Dr. Ravi Pillai


Dr. Pillai diversified his business operations to Saudi Arabia in 1978. Under his leadership, the company grew from strength to strength and subse quently became the most preferred and integral partner in the areas of Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, Mining, Refinery, Steel Plants, Power Plants, Building complexes, High-rise buildings etc.

Dr. Ravi Pillai is the Chairman and Managing Director of RP Group of Companies, the multi-billion global business conglomerate.

Hailing from an aristocratic and highly reputed family from Kerala India, Dr. Ravi Pillai has completed his Masters degree in Business Administration from India and later received a Doctorate (Ph.D.) from Excelsior University in the United States.

RP Group has played a major role in the economic development of the Middle East and India for four decades. The company stands as a prominent example of India-Middle East relationship with 20 affiliated companies and businesses in 9 diverse sectors of Industrial Construction & Infrastructure, Real Estate Development, Hospitality, Tourism, Trading, Retail, Education, Health Care & IT.

Dr. Ravi Pillai receiving Padmashri Award from Former President Pratibha Patil

CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE RP Group commenced its industrial contracting activities in the 1970s, when the newly discovered hydrocarbon assets of the Gulf nations spurred rapid economic growth and development. Today, they are leaders in their field, having left their mark globally in Oil & Gas, Industrial Construction etc. Dr. Pillai diversified his business operations to Saudi Arabia in 1978. Under his leadership, the company grew from strength to strength and subsequently became the most preferred and integral partner in the areas of Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, Mining, Refinery, Steel Plants, Power Plants, Building complexes, High-rise buildings etc.
In Saudi Arabia, the company was able to participate in the Kingdom’s industrial and economic development by undertaking and completing numerous mega industrial projects of high national importance in a timebound manner with highest degree of safety and quality, which is endorsed by world famous industrial giants like Saudi ARAMCO, SABIC, ADNOC, Qatar Gas, Ras Gas, Ma’aden, KNPC, Exxon Mobil, Total, Shell, Bechtel, KBR, Flour, DOW, Conoco Philips, Qatar Petroleum, Samsung and several illustrious International Engineering Companies as well. The Group’s engineering expertise and integrated delivery ensures timely delivery of complex projects, within budget and to the highest quality standards with safety and sustainability.
RP Group is a preferred partner for the Oil & Gas majors in the Gulf, and for some of the largest companies in the world that are actively involved in developing the hydrocarbons industry globally. RP GLOBAL RP Global is the real estate development company of RP Group based in Dubai. The company has ambitious plans for Dubai’s real estate market and has been making significant strides since its inception.

RP Global’s first project, RP Hei ghts, a multi-storey residential tower in Downtown Dubai, is nearing completion. RP Heights has won the Best Residential Design Award in 2017, and once completed shall rewrite Dubai’s skyline. Designed by Wilson and Associates, a renowned name in the indus
try, the unmatched beauty of these apartments shall take the owners to the height of refined living. Bespoke interiors sporting hardwood floors, designer accessories and generous living spaces with a sleek, stylish contemporary finish are the
hallmarks of this beautiful structure in Downtown Dubai. In the years ahead, RP Global has significant plans to expand its presence across the GCC and beyond. RP Glob al’s projects are differentiated by superb location, exceptional design and build quality, a commitment to delivery and superior after sales service. HOTELS AND HOSPITALITY The RP Group has underlined its exceptional competency in hospitality services in the UAE and India and lined up upcoming properties in India and UAE. The Raviz Group is a subsidiary of the RP Group of Companies, with a portfolio of resorts and hotels in the UAE and India. RP Group’s portfolio of hotels celebrates the highest standards in hospitality, and appeal to a large cross-section of guests with the individual properties ranging from high-end luxury to large cross-section of guests with the individual proper ties ranging from high-end luxury to budget.

In the tradition of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’, RP Group operates a chain of 4 luxury hotels which include the flagship property Leela Raviz Kovalam, uberluxe Raviz Resort and Spa by the Lake Ashtamudi in Kollam, the Raviz Kadavu Resort on the banks of the River Chaliyar and a luxury city hotel, the Raviz Calicut. The Raviz Center Point Hotel Dubai, Versailles by Raviz Hotel Dubai and the upcoming Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina have already made their mark in the hospitality sector in UAE. EDUCATION & HEALTH CARE As the RP Group business evolved beyond its initial mandate, education became a key focus area as part of its wider community approach. Developing young people to become citizens of the future is an ethos that strikes a familiar chord across all of RP Group’s businesses. The Group’s first foray into education was with a K12 school, New Millennium DPS in Bahrain and later on a nursing college in Kerala. The Group owns and manage the 350 bed multi-specialty Upasana Hospital at Kollam that is fully equipped with state of the art health care facilities and manned by a team of skilled medical and paramedical professionals. The hospital is also responsible for the nearby Upasana School and College of Nursing which offers graduate and post graduate courses in nursing. RP Group also runs the internationally acclaimed OGM Technical Institute Pty Ltd. It was established in Perth, Australia in 2012, to provide

internationally recognized workforce training to meet global industry demand for tradecraft skills. OGM aims to create and supply, “work ready” trainees who meet immediate industry requirements in India and worldwide. Significant work was undertaken to introduce, establish and develop
pathways for Australian training with requirements matched to meet the workforce shortfalls of global resource, construction and energy industries. All these institutions have carved a niche for themselves in their respective fields and the Group intends to establish more educational institutions in the years to come. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RP Group entered the information technology sector in 2010 having realised that no individual or business can thrive and develop without access to the latest in technology. IT and related services have developed as a core competency to serve the group’s extensive needs in this area. Today, the Group has two IT companies in India and the UAE – RP Techsoft International, India and RPTS Solutions, UAE. The internal competencies carefully built up over the years are now also selectively offered to other corporate entities. TRADING OPERATION Arabian Choice General Trading (ACT), based in Dubai, was set up by a team of highly experienced professionals with extensive experience with the objective of supplying materials for various projects in the Middle East and quickly earned a reputation for competitive pricing and efficient delivery schedules.

ACT enjoys strong business relationship with major manufacturers around the globe and imports materials in bulk for the use in various construction and other projects in the Middle East. RP Group has ventured into retail business as part of its business diversification. Currently, the company has four retail projects including two shopping malls in Kerala – in Kozhikode and Kollam – and one in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. These mega malls are built to modern design and technical standards, ushering in a new dimension to retail. RP Group also own Ravi’s Ar
cade hyper markets, run by one of the biggest hypermarket chains in India. RP Group:The blend of Business and Social Responsibility As pledged, a significant portion of RP Group’s profit goes for charity and philanthropic activities. Large amo unts are spent annually for the welfare of the needy people which includes financial assistances for their education, housing, marriage, medical treatment, disaster relief etc. Dr. Pillai has also provided land for many orphanages and also distributes educational scholarships for the deserving people. An astute and visionary entrepreneur, industrialist, and above all, a down to earth commoner who visualizes and dreams about the well-being of fellow- beings around, Dr. Ravi Pillai has become one of the most valued names in the global business sphere. ACCOLADES WON BY DR RAVI PILLAI Dr. Ravi Pillai has been recognized with a host of honors’ and awards, from across the globe. The Government of India has honoured Dr. Pillai with the most prestigious civilian award, the Padmashri, in 2010 considering his outstanding contributions in the field of business and charity. He was recognized by the Government of India with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award in 2008. He has also received the HIND RATNA award in 2003 from the President of India, The Best Contractor Award 2009, of Exxon Mobil Company, Texas, USA and Best Partner 2008 Award of Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. Seoul, Korea & many more.