About Naranjan Naidoo
Naranjan R. Naidoo is a well-known businessman based in Dubai. Since taking over his family's investment trust, he has successfully strengthened every aspect of the business and expanded trade throughout the world. He travels the world on a regular basis, focusing on the Middle East and and South Africa.
Naranjan Naidoo moved his business base to Dubai in the 1990's and has since used Dubai as a base to connect the Middle East market with South Africa. He also has substantial business dealings that include Africa, India and China. His company, Gulf Pacific, concentrates on shipping, mining, metals, minerals and energy, but also invests in private equity and property holdings. He has recently been accepted into the membership of Pi Capital, a high-powered network of investors looking for alternative asset investments and opportunities for the growth equity of its members. The network, made up of about 300 of the top business leaders in the UK, organizes social programs, educational events and opportunities to share management and entrepreneurial expertise with one another.
Naranjan R. Naidoo had the good fortune to be born into a well-established business family in South Africa. The K. C. Naidoo family's origins are in India, but the family immigrated to South Africa in the 1800s. The family name became widely known through its strong business network, but as apartheid polices caused political upheaval in South Africa, the family was forced to leave. They moved to the UK and while the family began rebuilding business and personal roots, Naranjan was sent to London to receive his education.
In 1978 Naranjan Naidoo, as the only son, took over the family's business due to the failing health of his father. He was unable to continue his studies but received strong support and guidance from the company's veteran employees.
Naranjan R. Naidoo sees that the global economy is changing and spreading into previously neglected regions of the world. He realizes the opportunities that are arising with the new markets available and is developing new platforms to accommodate those consumers. He is an active member of the World Economic Forum and the United Nations Global Compact.
Together with his wife, Naranjan Naidoo is helping to develop a Middle East program that will help the issue of humanitarian aid in Africa. They work through the "Save the Children organization", which is an advocate for the rights and protection of children throughout the world. In further efforts to raise awareness of humanitarian issues in Africa as well as the ongoing realities of the Middle East, Naidoo regularly participates in meetings and forums organized by the UN Global Compact.
Naranjan Naidoo is married and has two children.