Hailing from a business family, Rajen Kilachand heads Dubai-based conglomerate, Dodsal Group. Founded in Mumbai, India, in 1948 as a trading company, today Dodsal is a diversified group with a turnover of over $2 billion. An alumni of Boston University, USA, in 2011 he pledged $25 million to the university in support of its liberal arts program. Mr Kilachand also commissioned a studio theatre (Kilachand Studio Theatre) for Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre. Not just a lover of the arts, the businessman also supports a large number of philanthropic initiatives related to education, health and the sustainable development of communities.