Gulf is part of the Hinduja Group, one of largest diversified groups in the world. The Group acquired Gulf from Chevron in the late 1980s and owns the rights to the brand for all countries worldwide, except Portugal, Spain & USA.The Hinduja Group was founded by Shri P. D. Hinduja in 1914. The Group's first international office was set up in Iran in 1919 and it remained the global headquarters until 1979 when it moved to Europe.
The Hinduja Group employs over 65,000 people worldwide across 35 countries and owns businesses in the Banking & Finance, Energy (Oil & Power), Media, Technology, Telecom & Transport sectors.
The charitable and philanthropic activities of the Hinduja Group, that began in the year 1944, are integrated through the Hinduja Foundation.