CEO, Entrepreneur

Bhanu Choudhrie, British-Indian Entrepreneur

Bhanu Choudhrie is a British-Indian entrepreneur, one of the leading philanthropists in the country, and the Treasurer of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Choudhrie is a pioneer in the world of business and education.

Early Life and Education

Bhanu Choudhrie was born in 1978 in London, the son of billionaire industrialist and philanthropist Dr. Choudhrie. He was raised in England, where he attended Stowe School. After graduating, he studied economics at the University of Cambridge, excelled academically, and played on the varsity polo team. Choudhrie is fluent in Gujarati as well as English, Spanish and French.


Bhanu’s father encouraged him to follow a career in business. After completing his education at Cambridge, Bhanu joined Rothschild & Co., the international investment banking firm which has been operating since the mid-1760s and is headquartered in London. In 2003, he founded a private equity firm and investment bank, which he still works with. Bhanu Choudhrie is an active investor interested in the transportation, technology, and consumer sectors.


Bhanu Choudhrie is a leading philanthropist in India. He established the British Asian Trust (BAT) in 2006, a charitable trust that provides funding for children and young people to pursue higher education. BAT has reached out to 19,000 young people over the years. The trust also serves as an umbrella for two trusts, BasicNeeds and BasicNeeds India.

The latter is working towards strengthening rural healthcare infrastructure through Saarthi Rural Health Initiative (SRHI), implemented in 102 districts across India. Choudhrie has also committed to supporting 1000 underprivileged students every year towards their education.

He has also launched a national program in the UK called ‘Invest for India’, which seeks to identify and support the brightest young minds and help them realize their goals of attending British universities to know more click here.