He’s one of London’s hardest-working entrepreneurs and has developed a reputation for spotting opportunities in emerging markets that others have missed. Bhanu Choudhrie is the founder of the much-vaunted C&C Alpha Group, a premier London-based PE firm.

Bhanu Choudhrie wears many hats. In addition to his role leading C&C Alpha Group, he is the director of the Megalith Financial Acquisition Corporation, the founder of Alpha Aviation Group and the Director of Path to success. The latter is a philanthropic organization that provides funding and resources for an array of social needs.

The Alpha Aviation Group was among Choudhrie’s early success stories. Bhanu recognized a need for pilot training in key emerging economies in Asia and Southeast Asia, especially the Philippines and Vietnam.

As these nations strive to compete on the global stage of commerce, ramping up their aviation infrastructure is a key component of development. A critical gap that needed filling was for highly trained and skilled pilots to serve the aviation sector.

Bhanu Choudhrie established the Alpha Aviation Group in 2005. Today it is based in the Philippines where it is a leading provider of pilot training along with a range of other aviation skill sets.

Cadets learn specializations in multiple piloting skills using ab-initio programs. The company works in close collaboration with airlines from all over the world. This enables Alpha Aviation to tailor its training programs to the specific need of each commercial carrier.

Born in Delhi, India, Bhanu Choudhrie is a British citizen and has made his home in the U.K. for most of his adult career. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Boston in the United States. He also worked there for a time in the finance industry.

Some of his other roles include serving on the board of directors for Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation and the Board of Directors of Customers Bank.