Adi Godrej was born in 3 April 1942 is one of the icons of Indian Industry and philanthropistAdi Godrej was born in a business family. His father's name was Burjorji Godrej and his mother's name was Jai Godrej. Godrej received his undergraduate degree from MIT and he planned to study mechanical engineering but he later on switched to management, his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management  return to India and he joined the family business. He modernized and systematized management structures and implemented process improvements. Adi Godrej took the Godrej Group to great height during controlled economy era.

 Adi Godrej restructured company's policies to meet the challenges of globalisation. In the early 2000s, the Group completed a 10-year restructuring process through which each business became a stand-alone company with a CEO/COO from outside the Godrej family. Under Adi Godrej's leadership, the group is also involved in philanthropic activities. Godrej is major supporter of the World Wildlife Fund in India, it has developed a green business campus in the Vikhroli township of Mumbai.

He is the chairman of the Indian School of Business since April 2011.

He was elected as the president of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2012-13.