Governing Board Member

Managing Director, Hiranandani Group of Companies

Darshan Hiranandani is the Managing Director of the $3billion Hiranandani Group, India’s largest residential developer. He heads the real estate operations in Dubai ( and is the Chief Executive Officer of the energy operations globally ( and plays an advisory role in the real-estate operations
in India.

The Dubai arm started by Darshan at the age of 23 has completed the world’s tallest residential building (400m tall) called 23 Marina.

H-Energy is beginning with a 4mmtpa Floating LNG terminal on the west coast of India and a 3mmtpa Floating LNG terminal on the East Coast in offshore West Bengal. These two projects involve an investment of USD 2 bn for the group. The company has also signed an agreement to set up a USD 3bn LNG liquefaction terminal in Eastern Canada. The objective is to be a substantial player in the Oil and Gas space.

Darshan also plays a key role in Hiranandani Communities LLP, Niranjan Hiranandani’s development arm for India projects. The real-estate arm is already committed to developing 100 million sq.ft. between its Chennai, Panvel and Alibaug townships.

Darshan has completed his MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology, (RIT) New York. Darshan serves as a Trustee of RIT, New York and on the Board of RIT Dubai.