Sudhir Choudhrie is a popular Indian billionaire with investments in India, London, and other parts of the world. His business interests lie in the field of aviation, hotel and hospitality, healthcare, and arms trading. His massive success stemmed from his humble beginnings. His father died when he was young, so he was raised along by his hardworking mother. She because his role model and inspiration, so he really pushed himself to excel. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, he chose not join the his grandpa’s real estate business. Instead he decided to set out on his own.
Sudhir Choudhrie started his trading business by buying television equipment from the UK then selling those to the government of his country to help their growing television network. From this, he was able to grow his business and expand from importing to exporting of consumer goods, including farm equipment, under his own Magnum International Trading company. One of his main focal points then was the Soviet Union, because they were then India’s largest trading partner. Aside from that, he moved on to establish an investment company called Alpha C&C Group, which to this day has been serving the industry for over 30 years. His illustrious career achievements include being the director of the chartered airline corporations: the Deccan Aviation Ltd and Kingfisher Airlines.
Sudhir Choudhrie also became a non-executive director of Ebookers, a travel website and for a time, he served as Latvia’s Honorary Consul General to India. Because of all his exemplary achievements, Theresa May awarded him the “Asian Business Lifetime Achievement Year Award 2013”. Apart from his business interests, Sudhir Choudhrie is involved in politics. He is a long term supporter and donor of the UK Liberal Democrats. He has been supporting the party since 2004, making donations worth in multi-millions of British pounds from his personal pockets. Because of his massive help to the party, he was appointed as an adviser on India by the Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron in 2015. The goal of this position was help the party hone its relationship with the British-Indian community.