Provost HSNC University Mumbai
Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani is known as a Co-Founder and MD, Hiranandani Group, who recently started a distinct Business Unit Hiranandani Communities. Currently, he spearheads as the National President for National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), which works under the aegis of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India and also appointed President of one of the oldest trade body of India - ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry). He is also been conferred with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Management with thesis on real estate.
Born in 1950, Dr. Hiranandani, is son of a Padmabhushan honored ENT specialist Dr. L.H. Hiranandani. He did schooling from Campion School, Mumbai and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Hons) with a distinction of standing Second from Mumbai University. He did his F.C.A. from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He started his career as a chartered accountant professor, and then ventured into the textile business in the late seventies. In 1981, with the establishment of Hiranandani Group he finally embarked his entrepreneurship journey by foraying in to the Indian Real Estate.
He is known as ‘Builder Extra ordinaire’and as the visionary man behind redesigning the skyline of Mumbai. The success journey then began with the development of India’s first ever global mixed-used integrated township ‘Hiranandani Gardens’Powai a landmark real estate project. The group pioneers in developing vibrant community living experience by adapting global best practices. Under his astute leadership the group has set the benchmark in reference to Quality Construction, Precision Engineering, Technology & Innovation, Timely Delivery and Holistic Development. The Group has diversified portfolio with setting up a new business unit for Data Centre (Yotta) and Logistics and Industrial Parks (Greenbase) apart from its presence in Commercial real estate, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infrastructure, and Organised Retail. Displaying extraordinary qualities as developer, as also a perfectionist in terms of quality, brilliance and untiring zest for excellence, the group has spread its footprints in the newer markets like Thane, Panvel, Alibaug, Khandala, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Nashik and Pune to sum up the current developments.
With his profound knowledge, sharp business acumen and an ambitious attitude, he has been conferred with the leadership role across various prominent business organisation and apex chambers by Industry pundits. He has played a leadership and senior advisory roles in various industry bodies Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI); Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC); Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI); Confederation of Real Estate Developers’Association of India (CREDAI). He has also been Member of the Study Group on Slum Rehabilitation Scheme, Government of Maharashtra. He has been Convener of the Key Group representing Business Community in the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (HABITATII) as also Member of the Working Group on Urban Housing for the Ninth Five Year Plan.
Accredited as one of the richest Indian developer to an Industry Thought leader, there is much more to his profile. The philanthropist role unveils his charitable social commitment as a responsible citizen of the nation. He is trustee of 17 colleges and 8 schools under Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate (HSNC) Board, Provost of the Private University and runs vocational skill center in Mumbai. He is also a trustee for two hospitals and three temples as part of his charity initiatives.
“Passion and Persistence with integral commitment and unwavering efforts is the key to achieve success and scale great heights,” the quote very aptly sums up Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani.