Sudhir Choudhrie is an entrepreneur and businessperson who has worked in various industries, including international commerce and politics.
Choudhrie was born in 1949 in Delhi, India. At eight years old, he was diagnosed as having a leaky valve in his heart, which would cause him complications throughout his life. He later attended the University of Delhi, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics.
After briefly working in real estate with a relative, Choudhrie became an entrepreneur when he founded his first company in 1975, Magnum Trading Company, which focused on the export market. He spent decades working as a businessperson in different industries, such as hospitality, aviation, and healthcare. He has held different roles when working with companies, including board member and non-executive director.
Choudhrie has established and contributed to philanthropic efforts. In 2010, he founded the Choudhrie Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to encouraging people to be organ donors. He has also made donations to institutions, such as the University of Oxford.
In February 2014, both Choudhrie and his son, Bhanu Choudhrie, were arrested by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the United Kingdom for involvement with Rolls-Royce PLC and contracts for procurement by defense forces in India. He has been accused multiple times of being an international arms dealer between various countries.
In May 2023, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in India launched an investigation against Choudhrie and his son. They are being accused of corruption alleged corruption in the procurement of Hawk 115 Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft in 2004. The allegations are lengthy and include multiple parties with which Sudhir Choudhrie is associated, including Rolls-Royce PLC, British Aerospace Systems, and unnamed public servants. It is alleged that all parties worked together to deceive the government in India and also to allow bribes and commissions for unethical transactions.
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