Bangalore: Monte Ahuja, an Indian businessman and entrepreneur based in Cleveland recently gifted an amount of $3.5 million to Ohio State University. A former student of Ohio, Ahuja made the donation so as to support students and for the establishment of Monte Ahuja Endowed Dean’s Chair.
“I began Ohio State as an international student with a dream, determination, and empty pockets,” Ahuja said in a press release. “What I learned through my studies and from the university community played a significant role in my entrepreneurial journey and accomplishments. My gift to the College of Engineering is an investment in students and success.”
Ahuja serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Mura Holdings LLC, a private investment company.
He has been honoured with numerous awards such as Distinguished Alumni Award from Cleveland State University in the year 1990; an Ellis Island Medal of Honor for Outstanding American Citizens in 2001; and an International Executive of the Year Award by the World Trade Center of Cleveland in 2002.
Ahuja holds a masters degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State and he is also an alumnus of Punjab Engineering College.