Narain Girdhar



As CEO of the Kewelram Chanrai Group, Narain Girdhar Chanrai oversees businesses in the automotive, IT, textile, agriculture and waste recycling sectors. The group employs more than 5,000 people in 17 countries and has an annual turnover of US$1 billion. KCG and its CEO are also known for the many philanthropic initiatives in health care and education, backed by the family's philosophy to enhance and improve the lives of communities in the countries in which it operates. Projects under its umbrella include the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai, a not-for-profit institution that offers health care for all sectors of society; the Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Centre in Chennai and its 12 partner hospitals which have performed more than 140,000 free eye surgeries; and G D Chanrai Memorial Hospital and clinics in Yola, Nigeria, which have 24 health care facilities providing prenatal and postnatal care. In 2013, the group was awarded the inaugural EY-Barclays Family Business Award of Excellence. Chanrai was also recognised with a Patron of the Arts award (Art Supporter) last year for his personal contribution to Singapore's arts and cultural scene.


Kewelram Chanrai Group