Ravi Pillai is the Chairman and MD of the RP Group of Companies. He is popularly known as the “Ambani of the Gulf”. Mr Ravi Pillai is the founder MD of the construction giant of the gulf, Naseer S Al Hajri Corporation, based at Bahrain. With more than 60,000 people working for him, Mr Pillai has the biggest Indian workforce in Saudi. He has stakes in hotel chains and the petrochemical business, Mr Pillai’s fortune amounts to $2.4 billion, making him the 32nd richest Indian.
Ravi Pillai was born on 2nd September, 1953, in Chavara village of Kerela in a family of farmers. He did his Bachelors from a local college. Pillai has a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from Cochin University.