Mumbai: Godrej group chairman Adi Godrej's son and Executive Director of Godrej Properties, Pirojsha, has taken over the reins of the firm as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from Sunday.

Godrej, a Wharton Business School graduate with a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School, has been closely involved in the strategy and operations of GPL since he joined the company in 2004. He was appointed as the executive director in 2008.

Godrej takes over from Milind Korde, the current Managing Director, who resigned on March 31 citing personal reasons. He will stay on as Senior Adviser to the company.

Currently, Pirojsha Godrej also serves on the boards of Godrej Realty, Godrej Waterside Properties and Godrej Developers.

V Srinivasan, who is currently CFO and company secretary at Godrej Industries, will also take over as the executive director of GPL from Sunday.