & Nutrition Development Association. Currently President of the Alliance Francaise de Bombay, Nadir has received the Ordre National du Mérite and the Ordre National De La Légion D’Honneur from the Government of France for his achievements. Nadir earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston. He attended Stanford University for his Masters in Chemical Engineering and received his MBA from Harvard University as a George F. Baker Scholar. Nadir lives in Mumbai with his wife, Dr. Rati Godrej. They have three sons. In 1991, he wrote a collection of poems in English and French titled “Life and Other Poems”.


Apart from holding positions of responsibility in his own family's companies, Godrej also sits as an independent Director on the boards of several non-group companies. As of 2016, these include Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Teleservices, and Taj Hotels.

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