The Astra Group is solely owned by Dr Govindsamy Chetty, an esteemed businessman with a PhD in Computer Science obtained from Oxford University UK, and is a Certified Internationally Renowned Master Program and Project Manager listed with IPMC Global.
In August 1998 Govindsamy took over his father’s business, Astra Global Investments Alliance as CEO of the Company.
The company holds Russian oil concessions that are extracted and refined through partnership agreements with Gazprom Neft, Rosneft and other oil companies. Once refined, Astra receives value principally in JP 54 Colonial Jet Fuel and D2 Gas Oil, which is then sold to long standing clients throughout the world, of which reputed airline companies and the US Defense Force are but a few. Astra Global Investments holds a number of US security clearances hence clients have full comfort of lodging substantial funds into joint ESCROW accounts with various top tier banks, ready to transact.
Through Astra Global Investments, commonly known as Astra Bank, Govindsamy secures all asset management functionalities of the group, and facilitates all financial trade transactions such as Bank guarantees, Medium Term Notes, Letters of Credit and other trade finance products.
Govindsamy is also a non-executive director in Webeeco Capital, a UK and South African registered company facilitating the funding process of international humanitarian projects on behalf of the United Nations, other European Government Organizations, and private commerce.