British-Indian businessman Bhanu Choudhrie has developed an international reputation as an entrepreneur of note, primarily because of his keen eye for development opportunities in emerging markets.
One of his key successes was the 2006 founding of the Alpha Aviation Group. Headquartered in London, this company established pilot training programs that serve South and East Asian economies eager to build their nation’s aviation infrastructure.
Bhanu Choudhrie realized that shortages of pilots were a critical factor in building successful commercial and government airlines in developing economies. The Alpha Aviation Group set up high-tech training schools in the Philippines and the UAE. The school soon began turning out well-trained professional pilots for Air Arabia, Cebu Pacific and VietJet.
Bhanu Choudhrie was born in Delhi in 1978, the son of a family famous for its line of successful entrepreneurs. His father is the world-famous Sudhir Choudhrie, founder of the Magnum International Trading Company. Bhanu’s grandfather was a successful banker.
Upon completion of his secondary education, Bhanu Choudhrie opted to attend Boston University in the United States. After garnering experience working in the U.S. financial sector, Bhanu decided it was time to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfathers by starting his own business.
He is the co-founder of London-based C & C Alpha Group, a private equity firm and holding company that invests in an array of industries. That includes the utility sector, aviation, hospitality, healthcare and real estate.
Bhanu Choudhrie is recognized as among the most generous and active philanthropists living in London today. He is the director of a charity called Paths to Success; an organization known for working with disabled athletes. Choudhrie has been an avid supporter of the Paralympics Games. Refer to this page for additional information.
Paths to Success funds athletes that compete in para-badminton, para powerlifting, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball.