Son of the legendary Shri K. P. Paul, the visionary entrepreneur from Kerala who built India’s most famous automobile spare parts trade in the name “POPULAR AUTOMOBILES”, John K. Paul completed his Primary Education at The Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty and is currently the President of its Alumni Association. A Mechanical Engineering Graduate from the Regional Engineering College, Kozhikode and Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur, he is the Managing Director / Director of various companies under the family business “Kuttukaran Group”. The companies are mainly into vehicle dealerships – Maruti Suzuki Cars, Honda Cars, Jaguar Land Rover Cars, Tata Motors Commercial Vehicles & Daimler Benz Truck. He is the Managing Trustee of Kuttukaran Institute for Human Resources Development, engaged in professional skill development, mainly engineering related and Trustee of K. P. Paul Foundation, promoting ‘Women Entrepreneurship’ under the CSR activities of Kuttukaran Group.
He is an Independent Director of Muthoot Finance Ltd. and the Immediate Past President of the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA), the apex body of automobile dealers in the country. He was the first President from Kerala in FADA’s 54-year history. Mr. John K. Paul was a Member of the Board of Trustees of TiE Global, the world’s largest organization fostering Entrepreneurship. He is also the Past President of TIE Kerala, having conducted the 1st edition of TiEcon in Kerala during his tenure. He has also served as President of the Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
A voracious reader who tries to keep up with the latest developments in technology, especially in the auto sector, and an avid traveller trotting the globe, he is passionate in implementing new ideas and technology in all his realms of activity. He has also been recognized as a knowledge speaker on a host of subjects, having delivered talks at some of the leading business / management venues in India.