100 most powerful Indians in the Gulf
Sat 13 Oct 2012 04:14 PM
Ravi Pillai

Ravi Pillai

Industry: Industry

Company: RP Group of Companies

Designation: Chairman

RP Group’s resounding success and relentless growth are built on the vision and dynamism of one person — Dr Ravi Pillai.

With over 70,000 employees today, it is a multi-billion-dollar operation. The Saudi-based RP Group has interests in construction, travel and tourism, healthcare, retail and education sectors. The most prominent of these is Nasser S Al Hajri Corporation, the largest industrial contractor in the Middle East.

Pillai has an MBA from Cochin University and an honorary doctorate from Excelsior state University in the United States. In 2007, Dr Pillai was bestowed with the coveted Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the president of India for his commendable services to Non-Resident Indians and exemplary track record in entrepreneurship.