Rahul Bajaj

Rahul Bajaj

Chairman Emeritus

Rahul Bajaj, 80, is recognised as one of the most successful business leaders of India. He heads the Bajaj Group of Companies, which is a leader in a variety of manufactured products and financial services in India and abroad, including motorised two and three-wheelers, home appliances, electric lamps, wind energy, special alloy and stainless steel, material handling equipment, travel, general and life insurance and investment and consumer finance.

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He holds an Honours Degree in Economics from Delhi University, a degree in Law from Bombay University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

He is the Chairman of the Board of many companies. He was elected to the Upper House of Parliament (Rajya Sabha 2006-2010).

He has received many prestigious awards and recognitions, notably the ‘Padma Bhushan’ by the Government of India in 2001, Alumni Achievement Award by the Harvard Business School and Life Time Achievement Awards from Economic Times, Ernst and Young and CNBC TV18. He was appointed Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour by the President of the French Republic.

He was appointed by the Government of India, Chairman (1986-89) of the Government owned domestic carrier, Indian Airlines.

He was nominated by the President of India the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay during 2003-06.

He has been conferred Honorary Doctorates by six Universities including IIT, Roorkee. He was the President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII-1979-80/1999-2000), Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (MCCIA) and Chairman of the Development Council for Automobiles and Allied Industries.

He is a Member and former Chairman of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, Geneva and a Member of Harvard Business School’s Global Advisory Board and the International Advisory Committee of NYSE Euronext. He is also a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution, Washington DC and a Member of the Executive Board of Indian School of Business.

He spearheads the CSR initiatives of the Bajaj Group through Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, Jankidevi Bajaj Gram Vikas Sanstha and Shiksha Mandal and a number of social organisations including Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust and Ruby Hall Clinic, a large hospital in Pune.

He has been associated with the Company as its Chairman since inception.


Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.
Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Rahul Securities Pvt. Ltd.
Rupa Equities Pvt. Ltd.
Kamalnayan Investment and Trading Pvt. Ltd.
Bhoopati Shikshan Pratisthan
Bajaj Electoral Trust
Mahakalp Arogya Pratisthan

Major Directorships

Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.
Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Ltd.
Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Ltd.

Committee positions: Nil

Committee Chairmanship: Nil

Shareholding in the Company: He holds 16,62,685 equity shares (includes beneficial shareholding held in other capacity) of Rs. 5/- each in the Company as on 31 March 2019.

Nature of expertise in specific functional areas: Management & Strategy, Global Business Leadership, Finance & Taxation, Banking, Investment & Treasury and Forex Management, Insurance, Mutual Fund & Financial Services, Law, Corporate Governance & Ethics, Economics & Statistics, Regulatory, Government, Security matters, CSR, Sustainability & NGO matters and such other areas.