Bhanu Choudhrie was born in Delhi in 1978. He went to study at the University of Boston to gain a degree in International Business and Marketing but later moved to London for his ventures. He is known for investing in hotels, restaurants, and airlines. On his interview in the site thisismoney.co.uk, Choudhrie shared his life experiences as well as his ventures in different industries.
When asked about his reason why he moved to London and didn’t pursue ventures in the US, Bhanu Choudhrie revealed that he actually had an internship in 1999 at JP Morgan. He realized that business opportunities and ventures are gathering in London. He decided to start in London to start his business and founded the C&C Alpha Group.
C&C Alpha Group is known to invest in areas such as healthcare, hotels, and restaurants. According to Bhanu Choudhrie, the area of investments that he personally takes the most pleasure from are real estate, service sector, and aviation. In real estate, he likes to meet different people at different events. He also finds it rewarding to meet people such as care assistants, doctors, and even the patients in the healthcare sector. In aviation, one of this biggest investment was with Air Deccan back in 2003. See more on Wikipedia.
Air Deccan was one of Bhanu Choudhrie’s success stories in investing. In 2003, the airline only had one plane operating in low budget. However, after almost half-decade, he and his colleagues were able to sell the airline to Kingfisher in 2008 with 200 flights per day in operation. Another one of his success stories is the Ebookers site, which let people book flights, rides, rentals and more. They sold it for half a billion pounds. Although he has a lot of success stories, he confirmed that on every five investments, three ends in failure, that’s how investing is hard and needs experiences.
Bhanu Choudhrie is a fan of emerging markets such as his homeland, India. He believes that emerging markets still has huge room for growth and has a huge opportunity for long term investments and projects. As per the Hindu philosophy, he believes that the more someone gives, the more he or she will get in return. Because of this, he and his company engages in different philanthropic works such as supporting the foundation “Path to Success“.