Vijay Mallya

(Vijay Vittal Mallya)

Vijay Mallya
Vijay Mallya
  • Born: December 18, 1955
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Profession: Businessman

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Vijay Vittal Mallya is an Indian businessman and a former member of the Upper House of the Parliament of India. The son of businessman Vittal Mallya, he is the ex-chairman of United Spirits, the largest spirits company in India and continues to serve as chairman of United Breweries Group, an Indian conglomerate with interests including beverage alcohol, aviation infrastructure, real estate and fertilizer. He has been the chairman of Sanofi India (previously known as Hoechst AG and Aventis) and the chairman of Bayer CropScience in India for over 20 years, and the chairman of several other companies. He is the subject of an extradition effort by the Indian Government to return him to India from the UK to face charges of financial crimes.

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Any serious airline has to look at a worldwide network.
Banks are there to support businesses that have justifiable needs.
Everybody keeps saying that India's a poor country. Yes, we have poverty. But I blame the government of India, the political establishment, for their failure to educate and therefore their failure to control the poverty. Failure ;Government
I am an honest, straight guy.
I am pretty tough as a boss.
I do not believe in hypocrisy.
I don't like to leave anything unfinished on my desk before I travel. Travel
I live life what I consider to be normal. Life
I live the way I want to live, and I don't comment on the way that other people live.
I run my own world, because I very firmly believe that my destiny, my future is in my hands and I don't want to blame anybody else for the path that I take. Future
I spend my own money, not other people's money. Money, Coins & Minting
I think it is better when people with their own businesses and means of income join politics as there is some degree of honesty and integrity. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I think that the poorest of the poor... look up to wealthy and successful Indians with some degree of respect and pride. Respect
I work hard and I play hard, too. There is nothing wrong with that. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If you want India to lower tariffs and facilitate more free trade, then I think Indian producers also have a right to enter the European market.
I'm a person who promotes the concept of accountability to a great extent, and I've spoken in the Parliament and reinforced the need for accountability.
I'm not a T.G.I.F. guy. I get off a plane at 2 o'clock in the morning and I'm looking for my secretary because I want to know what's going on. Morning
It's not quite right to be sitting outside India and to be judging what is happening in India.
My father was very clear; I had to have an ordinary upbringing. I was put to work as a lowly-paid trainee after college. I didn't like it at the time, but I can't help but feel that that was probably the best thing for me. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
One of India's biggest advantages is our young demographic and that we have a youthful population that is indeed our future. Future
Our culture in India is not a culture where we grudge each other.
Rather than spend millions getting film stars, I am quite happy to be brand ambassador myself.
Whenever I do something, it is rooted in the Indian opportunity.

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