Sudhir Ruparelia is a Ugandan business magnate and investor. He is the Chairman and majority shareholder in Ruparelia Group of Companies.His investments are mainly in the areas of banking, insurance, education, broadcasting, real estate, floriculture, hotels and resorts.He started building his empire in Uganda in 1985 after returning from the United Kingdom, when he went after being expelled from Uganda by then President Idi Amin in 1972 along with the other Asians in the country.According to Forbes, he is reported to be the wealthiest individual in Uganda and the East African Community. In November 2013, he was reported to be the 24th wealthiest individual in Africa, with an estimated net worth of US$1.1 billion. But he is also a very social man and closely interacts with his clients and parents of all his education institutions. This is partly what gives his an edge over so many other investors in the country.
Rajiv is in charge of the general welfare department of the Ruparelia Group of Companies and fervently works towards promoting sports in the country.A graduate of Financial Management, Rajiv started his own business at the age of 17 and as one of the directors, continues to manage several family businesses. He was educated in the UK, and returned to support his country’s growth.