Kumar Birla

Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian billionaire industrialist, and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerates in India.

  • Commodities king Kumar Birla is the fourth generation head of the storied, $48.3 billion (revenue) Aditya Birla Group.
  • The group’s interests span cement and aluminium to telecom and financial services.
  • Birla inherited the family empire at age 28 when his father Aditya Birla died in 1995.
  • In October 2019, The European Commission approved the $2.6 billion acquisition by his Novelis of Aleris, an aluminium producer in Ohio.
  • His telecom firm Vodafone Idea was formed by the 2018 merger between his Idea Cellular and Vodafone India.