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Kumar Mangalam Birla
Kumar Mangalam Birla

Kumar Mangalam Birla Biography:

Kumar Mangalam Birla was born on 14 June 1967 in Kolkata. Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian industrialist and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporations in India. Birla is also the chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science and the chairman of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He married Neerja Birla and has three children, Ananyashree, Advaitesha and Aryaman.

Early Life Of Kumar Mangalam Birla:

Kumar Mangalam Birla completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree from H.R.college of Commerce and Economics, CA from ICAI in India, MBA degree from London Business School. Following the death of his father Aditya Vikram Birla; Birla took over as chairman of the Aditya Birla Group in 1995, at the age of 28.

Awards Of Kumar Mangalam Birla:

  • Economic Times “Business Leader Award” in 2003 and 2013
  • NDTV’s “Global Indian Leader of the Year 2007”.
  • JRD Tata “Leadership Award 2008”
  • CNN-IBN “Indian of the Year Award 2010”
  • NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2012, “Most Inspiring Leader”
  • Forbes India Leadership Award – Flagship Award “Entrepreneur of the Year 2012
  • CNBCTV18 IBLA “Business Leader for Taking India Abroad 2012”
  • The US India Business Council's "Global Leadership Award" in 2014
  • International Advertising Association’s "CEO of the Year Award" in 2016

Kumar Mangalam Birla Motivational Quotations:

  • “The one important factor that keeps me going is the kind of people I work with.”

  • “I was very fortunate, because I don't think many people get to spend time with their great-grandfathers. So, he passed away when I was 15, so I spent a lot of time with him. We lived together. He traveled a lot, but when he was here, we lived together.”

  • “The work environment is very important in determining how enjoyable work is. It is very important to work with smart guys who have a superior level of intellectual bandwidth and still have softer skills as well.”

  • “I think a leader has many roles to play. So, you know, one role is that of incubating talent; the other is that of being a strategist. It's a very interesting job I've got.”

  • “Well, I think the golden rule I can think of is the fact that you must follow your passion and do something that's close to your heart. And I think that that's very important, well, to be successful and to be happy.”

  • “It's not a good idea to always look for new frontiers, especially when you have opportunities in your existing businesses, in your own backyard.”

    Kumar Mangalam Birla

  • “I don't think the western world is questioning capitalism. Capitalism as a concept is not something that society has written off. But today, there is degree of caution around capitalism. We believe in compassionate capitalism. Growth for growth's sake can never be an end in itself.”

  • “In 1991, the government unleashed the power of India and created a partnership between itself and industry. As a result, India has emerged as an economic success story, and that is a matter of pride for all of us.”

  • “The culture of caring and giving permeates many Indian families. In their own way, they are engaged in philanthropic pursuits.”

  • “Very often, we think of leadership being at the very top of an organisation. I think what's unique about ABG is that we have a very strong cadre of leaders across the organisation who are highly empowered and therefore play a very major role in the growth and evolution of the organization.”

  • “First create jobs, and then provide skills to people.”

  • “Being a conglomerate, each of our businesses has a different challenge; business landscape is different for each business. It makes it challenging as well as exciting.”

    Kumar Mangalam Birla

  • “One feels very blessed to be born into a family like the Birla family, which is a household name in India, which stands for tradition, is yet contemporary, stands for trust.”

  • “The License Raj in India was a time when, to set up an industry, you needed a license. Which made the government an omnipresent and sort of all-pervasive authority.”

  • “My father taught us that to thrive, excellence in technology, quality, and customer service along with cost competitiveness is a prerequisite. His contribution to business, the economy, and society at large can never be underscored enough.”

  • “Jack Welch is someone who I have always admired. In India, Narayana Murthy is someone who I have great respect for.”


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