Sudhir Choudhrie is a prominent businessman and philanthropist from Delhi, India. At eight years, he was diagnosed with severe heart disease caused by a leaking valve. Luckily, he found an American compatible donor while 50 years old. His doctor did a successful heart transplant, which gave him a second chance to live. Sudhir is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who focuses on making the world and his community a better place by helping the needy.
Sudhir Choudhrie pursued his studies at the University of Delhi, earning a B.Sc. in Economics. His entrepreneurship journey started in 1975 when he launched Magnum international Trading Company Limited to expand and explore the Indian export market. He also aimed to grow other businesses in the same sector. He partnered with Taj Hotels in 1955, which led to the opening of four local resorts in India that attracted tourists. He also partnered with Adidas AG to create Adidas India Trading Co., which grew to 180 manufacturing stores countrywide.
Sudhir Choudhrie also served as the Non-Executive Director of Ebooker’s PLC, where he specialized in developing Air Deccan, the first budget airline in India. It started operating over 200 flights daily and became a major airline. In 2006, Sudhir launched the C&C Alpha Group, a private equity firm in London, England, providing consulting and advisory services to venture capital funding investors.
Mr. Choudhrie’s outstanding business skills have led to the growth of Alpha Aviation Group. The best pilot training institution, training pilots from the Philippines and the Middle East. It was established and run by his son, Bhanu Choudhrie. Sudhir won many awards during his entire career journey, including the Asian Business Lifetime Achievement Award by Theresa May in 2013. Sudhir Choudhrie is also a philanthropist; he participates in charity events such as the health and education sectors in the United Kingdom, United States, and India. Since his successful heart transplant, Sudhir has been the primary benefactor of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York. He established the Sudhir Family Foundation to fund the educational and medical sectors. In addition, the foundation focuses on convincing people to donate organs to save lives.