Mr. Harish Jagtani

Founder: HJ Group of Companies

Harish Jagtani

Mr. Harish Jagtani, a philanthropist, visionary and businessman of Indian origin, currently based in Democratic Republic of Congo for over 20 years now. He is one of the most reputed business owners in the Indian diaspora, as well as the entire expat business community in DRC. HJ Group of Companies business house caters to multiple domains, including but not limited to Domestic as well as International Air Cargo, real Estate and infrastructure development, healthcare, hospitality as well as CSR.

Coming from humble beginnings in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Mr. Harish Jagtani has come a long way in building this conglomerate with a strong and clear vision and sheer dedication and grit. Staring with a small job in sales, Mr. Harish Jagtani today is a proud and righteous owner of a fleet of airplanes and multiple businesses that cater to the basic and advanced needs of the people of Dem. Republic of Congo in different sectors.


Serve Air

Mr. Harish Jagtani’s trust in his vision, his unyielding patience and unwavering faith led him towards purchasing his first aircraft. Once Serve Air was launched, there was no looking back. Focusing on the quality of Serve Air, with his risk-taking attitude, Mr. Harish Jagtani and his company were the only ones foraying between Kinshasa and the rural interior locations, making even the most basic of resources available to the people who were completely cut off during the difficult times in D R Congo.

Serve Air was, and is, the most-preferred cargo shipment partner of the state, as well as multiple global NGOs, such as the UN and WHO, among others. During natural calamities, such as the recent volcano eruption in Goma, Serve Air was the first choice of multiple NGOs for transporting relief material and security personnel for aiding the local population. It has always been Mr. Harish Jagtani’s priority to give back more than he has received from the country that has served as the cradle for his growth.


Modern Construction

Along the years, through his company, Modern Construction, Mr. Harish Jagtani has built structures that define luxury and comfort in Kinshasa and all across the DRC. The Congo Trade Centre, a landmark building that consists of commercial spaces, recreational amenities and luxury residential spaces, was the first among luxury apartments in Kinshasa. Today, Modern Construction has built numerous other complexes in and around Kinshasa that are the epitomes of luxury and class in Congo. The foundation of the company was laid in 10+ years ago with the aim to give a different perspective on existing trends in construction and real estate. Modern Construction have brought in Congo structures that define the class and superiority in every way possible, creating marvels that have become icons of the city.

HJ Group of Companies subsidiary, Modern Construction, has built structures that are a reflection of our mentality and our mission of what we aspire to achieve. Making our dreams a reality thanks to our expertise and our dedication to our field, we ensure superior quality and most of all our work, which has been recognized and appreciated by our clients repeatedly. We believe in creating landmarks, either on the face of the earth or on the pages of time.


HJ Hospitals

With the welfare of the population of Congo being the centre of all his activities, Mr. Harish Jagtani laid the foundation of the HJ Hospitals in 2012 and this dream of bringing quality healthcare to the people of Congo materialised in a span of 4 years when the HJ Hospitals, with state of the art infrastructure and services unparalleled in the entire Central African region was inaugurated on 2nd April 2016.

With a highly extensive diagnostic laboratory and an upcoming multi-super speciality hospital to his credit, Mr. Harish Jagtani became the ray of hope to the millions of Congolese nationals who lacked advanced healthcare facilities.

Today, complex surgeries in orthopaedics, ophthalmology, cardiology, oncology and many more domains are carried out on a regular basis at HJ Hospitals and specialists from all around the globe are associated with this institute in different capacities.


HJ Foundations

The latest addition, a new feather in the cap for Mr. Harish Jagtani was the HJ Foundations. Being a philanthropist, Mr. Harish Jagtani did not stop at just building a hospital. While the hospital served as a means to provide basic and advanced healthcare to the population of Congo, it still was a tad bit difficult for the underprivileged population to get hold of healthcare at this facility because of the huge operational costs and investments made. To make life easier for this segment of the population, Mr. Harish Jagtani started the HJ Foundations, a charitable and non-profit organisation which is funded jointly by all the companies of the group till date.

The foundation serves as a CSR wing of the group and does not retain funds from any external sources. In the last 6 years of its existence, the foundation has benefitted more than 10,000 people with free malaria check-ups and medicines, catering to old age homes, government schools and orphanages.

Conducting awareness drives during COVID-19, running free food campaigns for the security personnel posted in Kinshasa during the Lockdown, conducting free eye check-ups, free glaucoma and cataract surgeries, fabricating and distributing prosthetic limbs for amputees of war and handicapped civil population, etc. are a few to name among the multiple campaigns conducted by HJ Foundations every year. The cost of these campaigns run into millions, the number of lives affected are in thousands, but the number of blessings and smiles that he and the foundation receive everyday are uncountable.

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