48 years after its initiation, the Foundation continues to work in coordination with the Hinduja Foundations established in the UK and USA. Together, they form an integral part of the Hinduja Group and strive to achieve their goals by creating socially responsible institutions; working jointly with other institutions of repute and by supporting deserving NGOs working for similar objectives.
Over the years, the Hinduja Group companies have developed a symbiotic relationship with the Foundation and their backing is an unfailing support that has immensely helped in fulfilling the dreams of the founder.
The Hinduja Foundation remains a non-profit organization funded not only by the Hinduja Group companies but by the family itself.
Shri. Srichand P. Hinduja
Chairman, Hinduja Group of Companies
Chairman, Hinduja Bank of Switzerland
Chairman, Hinduja Foundations
Known affectionately as 'SP' among his business associates and friends, Srichand P Hinduja is the eldest son of Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja, the Founder of the Hinduja Group.
SP is the head of the Hinduja Family and Chairman of the Hinduja Group of Companies and charitable Foundations.
After completing his education in 1952, SP joined his father in the family business. Under his leadership, which is led by his vision, SP and his three brothers Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok, conceived and strategized the diversification and expansion of the Hinduja Group.
Years of business experience in the free market as well as protected economies, across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, has shaped SP's fundamental belief that a free market economy can improve tolerance and understanding between different people and cultures, which benefits all of mankind.
Srichand, a leading Non-Resident Indian (NRI) businessman and head of the Hinduja Group, conceived the vision of IndusInd Bank - the first of the new-generation private banks in India - and through collective contributions from the NRI community towards India's economic and social development, brought the Bank into being.
SP is married to Madhu, and has two daughters, Shanu and Vinoo, both actively involved in the Hinduja Group businesses.
Shri. Gopichand P. Hinduja
Co-Chairman, Hinduja Group of Companies
Chairman, Hinduja Automotive Limited, UK
Gopichand P Hinduja, fondly known as 'GP' in business circles, is the Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Group of Companies.
GP joined the family business in Mumbai in 1959. He was one of the architects of the transformation of the Group from an Indo-Middle East trading operation into a multi-billion dollar transnational conglomerate.
His business philosophy is best summarised by the words 'common sense'. A significant business move came when the Group acquired Gulf Oil in 1984, closely followed by the acquisition of the then struggling Indian automotive manufacturer Ashok Leyland in 1987, which was the first major NRI investment in India. A remarkable turnaround story for Ashok Leyland has resulted in turnover in excess of US $2 billion.
GP is also the visionary behind the Group's forays into Power and Infrastructure sectors, spearheading the task of shaping the Group's plan for building 10 GW of power generation capacity in India.
GP graduated from Jai Hind College, Mumbai, in 1959. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Westminster, and Honorary Doctorate of Economics from Richmond College, London.
He is married to Sunita, and has two sons, Sanjay and Dheeraj, both actively involved in the Hinduja Group businesses, and a daughter, Rita.
GP's personal interests are trekking, music and swimming.
Shri. Prakash P. Hinduja
Chairman, Hinduja Group of Companies (Europe)
Known affectionately as 'PP' among his business associates and friends, Prakash P. Hinduja is the Chairman of the Hinduja Group of Companies in Europe.
PP and his three brothers, supported by the third generation, have been guiding the diversified global growth of the Hinduja Group.
After completing his university education, PP joined the family business in Tehran, Iran. He later moved to Geneva in Switzerland and took charge of the Group's European operations.
Today, PP is the Chairman of the Hinduja Group in Europe, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Amas Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. and a board member of the Swiss-Indian Chamber of Commerce.
PP is married to Kamal, has two sons, Ajay and Ramkrishan, and a daughter, Renuka.
Shri. Ashok P. Hinduja
Chairman, Hinduja Group of Companies (India)
Known affectionately as 'AP' among his business associates and friends, Ashok P. Hinduja is the youngest son of Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja, Founder of the Hinduja Group and the Hinduja Foundation.
AP and his three brothers, supported by the third generation, have been guiding the diversified global growth of one of India's foremost privately owned Groups with a global footprint across 37 countries, employing over 70,000 personnel.
AP joined the family's expanding business at a young age, looking after the affairs in India. As Chairman of Hinduja Group India Limited (HGIL), AP has been driving the Group's growth and diversification in India since it re-entered India in the mid-eighties.
AP also oversees the philanthropic activities of the Hinduja Foundation, whose primary focus is on Rural Development, Education and Healthcare.
He is the founder member of the National Health and Education Society, which runs the P. D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre in Mumbai and is Managing Trustee of the KPB Hinduja College of Commerce, Mumbai.
A graduate in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, AP has been conferred honorary Doctorates in Law and Economics respectively by the University of Westminster, UK, and Richmond College, UK, and an Honorary Doctorate by European University, Geneva.
Besides reading, AP's interests include art, architecture, cinema, television and creative media/entertainment.
AP is married to Harsha, has two daughters, Ambika and Satya, and one son, Shom.
Harsha A. Hinduja
Harsha A. Hinduja is a person with many facets to her personality. She nurtures many creative pursuits, the most special and prominent ones being Ikebana and Bonsai. She has
been associated with both Ohara and Sogetsu schools of Ikebana, and is the Vice President – Bombay Chapter of Ikebana International as well as President of Bombay Chapter of the
Bonsai Society. She has held many exhibitions and displays of her arrangements, and has been invited to attend several international symposiums on these creative arts. For her,
Ikebana and Bonsai are meditative engagements, which not only help her to develop and maintain patience and calmness in herself, but also reflect inwards for a deeper
understanding of life.
Harsha has a creative mind which is very spiritually inclined. A connoisseur of fine arts, she is a trained and an aspiring vocal singer with a passion for ghazals, bhajans and light classical
vocals. She is a Trustee of Hinduja Foundation.
Harsha strongly believes in environmental protection and sustainability. She is also specially committed to the preservation and promotion of Indian arts and culture and is dedicated
towards service to the less privileged.
Harsha is married to Ashok P Hinduja, Chairman, Hinduja Group India. They are blessed with three children, Ambika (married to Raman Macker), Satya and Shom.