“𝑆𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒, 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝐼 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝐶𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑙 𝐺𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑝, 𝑖𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑘𝑠. 𝐴𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑡 𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑘.”
“𝑊𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑡 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑎 𝑔𝑙𝑜𝑏𝑎𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒. 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑎 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝐷𝑒𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑜𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑠𝑎𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑜𝑎𝑡𝑠 𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑒. 𝑊𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑎𝑡𝑠.”
“𝑁𝑒𝑥𝑡 𝑡𝑒𝑛 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑒𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑡𝑒𝑐ℎ𝑛𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑦, 𝑖𝑡’𝑠 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑎𝑦 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒. 𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑥𝑡 𝑡𝑒𝑛 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑡𝑒𝑐ℎ𝑛𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑎 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑏𝑖𝑔 𝑟𝑜𝑙𝑒.”
“𝑉𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑓𝑒𝑤 𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑤𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒. 𝑊𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑏𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑜𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑒… 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟.”
“𝐻𝐾 𝑝𝑒𝑟ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑠 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 30 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑔𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑜𝑚 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜.”
“𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜 𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝐾. 𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑡 𝑏𝑦 𝑖𝑚𝑚𝑖𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎. 𝐼𝑚𝑚𝑖𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒.”
“𝑌𝑜𝑢 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑜𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝐾 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑛𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑝𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑣𝑖𝑒𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑.”
“𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑖𝑡’𝑠 𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑜𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟.”
“𝐻𝐾 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑏𝑒 𝑎 𝑔𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑖𝑔𝑛𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎. 𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑡𝑤𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑦 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑛𝑜𝑤, 𝐻𝐾 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒.”
Harry Banga is an Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of The Caravel Group Limited, a leading global conglomerate engaged in commodities trading, maritime services and fleet management.
Harry began his career in the maritime industry before going into the commodities business. Prior to forming Caravel together with his two sons, he was Co-Founder & Vice-Chairman of the Noble Group Limited, a leading global commodities trading business.
Harry is well regarded in HK for his great philanthropic efforts. He is a leading benefactor of the City University of HK. The Caravel Group’s charitable arm ‘The Caravel Foundation’ focusses on education and healthcare of underprivileged children in both HK and India. Harry is also very involved with the redevelopment of the Sikh temple in HK and runs a free dispensary providing medical services and dental services to poor people in Punjab, India.
Harry has been awarded an honorary degree by the City University of Hong Kong and the ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award’ by the Government of India, an award for the most distinguished Persons of Indian origin living overseas.