VC & MD

Raaja Kanwar, the corporate visionary, the unmatched strategist is the founder of Apollo International Limited, a part of the Apollo Group that leads its diversification plans.

Undaunted, Raaja Kanwar choose to venture into the prospective and progressive company instead of his natural progression into the tyre business. A Management graduate from Drexel University, USA, Raaja Kanwar made a dramatic contribution to the country’s economy with AIL’s diversified businesses.

With the zeal of Raaja Kanwar, he built Apollo International Limited (AIL) starting with the proverbial scratch and is successfully spearheading the group’s ventures into Integrated Logistics Business, Distribution and Marketing of Tyres, International Business in Products, Equipment & Projects and Manufacturing, Digital Cinema and Export of Leather Garments & Accessories.

Raaja Kanwar - Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo International Limited

With the vision of “Nurturing entrepreneurship through partnership,” Raaja Kanwar has emerged AIL as a diversified business entity with wide global network. Under his supervision, AIL is constantly progressing and foresees a promising future. Its success is indicated by being acknowledged as a "Global Growth Company” by the World Economic Forum.

Throughout the professional journey of Raaja Kanwar, he has attained memberships of several prestigious organizations including Young President’s Organization and World Economic Forum. Currently, he chairs the FICCI Logistics Forum, a platform for the Logistics Industry in India to voice its opinion and concerns.

Owing to Raaja Kanwar’s thriving involvement into the business of digital media, ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ identified him as one of the top 5 innovators in the media and entertainment industry, globally. His contribution towards the growth of digital cinema in India also got him acknowledgement from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

The directorship of UFO Moviez made Raaja Kanwar the proud recipient of the IIFA award for the ‘Biggest Innovation in the Film Industry’ at the 8th International Indian Film Academy Awards held at Yorkshire, England, in June 2007.