Bhanu Choudhrie is a proponent of business practices that produce sustainable social impact. Through his business partners, Bhanu has invested more than $125 million in the last decade in enterprises and projects in India and Bangladesh. The results of his philanthropy include a modern orphanage and hospital and an education system and university that combine the best of the Indian and British traditions of free education for the world’s poorest.
Mr. Choudhrie currently serves as chairman of the Board of directors of Alpha Airport Group, which owns and operates, among other things, London Gatwick Airport. He focuses on investments in industries such as real estate, healthcare, aviation, banking, utilities, and hospitality. He has a rare combination of strong business acumen, global networks, and significant capital and energy investments. Bhanu serves on the Board of various corporations and philanthropic foundations.
Bhanu Choudhrie graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. He then went to the Harvard Business School’s prestigious Owners President Management Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He later joined the United Kingdom’s oldest and largest private bank, Coutts & Co., in London. During his time at Coutts, he invested and built businesses in the United Kingdom and India. He plays a role in philanthropic activities and is a member of the East India Club, a club for the rich and famous.
Mr. Choudhrie is the founder of Alpha Aviation Group, the largest private operator of air charter services in India and is a pioneer in the aviation sector in the country. Choudhrie, with his entrepreneurial background, has grown his privately held company to employ more than 300 people across five countries. Since its founding in 2002, C&C Alpha has emerged as a respected and influential player in the infrastructure and investment industry.
Bhanu Choudhrie leads Alpha Aviation Group, the largest private operator of air charter services in India and is a pioneer in the aviation sector in the country. Besides being the House of Lords member, he sits on the British parliamentary committee on International Trade. Bhanu Choudhrie has been a major driver of the Indian aviation industry’s development and the founder of the renowned Alpha Aviation Group. This private company develops, acquires, operates, and manages aviation and hospitality assets.