Kul Rattan Chadha is an Indian born Dutch businessman, founder and former CEO of the Mexx clothing company.
Born into a well-to-do family of steel manufacturers in Delhi (1949), he moved to the Netherlands in 1971, where he started importing clothes from India and the Far East. He launched two lines of clothing in 1980, "Moustache" for men, and "Emanuelle" for women, which he merged in 1986 to Mexx. In 2001, Chadha sold most of the company for several 100 million dollars to Liz Claiborne Inc. Chadha, who resides in Wassenaar, remained CEO of the company until December 1 2006. He is considering opening a museum for contemporary art in Amsterdam containing living and working spaces for artists and, to start, housing his own collection. Chadha's newest venture is a new, innovative hotel concept called citizenM, with its first two hotels opening soon in Amsterdam.