Adi Godrej is the Chairman of Godrej group. He enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his graduation at the age of 17.
Although he planned for mechanical engineering, he ended up with management degree. He then joined the family business after his return to India. He is also Chairman of Godrej Industries Ltd., Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., Godrej Sara Lee Ltd., Godrej Properties Ltd., Godrej Hershey Ltd., Godrej Hicare Ltd., Nutrine Confectionery Company Ltd., Godrej SCA Hygiene Ltd., Godrej Consumer Products (UK) Ltd., Keyline Brands Ltd. U.K. and Rapidol (Pty) Ltd., South Africa.
The Godrej Group is one of India�s largest conglomerates. He married to Parmeshwa & has two daughters, a son and two grandsons. He is the Chairman of The Board of Trustees of the Dadabhai Naoroji Memorial Prize Fund.
He is former Chairman and President of the Indian Soap & Toiletries Makers Association, The Central Organisation for Oil Industry and Trade, The Solvent Extractors Association of India, The Compound Livestock Feeds Manufacturers Association, the Indo-American Society and the Governing Council of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and former member of the Dean's Advisory Council of the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Wharton Asian Executive Board.
Mr. Godrej is a member of Tau Beta Pi (The Engineering Honor Society). Mr. Godrej also serves as a member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry and is a member of the Governing Board of the Indian School of Business.
Mr. Godrej is a recipient of several awards and recognitions including the Rajiv Gandhi Award 2002.
Godrej received his undergraduate degree from MIT and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a member of Tau Beta Pi. After his return to India, he joined the family business.
He modernized and systematized management structures and implemented process improvements. Adi Godrej took the Godrej Group to great height during controlled economy era.
After the liberalization process, Adi Godrej restructured company's policies to meet the challenges of globalisation.
In the early 2000s, the Group completed a 10-year restructuring process through which each business became a stand-alone company with a CEO/COO from outside the Godrej family.
Under Adi Godrej's leadership, the group is also involved in philanthropic activities.
Godrej is major supporter of the World Wildlife Fund in India, it has developed a green business campus in the Vikhroli township of Mumbai, which includes a 150-acre (0.61 km2) mangrove forest and a school for the children of company employees.
He was elected as the president of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2012-13.