Vijay Mallya

Businessperson, Politician

1955 –

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Who is Vijay Mallya?

Vijay Mallya is an Indian businessman and politician. The son of businessman Vittal Mallya, he is the chairman of the UB Group, an Indian conglomerate with interests in beverage alcohol, aviation infrastructure, real estate and fertilizer among others. Mallya is also a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India. His net worth is approximately US$750 million and his primary source of wealth is the liquor business.

He also co-owns the Formula One team Sahara Force India. His companies own Indian Premier League team Bangalore Royal Challengers, the I-League teams Mohun Bagan A.C. and East Bengal F.C. He is also a member of the World Motor Sport Council representing India in the FIA.

Mallya is the Chairman of public companies both in India and the US. He has been the Chairman of Aventis Pharma India as well as the Chairman of Bayer Crop Science in India for over 20 years, in addition to being the Chairman of several other corporations.

Mallya was conferred an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration, by the Southern California University for Professional Studies.

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Born
Dec 18, 1955
Bantwal
Also known as
  • Dr. Vijay Mallaya
  • Dr. Vijay Mallya
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Hinduism
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • University of Calcutta
  • St. Xavier's College, Calcutta
  • La Martiniere Calcutta
Employment
  • Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers
  • United Breweries Group
  • VJM Media Group
Lived in
  • Karnataka

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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