Who We Are
What We Do
Why We Exist
How We Work
We constantly strive to learn and understand more about the world and the markets in which we operate. We do this by actively seeking out new ideas, innovative thinkers and best-in-class experts and connecting them with our teams and ventures. We are guided by our chairman Kirit C Shah’s three commandments which are underpinned by our purpose and values. They are:
Be curious and inquisitive
Think broadly and deeply
Take risks, learn from mistakes
We are responsible investors. This means once we’ve decided to back an idea we empower the professional management of each business and do not interfere with their operations. Beyond providing financial support, we listen to our partners and help them see a bigger picture by offering different perspectives and lending them our expertise. We are always accessible and pride ourselves on never being more than a phone call or meeting away.
Our Role in the Community
More than fifty years ago, we built and funded a sanatorium providing affordable healthcare for poor people from Mumbai’s Kutchi and Gujarati communities. In 1967, the Matushri Manibai Shivji Devjee Kanya Kelvani Fund was set up to provide scholarships for girls from the local Kutchi community, at a time when educating women in India was a radical proposition.
We established the GP Foundation to consolidate our social enablement and community empowerment initiatives and to provide a focus for other philanthropic activities that the Shah family previously conducted on a private basis.
• Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation
Arts & Culture
• Kochi Biennale Foundation (India)
• Gwangju Biennale (Korea)
• Photo Bangkok (Thailand)
• Mechai Pattana Bamboo School
• Matushri Manibai Shivji Devjee Kanya Kelvani Fund