New Delhi: One of India’s leading business magnates and industrialists Yohan Poonawalla is amongst the most influential personalities today. His work and contribution to the country’s business sector is unmatched, and one cannot deny the legacy of the Poonawalla family for its ancestral business Poonawalla Stud Farms started in 1946. Besides taking the family business ahead, Yohan Poonawalla has accelerated Intervalve Poonawalla and El-O-Matic India Pvt Ltd to greater heights.

Setting a benchmark with the Poonawalla Engineering Group, his firm Intervalve Poonawalla exports different valves like Butterfly, Gate, Ball, Globe, Dual Plate & Lift Check valves across the USA, Germany, South East Asia, the UK, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. In addition, he is a shareholder in the Serum Institute of India, founded by his father Zavaray Poonawalla and Uncle Cyrus Poonawalla. Now that the industrialist has taken the company on the global map, he has added one more feather to his cap.


At the VCCCI (India’s premier Vintage & Classic Car organization) Annual Vintage Car Fiesta, Yohan Poonawalla was bestowed with a special recognition award. It is known that the entrepreneur is an avid car enthusiast. His love for automobiles is unmatched. At the event, Mr. Poonawalla was recognised as India’s Motoring Ambassador to the world on February 12, 2023 in Mumbai.

With this recognition as India’s Heritage Motoring Ambassador, Yohan Poonawalla has taken the country to the global podium. He is not only passionate about cars, but his contribution to the historic vehicle movement is unparalleled. Be it car rallies or any other races, Yohan has won top awards at the world’s leading shows representing India in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and other countries.

In the past, he has made India proud by showcasing the country’s automobiles at premier events and shows like Salon Prive, Concours of Elegance Hampton Court, Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, RREC Annual Rally & Concours d’Elegance, Sandringham Pageant of Motoring and the legendary Mille Miglia in the UAE. There has never been a miss from Poonawalla when it comes to taking the Indian flag to the international stage.


Industrialist Yohan Poonawalla Makes India Proud, Becomes The Country's Motoring Ambassador At Vccci Vintage Car Fiesta


All these years, Yohan Poonawalla’s focus has been to showcase the rich heritage of Indian cars. His acts and work ethos make him a true trailblazer. Moreover, in 2022, Yohan Poonawalla became the first Indian to be declared as a finalist for the prestigious ‘Classic Car Ambassador of the Year Award’ organized in the UK by the Historic Motoring Awards and Octane Magazine.

Besides being an automobile lover, Yohan Poonawalla is widely known for his acts of generosity. His philanthropic activities under the Yohan Poonawalla Foundation make him a man with a golden heart. Through multiple CSR activities, the industrialist has played a pivotal role in uplifting society and solving several issues across the country.