Bhanu Choudhrie is a Founder and Director at C&C Alpha Group. This is a prominent family-run equity firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom and with offices in India. The company was established as a holding company for a group of private investors with over 30 years of experience in venture capital funding. It has diverse investments in the fields of healthcare, hospitality, aviation, real estate, utilities, and agriculture. Choudhrie was born in India in 1978 but moved to the United States to study international business and marketing at the University of Boston. Before moving back to London to work at his current company, he had undertaken an internship at JP Morgan.
His work at C&C Alpha Group
Bhanu Choudhrie has worked at C &C Alpha Group since the year 2001. The portfolio of the company includes award-winning luxury hotels and spas in Mauritius and India and care homes. Choudhrie works together with his brother and other team members to provide consultation services to venture capital investors. The team sources for new and emerging markets for the clients as well as developing solutions and promoting the client’s companies in their areas of interests. According to Bhanu Choudhrie, the investment strategies and decisions are mainly based on the Warren Buffet investment model. This involves him getting involved in the day to day running of the business as well as not making too risky investments but being cautious in his choices. View Bhanu Choudrie’s testimonial at Executive Education
Venturing into the aviation industry
C & C Alpha Group has great interests in the United Arab Emirates aviation industry. This led them to establish the Alpha Aviation Academy based in Sharjah. The school trains pilots and supplies new recruits to the UAE airlines. The school is currently training 120 pilots. According to Bhanu Choudhrie, the aviation industry in UAE contributes to 15% of the GDP. The country has 500 aircraft that serves over 750 passengers in a year. These big numbers are worth taking advantage of by the company. The limited airspace in the Middle East is prompting the academy, which has its own simulators, and campuses, to start a new training school in Europe.