Harshvardhan Neotia

Owner, Bengal Ambuja Housing Development Ltd.

Harshavardhan Neotia is the founder of one of the first joint sector companies in India, “Bengal Ambuja Housing Development Limited” in partnership with the government of West Bengal. The idea behind this joint sector venture was to promote social housing development in urban India. Under his guidance, Ambuja Realty Group has developed many properties across India.

Harshavardhana Neotia's maiden project, “Udayan” was declared a ‘Model Housing Project’ by the union government. He is also the pioneer of the modern Public-private partnership (PPP) housing system in Kolkata. He also serves as a member of ‘Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta. His company Ambuja Realty Group has developed many modern, plush and remarkable real estate projects in West Bengal including Udayan, The Condoville/Swissotel Kolkata, Neotia Vista and Ganga Kutir.

He was conferred the Padmashri in the year 1999 for his outstanding initiative in the field of social housing. He has been awarded Young Presidents' Organization YPO Legacy of Honor Award and works as the Honorary Consul of Israel in West Bengal.