Gautam Singhania

Gautam Singhania

Gautam Hari Singhania (Rajasthani:born 9 September 1965) is an Indian businessman. He is the Chairman & Managing Director of the Raymond Group. Gautam Singhania was born in an industrialist family, to Vijaypat Singhania and Ashabai Singhania.[1] Gautam Singhania joined the Singhania family's JK Group of companies in 1986. He later joined the family's Raymond Group, becoming a director in 1990, the managing director in July 1999, and the chairman in September 2000. He restructured the group and sold Raymond's non-core businesses (synthetics, steel and cement).[2] Under him, the group moved its focus to fabrics, apparel brands, prophylactics (KamaSutra condoms), and men's toiletries. He has also focused on international partnerships for Raymond, including joint ventures with UCO of Belgium (denim) and Gruppo Zambaiti of Italy (shirting). Gautam Singhania is married to Nawaz Modi Singhania. The couple has a daughter (born December 2005).[1] Gautam Singhania is passionate about fast cars, boats, planes and nightclubs.[1] He has driven a Formula 1 car in France, a Ferrari 360 Modena in a road and track rally across Europe, and a Lamborghini Gallardo in Europe's CannonBall Run. He has also formed the first ever super car club in India. Singhania owns M Y Ashena, a tri-deck luxury yacht constructed entirely out of Burma Teak wood. The yacht was designed by traditional boat builders from a village in Gujarat.[3] He also owns Moonraker (a yacht), Shazma (a traditional three-masted Arabian sailing dhow), speedboats named after James Bond movies (Octopussy, Goldfinger, Thunderball, Golden Eye) and some other speedboats (Smokin Joe and Raymond).[4][5] Singhania also owns a Challenger 604 business jet and a 03 helicopters.