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Kochouseph Chittilappilly

Kochouseph Chittilappilly
Kochouseph Chittilappilly
Born 1950[1]
Thrissur, Kerala,[1]  India
Residence Kochi, Kerala
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Christ College, Irinjalakuda, St. Thomas College, Thrissur[2]
Occupation Business
Known for Business, V-Guard Industries, Wonderla
Home town Thrissur
Board member of
Spouse(s) Sheila Chittilappilly[2]
Children Arun Chittilappilly and Mithun Chittilappilly
Relatives Married

Kochouseph Chittilappilly is an Indian businessman best known as the founder[1][3] and Chairman & Managing Director[4] of V-Guard Industries Ltd[2][5] and a chain of amusement parks called Wonderla. V-Guard is India's largest maker of voltage stabilisers.[1] Wonderla is one of the largest operators of amusement parks in India, with operating parks in two locations Kochi and Bangalore, and one under construction in Hyderabad.

Early life

Kochouseph Chittilappilly was born in Parappur, a few kilometers from Thrissur city. He did his schooling at the parish school in Parappur in Thrissur and attended Christ College, Irinjalakuda. He was awarded a Masters degree in Physics from St. Thomas College, Thrissur in 1970. He started his career as a supervisor in an electronics company, Telics, for 3 years[3] and later founder V Guard Industries Ltd in 1977.

Chittilappilly has written a book named Practical Wisdom,[3][6] which is an account of practical management techniques he derived from his personal experiences.

Personal life

Kochouseph is married to Sheila and has two sons Arun Chittilappilly and Mithun Chittilappilly. Sheila is the Managing Director of V-Star Creations, a group company.[2] Arun heads the amusement park business Wonderla and Mithun focuses on V-Guard.


  • Rashtriya Samman - Government of India for the highest tax-payer.[3]
  • Millennium Businessman of Kerala - Business Deepika.[3]
  • Tourism Man of the Year 2000 - Destination Kerala.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Ullekh NP (May 22, 2011). "Kochouseph Chittilappilly: Founder of V-Guard Industries does 'unconventional' things".  
  2. ^ a b c d M.G. Radhakrishnan (Nov 28, 2008). "Against the current : UNUSUAL ENTREPRENEURS—INNOVATORS".  
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Kochouseph Thomas Chittilappilly".  
  4. ^ Shaju Philip (Jan 19, 2011). "Businessman donates kidney to truck driver, sets off chain reaction".  
  5. ^ "Board of Directors > Mr. Kochouseph Chittilappilly". V-Guard. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
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