Sudhir Choudhrie is a London-based entrepreneur. Born in India, he has an economics degree he earned at the University of Delhi. After graduating, he founded an import/export business. He started importing TV sets and later, other consumer goods. The products he exported included farm machinery. He later founded Magnum International Trading Company which mainly exports products.
Moving to London in the 1990s, he founded an investment firm, C&C Alpha Group. He invests in companies in the healthcare, hospitality, and aviation industries. Sudhir Choudhrie is now the vice chairman of this company and largely has his two sons, Dhairya and Bhanu, who manage its global investment portfolio. Read full article of Sudhir Choudhrie at revolvy.com
Sudhir Choudhrie has helped disadvantaged people in both the United Kingdom and India. He also supports universities such as Green Templeton College in England. He started Path to Success which helps people access educational opportunities. The primary focus is on assisting people who are disabled and/or homeless. He once purchased a wheelchair for every National Health Service hospital in the United Kingdom.
He is a vintage car collector who has built one of the best private collections in the world. Sudhir Choudhrie collects cars that were built before 1940. Among his collection is a 1938 convertible Mercedes. He says when he bought the car it had cats living in it and was a total mess. Purchased in 1980, this car cost him roughly £9,000 in today’s money. He later discovered it was custom-built which makes it very valuable, although that isn’t the reason he collects cars.
He fell in love with older cars when he was six or seven years old. Sudhir Choudhrie says he collected Matchbox cars. While in college, he went to vintage car rallies when he could. His wife, Anita, also loves vintage cars. She even took part in some races and won a number of them. He loves the simple engineering of vintage cars and how they were built by true craftsmen back then. He is especially proud of the two Cadillacs he owns that were built in 1900 and 1902.