From the early beginnings in l930s with a sugar mill at Modi Nagar, the vision of Rai Bahadur Gujarmal Modi has transcended generations with businesses that span across tobacco, agri-business, specialty chemicals, retail, lifestyle, education and FMCG; defining Group today. The organization has continually transformed and innovated - always looking onwards at new heights and newer horizons.
Modi Enterprises has been empowering people-oriented values to help foster a collaborative culture that incites passion, drives new ideas and innovates to transform the world. These values have not only enabled greater effectiveness in business ventures but also helped contribute meaningfully to the surrounding community.
The Group has grown from being a small, traditional business of 1933's pre-independence India, into a multi-billion dollar global conglomerate today.
It was Rai Bahadur Gujarmal Modi whose vision enabled a business that has withstood changing times. A vision that also changed the way the world looked at the industry of a newly independent nation, in the mid-20th century. That vision has been expanded and shaped by Krishan Kumar Modi, the founder's eldest son, Chairman of Modi Enterprises and the President of Godfrey Phillips India.
Today the Group is a renowned name globally – in a diverse range of businesses. Apart from Tobacco, Mouth freshener and Confectionery, the Group has business interests in categories ranging from Agrochem to Education, Entertainment to Retail, Cosmetics, Network Marketing, Salons, Fashion, Restaurants and Travel. The guiding philosophy of the Group is to not measure success by the financials alone. The objective of the Group has been to create – along with value – a change for the good, and give back to society.
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Krishan Kumar Modi is the eldest son of Rai Bahadur Gujarmal Modi, the founder of Modi Enterprises. Born in Patiala, India on August 27, 1940, he has been the driving force behind the Group's move away from the traditional businesses of the family, and guiding the strategic development of Modi Enterprises. K.K. Modi has shaped the Group's core philosophy and vision, and has been involved with every major development and decision, as the Group, and its flagship company Godfrey Phillips India, grew to be counted among India's leading corporate houses. Currently, he is leading an aggressive growth plan that aims to catapult the Group into the global arena in the next five years.
A true visionary, K.K. Modi has made a significant contribution to Indian industry and holds numerous positions in industry bodies, trade, education, sports and charitable organisations.
He is the President of the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI); a Member of the Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He has also had a successful stint as a past President of FICCI (1997-98), and President of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Known for his hands on approach to business, K.K. Modi is the head of Corporate Management Council – the apex decision-making body of the Group. He plays a key role in steering the Group companies and giving shape to the Group's vision for the future.