Surendra Patawari is Chairman of Gemini Corporation NV, a key company on the board of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and member of the World Economic Forum.
By giving plastic & other waste a second life, Gemini create an environmentally-friendly raw material, contributing to a greener society and the circular economy. As the world's largest supplier of plastic scrap, Gemini recycles over 1 bn pounds of plastic, over 50 mn tyres, 1.5 mn refrigerators & 300,000 cars annually.
A champion in the recycling industry, Mr Patawari is often the keynote speaker at events and contributor to publications. Gemini Corp, under Mr Patawari’s leadership, recognizes and wholeheartedly accepts its responsibility towards society; taking pride in their employees & families and dedicating part of their profit to promoting the welfare of society. They have sponsored the building of 2 schools, offering free education for hundreds of underprivileged children in India and adopted 11 villages for the provision of medical needs, benefiting around 400 patients daily. They support orphanages, fund infrastructure for roads, medical supplies, education, cultural & social events for example celebrations of Holi Festival at Momasar in Rajasthan. They provided clean drinking water in Pakistan and emergency earthquake relief to Nepal.
Mr Patawari's humanitarian work also includes an initiative which aimed to make Momasar the cleanest village in India, with many villages following the example. Thousands of Neem and other trees have been planted. In Belgium, he also makes a valuable contribution to society by supporting Katrinahof and UNICEF, as well as sponsoring community events.
A Chartered Accountant, Mr Patawari contributes to the European parliament on policy-making related to European recycling.