Armed with invaluable life experiences, a passion for enterprise and a penchant for stitching winning collaborations, Ravindra Chamaria isn’t your everyday de rigueur businessman. As a first generation global serial entrepreneur, he has scripted several highly successful businesses both in India and abroad. He is known for having established a firm footprint in Dubai and has been successfully running international trading operations worldwide. Back home in India, the Infinity Group under his Chairmanship has been living up to its name and maxim of creating infinite possibilities. It is the Infinity banner which with its maiden project ‘Think Tank’ catalyzed Sector V of Kolkata from a dormant suburb into a vibrant and dynamic address. Sector V since then, has gone from strength to strength and is now recognized as Eastern India’s undisputed tech no-commercial hub. Deservedly he is also often credited with pioneering a Green Building movement in India. Under his leadership, Infinity has delivered path breaking projects such as Infinity Benchmark – a Platinum LEED certified (7th in the world and 2nd outside USA) building from US Green Building Council (USGBC) and Infinity IT Lagoon – a Gold certified building from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) to name just a couple. In the pipeline are ambitious projects such as Infinity Heights, a sprawling residential township in Eastern India’s state of Assam and the very iconic Krishna Bhumi, a temple township in the heart of Vrindavan in India which promises to put the holy city on the global world map. Greatly admired by the business community, colleagues and friends alike for his affability and energy, he has also been a mentor, an angel investor and a venture capitalist for several start ups that have gone on to post remarkable success. Deeply passionate about philanthropic causes and making a difference, he has added tremendous value to noteworthy organizations such as ‘Akshaya Patra’, ‘The Jaipur Foot’, ‘Ramakrishna Sarada Mission’ and ‘Round Table India’ to name just a select few. He has also initiated a unique program called ‘Anant’ for awarding scholarships to meritorious students. An eternal optimist and a voracious reader, at 68, Ravindra Chamaria leaves his audiences easily charmed and engaged when he shares his myriad life experiences and enterprise story as a Guest Speaker at various prestigious forums. He may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Vice Chairman on the Advisory Board of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, India
■ Chairman & Trustee of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, UK
■ Chairman on the Advisory Board of Asian School of Business Management (ASBM), Bhubaneshwar, India
■ Chairman on the Advisory Board of Institute of Neuroscience-Kolkata
■ Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI), Bengal
■ Chairman Emeritus of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee of Bengal Chambers of Commerce & Industry
■ Member of Advisory Council of Heritage Institute of Technology
■ Member of Managing Committee & CSR Standing Committee of Merchant Chamber of Commerce & Industry
■ Executive Committee Member of Salt Lake Sector V Stakeholder’s Association
■ Member of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Club
■ Chairman on the Advisory Board of Anant Education Initiative
■ Member of the Managing Committee of Udayan Care
■ Member of the Governing Body of Manovikas Kendra
■ Member on the Advisory Board of Ramakrishna Sarda Mission Matri Bhavan
■ Actively supports significant NGO’s such as: Anant, Institute of Neuroscience-Kolkata, Lions Greater Calcutta, Manovikas Kendra, Parivaar, Pinjrapole Society, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Rotary, Round Table India, The Jaipur Foot, Udayan Care, Vedanta World, Vidya Bharti Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Sansthan.
Key awards and accolades
■ Life Time Achievement Award – Realty East 2018
■ CSR Excellence Award by Realty Plus 2018
■ Asian School of Business Management Award for Excellence – 2014
■ Honorary Fellowship of The National Academy of Environment, Dept of Environmental Science, Calcutta University by Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Hon’ble former President of India, for his laudable contribution in the field of environment protection.
■ Calcutta Management Association Excellence Award 2016 for Public Services.
■ Scroll of Honour 2017 by Realty Plus for his contribution in the real estate sector.
■ Sampreeti Award 2011 for furthering the cause of Akshaya Patra.
■ Tie-ger 2012 Award for contribution to CSR Activities.