BHANU CHOUDHRIE: THE MAN BEHIND C&C ALPHA INVESTMENT GROUP

Alpha Group was founded in 2002, in the United Kingdom, by a British-Indian Entrepreneur called Bhanu Choudhrie. The firm is a private equity company with big stakes and interest in developing markets, including aviation, healthcare, hospitality and real estate.

The company works to help start-ups get on their feet and other already established companies to get into the new market territory. C&C Alpha is very particular about firms that they partner with and this is because partnerships require a lot of time and energy to operate smoothly.

In 2006, Bhanu Choudhrie joined the airline industry and started the Alpha Aviation Group, a subsidiary of C&C Alpha that trains commercial airline pilots using Multi-Pilot Licensing. MPL uses simulator training, effectively cutting down on in-flight training for pilots from 230 hours to 70 hours.

This translates to approximately two years which is a significant reduction from the five years that pilots had to undergo training using traditional methods. Similarly, this reduction in time from simulator training has led to reducing costs used in pilot training. Alpha Aviation Group now meets the needs of all the budget airlines that send in their pilots for training and has made it possible for airlines to increase their fleet size.

Bhanu Choudhrie also believes in giving back to society. His philanthropic works focus on helping children and young adults, abled or disabled, to realize their dreams. He has participated in several charitable works, including sponsoring EMS, the Emerging Markets Symposium held by Oxford Green College every year.

The symposium organizes research and policies in developing economies angled toward tackling human welfare issues. Bhanu Choudhrie was also the chair for the Commonwealth Games advisory board in 2010 when the games were held in India that year. He says that it is a Hindu philosophy that when you give more, you receive more. Bhanu Choudhrie’s: Facebook Page.