Thomas John Muthoot is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Muthoot Pappachan Group (MPG). Johnie – as he is fondly called – is the third-generation leader of the 131 years of legacy in trading, retail and retail finance. He has been actively involved in the business since his school days, before taking over from his father, late Mr. Muthoot Pappachan, the Founder Chairman of the Muthoot Pappachan Group. Johnie therefore, has been at the helm of the business for three decades now.
The diverse economic activities of the Muthoot Pappachan Group include Retail Financial Services, Hospitality, Real Estate, Automotive, Power Generation, and Health Care. At the same time, under the leadership of Johnie, the group is actively involved in fundamental social service, including – amongst others – children’s cleft surgery, blood donation, football academy and so on. Beyond business, the Johnie truly believes in the value of human capital. He is passionate about real Financial Inclusion and keenly pursues upliftment of economically deprived; changing lives of common man and helping them in making their dream come true.
Johnie is also the Chairman & Managing Director of Muthoot Fincorp Ltd (MFL), the flagship company of Muthoot Pappachan Group registered with the Reserve Bank of India. MFL is one of the biggest NBFCs in India and is Financial Services Super-House, with a network of over 3500 Branches across the Country. At the same time, Johnie truly believes, that the future efficacy & efficiency of businesses such as MFL and other businesses in the group, is in embracing new-age technology and leveraging it for customer-benefit. Under his leadership, the Group has been partnering with and investing in, new-age & tech-led startups with an eye on customer-centricity and the future.
Johnie is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. Born on 7th June 1962, Johnie is married to Preethi, a successful entrepreneur herself, running one of the highest rated & ranked independent heritage restaurant, Villa Maya, among other ventures. The couple are blessed with a son and daughter. Johnie’s son, Thomas too, is actively involved in the business. Johnie is actively involved with various business platforms like CII and Kerala Management Association. He has also been recipient of several awards, including ‘Young Hotel Entrepreneur Award, 2006’ conferred by Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India and the ‘Business Man of the Year, 2009’, conferred by Trivandrum Management Association.