Achal Bakeri 59, comes from a family that owns one of India’s oldest real estate development companies. He pursued Architecture in India, an MBA at the Marshall School of USC in Los Angeles and was a Chevening Scholar at the London School of Economics.
After his return to India, Achal established Symphony Limited in 1988 to manufacture air coolers. Symphony is now the world’s largest air cooler manufacturer with subsidiaries in USA, Australia, Mexico and China and sales in over 60 countries. Symphony is a publicly-held company listed on the Indian stock exchange, with current market capitalization of about US$ 1.3 Billion.
Achal’s interests include travel and collecting contemporary art. He also devotes his time and resources for public causes and serves on the boards of leading charitable institutions devoted to education and health-care in his hometown of Ahmedabad.