The presence of the Hinduja group at Thessaloniki International Fair
By Christos Loutradis
One of the most crucial impacts that Thessaloniki International Fair will have in the Greek public opinion is that it will have the chance, for the first time in such detail, to meet India. A nation that may stand in geographical distance with Greece but remains close in terms of culture, tradition and history, as both nations share a long and wide-respected tradition and history that lasts for centuries. It is worth noticing that India and Greece have more things in common from other nations that they share borders with.
Thessaloniki International Fair presents an image of a nation that shares a distinct and successful stigma with the rest of the world as an emerging super-power that starts to have a leading position in various fields starting from finance, technology to medicine and tourism.
Taking the above mentioned under consideration there is no surprise that one of the protagonists of the Thessaloniki International Fair, the Hinduja Group had all the characteristics of a multi-national corporation that outlasts multinational corporations from other nations such as the USA or Russia.
The company is involved in a wide range of activities including foundries import-export, trading, motor vehicles, banking healthcare. Its presence can be found even in the media area with a strong presence in cable television networks.
The company employs more than 150.000 people and has offices in various cities around the world. It started its operation at 1914 by Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja and remains till our days a family-owned business run by three Hinduja brothers. Srichand and Gopichand live in London and Prakash resides in Geneva, while the youngest sibling Ashok oversees their Indian interests from Mumbai.
The well-respected Forbes Magazine estimates their net worth at 16.3 billion dollars.
The presence of Hinduja Group upgrades the Thessaloniki International Fair and gives the most important signal for the welcome of Indian investments in Greece.