Today, Bhanu Choudhrie is the head of the C&C Alpha Group – an international private equity firm launched in 2001. A renowned philanthropist and entrepreneur, Bhanu Choudhrie has grown C&C Alpha Group into one of the premier firms of its kind, specializing in developing emerging markets in places such as the Philippines and India. Since its inception, C&C Alpha Group has dabbled in a number of diverse sectors, helping to create a strong portfolio with a winning resume. For his efforts as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, Mr. Choudhrie has received many awards over the course of his career, including being honored as the Entrepreneur of the Year less than a decade after founding C&C Alpha Group.
Bhanu Choudhrie is a graduate of Boston University, garnering an undergraduate degree in International Business and Marketing, and he later pursued further education at Harvard University. Upon graduation, Mr. Choudhrie sought to build upon the foundation laid by his family in the early 1970s and viewed the launch of C&C Alpha Group as the most logical step for the future. In addition to his work with C&C Alpha Group, he has also established a significant presence within the banking industry – a trend that can be traced back to his great-grandfather, who once held the position of Chairman with India’s Punjab National Bank. He previously held a position on the Board of Directors with Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation until its acquisition by Ameris in 2018 and is currently a board member with Customers Bancorp.
Bhanu Choudhrie’s workday generally begins around 6:00 AM, starting with a routine of analyzing global financial trends through reputable media outlets, after which, he heads to the office to meet with his staff. Despite his individual successes, he credits his ability to bring his ideas to life, to the practice of surrounding himself with a knowledgeable team. In fact, many of the secrets to Bhanu Choudhrie’s continued success are based on intangibles such as, making time for unwinding and creative thought, as well as exercising, and taking an even-keeled approach to investment.