The Chairperson / director at SANIDDHYA (regd. as a cultural organisation), Shikha Khare inherits the classical Music and Dance form from her family and has carved out a special niche for herself as a multidimensional artist among the younger generation of classical dancers of India. She is a UP SangeetNatakAkademi Awardee,A-Grade Artist of Doordarshan, a Kathak Exponent and AnAll India Women Achiever (Award for excellence). She has been conferred with the titles of‘SRINGARMANI’,‘BEST DANCER’ and ‘MAYURI’. She also represents India as a Member of International Dance Council CID, UNESCO.
Papa CJ is a world-renowned stand-up comedian and has won awards for both Asia’s and India’s Best Stand-up Comedian. He has performed over 2000 shows in 25 countries and has had numerous appearances on NBC, BBC, Comedy Central, Showtime, MTV, Paramount, The Comedy Channel, ITV and a host of other international networks. He is the only Indian comedian to have shot his own solo special with Comedy Central Asia. Forbes Magazine called him ‘the global face of Indian stand-up’ and Harvard Business Review called him one of the most influential comedians around the world. He has taped a Showtime USA stand-up comedy special with Russell Peters and on the American TV show Last Comic Standing, he was placed in the top 10 from over 3000 contestants across the world.
Papa CJ has represented India at the Shared History Festival in South Africa and had standing ovations on Broadway in New York. He was the first Indian comedian to be invited to premiere at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival in London, and the Sydney and Perth Comedy festivals in Australia. Papa CJ was instrumental in starting off the English language stand-up comedy industry in India after he returned to the country in 2008.
Papa CJ holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and is often engaged as a motivational speaker. As an executive coach he has trained over 50 blue chip companies all over the globe. He also consults brands on concepts and content strategy. He recently launched an initiative called The Papa CJ Happiness Project where he performs in support of charitable causes across the world.
A Pioneer in the field of Punjabi television, Narayan was the leader of the team that launched first-ever Punjabi satellite channel - Punjabi World. He has played an important role in putting Gurbani on the World's television map as the team led by him started beaming GurbaniKirtan from Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, in 1998. He has been honoured with the Delhi State Punjabi Media Award by Delhi Government in 2003. He has also contributed to the cause of Punjabi theatre where he has worked as an actor, director, and designer since 1983 with Dr. C.D. Sidhu, Gyan Shivpuri and others. His biggest achievement in theatre was the creation of the first-ever Punjabi sound-n-light multi-media stage show, AazaadiDeyTaraaney, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Indian Independence. He also pioneered the concept of Homecast in the Nineties where his specially-designed video magazine, THE HMV SHOW, used to premiere over 800 cable networks simultaneously, the first organised cable telecast of a made-for-cable entertainment show. He also directed several documentaries including the BLOOMS OF THE LOTUS for Doordarshan. Essentially a team man, Narayan continues to serve the cause of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat through Punjabi Channels. Narayan is the Managing Director & President of G Next Media Pvt. Ltd which runs PTC NETWORK of channel worldwide and is well known as the World’s Number One Punjabi television network.
Who doesn’t know Krishan Tewari! And, in-case you don’t … He was one of few-good-men who started PR in North India way-back in 1992. He promoted almost all popular brands that we know today … Samsung, Honda, LG, Pepe Jeans, Cartier, A&K just to name a few. He promoted Aamir Khan’s ‘Lagaan’ – an affair most successful – something that’s close to Krishan’s heart. Credits to his never-say-die attitude, he survived most difficult-of-times with a smile. He started ZOOMDELHI-watts your style? weekly News Paper, as Founder, Publisher and Editor, now his name in Capital’s hi-Life circuit. Acknowledging changing of roles in women, he is coming-up with an initiative to endorse contribution of women in entrepreneurship and social-cause
Shireen Motala is a Law Graduate and an entrepreneur with a clear vision. She is a Director of DSKZ company, based at orchard centre Qbornes which deals in cctv cameras and security systems. She is also serving as Director at Green orchard company, which concerns vegetable plantation, and has been given the responsibility of director of club des gourmets, a coffee shop located at Ebene. She is a vice president of the Muslim Ladies Council which helps the needy and also at the same time, brings awareness tothe society to help them and to understand their problems. She was among the 100 most influential women in 2017.
A chef’s dream to set up the world’s highest restaurant on Mount Everest came true when Sanjay Thakur, a native of Kufri in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, served dishes to mountaineers on 30 May. The feat has won him accolades and he has found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Thakur said a few years ago he and his friends decided to focus on Himalayan ingredients which are in abundance in the wild but are ignored commercially. “Being from Himachal, this was my father’s dream and in addition, I wanted to focus on research based on the Himalayas and its food culture,” he said. A lot of planning went into his efforts to set up a restaurant on the other side of the Himalayas on the Everest trail. Thakur, who works as a chef with Etihad Airways, started the journey on 25 May with a team of 10 members to create the world’s highest restaurant. He created a menu with local Himalayan ingredients up at Everest trail. He contacted likeminded persons and decided to set up the restaurant at Island Peak high camp on Mount Everest trail. “After deciding the location and basic plan, I approached senior figures of our fraternity and chef Soundararajan. They were very helpful,” he said. Sanjay Thakur said Soundarajan agreed to join them and display his expertise. Thakur and his team served an 8-course menu in the restaurant, Triyogyoni and they also offered Sherpa Express, and a vegetarian 3-course menu. The team didn’t serve alcohol due to the risks involved. Eleven diners thoroughly enjoyed the culinary experience. Among them were Indian, Polish and Nepalese nationals who relished the dishes on the Mount Everest trail where oxygen level was 40 per cent less than normal. The journey was an arduous task as it took them six days to reach the site of the restaurant with 180 kg of food material and other equipment. The team used solar power to cook dishes and the dishes contained Himalayan ingredients and herbs including Shisno (BichhooButi). En route, they got stuck in the mountains due to bad weather conditions and had to be airlifted to Kathmandu by the Indian Air Force on 1 June after they sought help from the Indian Embassy. Sanjay Thakur and his team also applied for a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records and by 2 June, they were registered in the records for setting up the world’s highest restaurant.
Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, owns and operates properties under five brands and asset-manages third-party properties held by Frasers Hospitality Trust. Since its inception in 1998, Frasers Hospitality has grown from an initial 412 residences in Singapore to more than 150 properties in over 80 cities including those in the pipeline. This represents over 26,000 keys worldwide across North Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.
In 2014, Frasers Hospitality Trust was the first global hotel and serviced residence trust to be listed in Singapore, comprising Frasers Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust and Frasers Hospitality Business Trust. Collectively, the 15 assets in the portfolio are valued at S$2.4 billion and have a total of 3,072 hotel rooms and 842 serviced residence units.
Frasers Hospitality operates serviced, hotel residences and boutique lifestyle hotels that cater to different market segments:
• Fraser Suites, Fraser Place and Fraser Residence: Gold-Standard serviced residences that cater to the extended stay needs of business executives.
• Modena by Fraser: modern and eco-lifestyle serviced residences that emphasise simplicity, sustainability and holistic wellness.
• Capri by Fraser: design-led and high-tech hotel residences for ‘always on’ Millennial travellers seeking connectivity and social interaction.
• Malmaison: stylish boutique hotels in iconic buildings paired with individually designed guest rooms and energetic brasseries and bars for those who dare to be different.
• Hotel du Vin: classic and elegant hotels offering quintessentially British hospitality with their trademark bistros.
A globally awarded leading hospitality operator, Frasers Hospitality aims to anticipate and exceeds customers’ evolving expectations through continuous innovation and intuitive service to deliver memorable experiences. It is on track to achieve 30,000 keys by 2019.
Gurpreet Singh Gill
An AGM Engineer at MEDEOR Hospital (Formerly known as VPS ROCKLAND hospital) 12 years with MAX Hospitals, TIL Healthcare pvt ltd., Wockhardt ltd., Ranbaxy labs, Panacea Bio Tech, Gurpreet won Energy saving awards with Times network, ABP news, CII 2015-16 ( Most Innovative Project ) and Energy Efficient Unit. He was selected for ASQ awards for work done on energy saving during tenure in MAX Patparganj. He also won “CII 2016 - 17 “” Energy Efficient, award for all 3 units of Medeor NCR.
Dr. Rana Singh is currently a Director of Army Institute of Technology & Management, Greater Noida, India. With 20 years of Experience in Education Sector he still believes to learn and teach. He is a Gold Medallist in MBA (Finance) from L.N. Institute of Economic Development and Social Change. He is a Ph.D in Management and being a highly qualified academician, he has always believed in using his intellect to help students at allstages . He has been awarded by many organisations but he believes that his success level cannot be defined from the awards but from his intellect and his sense of social encouragement to the society.
Brigadier Sushil Bhasinis a master trainer, transformational coach, keynote speaker and inspirational author. 34 years of military leadership combined with 14 years of leadership training in the corporate world have made him uniquely rich in leadership experience. He empowers his learners through transformational workshops, keynotes in conferences, customized indoor sessions, energizing outbound programs, and insightful one-to-one / one–to-groups personalized coaching. He has conducted trainings all over India as well as overseas.
Brig Bhasin’s has authored two books ‘Design Your Life’ and “Million $ Second”. He lives in Mumbai, India. Loves technology and at the age of 67, when most of the granddads shun technology, he endorses by personal example. He lives by the quote of Buckminster Fuller, “Your Life does not belong to you. It belongs to the Universe.”And he likes to spell it as ‘YOUniverse’.
VayjayantiPugalia, a Corporate Etiquettepreneur/Fine-Dining Expert/Communication &Networking Expert/Motivational Speaker/Wine Specialist and a Table Stylist. As a Philanthropist, she is a founder of SonaliCubo which has taken various social projects like Project Mangoes@10, Project HarGharRoshini 2014, Project Yaariyan, Project Color of Innocence and many more. Her love towards the children inspired her to come up with various projects to protect the Underprivileged Children from any discrimination and providing them the life they deserve. She has been honoured with Exceptional Women for Excellence Award by Women Economic Forum. She is a Perfect Example of Change maker in the Society.
Nixon Joseph, President & Chief Operating Officer, SBI Foundation, is a post graduate in English Language and Literature and joined State Bank of India in 1985 as probationary officer. As a career Banker, he has extensive experience in various facets of Banking like Corporate Credit, Retail Operations, International Banking etc. and has worked all over India including Northeast. He is a Certified Credit Professional, Certified Banking Compliance Professional and Certified Information Systems Banker. Apart from his stint as Regional Manager, SBI, he was also the Manager(Operations), SBI Bahrain and Chief Executive Officer, SBI Tokyo branch(2008-2012). He was President of the Sakura Toastmasters Club, Tokyo and also started the Tokyo debating society. His interest in long distance running has led to his completion of 28 full marathons(42.195km), thus being the only official among the 1.1 million bank employees in India to have the achievement. He was never an athlete, yet he started full marathon running at the age of 44 years, went ahead completing full marathons and is still running at the age of 57 years. He is the recipient of Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam award 2018 for excellence in public service.
Sujo moved from India to America in February 2001 seeking a new life of adventure and prosperity. He and his wife began careers in the North and South Towers of New York’s World Trade Center. Just six months later, the unthinkable happened when a terrorist attack brought both towers crashing to the ground. Sujo’s survival that fateful day proved to be the launching point for his motivational speaking career. Today he shares his story of hope, restoration, and change to universities, sporting events, Fortune 500 companies, and festivals in hundreds of cities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He has been featured in national and international publications including the BBC, CBC, Associated Press, The New York Times, The Times-London, and The National Post. Sujo is the founder of YouCanFree.Us, an international humanitarian organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of human trafficking victims. His fight against modern day slavery has encouraged a network of global leaders to raise its voice against this evil of our times. YouCanFree.Us presently operates safe houses in India and Poland and runs awareness and prevention campaigns in North America, Asia, and Europe.
HUNNY KAPOOR a ‘Motivational Speaker and a Marathoner’, aged 25 years was pursuing Mathematics (H) from Delhi University when he was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma (Cancer) in right ankle in March 2015. He then made a tough choice of saving his life over his right foot. Being a ‘Cancer Survivor & an amputee’ (right below knee) now had a constrained Universe under the same sky. He was exposed to limited activities where the primary barrier was performing daily chores with a Prosthetic Leg. The secondary disturbing barrier was society’s mindset. In the crowd, he always ended up either with looks of non-acceptance or with the suggestions what not to do being an Amputee & a Cancer Survivor. This made him work for community to change the society’smindset being an example and motivation to “Specially Ables” to step beyond their comfort zone whilst breaking the stereotypes!
ChandroTomar is an octogenarian and sharp shooter from the village of Johri in the Bagpat district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. She is also known as "Shooter Dadi" and "Revolver Dadi" ('Dadi' meaning: "grandmother" in Hindi). Since learning to shoot in 1999, she has attained national fame as an accomplished shooter, having won more than 30 national championships. She is regularly referred to as the oldest (woman) sharpshooter in the world. Shooting runs in the family as noted from the fact that her niece Seema, also a sharp shooter, was the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Rifle and Pistol World Cup in 2010. Her grand-daughter ShefaliTomar had achieved an international shooter status and taken part in international competitions in Hungary and Germany; both of them credit Tomar for the positive encouragement provided and praised her for advising them. After two years of training she entered a competition in which she had to compete against the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Delhi Police. She won the contest but the DIG refused to be photographed with Tomar, and reportedly commented: "What photograph, I have been humiliated by a woman". Since 1999, Chandro has competed in and won 25 national championships throughout India. She won a gold medal at the Veteran Shooting Championship conducted in Chennai. Her success has encouraged the local people,including her granddaughters, to take up shooting as a sporting profession.
Satya N Gupta
An International expert in NGN technologies, Regulation, Interconnection and Broadband policy with 35 years of experience in all aspects of Telecom, including 25 years with Govt. and Regulator, Satya is publicly recognized as an Analyst, Author, Advocate and Advisor on ICT related Policies, Projects and Business. Satya, born 1957, graduated with Hons, in Electronics and Comm. Engg. in 1979 from NIT, Kurukshetra University, INDIA. From 1979 to 1980 he completed his post-graduation in Electronics Design Technology at CEDT, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and was appointed as Project Manager of ETDC complex of HARTRON, NCR. He was awarded the Railways Minister award during 1995-96 for outstanding performance for Delhi area Digitalisation project of Indian Railways. Also pioneered the concepts of NIXI, NIR, IPV6, Unlicensed Spectrum, VOIP, Broadband Policy, NGN and Railtel in the Country all these are up and running. In addition to this, he created a social enterprise for women empowerment “DigiGaonJob Factory- Converting Unemployment into Intrapreneurship” which is being used to create jobs in rural India It is an implementable social project to demonstrate as to how the confluence (Sangam) of four interrelated projects i.e. Digital India, Skill India, Make in India and Start/Stand Up India can help in converting the rural unemployment into entrepreneurship and making a strong social impact. (The concept paper of this venture is enclosed).
Rasoolbhay Gulam Nabi
Rassolbhaye Ghulam Nabi, is retired now from the trading field. He was into importing and selling sewing machines and bicycle for over 60 years. He was involved in social work as well, and was the administrative president( mutttawallis of Shaan-e) . Islam and Noor-e-Islam mosques in Port Louis. He would enlist the help of relatives, friends and well wishers to gather money,food and other necessities to help those who needed money to complete their studies, those needing fund to undergo surgical operations which could not be done in Mauritius, those who had their house damage during cyclones. He believed in empowering them and wanted them to become independent and not to be a burden of the society. And now even at the age of 86 years, he is actively involved in social work and gives a helping hand to those who are in need. Race ,cast and religion were never taken into consideration when he helped the needy, as he always says that that he is proud and lucky to be born and live in country which is known as the rainbow of the Indian Ocean. His philosophy is “united we stand and divided we fall”
Amit Kaur Puri
Amitmeaning 'infinite', 'boundless', 'unmeasured' took birth on 3rd November in Varanasi, one of world's oldest living cities rightly called the religious capital of India located at the bank of river Ganga, in the southeastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. She liked to drench herself in rains, dancing, singing, painting on canvas and playing in sand.
She has spent seven years in the hilly tractsof Vidarbha platues like Sironcha, Etapalli, Bhamragad and Tipagad of Gadchroli; Mul Gondpipri and Nagbhid regionsof Chandrapur; Bitargaon, Kanha and Arvi of Yavatmal; Chikaldara, Dharni, Dhamgaon, Sirsagaon and Ner of Amravati; and Gondkheri, Ramtek(Devlapar) region of Nagpur: parts of which lie cut off from civilisation.
She was driven by a single goal - eradicating malnutrition in Gond and Korku tribes as well as documenting and salvaging India's traditional herbal remedies before they are lost to the world. Titled as a 'modern day curious result oriented botanist, Dr. Amit Kaur Puri has been painstakingly tracking traditional healers, called Bhagats, Bhumkas, elderly people, staff members of district health dept., forest officers and housewives in central India. She has faced many up and downs. Life was never smooth for her but her perseverance, humbleness and determination let her turn impossible to possible. There is long way to go, time is less!!!
Sheilza has over 15 years of experience in building employment opportunities amongst the disadvantaged. An entrepreneur at heart, Sheilza is Managing Trustee at Janm Foundation.
Chennakesavan is a well-qualified HR professional and has an extensive 15 years of experience in the field of Human Resources from diverse industries like manufacturing, Telecomm, Retail & Healthcare out of which 11 years from renowned Healthcare sector from India, Republic of Maldives & Middle East. Chennakesavan has specialization in areas such as Human Resource strategic management, Talent Acquisition & Retention, Compensation & Benefits, Performance Management System & Development, Learning & Development, leadership Development, Formulation of HR manual & Policies, Employee Engagement & General Administration. During his 15 years of extensive experience, he has worked with various renowned companies like, WIMCO Limited, Chennai, India, Reliance Infocomm, Chennai, India, Pantaloon Retail India Limited, Chennai & Bangalore, India, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Chennai & Hyderabad, India, Aster DM Healthcare LLC, Dubai, UAE, Gulf Healthcare International, Dubai, UAE, lifeline Healthcare Group, Dubai, UAE, Tree Top Hospital, Maldives as Director – Director – Human Resources), Currently associated with Tajmeel, A unit of VPS Healthcare Group, UAE as Head – Human Resources. He has been honored to receive an award “100 Most Impactful Healthcare Leaders (Global Listing)” by World Health & Wellness Congress.
Sukanta Kumar Das
With 15 years association with Healthcare Sector across various cities of India, Sukanta started his career with AIIMS (All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, Delhi), Mother & Childcare chain of Hospitals in Chandigarh/Punjab, Apollo Cradle Hospital in Bangalore/Hyderabad (Head-Operations & Quality), BM Birla Heart Research Centre Kolkata as Head- Quality Assurance & Research before he joined Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur as Director, Operations & Quality, Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences & Technology, Jaipur.
In all his previous organization he had always taken the challenging task to set various benchmarks in the area - Quality of patient care and clinical operations. He always believed in evidence based clinical practice and delivering the excellent clinical outcome in the Hospital.
Dr. Mohammad Fakhruddin
RDr. Fakhruddin Mohammed is a Philanthropist, Educationist, Social Reformer and Medical Doctor. He is a Professional Medical Practitioner, holding qualifications, MBBS, DHA, MD (Doctor of Medicine in Anesthesiology) from Tata Memorial Hospital, University of Mumbai, FCGP (Fellow College of General Practitioner), D. A. (Diploma in Anesthesia) & Diploma in Hospital Administration from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
He is an effective communicator with excellent planning, organizational, and negotiation strengths as well as the ability to lead, reach consensus, establish goals, and attain results.
He has a strong social service inclination and has been serving the Society with an indefatigable spirit and founded Muslim Educational Social and Cultural Organization (MESCO) and is serving as Honorary Secretary, (MESCO) for the last 20 years. He has dedicated himself for the development and betterment of this service-oriented society so that the coming generations will glean the maximum benefits in terms of educational and health opportunities.
He was awarded 'HR Professional of the Year in the Healthcare" for the year 2016 by ABP News Healthcare Leadership Awards ; “Excellence in Training & Development” in 2017 under HR Category by CMO Asia Presents Asia Healthcare Excellence Awards ; “Award for the Best Healthcare Consultant (Management of Healthcare Services & Hospitals” by Stars of the Industry Group Presents Super Achievers Awards in November, 2017 & “Healthcare Personality of the Year, 2018” by Business Leader of the Year for Healthcare Leadership Awards.
Dr. Vinoth Kumar
As a compassionate and visionary healthcare leader, he has made immense contribution to healthcare and also dedicated and committed to educating and achieving affordable, accessible and world-class healthcare within the economic and geographic reach of millions of population across our country by organizing a series of academic programmes, workshops and conferences under the banner “HEAL” and thus made an outstanding contribution to healthcare and also to the society. Dr.Vinoth Kumar C, popularly known as “HEAL MAN” is a multifaceted, multitalented person and a renowned healthcare management expert and medico legal expert. He is one of the few young leaders who have made a mark for themselves, without having a godfather in the industry. It’s his positive thinking which has always given him hope to achieve greater heights. He is currently making a waves in healthcare industry by organising various academic programmes both for healthcare professionals and for general public in the brand name of “HEAL”. He is the proud recipient of few prestigious national and international awards. He is the first healthcare management professional to secure a place in the prestigious Guinness World Records by organizing the largest drugs awareness lesson. He is also a record holder of India Book of Records, Asia Book of Records and World Book of Records (UK). He realised that the health related issues especially drug and alcohol abuse and healthcare spend are the two major concerns and they form the road block to achieve healthcare excellence in our country and thereby healthcare treatment is becoming more and more expensive day by day due to increase in expenditure by all means. His dream of making affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services to the public lead to the conceptualisation of “HEAL’’ in the year 2014. The objective is to create awareness on health education among students and public and to bring Healthcare Excellence by educating and training the healthcare professionals by organising various programmes under the umbrella “HEAL”.
Dr. ParthasarthiDatta Roy
Dr.Parthasarathi Dutta Roy, a Well Known Dermatologist, Cosmetologist and Trichologist is the founder of ‘Dr.Parthasarathi’s Asian Hair & Skin Hospitals’, with branches in M.G Road, Indiranagar, and Koramangla in Bengaluru. He does various cosmetic treatments by using different type of lasers for hair removals, Skin lightening, acne treatments, scar removals, chemical peels, Injectable like botolinumtoxide,fillers, hair treatments for hair fall, baldness, scalp treatment, new hair growth by PRP, mesotherapy, Stem cell therapies, hair transplant(FUE) etc. He is also well known for his dermatological skills where he has successfully treated thousands of chronic cases like psoriasis, Eczema, Fungal infections, skin allergies. He is the recipient of various prestigious awards from all over the world, some among which are ‘Rose of Paracelsus’ award by European Medical Association ( Oct,2016 Cannes ,France),ESQR’s Quality achievement award (Oct 2017, London, UK), ‘Best Dermatologist in Asia’ award (Nov 2017,Mumbai) Bharat Jyoti award (25th March 2017) at New Delhi.
Dr. Shanila Laiju
With 15 years of success in inspiring teams and boosting performance through people-focused hospital administration, Dr ShanilaLaiju has been leading the 2 premium Medcare Hospitals in UAE as Chief Executive Officer. She has a hands-on approach to leadership, strategic decisions and financial discipline resulting in resilient employee, patient, and physician satisfaction. Dr Shanila is an Engaging communicator and relationship builder with expertise in organizational planning, multimillion-dollar capital projects, contract negotiations, team development, and increasing visibility for growth.
Dr Shani started her career as a specialist in dentistry and gradually moved into Hospital administration. From a clinic supervisor to operations manager, Group COO and then CEO, her journey in healthcare has been amazing, creating exceptional experiences for patients, staff, and physicians. She is also one of the mentors of Women Leadership program at Aster DM Healthcare. Dr Shani is also a member of the Aster DM group Senior Management Committee over the past four years and has significantly contributed to the rapidly expanding healthcare sector in UAE. She played a major role in carving out the Medcarecenters of excellence -65 bedded MedcareOrthopedics and Spine Hospital and 88 bedded Medcare Women and children hospital. She has been providing leadership and change management to promote a reputation for quality, innovation, and clinical excellence.
Richa Mehta is a woman of substance who wears many hats. An Entrepreneur, A Model, Influencer and Workaholic, aiming and focussing to stride in all the fields by rigorous hard work and follow-her-passion attitude. After being a topper in graduation college and pursuing MBA in finance from BIMTECH, she worked for few years in leading audit firm, Ernst and young. She always had passion of dressing up and hobby of modelling for shoots and starteda personal clothing brand by the name of RM Vogue.
She is a young entrepreneur who owns a unique brand by the name of ‘RM Vogue’, brand label ‘Personified’ and a celebrity magazine ‘Fashion Lifestyle’.
VanishaRajaysur, working as the HR & Administration Manager in an offshore company and has 12 years of experience in the HR field. She is the youngest HR Manager and also the only woman in the hierarchy of Management. This has allowed her to inspire a lot of her employees in believing in their true potentials to achieve their professional and personal goals in life.
She has been awarded at National level for the past 2 consecutive years among the “100 Most Influential Women in Mauritius” for the edition 2016 and in the Top 25 Best Women (Hall of Fame) in Mauritius in 2017 organized by Train2Gain Ltd of Mauritius. This has really given her more support to sustain her effort in both her professional and humanitarian work.
Having also won one of the most prestigious awards this year in February 2017, the “Top 100 Most Influential Global HR Professional award in the World”, organized by the World HRD Congress, in India, has greatly strengthened her Human Resource Path. She has also received the award of “Young HR Professional of the Year (below 35 Years), in February 2018 by the World HRD Congress, in India.
Having completed his education in Luxury Hospitality from Les Roches, Switzerland, Akshay started his career at the world famous ‘Gleneagles Hotels & Golf resorts ’, Scotland as an F&B Executive. Post this, he had an opportunity to work with international Luxury hospitality chains like Hilton Key Largo, Miami, The Grand, Trident, Oberoi and the Taj etc. His affinity for luxury customer service, soft skills and need for structured education took roots there leading him into a permanent role at Luxury connect, carefully designed and launched by his father.
With about a year of direct first hand experience of understanding a student / parent mind set, he began to understand the psychology and minds of both these stake holders. He realised that his father’s dream of setting up India’s first and only Luxury B-School was well founded and had a great potential. He hence decided to step in to help take his dream forward. Despite being the owner’s son, he started from the scratch as a counsellor and has worked his way up systematically.
In a society, where luxury is unheard of or even considered a taboo by most, specialized education to manage the same is the biggest mindset challenge that they have struggled to ward off. However, with a few batches behind them, he feels getting into this position of Chief Operating Officer over a period of time and managing the whole business is his biggest achievement to date. He honestly had never dreamt of being an entrepreneur at such a young age.
Saurabh Chaturvedi, a TEDx Speaker, is Founder & CEO of InnoLabZ Ventures, an organization working on strengthening the economy through his 3E Mantra of Employability, Entrepreneurship and Exploration.
He is an Educationist and with his vision of making India a global leader in technology, he is working with educational institutions and industries to bridge the gap by making students more employable on advanced technologies.
SHAHNAZ PEERBAYE is a Dress Designer and Business Entrepreneur and have started her business in 1989 . She is the Director of SHAFAZ ENTERPRISE LTD, LUCKY CENTRE LTD and FASHION STUDIO LTD. She is also the Director of SHANE IMPORT & EXPORT CO LTD, exporting local products to Seychelles. Her main aim is to promote local products. She is the Vice PRO of the Muslim Ladies Council and very active in Social work. She is also the PRO of the Flame of Phoenix and PRO at the Medicare Academy and very much involved in helping the disabled and children in need. She advices and provides financial help for ladies to start up their own business. She also helps people of the Seychelles when they need medical treatment in Mauritius and also give them free lodging. In 2017, She was the proud sponsor of the Para Talent show [FOR THE DISABLED].This Year shewill be the President of the Jury for Miss and Mr ABLE - A pageant for the disabled. The aim is to give a platform to the disabled to emerge. In different occasion she has been a member of the Jury for beauty pageants such as Miss Supranational Mauritius, Miss Asia Pacific Mauritius, Miss and Mr University of Mauritius , Miss Savanne and even in Reunion Island for Miss Ste Marie. For the past 7 years, she has been the President of the Parent Teachers Association of the Belle Rose State Secondary School. In March 2018, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Independence of Mauritius, she has received the Medal of the Most Inspiring Woman.
Sakshi is an 11th grader in Christ Junior College, pursuing IB Diploma Programme. She aspires to become a Digital Entrepreneur and Serial Investor. She is currently running her own venture called ‘The Farm Theory’ which aims to maximize Agricultural Produce utilization and cultivate a healthy and sustainable lifestyle among people.Sakshi boosts prospects for girls in tech by helping them experience science in action and supports them to take the Technovation challenge. Technovation, a Silicon Valley based initiative, offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and problem solvers.Sakshi runs a venture called The Farm Theory. This startup aims to revolutionize the agricultural industry in India. The farm theory tackles 2 strained problems - Ugly Produce and Middlemen Exploitation.
Amit Pandey is a chemical engineer from HBTI, Kanpur & have been associated with various Automotive & Telecom Industries. Currently he is the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Exicom Tele-Systems Ltd. From the core of his heart, he is a Procurement, Supply Chain, Operations & Human Resource professional, a popular motivational speaker, a leadership executive coach, a counselor& a visionary. He has worked with some of the most prestigious Organizations Iike- MarutiUdyog Ltd., Honda Cars India Ltd., Bharti Airtel Ltd. &Tikona Digital Networks Pvt. Ltd. In last 6 years, His passion towards his profession has resulted into 110 awards to his credit in the field of Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain and Human Resource, to name few of them :- HR Leader of the Year CHRO of the Year Procurement Leader of the Year Supply Chain Personality of the Year Supply Chain Visionary of the Year Supply Chain Leader of the Year And the list goes on and on…… He is a TEDx speaker and is often invited by the leading business and engineering schools for his motivational talks. Since last 5 years he is charging humans with passion & dedication through his guest lecture’s in more than 100 colleges & that’s how students have given him the name “Human Charger” When most of working CXOs prefer to get relaxed during weekends, Mr. Pandey loves to travel across various colleges for his motivational talks. His vision is to transform our next generation to face biggest challenges of their life with lots of positivity. He has addressed to more than 70,000 students across India in last 6 years. Recently a global knowledge based platform popularly known as Procurement League, USA has selected 5 Global Brand Ambassadors, 2 from USA, 2 from Romania and One from India.
Mr. K.S BHATIA, a Visionary and diligent Entrepreneur, Bestowed with a Chemical Engineering with MBA from IMT GHAZIABAD is a seasoned professional with 18 years of experience in pumping industry. Airfluid which he started in 1998 and was his first successful Venture which was purely an offline business. In September 2013 he got the ‘domain name - Pumpkart.com’ gifted by his 12 year old son, and he wanted his father to make a giant e-commerce portal which can stand with Amazon and Flipkart, eventually led him to step into the burgeoning Indian ecommerce space. It took him over six months to decide on the in and out of the available options and in May 2014, he finally launched PumpKart.com as a B2C platform, to sell water pumps online. Pumpkart came into Limelight when Google CEO SundarPichai cited Pumpkart's success story in his speech before PM Narendra Modi at the 'Digital India' dinner for top tech CEOs at San Jose, California, USA. The company at the moment is functional in a hybrid model in B2B and B2C. In B2B the company is working with their white label brands and provide 3-4 brands to the retailers hence making it a one stop solution. In B2C the company is operative through a marketplace and deliver products Pan India. Mr. Bhatia aims to build the India’s largest O2O retail company by using the latest technology.
Munish Jindal, found & CEO of HoverRobotix, the man who followed his dreams, who went on from declining a package of Rs. 60.00 Lacs to establishing a multi-million dollar company. He stretched himself thin over being the master of everything. At such a young age, his life is fully loaded with achievements and awards, yet he remains down to earth. Serial Entrepreneur, Robostronaut, International Business Consultant, Philanthropist, Fashion Icon, Brand Ambassador, Intellectual Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Youth Mentor & Angel Investor; Munish Jindal is an entrepreneur whose life revolves around working hard for his own ventures, traveling as he is full of wanderlust and helping other as his life philosophy is “we rise by uplifting others”. Munish is a visionary entrepreneur and has a dynamic personality that makes him a distinguished individual. His strategic vision and ability to foresee the futuristic trends brought the existence of HoverRobotix – the robotics organization of India into personal mobility, hoverboards and self balancing electric scooters. HoverRobotix brings the vision of the futuristic and personalized transportation in realm of human life. HoverRobotix got established with the vision of bringing human race closer to the artificial intelligence of the robotics world by providing sustainable future to the upcoming generation through a green mode of transportation that is “hoverboards”. He is undertaking various social cause alike being part of CESE – Career Excellence Scholarship Exam, supporting the women in sports being part of VirenderSehwag’s Women Cricket League, fundraising for Men’s health being part of DGR – Distinguished Gentlemans Ride. He has been awarded as ‘Human of the year’ for his welfare work towards human mankind and for his philanthropic nature. He is part of the Jury for Ms Vogue, Ms. Glamour, Mrs. India Universe, Mrs. Bharat Icon, ArcherzMrs India, as well as invited as the chief guest for the premier of movie “Armaan”. He is being featured by PBN – International Online Channel, featured in “Incredible Journey” digital magazine, feature by YoSuccess, IndiansNews, DainikJagran, SatyabandhuBharat, IVY Publishing London, F8- Facebook Entrepreneurs Summit, Inquisitve Magazine, SucessStory and many more.
He is a serial entrepreneur living the 'easy life' in the Global Corporate World, juggling his time planning, strategist, investing, traveling and playing golf. CEO @ Egress Enterprises, Founder & CEO @ HoverRobotix, Most Fashionable Professional at Van Heusen, Economics Times Young Leader, and Young Entrepreneur awarded by Business Weekly; recently been awarded &honored by IIT – Indian Institute of Technology. In between, he nurtures fanciful delusions of being the next Booker's Prize Winner and tries to 'write'.
A Renowned Artist and an awardee of Shri Rabindranath Tagore Award, Dr. B R Ambedkar Award, Shri. Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award, Bharat Gaurav Award, Karmaveer Chakra (Instituted with UN), Honoris Causa: Peace and Humanity (Honorary Ph.D by CIAC ) Medal: Paramount Medallion of Honor, Scion of Magna Mater by World Peace and Diplomacy Organization, International Peace Governor by WPDO Founder of a “New Art Form” Luxury Pashmina Art recognized by the J&KAcademy of Art Culture and Languages, Govt. of J&K. Special Recognitions: Special Guest of India at the GES2017 headed by Ms Ivanka Trump, Recognition by Harvard Business School, Special Guest and Speaker to IIM Ahmadabad, MICA, The Doon School, Woodstock School Mussoorie etc. International Documentaries on Babar Afzal’s Work: Corning Glass USA (8M+ Views), The Call of Pashmina by Emaho Films Winner “Impact Docs Award” USA. The House of Commons, British Parliament. 6 Times TEDx Speaker:TEDxITMU, TEDxMICA, TEDxSMVDU, TEDxDoonSchool, TEDxAmityUniversity, TEDxNITSrinagarAuthor: 6 TIMES Thinner, the Call of Pashmina Fellowships: TED Residency Finalist New York, WIRED Innovation Fellow (UK), REX Global Fellow (UN)
After a career doing both commercial and press photography, Robi became drawn to exploring the cities and villages of his native India, seeking out and photographing the people whose cultures and ways of life are quickly becoming lost in the contemporary, more homogenized world of today. Now based in the US but having lived in Africa, Nepal and India, where much of his work is focused, he has a unique connectivity to and understanding of his subject matter. He offers a perspective that looks both from the outside in and from the inside out. As an artist who sees himself as a global citizen, he seeks to capture what is culturally familiar to him, yet presents the image with an appreciation of how an outsider’s eye may see the people and cultures that he explores through his work. Rather than solely portraying the novelty, his focus is on presenting the humanity and allowing the viewer to relate to the subjects that he photographs in a way that they otherwise may never get to experience. Robi is the recipient of several awards from the International Color Awards including Photographer of the Year Award and was the recipient of the 6th Annual Master Cup for his photo, Off the Ground, depicting a tribal child pushing a cycle rim down a village road. The same photo won the 2015 Directors Choice award from Photo Place Gallery Vermont, juried by James P Blair National Geographic photo editor (Retired). Recent awards include the Merit Award in All About Photo Magazine (July 2018) and the Excellence Award in Black & White Magazine (June 2018). Other awards include a Bronze Award for a photo of villagers playing Holi in Color Magazine (May 2011 issue). Robi’s work has accompanied articles in the Washington Post and Global Post and has been shown in many juried exhibitions in the United States including the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), Rayko (San Francisco, CA), MplsCenter for Photography (Minneapolis, MN), Alliance Française (Paris, France and Minneapolis, MN), Museum of Contemporary Art (Washington DC), and Photo Place Gallery (VT). Robi currently lives in the US and continues to visit his native India to explore its different states and photograph its people, culture, festivals and landscape in all of their rich diversity.
Originally from New Delhi India, Vishal started his legal career in 2002 with the vast majority of cases involving Civil litigation, Criminal trials, Labour and Industrial Disputes, Arbitration and Mediation matters, Corporate and Commercial disputes. His career is a combination of corporate and law firm practice working with a wide variety of business organizations. During this period hesuccessfully conducted litigation in a variety of high-profile cases and achieved favorable results of complex, often difficult to win cases. He practiced before District Courts, High Court, Tribunals, and Commissions Attained numerous credits in all phases of civil and criminal litigation.
dr.s.k.bhatnagar, m.sc., ph.d., d.b.m. [delhi], director, bio-medical research centre,asian best scientist in cancer research awarded by international society of cancer research delhi in 2018. life time achievement award in trichnapallytrichi [tamilnadu]. best scientist in cancer research awarded by law college in 2018 june 2018 in law college, kozikode.[kerela] referee of radio-biology , bhabha atomic research centre [barc] mumbai. fellow of vegetos, awarded by journal vegetos by vice.chancellorchaudharycharansingh university, meeruth. best indian scientist in cancer research awarded by vism group of institution, gwaliormp life time achievement award on cancer research by ews society , khajuraho,. Outstanding best cancer researcher in cancer awarded declared and bestoed in sherekashmir university, shrinagar [jk] in 29 july 2018. super achiever award received from director, mission news tv channel, hotelpicadilee, new delhi. best scientist award given by minister of town and country planning govt. of mp in gwalior. life time achievement award received from abdulganiias representative of governer of jammu and kashmir at srinagar on 31stjuly 2018.
Dr. Alok Sagar Gautam
Alok has provided a long-time series of ions and new particle formation observations from an observation site located in tropics. The data is not only statistically analyzed but is also compared with some features of the similar data observed in mid-latitudes. (b) Classification and statistical distribution of different types of New Particle Formation (NPF) events in different seasons from the data spend over a period of ~ 3 years provided significant information to their link with the prevailing meteorological conditions. (c) Reports a new type of phenomena of PECIA (Period of Enhanced Concentrations of Ions and Aerosols) occurring in the early morning hours at this site. The occurrence of PECIA is explained in terms of katabatic winds flowing down the mountain slopes of the surrounding hills and it is supported by the earlier observations of conductivity and Radon at tropical site. (d) Variations of the average concentrations of positive and negative ions with their size/mobility are reported; (i) on the event and non event days, and (ii) during daytime and nighttime and some influences are made about the formation and growth processes of ions of different categories. (e) Reports on the ions produced due to splashing of raindrops during spells of low and heavy rainfall. The results resolve the existing controversy about the polarity of ions being added to the atmosphere during rainfalls. The results have been explained on the basis of Lenard effect and Blanchard effect operating during the periods of low and heavy rainfall, respectively
Fifteen years’ experience with MNC demonstrating consistent record of increasing profit and new business development throughout tenure. Instrumental in reducing overhead and contributing to operational goals and personnel relations. Key Advisor Identifying, selecting, creating and implementation of new project and business interests with detailed analysis of potential markets. Analytical strength for creating, understand and Strengths include general ledger, financial statements, financial analysis, budgeting, cash management, and internal and external reporting. Prior experience in public accounting with leading international firm.
Vertica Dvivedi is an entrepreneur from New Delhi, India, into the fields of publishing, events, market research and promotions. She is the founder of WADe Asia, Asia’s 1st platform for women architects, artists and designers.A recipient of several awards, the early story about how Vertica Dvivedi started her entrepreneurial journey was published by Jack Canfield &Juhi Rai Farmania for Westland in one of the Chicken Soup series, titled ‘Passion Unstoppable’. Her life so far has been intense with griping challenges and equally delightful successes.Today, she is the Chief Editor of Surfaces Reporter, a special magazine dedicated to Products, Materials & Designs for Interiors & Architecture. Vertica is the proprietor of a design firm and Director of Bigsea Marcom (I) Pvt. Ltd. A first generation entrepreneur, she is a self-made person in the truest sense. Among her latest ventures, she has founded WADe India in 2016 which is India’s 1st platform for women architects & designers. In 2017, WADe India has expanded to WADe Asia and had representation from six countries, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand and India. “WADe is about giving back to the society,” she says.
She loves to study financial statements of companies and enjoys interacting with passionate & visionary entrepreneurs. Workaholic by choice, entrepreneur by passion, with an infectious enthusiasm for life is how her friends & associates describe Vertica Dvivedi.
C Pallavi Narvekar
C.Pallavi Rao Narvekar: She believed she could, and she did!
Meet C. Pallavi Rao Narvekar. A person who refuses to lose courage. Struck with a rare auto-immune disorder called Myasthenia Gravis that was accompanied by Thymoma, she survived its attack three times, ‘Pallo’ as she was popularly known by her fans, is living a life that is of inspiration to others.
C Pallavi Rao Narvekar is a voiceover artist and been a radio jockey with AIR Fm, Times Fm and Radio Mirchi. She is Group Head, CSR, of Radio Mirchi. She was chosen as one of the top Global 100 CSR innovators in 2015 during the World CSR Day.