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Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej is the Chairman of the Board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA.
Mr. Godrej is the Chairman of Aspen Institute, India. He is the Vice President of World Wide Fund for Nature International and is a Trustee and President Emeritus of World Wide Fund for Nature India. He is also a Director of World Resources Institute, USA; and is also Past President of Confederation of Indian Industry and Past President of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association.
Mr. Godrej is the Chairman of the CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre. The Centre is housed in a LEED Platinum demonstration building which is the first green building in India and the greenest building in the world at the time when it was rated. The Green Business Centre is a Centre of Excellence for green buildings, energy, energy conservation, non-conventional energy sources, water policy, water conservation, etc.
Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. manufactures and markets refrigerators; washing machines; air conditioners; office furniture; home furniture; security equipment for banks (such as safes, strong room doors, bank lockers, etc.) and for commercial establishments and homes; locks and latches, forklift trucks and warehousing equipment; process equipment for chemical, petrochemical, refineries and allied industries; precision tools for sheet metal, zinc, aluminum and thermoplastics; real estate development. The Godrej group is recognized as leaders in home appliances, consumer durables, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and services.
Mr. Godrej is an ardent yachting enthusiast and has done extensive cruising along the west coast of India.
The President of India conferred on Mr. Godrej the Padma Bhushan on 3rd April 2003.
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He holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce and a Diploma in Managerial Accounting from the Mumbai University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Oklahoma State University, USA. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, as well as the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India. He has considerable expertise in financial management, business strategy and corporate governance. He is currently serving as a Director in the following four public companies, one private company and one foreign company: