Samir Mehta is a prominent Indian businessman and billionaire best known for his leadership at Aarti Industries Limited, an Indian chemical company. He is one of the richest people in India, with a net worth of US $2.4 billion, according to Forbes.
As the Managing Director and Chairman of Aarti Industries, Mehta has helped the company become one of the leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals in India. He has also been an active participant in various industry forums, including the Chemicals & Petrochemicals Manufacturers’ Association (CPMA) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Early Life and Education
Samir Mehta was born in Mumbai, India, in 1956. He completed his schooling at St. Xavier’s High School, Mumbai, before earning a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 1978.
Career and Achievements
After completing his education, Samir Mehta began his career at Aarti Industries in 1984. He started as a Project Manager and rose through the ranks to become the Managing Director in 1995.
Under Mehta’s leadership, Aarti Industries has grown from a small chemical company with a turnover of INR 10 million to a multinational corporation with a turnover of INR 97.6 billion. The company has diversified into various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and surfactants.
Mehta’s achievements at Aarti Industries have earned him several accolades over the years. In 2019, he was awarded the Chemical Industry Leadership Award at the 4th edition of the India Chemical Industry Outlook Conference. He was also named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Chemicals category in 2018.
Mehta has been an active participant in various industry forums, including the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Chemicals & Petrochemicals Manufacturers’ Association (CPMA). He also serves on the board of several other companies, including Hikal Limited, Famy Care Limited, and Anuh Pharma Limited.
Samir Mehta is married and has two children. He is known for his philanthropic activities, and he is involved in various social initiatives through the Aarti Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by him and his family. The foundation works towards promoting education, healthcare, and rural development.
|Companies||Aarti Industries Limited, Hikal Limited, Famy Care Limited, Anuh Pharma Limited|
|Net Worth||US $2.4 billion|