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In 1981, Gautam Adani’s elder brother Mansukhbhai, bought a plastics unit in Ahmadabad and asked Gautam to run it. This marked the beginning of Adani's foray into global trading by beginning to import polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a key raw material for manufacturing plastics. After the economic liberalization, the import duty on various goods was slashed, and profits of Adani Exports, then his flagship company, grew immensely. The flagship company, Adani Enterprises Ltd. (formerly known as Adani Exports Ltd.), was established by Mr.Gautam S Adani in 1988 as a partnership firm with a seed capital of Rs. 5 lakhs. An entrepreneurial vision coupled with lofty ambitions and hard work set the pace for the growth of the company In the late 90s Gautam Adani diversified into infrastructure. The journey from a being a India’s most trusted trading house to a diversified conglomerate is fast, yet memorable. Today, the Adani business portfolio is a diverse, yet profitable assortment of Edible Oil, Logistics, Power Generation, Coal, Oil and Gas Exploration, Gas distribution, Real Estate, Ports, Special Economic Zones and IT enabled services. Its growth has been organic leading to a synergy among its business units, making them more productive and competitive together.