|Birth Day:||August 10, 1950|
|Birth Place:||Hong Kong, Hong Kong, India|
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According to Forbes, as at February 2020, Banga has a net worth of $1.5 Billion and is ranked as the 1,818th richest person in the world.
Born in Amritsar, India, and raised in Chandigarh, Harindarpal Banga was educated at the Training Ship Dufferin, India’s oldest maritime academy. He earned his Master Mariner certification in 1976 and was commanding merchant vessels by the age of 27.
In 1979 Banga joined the Gulf Group in Hong Kong – where he still lives – as Operations Manager. The Gulf Group was a Geneva-based international shipping and commodities busiuness.
Banga left Gulf in 1989, and became an early partner in Noble Group Limited in cooperation with Richard Elman, helping to establish and lead Noble Chartering Limited. Noble Group was a supply chain manager of agricultural, industrial and energy products, and Asia's largest commodities trader. Following Noble Group’s Hong Kong listing in 1994, Banga served as Vice-Chairman of the Group, and despite a low public profile, is widely credited as the driving force behind much of Noble’s success. His 21 years with Noble, as it rose into the Fortune 100, made Banga a wealthy man and earned him a place on the Forbes billionaires list as one of Hong Kong’s 40 richest men. In 2010 Banga stepped down as Vice-Chairman of Noble Group Ltd, but remained on the Board as Vice-Chairman Emeritus. In 2011 he purchased the Noble Group’s ship management arm, Fleet Management Limited, from Noble. He severed his ties with Noble in 2012.
Planning for a quiet retirement, Banga was instead persuaded by his sons Angad and Guneet – whose background is in asset management – to join them in a new venture in 2013. Hong Kong-based Caravel Group Limited is a diversified global conglomerate with three main lines of business. Banga has been Chairman and CEO of the Group since its inception. Caravel Maritime – into which Fleet Management Limited was injected in 2014 – encompasses the Group’s maritime interests. With more than 550 vessels under management, Fleet Management is one of the world’s largest third-party ship management businesses. Caravel Maritime also includes Caravel Shipping, which provides in-house and third-party dry bulk commercial and chartering services, as well as maritime asset ownership – Caravel has a growing fleet of its own vessels – and other maritime investments. Caravel Resources is engaged in the trading of industrial dry bulk commodities, with a focus on raw materials for steel making and power generation – principally iron ore, coal and coke. Caravel Asset Management makes direct investments in global liquid asset classes, as well as alternative investments such as private equity and hedge funds. Its portfolio includes strategic investments in selected growth businesses such as Nykaa in India and Young Master Brewery in Hong Kong . It operates with a strong focus on risk management to sustain returns through market volatility. The Caravel Group benefits from the synergy between its different operating units, enabling it to offer integrated end-to-end value-added solutions along the supply chain. Caravel adheres to strict standards of business integrity and of environmental and social responsibility.
Currently, Harindarpal Banga is 72 years, 5 months and 26 days old. Harindarpal Banga will celebrate 73rd birthday on a Thursday 10th of August 2023. Below we countdown to Harindarpal Banga upcoming birthday.