Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Havells India Ltd.
Born to a lower middle-class family in the year 1937 in then undivided Punjab, Late Shri Qimat Rai Gupta’s upbringing was shaped by Indian quintessence and the teachings of the Bhagwad Gita.
His career in business began in 1958 with the setting up of a quaint little electrical goods shop at the electrical market of Bhagirath Palace in Delhi. He invested capital into creating world-class manufacturing plants around India. The purchase of a small electrical good company in 1971 saw a turn of events that led to its creation, pioneering various trends in the FMEG industry. He also helped the Indian electrical goods manufacturing achieve global standards. Today, with a workforce of 6,500 employees and 20,000+ trade partners, with operations spanning across 50 different countries, Havells as a company now stands at a net worth of USD 1.4 billion.
His partnership with a 20,000 strong network of dealers, distributors, and retailers has propelled Havells’ profits while also benefiting its stakeholders. Each person’s association with him brought benefit to their lives.
Company Social Responsibility was never left in the dark with QRG. Havells’ investment in staff and transport infrastructure has improved their workers’ standard of living by manifolds while their setting up and maintaining of a central kitchen has fed nutritious, wholesome and hygienic mid-day meals to over 50,000 school going children each day, covering 666 government schools in the Alwar district of Rajasthan.
Chairman & Managing Director, Havells India Ltd.
Heading one of the most prominent electrical and consumer durable companies in India, Shri Anil Rai Gupta is the Chairman and Managing Director of Havells, and is the son of Late Shri Qimat Rai Gupta. He has been a constant support to his father for 22 years, supporting him in all his endeavors until in 2014 when the duties and responsibilities were passed on to him. Mr. Gupta has catered to the company’s needs since 2006 and has also served as the Executive Director to the company since 1992 itself.
Being a member of the Shri Ram College of Commerce alumni committee, in New Delhi, Mr. Gupta has pursued his higher studies from the Wake Forest University in North Carolina, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance. His marketing strategies proved to be highly fundamental for transforming Havells from a family brand to a globally recognized electricals and consumer durable company.
2003 marked the year for Havells’ success as Mr. Anil Rai Gupta led the company to diversify from being a sole industrial product. Havells has an unmatched marketing distribution in today’s day and age and has henceforth, strengthened its leadership in the market. Like his father who believed in giving back to the society, Mr. Anil Rai Gupta, blessed by his late father started the mid-day meal program through the QRG Foundation. Mr. Anil Rai Gupta, hence, puts forward his belief in bringing out leaders that would serve the country through liberal arts. He is also one of the founding members of one of the first liberal Arts universities in India, the Ashoka University. His goal of securing the economic and societal goals of Havells has stemmed deeply through his own learning and beliefs, as he strives to make the company achieve greater depths in the coming years.