Mr. Ness Nusli Wadia
has been closely associated for over 20 years with the Wadia Group, an Indian conglomerate with a legacy of 284 years and has an interest in sectors like Food and Dairy, Textiles, Real Estate Development, Chemicals, Plantations and Aviation through world-class entities, that are leaders in their respective sectors.
Ness Wadia currently serves as Managing Director of Bombay Burmah Trading Company Limited and Chairman of National Peroxide Limited. He also serves as Director on Boards of various Wadia Group companies such as Britannia Industries, Bombay Dyeing, GoAir. He sits on the Audit Committee of GoAir, Britannia, Bombay Burmah, and NPL; the Finance Committees of Britannia; and also the CSR Committees of Bombay Dyeing and Britannia.
He is also a member on the Board of the Wadia Hospitals and Trustee of Sir Ness Wadia Foundation, F. E. Dinshaw Trust, Britannia Nutrition Foundation and Modern Education Society, Pune.
An avid reader and a sporting enthusiast, Ness Wadia is also the co-owner of Punjab Kings, a prominent cricket team in the Indian Premier League.
Ness Wadia did his schooling – first at the Cathedral School in Mumbai, followed by Lawrence School in Sanawar, Himachal Pradesh, and then at Millfield School in the UK. Subsequently, he went to college at Tufts University near Boston, Massachusetts in the US following which he joined Bombay Dyeing in 1993 as a management trainee. In 1998, he began a Master’s degree in Science (M.Sc.) of Engineering Management from the University of Warwick with a thesis titled "Leading to Success in India". After receiving his degree in 2001, he returned as Deputy Managing Director of Bombay Dyeing and was later promoted to Joint Managing Director.