Kumar Mangalam Birla

About Kumar Mangalam Birla

Who is it?: Chairman of Aditya Birla Group
Birth Day: June 14, 1967
Birth Place: India, Indian
Birth Sign: Cancer
Residence: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma mater: H.R. College of Commerce and Economics London Business School Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Occupation: Chairman of Aditya Birla Group
Spouse(s): Neerja Birla (m. 1989)
Children: Ananya Birla, Advaitesha Birla, Aryaman Birla
Parent(s): Aditya Vikram Birla

Kumar Mangalam Birla Net Worth

Kumar Mangalam Birla was bornon June 14, 1967 in India, Indian, is Chairman of Aditya Birla Group. Kumar Mangalam Birla is chairman of the multinational, Aditya Birla Group—the third largest business house in India. Born into a generations old business family, he was groomed to become a successful entrepreneur, and eventually decided to get involved in the family business. After obtaining his graduate degree and becoming a Chartered Accountant, he completed his post-graduation from London. When he was 28, his father’s sudden demise came as a shock and a lot of business responsibilities fell on his shoulder. He faced a lot of skepticism regarding his inexperience because at the time Kumar took over the Aditya Birla Group, it had already become a giant business house, dealing in viscose, textiles, garments, cement, aluminum and fertilizers. But he refused to be let down by these challenges and silenced everybody with his sharp business sense. He encouraged new business policies and his passionate approach marked changes in the functioning of the organization. Along with preserving the company's reputation in existing sectors, he also showed interest in evolving sectors like software and BPO. Apart from running a prosperous business group, he is also a leading philanthropist and contributes significantly towards the growth of weaker sections of the society.
Kumar Mangalam Birla is a member of Telecommunication

💰 Net worth: $10.4 Billion

Biography/Timeline

1995

Birla took over as chairman of the Aditya Birla Group in 1995, at the age of 28, following the death of his Father Aditya Vikram Birla. During his tenure as chairman, the group's annual turnover has expanded from US$3.33 Billion in 1995 to US$41 billion in 2015.

2019

An educationist, Birla is the Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS). He is Chairman of IIT Delhi, IIM Ahmedabad and Chairman of Rhodes India Scholarship Committee for Oxford University. He serves on London Business School’s Asia Pacific Advisory Board and is an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School.