Mr. Nadir B. Godrej

Chairman and Managing Director of Godrej Industries Ltd. and Chairman of Godrej Agrovet Ltd

Mr. Nadir B. Godrej is the Chairman and Managing Director of Godrej Industries Ltd. and Chairman of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. He is also the Co-Chair of Godrej Good & Green Governing Council. He holds a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has been a Director of several Godrej companies since 1977 and has developed the animal feed, agricultural inputs and chemicals businesses of Godrej Industries and other associate companies, and has been very active in research.

Mr. Godrej is deeply committed to the GOOD and GREEN strategies and achievement of set targets for the Godrej Group. He encourages and supports a shared vision value for all programs of Good and Green.

Mr. Godrej is the President of The Alliance Française De Bombay. And also a Member of the CII National Council and past Chairman of the CII National Committee on Chemicals.

Mr. Godrej has been awarded the Chevalier de Legion d'Honneur, Globoil Life Time Achievement Award – 2012, OTAI Life Time Achievement Award – 2012, Chemtech CEW Leadership & Excellence Award -2013, and Chemexcil Life Time Achievement Award – 2013. He also received the Porter Prize 2013 for Creating Shared Value awarded to Godrej Industries Ltd. Mr. Godrej was conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award by the The All India Liquid Bulk Importers and Exporters Association (AILBIEA) at their 16th Anniversary celebrations on April 1, 2016. Mr. Godrej has also received the prestigious CHEMTECH Leadership & Excellence Award 2017 - Hall of Fame.

Also, the Board of Management of Manav Rachna University has unanimously conferred Mr. Godrej with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. And Mr. Godrej was presented the award in Business Excellence at the IBG function on 31st January, 2018. In February 2023 he received the Hurun award for most respected Indian Industrialist of the Year. Recently Mr. Godrej received a special award for “Excellence in Healthcare” from the Navabharat Group. He also received a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management from XIM University, Bhubaneswar in recognition of his contribution to Industry and Society.


Science, linguistics, swimming and poetry; author of "Life and Other Poems" & “Nadir Godrej The Poet”, a collection of English and French poems. Mr Godrej is known to make speeches in verse!