Mr Venugopal N Dhoot
Mr Dhoot is Chairman of Videocon Industries Ltd. Mr. Dhoot is a renouned businessman and has held several positions in the Industry forums including ASSOCHAM , where Mr. Dhoot waspresident in year 2008.
Videocon is a conglomerate across the verticals of consumer electronics and home appliances, office automation, telecom, power, crude oil and natural gas. Videocon’s major breakthrough came when it received one of the first licenses to manufacture color televisions in India in the early 80’s. The company has now become the largest manufacturer of color picture tubes and CPT glasses in the world, with operations across Mexico, Italy, Poland, China and India.
Armed with an uncanny foresight and a global outlook, Mr. Dhoot has successfully acquired the color picture tube operations of the Thomson Group and the Indian operations of AB Electrolux, Sweden thereby enhancing its capabilities in both India and overseas. He has led Videocon to foray into exploration and production of Oil business in India and participated in a JV in the Ravva Oil Fields and recently acquired Brazil’s Encana Brazil Petroleo Limitada jointly with BPCL.
Mr. Dhoot has a vision to lead Videocon and make it a Fortune 500 company in the next five years. The company intends to launch its mobile services on pan India basis targeting large subscribers in the next four years. Videocon strategies to strengthen its focus in oil and natural gas and, is pursuing opportunities in Oman, Australia and Timor Sea near Indonesia.
With his passion to make a powerful social impact, Mr. Dhoot has established a charitable hospital specializing in cancer and heart surgery for the underprivileged people.