Sanjeev Gupta biography

Sanjeev Gupta is the Executive Chairman of GFG Alliance, which encompasses a range of global businesses owned by his family. These include steel and aluminium manufacturing, engineering, renewable power, mining, banking, and property development, with combined annual revenues exceeding US$ 20 billion. GFG Alliance is headquartered in London, with additional hubs in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Paris and New York and a presence in over 30 countries.

Born into a family of industrialists in Punjab, India, Sanjeev was educated in the UK and graduated with an MA in Economics and Management from the University of Cambridge. He founded LIBERTY House Group in 1992, while still an undergraduate, as a global commodities trader, growing rapidly across different geographies for over two decades.

In 2015 Sanjeev started his industrial journey buying and restarting his first steel mill in the UK. Since then he has built an international reputation as an ambitious and visionary industrialist acquiring and building major assets in metals, engineering, mining, and renewable energy spread across the world with a particular focus on the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA.

Among these are Europe’s largest aluminium smelter at Dunkirk, Australia’s largest integrated mining and steel group, and several large plants across Europe. Today Sanjeev presides over LIBERTY Steel Group, the world’s 8th largest steel producer – outside China – with a combined workforce of over 30,000 people.

Sanjeev’s strategy is based on long-term investment focused on economic, social and environmental sustainability. At the heart of this are his low-carbon GREEN strategies (GREENSTEEL and GREENALUMINIUM) which combine metal recycling with renewable energy. In 2019 Sanjeev announced LIBERTY Steel Group’s ambition to become Carbon Neutral by 2030 – the most ambitious target of its kind by a major steel producer.

Progressing his vision of combining renewable energy with metal manufacturing, his energy group SIMEC, has a growing portfolio of assets in solar, wind, hydro, bio-diesel, biomass and waste-to-energy.

In a further bid to support the development of industry, Sanjeev also acquired two banks (Wyelands Bank and the Commonwealth Trade Bank) in the UK specifically designed to provide trade and growth finance for small to mid-sized industrial businesses.

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Sanjeev has also set up JAHAMA – the property arm of GFG Alliance – to provide property management and development services to members of the GFG Alliance that have considerable property portfolios.

Sanjeev is a major advocate of community development in areas where his businesses are active. He supports the building of industrial skills among young people through the GFG Foundation which he established with his wife Nicola in 2016.

LIBERTY, SIMEC, Wyelands, JAHAMA and GFG Foundation are all part of the GFG Alliance working together to build sustainable industries.

Sanjeev and Nicola live in London with their three young children.

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