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Sri Prakash Lohia is an Indian-born-Indonesian billionaire businessman, and the founder and chairman of Indorama Corporation, a diversified petrochemical and textile company. Similarly, Lohia hails from India but has spent the majority of his professional life in Indonesia since 1974. Since 2013, Forbes ranked him as the 6th richest person in Indonesia with a net worth of US$3 billion.
Lohia was born in Kolkata on 11 August 1952 to Mohan Lal Lohia and Kanchan Devi Lohia. Furthermore, he has three brothers—Om, Ajey (original name Ajay Prakash), and Aloke (original name Alok or Anil Prakash)—and one sister—Aruna.
Lohia graduated from the University of Delhi in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce.
In 1973, Lohia moved to Indonesia with his father Mohan Lal Lohia and started Indorama Synthetics, which began to manufacture spun yarns in 1976. Similarly, the company was divided in the late 1980s by Mohan Lal Lohia between his three sons to avoid family disputes in the future. Sri Prakash’s elder brother Om Prakash moved to India and set up Indorama Synthetics. Moreover, Aloke, Sri Prakash’s younger brother, went to Thailand to found Indorama Holdings, which is a wool yarn producer.
Since 1991, Indorama Synthetics diversified into the manufacture of polyester fibers and then polyester bottle-grade (PET) resins in 1995. Furthermore, in 2006, Lohia acquired an integrated olefin plant in Nigeria, which is today the largest petrochemical company in West Africa and the second largest olefin producer in Africa. Likewise, Indorama Corporation is Lohia’s principal holding company, which is based in Singapore.
Since 2013, SPL has been place at number 395 in Forbes list of Billionaires with a net worth of $3.4B. Since 2015, the Lohia family was one of the 50 wealthiest families in Asia.
Lohia is known for keeping his private life shielded from public scrutiny, rarely giving interviews or making public appearances. Lohia and his wife, Seema Mittal (Sister of Lakshmi Mittal), have two children, Amit and Shruti. Afterward, his son, Amit Lohia, graduated magna cum laude from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Moreover, he is the Managing Director of Indorama Corporation and a director in various Indorama companies.
Likewise, Lohia is one of the world’s largest collectors of old books and lithographs. He has the world’s second largest collection of colored lithographs. Moreover, he is working on an ambitious project of digitizing all his lithographs. Similarly, those at other leading libraries around the world. They are being uploaded on www.splrarebooks.com.
Since 2012, Lohia was given the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (Overseas Indian Award) by the President of India.
- Full Name: Sri Prakash Lohia
- Date of Birth: 11 August 1952
- Age: 67
- Birth Place: Calcutta, India
- Residence: London, England
- Citizenship: Indonesian
- Alma mater: University of Delhi
- Occupation: Businessman
- Known for: Founder and chairman, Indorama Corporation
- Spouse(s): Seema Lohia
- Parent(s): Mohan Lal Lohia, Kanchan Devi Lohia
- Relatives: Lakshmi Mittal (brother-in-law)
- Education: University of Delhi
- Children: Shruti Hora, Amit Lohia
- Organization founded: Indorama Corporation
- Net worth: 5.8 billion USD (since 2019)
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