Known affectionately as ‘AP’ among his business associates and friends, Shri Ashok P. Hinduja is the youngest son of Shri P. D. Hinduja, Founder of Hinduja Group and Hinduja Foundation.
AP and his three brothers, Shri Srichand (SP), Shri Gopichand (GP) and Shri Prakash (PP) Hinduja, supported by the third generation of the Hinduja family, have been guiding the diversified global growth of one of the world’s foremost privately owned Groups with a global footprint across 38 countries, employing 150,000+ people. AP joined the family’s expanding business at a young age looking after the affairs in India. As Chairman, Hinduja Group of Companies (India), AP has been driving the Group’s growth and diversification since it re-entered India in the mid-eighties.
AP also oversees the philanthropic activities of Hinduja Foundation, whose primary focus is on 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, Mumbai. He is also the 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.