Chandru L Raheja is the Chairman of the K. Raheja Corp. It was founded by his father Lachman Das Raheja in 1956. He was born and brought up in Mumbai. He completed his LLB from National Law College in Mumbai. He had four brothers. Chandru established his own real estate firm in the year 1996 when the business was divided into 3 groups between Gopal Raheja who is the Chaiman for K Raheja Constructions, Suresh Raheja, the chairman of K Raheja Universal and Chandru Raheja, the chairman of K Raheja Corp. and Shoppers Stop Ltd. His ventures have listed him in the top billionaire list with a net worth of $2 Billion.
He was known for his hospitality ventures. He established a brand Mindspace which was a venture of offices, malls and IT parks. He built Shoppers Stop, Hypercity and Orbit Malls which were known highlights of K. Raheja group. Now the K. Raheja Corp is known as a reputed and diversified construction company. He acquired four hotels in Mumbai in which three are handled by Marriott. Recently he built JWMarriott which consists of 585 rooms which is near Mumbai’s international airport. It includes a mall and office space. He has also built Gigaplex which is a 4 million square foot complex of IT offices in the Navi Mumbai.
The departmental store Shopper’s Stop has 69 stores and the bookstore Crossword has 48 stores in the country. He has been involved in real estate development for more than four decades. His business with ProLogis is towards building warehouses. His co-franchise company is Servcorp which provides serviced offices.
He married Jyoti Raheja. Their children Ravi Raheja and Neel Raheja work in his real estate business and contributed a vast experience to lead the estate business. His sons have played key roles in helping their father.
Ravi Raheja is the Non-Executive Director of the K Raheja Corp. He completed his MBA from London Business School. With 18 years of experience he has mainly focused on the group’s Real Estate & Retail arm.He manages the team on Finance, Corporate Strategy and planning which is involved for future growth strategies. He is also the Chairman of Green Building Council and member of the World Economic Forum. He is now planning large townships, SEZ, IT Parks and luxury hotels.
Neel Raheja is also the Non-Executive Director of K Raheja Corp along with his brother. He is a Law graduate from Mumbai University and completed his Masters in Commerce. With his 15 years of experience he has taken the ventures to the leading level. He also plays a leadership role in the company. He has taken active interest in customer satisfaction and human development part of Shopper’s Stop.He developed the “Inorbit” shopping mall at Malad.
Chandru Raheja is a Philanthropist. He always worked wholeheartedly and had the ease to fulfill them. He established the L. S. Raheja Technical School, The Bombay Scottish School, S.L Raheja Hospital & Diabetic Research Center and L. S. Raheja College of Arts & Architecture. To maintain the green environment he also built parks and play areas for children,beautiful traffic islands etc.