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Kumar Birla



NET WORTH: $16.7 BILLION (As of 19th April, 2022)











Kumar Mangalam Birla is a 65 year old (as of 2022) billionaire industrialist of India. He is also the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, which is one of the largest conglomerates in India. Additionally, he is the chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, the chairman of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He is the fourth generation member of the Marwadi Birla family who is originally from Rajasthan. His educational qualification is pretty interesting. He completed high school at Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics and earned a bachelor's degree from H.R. College of Commerce as well as Economics at the University of Mumbai. He later pursued an education at London Business School and was awarded a Master of Business Administration from the University of London in 1992. He is a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

Industry Affiliations and Associations

He has been a member in the following places:

  • Boards of all of the Group’s major companies in India and globally -  Novelis, Birla Carbon, Aditya Birla Minerals, Aditya Birla Chemicals, Domsjö Fabriker and Terrace Bay Pulp Mill. In India
  • Board of Hindalco, Grasim, UltraTech, Vodafone Idea, and Aditya Birla Capital Limited.
  • Was a Director on the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Former Chairman of the Advisory Committee constituted by the Ministry of Company Affairs.
  • The Prime Minister of India’s Advisory Council on Trade and Industry.
  • Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Committee on Corporate Governance.
  • Convener of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Administrative and Legal Simplifications.
  • Apex Advisory Council of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.

Awards & Accolades

He has earned a humongous number of awards. Here is a couple of them:

  • ABLF Global Asian Award, 2019
  • Amity University, Haryana – ‘Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) Honoris Causa’, 2019
  • CNBC-TV18 – IBLA ‘Outstanding Businessman of the Year 2017’
  • Frost & Sullivan’s ‘The GIL Visionary Leadership Award’ (Global Innovation Leader) 2017
  • International Advertising Association’s (IAA) ‘CEO of the Year Award 2016’
  • Inducted as an Honorary Member – Rotary Club of Mumbai (November 2014)
  • Hello Hall of Fame – Business Leader of the Year 2014 (November 2014)
  • US India Business Council (USIBC) ‘2014 Global Leadership Award’
  • ‘Business Leader of the Year’, the Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence, 2012-13
  • ‘Ranked the 4th Most Powerful CEO (2013)’ in the Economic Times’ Corporate India’s Definitive Power listing of 100 CEOs


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