Kumar Mangalam Birla was born on 14 January 1967 in Kolkata and raised in Mumbai, India. Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian Industrialist and the chairman of Aditya Birla Group.  He is the fourth generation member of the Birla Family.

Life And Education Of Kumar Mangalam Birla

He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, MBA degree from London Business School, and he is the fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants Of India. He was born in Kolkata after that he lives in Mumbai.

Age: 50

Wife: Mrs. Neerja Birla

Children: 3, Name: Ananyashree, Aryaman Vikram, and Advaitesha

Resident: Mumbai, India


Kumar Mangalam Birla

Well, everybody knows Birla. He is the chairman of Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporations in India. He is also the chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science. The main source of wealth of Kumar Mangalam Birla is a commodity. People called him commodity king.

Birla took over as chairman of the Aditya Birla Group in 1995, at the age of 28, following the death of his father Aditya Vikram Birla. During his tenure as chairman, the group’s annual turnover has expanded from US$3.33 Billion in 1995 to US$41 billion in 2015.

Major Decisions

In March 2017, Birla orchestrated the merger between his telecom firm Idea Cellular and Vodafone India to take on Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio.


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

An educationist, Birla is the Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS). He is Chairman of IIT Delhi, IIM Ahmedabad and Chairman of Rhodes India Scholarship Committee for Oxford University. He serves on London Business School’s Asia Pacific Advisory Board and is an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School.

He is the 8th Richest person in India and has world rank 133 in the list of Billionaires. Also, he is the most powerful chartered accountant in India. For more details check out the list of Balas2016 list of Top 5 Powerfull Chartered Accountants of India 2017.

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