Bhanu Choudhrie’s Middle East expansion plan is fascinating

Billionaire businessman and the Director of C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie’s Middle East expansion plan is fascinating. Bhanu hails from one of the wealthiest clans in India, the Choudhrie clan and his family owns a number of properties in London’s most affluent neighborhoods. This UK-Indian billionaire businessman and his firm have been aiming to expand its operations in the Middle East for quite some time now. Bhanu recently had a sit-down with Arabian Business where he revealed his firm’s plan towards this end. Learn more about Bhanu Choudhrie at

Targeting aviation

In this sit-down, Bhanu Choudhrie began elaborating on his firm’s expansion plans by revealing its approach on the region’s aviation sector. Currently, C&C Alpha Group has its foothold in the region’s aviation sector through Alpha Aviation Academy, an aviation training school for pilots. This aviation school is based in Sharjah and has 120 recruits at the moment. Bhanu said that his firm plans to expand the capacity of this aviation school given the rapidly growing air traffic. This school provides well-trained pilots for Air Arabia and UAE airline among other aviation entities in the region. Expanding its capacity means that the school will be able to bring to push out more highly trained and qualified pilots to meet the aviation needs of the region. Bhanu Choudhrie added that C&CAlpha Group was also looking to expand its larger Philippines pilot training school which currently has a capacity of 500. With the expansion of this facility, the firm can export talent from here to the Middle East.

An opportunity for hospitality projects

This C&C Alpha Group Director mention that his firm is also looking at opportunities in the hospitality sector in the Middle East and particularly Saudi Arabia. Bhanu Choudhrie said that his firm had seen a large market for holistic wellness hotels in the country and it was looking for the right way to enter it. He stated that the Shanti Hospitality Group, which is the firm’s hospitality subsidiary would be entering this market soon. Currently, the Shanti Hospitality Group has more than 24 hotels globally with over 2000 keys. Some of these hotels are found in the world’s most exotic locations.

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