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Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business

Champions are not born; they prove on the field to claim that title. It takes many of them to become a force of a team or nation.

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business

Champions are not born; they prove on the field to claim that title. It takes many of them to become a force of a team or nation. We just scratched the surface, and we found the following, there are plenty more in the making. That story is for another day. The featured ones have a unique story that speaks volumes of their efforts. Some overcame hurdles, and others fought off prejudices. The journey was not easy as it may seem, but it was made smooth by their grit and determination. In doing so, they have inspired many others of their generation and the generation next.

Movers & Shakers of Indian Business
 

Scaling New Heights In New Ventures

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Mr. Shrenik Ghodawat
Managing Director
Ghodawat Consumer Limited
Inspiring Entrepreneur Of The Year

Shrenik Ghodawat is the Managing Director, Ghodawat Consumer Ltd (GCL), and is responsible for various business verticals and spearheads overall operations and strategic functions of Sanjay Ghodawat Group (SGG).

With his charismatic and dynamic approach, he has led SGG to greater heights of success.

He joined the family business at the age of 19 and brought on board his unique vision, management practices, and global approach across SGG.

As the Managing Director, he spearheads the overall operations and strategic functions of GCL. Shrenik’s vision is to excel in business with constant innovation and utmost commitment each day. He aims to make his group deliver excellent value to their customers, employees, and society.

Under his exemplary leadership, GCL recently touched a momentous milestone by becoming a Rs. 1,400 crore revenue company in FY 22 and is moving ahead with a renewed endeavour to achieve revenue of Rs 2,000 cr by FY 23.

Shrenik has made his presence count in Service Industry as well. He is the Founder & Director at Renom Energy Services Pvt Ltd. which is one of its kind entity providing services of Operation and Maintenance to Renewable Energy Assets across India.

He is also the Director at Star Air, founded in 2019 and is one of the most trusted Commercial Regional Airlines in India.

He has also conceptualized and founded the retail business under ‘Star Localmart’ in 2020 and has already set up more than 75 stores across Maharashtra and Karnataka.


“You Are Your Biggest Competitor.”

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Adv. Chandni Kapadia
Executive Director
GLS University
Inspiring Women Of Excellence

Ms. Chandni Kapadia has created a niche in the fashion industry and has also set a few benchmarks in the management of this business.

A career that began as a Luxury brand consultant at JC Penny, the USA, in 1993, and as Mr. Calvin Klein’s fashion consultant, she played a critical role in Starbucks’ pricing strategy in their Indian foray. She was involved in staff training and organizing its first Store launch in India at Horniman Circle, Mumbai.

Chandini has operated businesses and built brands with a clear recognition in this challenging environment whilst providing impetus to strategic planning.

Her association with companies like Carlson Trading UK, Delta Trade International, and Debenhams PLC helped her develop as a strong businessperson. It was recognized, and she was given opportunities to run large firms as Country Head, Business Head and Asia Pacific Head in companies like NEXT, Accessorize, Calvin Klein & Guess. From being a fashion consultant to getting a law degree with numerous gold medals, Chandni has worked towards her dreams relentlessly. She adds that the world has become much smaller than it used to be because of social networking, which has made us come closer and distant at the same time.

Chandni has always spoken her mind and advocates for supporting women’s voices. Her mantra is that you should love what you do.


Reading Through The Life Of Legalities

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Ms. Ruchi Khatlawala Pandya
Partner, Little & Co.
Young Achiever In Legal Fraternity

Legal profession, just like many other professions, is in the cusp of change. Legal profession is considered as one of the noble and the most influential professions world over. Many young bright minds are being attracted to legal profession. One of such example is Ruchi Khatlawala Pandya, Partner at Little & Co. Ruchi is an amalgamation of many skill sets perfectly suited to the legal profession. In the modern era of digitization and information, she stands out as a top-notch lawyer. A Learner for Life has achieved much at such a young age and catapulted her into a role model for young lawyers.

Ruchi’s core portfolio includes Real Estate-Project Finance, General Corporate, Corporate and Commercial Litigation including Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. She is acquired her basic law degree from India and moved on to be an England and Wales qualified solicitor. Her career commenced in India and England simultaneously. But, at the beginning of her career, practicing with a London based law firm wherein she had remarkable opportunity to taste the flavour of international legal practice. On her return, she was approached by one of the IPL teams to represent itself in the Hon’ble English High Court which was a new feather in her cap of experiences. This notable experience gave her much the exposure of interacting with international legal luminaries and shaped her career in the world of law. She has been a big advocate of change and bringing in technologies such AI into legal profession in India and is considered a catalyst of change. After a brief stint with a London-based law firm and before joining Little and Co., Ruchi forayed into the entertainment world (was deputed to work with Star TV through her law firm) and played pivotal role in launching Star CJ.  Ruchi is a huge advocate of women empowerment and their rights. She is a firm believer in inspiring young girls to set and achieve higher life goals. She believes that education and knowledge will play crucial roles in making women financially independent. Ruchi’s life ideology, “The Divine Drives My Energy” and journey will inspire others.


Textiles For India’s Pride

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Ms. Suchita Oswal Jain
Vice Chairman & Joint MD
Vardhman Textiles Limited
Iconic Leader In Indian Textile Industry

Ms. Suchita Oswal Jain is Vice Chairman and Joint Managing Director of Vardhman Textiles. A third-generation entrepreneur, she follows the customer-centric approach. She progressively has enhanced her team’s responsible mindset for the Group to thrive in an industry as dynamic and demanding as textiles.

A trend settler, goal-oriented businesswoman and an able custodian of the family business, she has been associated with the Group for about 20 years.

During her journey, she initiated the forward integration of Vardhman Textiles – the leading player in yarns - and established the first fabric manufacturing plant in the Group. Fuelled by passion and determination to achieve her goals, Suchita has nurtured an arm of Vardhman Group that contributes to about 30% of the total turnover and has become the growth engine for the Group.

Suchita prefers to lead from the front and has made several noteworthy contributions to the business. Her dynamic approach, goal-oriented outlook, long-term vision & strategies power Vardhman Group’s pursuit of excellence. Always one step ahead, emphasizing innovation and development, anticipating trends, adapting to change and meeting commitments at all times, she is a trailblazer in the textile industry. As a result of her endeavours, Vardhman Group is a trusted partner for many international brands, catering to the most quality-conscious markets across 75 countries.

She advocates women’s empowerment and dreams of more women joining the industry at the management level.


An Exponent of Responsible Architecture

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Mr. Anil Bhaskaran
Managing Director, Idea Centre Architects Pvt. Ltd
Excellence In Architecture And Urban Planning

Anil Bhaskaran, the Managing Director, Chief Architect and Urban Planner of IDEA Centre, Bangalore, believes that buildings and cities have to be nature- centred.  His belief is backed up with his vast experience of the last twenty plus years of designing and overseeing the construction of more than a hundred projects across the country.

Bhaskaran completed the Bachelor of Architecture Degree with the first rank and distinction from the University of Kerala and Master of Architecture Degree with a specialisation in Urban Planning, from the University of Minnesota, USA.

He is a strong proponent of what he brands as ‘responsible architecture‘. His projects such as Novitiate and Ramana Maharishi Seva Kendra in Bangalore, follow this design ideology. ‘We must realise that our buildings are meant to be places of wellness. Therefore, it is important that we work in partnership with nature, without resorting to her over-exploitation and destruction’, he points out.

An architect well-known for the landmark buildings such as the Infosys Software Development Centre in Mangalore and Jal Bhavan, the corporate office of the Karnataka Water Board in Bangalore, he is equally proficient in and passionate about urban planning. This passion has led him to researching and developing the prototype designs for the future Indian cities.

A winner of many accolades in the past, as a part of his effort of giving back to the society, he has founded the no- profit initiative, India Urban Care Forum, whose goal is to uplift the conditions of Indian cities and citizens.


Making Nephrology And Urology Affordable

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Dr. Prasanna Venkatesh M. K
Managing Director, NU Hospital
Visionary Robotic & Paediatric Urologist

Since 2003 Dr. Prasanna Venkatesh M. K., Sr. Consultant Paediatric Urologist, Robotic Surgeon and Managing Director, has been practising Paediatric Urology at NU Hospitals, Bangalore.

He has been instrumental in establishing a world-class facility using technology and quality material and equipment sourced worldwide so that this benefit can be passed on to the patients at a accessible cost. He is also actively working on bringing forth various philanthropic initiatives in Nephrology and Urology so that those who cannot afford the current medical costs may receive quality and timely care. On the lines of establishing world class technology, NU Hospital has recently adopted the Next Generation Versius Robotic Surgical System making NU Hospital a Centre for Robotic Surgery.

His interests include Paediatric Urolithiasis (Stone disease) – minimally invasive urologic surgery and the metabolic evaluation, Dysfunctional Elimination Syndrome, Urinary tract infection in children, Undescended testis. He also has mastery over PUJ Obstruction, VUR (Vesico Ureteric Reflux), Hypospadias, Primary Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting), Urodynamics in children.

Dr. Prasanna also specialises in Laparoscopic Paediatric Urology, Posterior Urethral Valves (PUV), Major Reconstructive Urology and Robotic Surgery for children with spinal dysraphism. Dr. Prasanna also has keen interest in Robotically Assisted Surgeries and was key in seting up the first Versius Robotic System in Bangalore and Karnataka which aims to make NU hospitals the hub for Robotic Surgeries in the state.

He is also a qualified Paediatric Urologist, having finished his Fellowship in Paediatric Urology from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. He was trained in Paediatric Urology at The Cleveland Clinic, Columbus, Ohio and The Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA.

The expansion plans include new units in Bangalore and Shivamogga, Ambur, Maldives and making Robotic Surgeries accessible to all patients across these units.

He has six publications in peer-reviewed Indexed Journals and has also delivered numerous presentations in Paediatric Urology.


The High Flying Legal Eagle

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Ms. Nisha Kaur Uberoi
Partner & National Head, Trilegal
Trusted Legal Advisor

Nisha Kaur Uberoi is the Partner and National Head of the Competition Law Practice at Trilegal. Trilegal is a full-service top-tier law firm in India with market-leading practices across corporate, competition law, disputes, finance, projects, employment, technology and capital markets. Trilegal has pan India presence with 500-plus lawyers and 67 partners.

She is among the first person for corporate India that MNCs look for when the competition regulator comes knocking at their door. Being a competition lawyer, she also advises on the largest mergers and acquisitions.

In an industry of established players, Nisha Kaur Uberoi, a first generation lawyer, has become a brand by herself and garnered international and domestic accolades for her expertise, including Asian Legal Business’s Woman Lawyer of the Year and Private Practitioner of the Year in India & Middle East. Her regular workday can be a mix of legal battles and strategies involving defending large industrial players in court or working on getting a complex merger through. To her credit, she had advised on complex merger transactions aggregating over USD 150 billion in the financial year 2021 alone. And she was rightly awarded with “Global Dealmaker of the Year” at the 11th Annual GCR Awards 2021. Some of the marquee deals she was involved were Schneider& L&T, UltraTech-Binani, the USD 50 billion Fiat-Chrysler-Peugeot S.A, USD 26 billion IFFDuPont transaction and Veolia-Suez.

Nisha Kaur Uberoi set up the practice at Trilegal in 2017. Her devotion and dedication saw Trilegal grow from strength to strength and has been consistently ranked as a market leading practice by both clients and peers in India and internationally. When Nisha joined Trilegal in 2017, the firm didn’t have a dedicated competition law team, but she was tasked with setting up one. She undertook the challenge of building a team from scratch, despite facing an industry of established players and large family-run law firms. Today, after 5 years, her team comprises over 30 dedicated lawyers with multi-jurisdictional experience advising on contentious and non-contentious competition matters. The Trilegal partnership model is unique in the backdrop of typical Indian family run firms and encourages entrepreneurship, equality and continues to attract strong lateral recruits like Nisha.

She credits her outstanding team for all these professional accolades. Nisha leads a team with one of the highest women ratios in the country.


New-Age Capabilities In Projects & Engineering

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

VEN Consulting India Pvt. Ltd
Excellence In Staffing Industry

VEN India is an expert in the area of Projects & Engineering, and has the capability to serve a myriad of projects introducing a wide array of services -its CRM, HR Tools and processes along with its Resource deployment solutions across the life cycle of a project in the toughest terrains and geographies.

Established in 2010, Engaged 4000+ people across the Nation, Served 350 Clientele across 550 Projects in the last decade.

VEN has its presence in sectors like Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Water Supply, Renewable Energy, Construction and Infrastructure, Road and Highway’s, Railways, Manufacturing, Automotive, Engineering Design, Steel Industry, Oil and Gas, Aerospace Industry, Research and Development. VEN has catered to India, Middle East, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Singapore with its base at Bangalore, executed Diverse Projects in the most remote locations and challenging Terrains.

The major achievements of VEN can proudly associate with include one of its kind and most prestigious projects like

500 + Engineers deployed for Saubhagya  Rural Electrification Project 500+ Villages

650 + Engineers deputed in more than 1.5 GW power projects including Solar, Wind & Thermal Energy

100 + Engineers engaged for Airport projects in 5 Cities

250 + Transmission Lines Projects Deployed Resources for over 1000KM stretch

150+ Engineers Metro projects in 6 Cities and leading contender in  High Speed Rails projects

250+ Engineers for Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel statue of unity project in Gujarat, and more than 50 lakh Sq. ft of commercial, Residential and industrial projects.

VEN  is operational in three Business Verticals:

1. Projects and Engineering resource deployment.

2. Software/Application development.

3. Strategic Management consulting.


Improving Academics Through Innovations

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Dr. Bipin Sule
CEO, Vishwakarma University
Excellence In Educational Management

Prof (Dr) Bipin Sule, CEO - Vishwakarma Institutes; University Pune, is a Management and Education Strategist.

A passionate leader with a long track record in successful administration and management in the education field with extensive knowledge of academic quality and expansion, administration, and regulatory/ compliance issues.

In addition, he oversees executive leadership, design business strategies, develop short term goals and long term objectives, and effectively manage the entire operations of Vishwakarma Group – 5+ campus, 15+ Institutes, approx 1,600+ staff and 15,000+ students.

Sule has also worked as a think tank and core lead member to design, build, and operate the International Campus Centre of Vishwakarma Group in Dubai, Mauritius and more. Extremely passionate about digital transformation.

He is focused and plans upcoming projects, bringing in technical and managerial leadership innovation and implementing cutting-edge software tools and technology.

Sule and his team are working to improve academic quality through innovations, increased productivity of teachers and staff, and customer satisfaction, i.e. student/parent satisfaction. Further, he takes a special interest and keeps a tab on facilitating improved employee satisfaction and managing relationships with stakeholders.

He has been instrumental in empowering the Vishwakarma Group with many folds expansion with a high-quality education in multidisciplinary, multicultural education. Instrumental in raising quality globalisation / Internationalisation on campus with his vision of holistic and inclusive technological development.

He is also involved in charities, volunteering for social needs, and participating in fundraising events.


Connecting The Brands And Marketers

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Sheshgiri Kamath
CEO and Co-Founder, Kapture CRM
Outstanding Contribution In Crm Automation

Kapture CRM was co-founded by Sheshgiri Kamath (CEO), Vikas Garg (CTO), and Pearl Tewari (VP) in 2011. It is tailored to meet all your business intelligence needs and intends to provide impeccable customer service for businesses every day, anytime, from anywhere in the world.

The Bangalore headquartered company empowers customers across the globe with its SaaS support automation platform.

Kamath has a strong management background, having been with via.com in a global role across India and South East Asia and with stints at ITC and the Manipal group.

Garg is a technical geek who is extremely passionate about ML and AI.

Together, the products they created help solve the challenges of the end-users who use the product and are not necessarily the decision-makers. The rationale for such an approach is that brands and marketers must stay connected to the customers and understand them as their requirements evolve and grow.

Kapture can integrate every customer touchpoint, be it phone, chat, email, social media, or app, into a one-stop solution making it easier to respond to customers while effectively reducing the turnaround time.

Kapture is a perfect fit for any brand. It manages the customer relationship across acquisition, lifecycle management, or retention.

With in-house implementation, account management, and customer support teams, customers always have a touchpoint at Team Kapture.

In India, companies like BigBasket, NetMeds, Bisleri, Prestige, Ford, Acko Insurance, Tata, Reliance, Nykaa, SunPharma, and many others are already on Kapture.


Brihans Natural: Setting New Standards

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Greenleaf
Trusted Aloe Vera Products Brand

Greenleaf brand of the company is fast coming to represent natural skin, hair and health care chemical-free

Setting new standards, Brihans Natural Products Ltd, is fast replacing the chemical active ingredients from beauty products with 100% natural active ingredients. The result is a range of breakthrough hair care, skin care and health care products.

Set up in 2000, the company in just a few years has been winning laurels for its many products particularly aloe vera-based. “We are a well appreciated organisation engaged in manufacturing and supplying of a legion range of natural skin care, hair care, health care and oral care products. Our products are processed using the finest quality raw materials, procured from reliable and trusted vendors,” states Sheetal Agashe, managing director of Brihans Natural Products.

Greenleaf Aloe Vera Skin Gel provides relief from sunburns and rashes reducing roughness. Brimune Aloe Vera juice is recommended for detoxifying. Greenleaf Aloe Body Lotion is an Ayurvedic product with a unique combination of Aloe Vera, Almond oil and Neem.

Brihans Natural Products is always working on enriching the consumer experience by offering newer natural. Greenleaf aloe vera gel, the flagship product, has been clinically proven to reduce inflammation. Aloe Cucumber gel to soothe puffy and tired eyes; Aloe Neem and Almond Oil body lotion that moisturises and softens the skin; and a foot care cream with aloe, kokum butter, and tea tree for dry, cracked heels. The hair care range includes Greenleaf Anti-dandruff gel. The products are available on all e-commerce sites and their website. The accolades won by the company speak for itself.

Sheetal Agashe was recognised by Times Power Women Pune 2018. Brihans Natural Products Ltd. was named India’s Most Desired Brand for 2018-19, by White Page India.


Tapping The Potential Of Biotech

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Dr. Nagma Abbasi
Founder and CEO, NextGen Life Sciences Private Limited.
Inspiring Icon Of Biotechnology And Healthcare Industry.

Dr. Nagma Abbasi is a Founder & CEO of NextGen Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. It is an organization that bridges the gap between the needs and the pains of the researchers of the Life Sciences/ Biotech Industry and assist the scientists in gaining insight into the recent innovation and technologies, assuring a sound knowledge of the subject matter.

An independent woman since the beginning, Dr. Nagma never held back when working to transform her dreams into reality.

With her dedicated efforts, she has laid the foundation and evolution of NextGen Life Sciences Private Limited. Through her fierce determination and generous approach, NextGen is set to shape the trends in life sciences.

A brilliant combination of a  renowned scientist and businesswoman helped the company achieve great heights. The parameters of that success are conversations with clients, ROI, conversion rate, customer satisfaction, and parameters like referrals from existing clients, growth, profit from the revenue, conversion rate, sales target and several other organizational benefits.

Owing to Dr. Nagma’s expertise in the field, the company understands the scientific needs of its clients and brings to the table the best possible customized solutions in allocated budgets.

It was not an easy journey. Initially, Dr. Nagma faced uncertainties and hurdles. Managing capital investments, assembling a quality team, building a customer base, and forming good relationships wasn’t easy. She was determined and succeeded.


Scripting The Definition Of Success

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Dr. Vikram Munshi
Founder, Whitespace Consulting & Capability Building
Trusted Healthcare Consulting Firm 2021-22

Dr. Vikram A Munshi is the Founder of WhiteSpace Consulting. One of the firm’s areas of expertise is Consulting & Capability Building, with which it started and is still the core business of the company.

Three years ago, Munshi identified the needs of the Healthcare industry’s emerging demand for deep insights into decision making. So he and his team built expertise and entered the area of Research and Insights. With the recent entry into Branding, WhiteSpace is now able to offer now able to provide its clients with the entire seamless spectrum from Insights to Strategy Formulation to Strategy Execution.

Munshi is very clear about the role WhiteSpace will play. It is not the size of the client but the size of the client’s ambition that matters for the firm. WhiteSpace works best with clients and teams that are ambitious and passionate about transformation. WhiteSpace is one of the few consulting companies in its area of expertise that has evidence of positive business impact made to clients during their engagement.

He realized that the health of the healthcare industry depends on understanding the patient’s needs and meeting them. Smarter companies and organizations are becoming more patient-centric by taking deep insights into the patient and devising solutions and offerings that successfully and consistently meet the patient’s needs. WhiteSpace’s success mantra is “Every person has their own definition of success.”


Empathise With A Cause

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Mr. Suresh Agrawal
NGO Vishwas
Iconic Philantropist

Suresh Agrawal is the founder of Perfect Polymers and NGO Vishwas. He has been supporting those affected by cancer and the ongoing Covid-19.

Suresh Agrawal, about 35 years ago, came to Bombay in 1986 from a humble background in Assam. He had dreams and saw a huge potential in the polymer industry. With a bit of background work and associations in several countries like the USA, the Middle East, Japan, and Indonesia, he launched Perfect Polymers.

His friend Sunil Bagaria’s support, helped take Perfect Polymers to new heights.

But tragedy struck him with five of his family members were detected with cancer. Four recovered one lost the fight. Agrawal spent many hours at the hospital and frequently visited Cancer hospitals, and understood and experienced the trauma and the pain of patients and their families.

He realised many parts of India do not have the infrastructure to treat cancer. Patient and their families travel from far places hoping to get good treatment.

Hoping to cure the families’ hardships, Suresh launched an NGO VISHWAS based on the values of hope, brotherhood, and community.

He also ensured that kids could study at home during the pandemic. Smartphones were distributed among underprivileged children so that they could continue their studies online. Over 40 needy children were given these gadgets.

Suresh believes everyone has to translate words into action, especially if you empathise with a cause.


Noble Intentions With A Passion

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Ms. Jyoti Das
Founder, JYO Shop
Iconic Fashion Entrepreneur

Fashion and jewellery designer Jyoti Das is on a misson and clear objective to get Indian traditional arts and crafts its due international recognition.

Das launched her venture in 1996 to promote beautifully hand-crafted products with just five artisans. She nurtured them to work on nature-themed contemporary designs with international appeal. She was very particular that the artisans understood and imbibed the importance of using elements that respect and celebrate the bounty of mother earth. It was a challenge, but once they understood the basics they already knew but had forgotten, they could see and visualise the true meaning of Das’s effort.

This gave the artisans the unique flair to appreciate fabrics and jewellery and amplify the colourful chemistry between them. Something Das had realised when she launched the venture in 1996.

Today, there are over 200 artisans who are a part of her extended family. She has created a functional platform for artisans to showcase their talent in the global market. She has also realigned their traditional artwork with contemporary and modern designs to help them earn a better livelihood. In 2017, Jyoti launched her brand, ‘Jyo Shop’ – a platform where a wide range of elegant hand-embroidered and exquisitely designed accessories are available to a global audience.

The heritage and techniques of ancient India, the time-honoured art of hand-embroidery rendered with patience and dedicated hard work, are now global.


Reversing The Body And Mind

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Ms. Deepika Chalasani Clinical Nutritionist; Mind Body Transformation Coach, Fit 4 Life India
Leading Nutritionist 2021

Deepika Chalasani is a clinical nutritionist & mind-body transformation coach. She has impacted the lives of over 10000 individuals, ranging from children to senior citizens from diverse backgrounds.

Her youngest client is a 7-year-old, and her oldest client is 79 years with several co-morbidities and with 90 units of Insulin.

At 35, Chalasani’s career graph rose through blue-chip companies like ITC and Wipro. But a hectic work style led to health issues.

She also decided to study nutrition to lose weight sustainably and resolve her health challenges. Chalasani went ahead and lost over 25 kgs and sustained it over nine years. She also reversed Diabetes, BP, Palpitations, Knee Pains, Mood Swings, and Fatigue. She belongs to the elite 1% of the world population who has lost over 20 kgs sustainably. At 39, she and her father, C. Subba Rao, co-founded Fit4Life India.

Her ‘Fit4Life’ is a well-rounded program that includes nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and stress and helps them attain a better level of wellness. She designs the program by understanding the client’s current nutritional status, health condition, lifestyle, profession, favourite foods etc. and their desired outcome.

Chalasani’s clients understand their body better to sustain their health after the program permanently. Her clients are taught to balance health with pleasure foods. They also learn to manage their nutrition while taking care of their other life priorities sustainably and easily.


Green Living

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Mr. OP Singh
Managing Director, Huvepharma SEA
Outstanding Contribution In Animal Health & Nutrition Industry

O P Singh is a four decade veteran of the animal health industry. He is MD- Huvepharma SEA.

Headquarted in Sofia, Bulgaria, Huvepharma is a fast-growing global pharmaceutical company with a focus on developing, manufacturing and marketing human and animal health & nutrition products. It has been consistently enjoying double-digit annual growth as a result of its intensive evolution and numerous strategic acquisitions.

Huve prides itself as fermentation specialists with over 50 years experience. Today, it combines an exclusive focus on key livestock growth areas with with best-in-class reliable products tailored to meet client demands and localised for geograhies- right products, at the right times, for the right reasons. It is this philosophy that has engendered its commitment to “Make in India”. To ensure control over the value chain, Huve has developed a vertically integrated production and supply model to ensure reliable, safe supplies to its subsidiaries and affiliates spread over 100 countries in the world.

Huve takes its obligation towards sustainability very seriously. The Company has invested significantly to protect the environment- modern incinerators, waste-water treatment plants and a number of exhaust air filtration installations have been integrated into the Company’s manufacturing facilities. Co-generation plants have been built to ensure the supply of ecologically generated energy and steam. It is also taking definitive steps in becoming carbon neutral.

Huvepharma has brought the transformational power of big data to the animal health and production industry through Aviapp®, an online software platform for broiler producers which collects and shares user-generated data to help them monitor, compare, and improve flock health. It can also help users unlock operational efficiencies, better manage resources, and identify growth opportunities for their operations.

Going forward, Huve’s expanding portfolio of feed additives, vaccines and pharmaceutical products will present cattle, poultry and swine producers with new choices for the first time in a long time. All actions are careful and strategic, with a view to further customers’ best interests. And to do that, Huvepharma is prepared to reinvent the way things have been done so far in animal health industry.


Showcasing The Hidden Skill Sets

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Vishakha Arora
Founder, Polestarre
Outstanding Contribution In E-Commerce SERVICES

Vishakha Arora is the founding director of Polestarre Infotech Solutions Private Limited, which offers many e-commerce services.

Vishakha has ensured that Polestarre provides services globally to serve its clients the best. Along with her team, she has transformed the company with genuine expertise. She has set very high standards for Polestarre in providing accurate product descriptions and enhanced cataloguing of the services above.

Over the years, Vishakha has ensured the company’s growth through inorganic methods and is constantly exploring to expand through mergers. Polestarre commands a substantial market presence in optimizing an existing product catalogue, sourcing, onboarding new products, data management, content creation and much more.

It was a realization by Vishakha that the abundant skills sets available in India to address the client’s requirements have not been adequately explored. She has built an infrastructure, which is a state-of-the-art project. It has a dedicated team to promptly handle and execute the client’s needs, with quality always the firm’s high priority.

Successful employees at Polestarre are all very different - some are experienced, multi-lingual, trendsetters, prodigious graduates, launching a new career, or simply looking to make a difference.

What they have in common is a desire to learn and grow, so they work hard to give them everything they need to do just that.

Vishakha Arora’s creative writing skills strengthen her digital marketing.


Racing Ahead In Slew Bearings

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Mr. Kaustubh Phadtare
Managing Director, Kavitsu Robotronix Pvt. Ltd
Trusted Slew Ring Bearing Manufacturers.

Kavitsu Group started in 1992 and is one of Industrial Gearboxes’ leading manufacturers.

Mr Kaustubh – Managing Director- of the company, is a dynamic leader. After completing his Engineering in Instrumentation & Control – B.Tech from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune & Master’s in Robotics from Newcastle University, UK, he has taken the company to greater heights.

Kavitsu aims to become a globally competitive engineering industry while working as an instrument for achieving self-reliance in the design, manufacture & maintenance of its products.

Kavitsu as a brand was previously well known in the gearbox industry. Slew ring bearings was a relatively new field. Their journey with slew bearing began when his father saw a rotating gear in Voltas. At that time, slew bearings were either imported from Germany or China.

The team led by Kaustubh discussed this and decided to make it in India. That’s how Kavitsu Robotronix came into existence. They did numerous tests and R&D and launched it in the Indian Market.

The company’s manufacturing capabilities include a 3200 mm diameter VTL machine and a 3000 mm gear shaping machine. With the help of these, Kavitsu achieves the highest quality and produces world-class products.

The supply is not restricted to India only. They are exporting products to European and US markets. The businesses well received it as they were extremely competent. They are counted as among India’s one of the top leading manufacturers and exporters of slew bearings.


“Customers Are Too Good To Lose”

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Mr. Mukesh Bafna
Managing Director, MWB Group
Iconic Entrepreneur Of The Year

Mr. Mukesh Bafna – Director – MWB Groups, Hubli, is a third-generation entrepreneur with an enormous responsibility for Group Expansions into different verticals of backward and forward integrations and into  Software and Hardware Division. Mutha Wagmal Bhuraji (MWB) Group was  established in 1971 as a small time Retialer and today are among South Indias Biggest Player in the Industry of Foodgrains and Pulses.

Soon after completing his master’s in International Business and Finance from Jain University Bangalore, he joined his family business of Pulses and Foodgrains. Mukesh initiated new strategies and plans, giving focus to being brand of every house hold which help their  Pulses and Grains Business to the next level.

MWB Group is Proudly South India’s Largest Pulses House. He knows how to turn his visions into reality, they are proudly Pulses People of South India with Trunover of more than 1200+ Crore for the Financial Year 2021-22. Today MWB Group have successfully diversified into trading, processing, wholesaling, Packaging and retailing of all kinds of Pulses, Cereals, Rice, Flours, Masala and Dry fruits. Proudly Directly – Indirectly associated with more than 40000 Retialers, 2 Lakh Farmers and not to forget have employed more than 600 employees in the Group.

Mukesh has played a key role in MWB Group entering and excelling in many new fields and product lines like Green Energy, and MWB Technologies India Pvt Ltd, giving 100 % solution for all Software Hardware and Networking Solutions. He took up the Group’s challenge when they saw a strong challenge from Online Players to their Business. Today Group is poised to enter more than 10 markets with their MWB Cash and Carry Model, which will them penentrate deeper into the Tier 3 & 4 Markets.

The path He and the Group took was Sincerity, Honesty and Willingness to serve the Customers & Farmers in all the Ups and Downs.


“Live Life Without Side Effects”

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Mr. Amit Rastogi
Director, Hahnemann Scientific Laboratory India Pvt. Ltd
Excellence In Homoeopathy

Mr Amit Rastogi is taking forward the legacy of his grandfather Dr K.B. Rastogi, founder of Hahnemann Scientific Laboratory India Pvt. Ltd (HSL)- a GMP certified organization.

Founded in 1962 by Dr K.B. Rastogi, it raised the awareness of homoeopathy among the general public. His son Dr V. K. Rastogi, MBBS, DTCD, MF Hom (London), continued it. Now Amit Rastogi B.Com, MITM (Australia), is bringing in new tech while maintaining the philosophy of raising the awareness of homoeopathy.

Amit has introduced scientific medical advances and practices to meet standards in homoeopathy medicines. He took the initiative to explain the benefits of Homoeopathy and constantly communicated with people to burst various myths about these medical practices. With steady development, HSL broke many walls of doubt in homoeopathy through the constant efforts of Mr Amit.

He and his team prioritized personal healthcare by providing high-quality healthcare and wellness solutions. Many people trust HSL medicines in India. They are known for their high-quality control standards with advanced equipment & methods like HPTLC, UV spectroscopy, and automated alcohol testing.

HSL launched its health and wellness mobile application named “Dr Haslab” in 2020 for its services to easily reach out to people and assist patients in this new digital era. It also provides free home contactless delivery services for medicines ordered from the mobile application and its website.


Style Is A Purpose Express It As A Right

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Ms. Ajita Italiya
Founder, Ajiliyaa Raiment & Lifestyles
Premium Designers Destination

Ajita Italiya, the creative Director  & Founder of the Ajiliyaa store, has provided a strong platform for more than five years to more than 250 designers from all around India.

She is setting up a 5000 sq feet store in Surat with top-notch designers from India Fashion Week. Besides, few more stores are in the pipeline and will be launched soon with the best designers collections. Ajita is an international certified image consultant, and her clients rely on and trust her to fetch them the right outfit for any occasion.

She believes that life is a learning process. She got married at an early age after her H.S.C. However, the desire to know more is the fire that still keeps the drive for studying.

Later after her second child, she pursued a diploma in Hotel Management. Her urge for studies led her to pursue an Image Management Professional course. It is the US certified from the Counselle, Utah by Judith Rasband.

She believes that hard work and dedication can take you to places and live your dreams.

She has written a book in the form of a diary which is a diary of every woman named “Sincerely Yours”, published by Image Publications.

She has also launched her musical covers and songs with her husband being a singer, and one of the music companies named Venus launched it on their platform. She is a catalyst and remains an inspiration to many young women.

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Shining At Every Stage

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Ms. Bhawana Bhatnagar
Founder, Casa Exotique
Women Entrepreneur Of The Year

Bhawana Bhatnagar, an interior designer and entrepreneur, founded Casa Exotique and established itself as one of the leading interior design firms in Delhi NCR under her leadership.

The interior design company has a successful creative team of stellar interior designers, architects, graphic designers, and project managers. Bhatnagar strongly believes that the team is passionate about creating spaces that reflect the client’s vision while providing comfort. Bhawana has been instrumental in a bit of cultural resurgence of designs worldwide. She blends Indian with Spanish, Italian, Indonesian, Turkish, Moroccan, and Chinese designs. She is harmonizing them like a Mozart symphony! An artist at heart, she excels as a pianist and thespian.

The thespian has played many leading roles in classic Shakespeare dramas such as Jocasta in Oedipus Rex and Desdemona in Othello. Casa Exotique can be seen as an extension of her creative pursuits.

Bhawana believes every aspect of design influences the people and their emotions surrounded by it. Like notes in a symphony – the design can uplift, calm, excite or relax, almost like magic. But when Bhawana isn’t a magician with material, she has a sharp business mind – which understands people and balance sheets! Bhawana has completed the Executive Programme in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). She has sharpened her skills in International Business Management, Foreign Trade, Overseas Procurement, and Offshore Resource Management.


The Sky Is Not The Limit

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Ms. Vrushali Gosavi
Managing Director, The Sky Kitchen & Banquets
Inspiring Women Entrepreneur Of The Year

Vrushali  Sambhajiraje  Gosavi is the founder of Sky Kitchen, a rooftop pure vegetation fine dining restaurant solely designed by her situated at Sinhagad Road, Pune. The venture has received wide appreciation on social media, a multi-cuisine restaurant serving Chinese, Continental & Indian cuisine. She is looking ahead to opening a new branch of her restaurant shortly; Vrushali has made it her mission to maintain high service, quality, and hygiene standards to win new customers while retaining regular diners.

A successful entrepreneur, her mother, has been a pillar of strength all through her career and life.

She believes one needs to be strong enough to create the life you deserve and be brave enough to listen to one’s heart. Her heart beats for the 8000 sqft fine dining restaurant, including a banquet hall, an indoor section with huge glass walls offering an unobtrusive scenic view of the Mutha river from one end and glimpses of greenery around from the other end.

It also has three sections open to the Sky. The restaurant’s growing popularity has seen the seating capacity being enhanced from 100 to 170. Customers find it an ideal place for enjoying dinner dates under the Sky.  She has also installed a telescope that allows guests to get closer to the Sky for a thrilling experience which is a great attraction.

She is no doubt a dynamic entrepreneur.


The Steely Resolve To Serve Customers

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Lalit Bokadia
Director, Moxy Steel Impex
Outstanding Performance In Steel Manufacturing

Mr. Lalit Bokadia (CEO) brings over 20 years of industry experience in the steel industry. His prowess has helped many others in this industry.

Bokadia offers comprehensive metallic products for industries across the globe through his Moxy Steel Impex. It is an ISO 14001: 2015 certified company for industrial needs. He founded the company on the strong pillars of experience, innovation and technology,  with the core strength of his team of experienced, skilled and dedicated executives.

Moxy Steel Impex is a highly acclaimed manufacturer and supplier of all ferrous and non-ferrous metal products like Pipes, Tubes, Flanges, Buttwelded Pipe Fittings, Foged Fittings, Tube Fittings, Sheets, Plates & Coils, Coils, Foils, Shims, Bars, Fasteners, Valves, Gaskets, Perforated Sheets, Wire Rope & Wire Mesh, Hose Pipes, Anchors, Dairy Fittings & all electrical items. Bokadia has made special efforts to develop products engineered to meet the industry’s component design, operating needs and material specifications to ensure efficiency, safety and economy. He has taken the company abroad with comprehensive metallic products for enterprises across the globe.


YourHomes

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Mr. Parin Mohanlal Majithia
Founder, YourHomes
Iconic Entrepreneur In Real Estate

Parin Majithia - An Architect who is also a Realtor by Profession sets a new horizon in Real Estate in India. Backed by a solid 43 year old foundation ‘Majithia Real Estate’ founded by Late Mr. Mohanlal Nathalal Majithia, 2nd Gen ‘Parin Majithia’ is setting up a new benchmark in Indian Real Estate. YourHomes was founded in 2018 is known to provide a hassle free service for all the real estate buyers who are hunting their ideal home. A varied Multifold Startups such has PropMost, RealtyRaw, SasteHomes, which are on a verge to create dedicated name in the real estate segment. Parin Majithia believes that there are still many blindspots to search and excel in this dynamic industry. At YourHomes, Parin Majithia has successfully collaborated with some of the Top Developers who have been consistent in providing high intent value preposition to the end users.


Kwality Insulations

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Mr. Srinivas Prasad Gode
Proprietor, Kwality Insulations
Excellence In Executing Turnkey Projects

Kwality Insulations, founded in 1994 with just a couple of experts, since then it has been one of the fastest-growing firms in Turnkey Interiors and Fit-Out Management Services, and now it has won the OUTLOOK BUSINESS Movers & Shakers of Indian Business Award for Providing Excellence in Executing Turnkey Projects. It makes it a monumental achievement for our company. We are honored and delighted to have received such a prestigious award.

With over 28 years in the Commercial Interiors Industry Kwality Insulations has been able to service multiple clients from various industries. With a history of working in Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, and Office projects, Kwality Insulations strives to fulfill the client’s expectations, by becoming proficient in capturing and realizing the vision to make it a reality. They exceed clients’ expectations by emphasizing budget management and scheduling of all activities with their team of professionals. Kwality Group is led by Mr. Srinivas Prasad Gode with the help of Mr. G Arjun and team of professionals with expert knowledge, experience, and expertise in handling clients and projects across a wide array of industries with a proven track record, skill, and reputation. Throughout its history, it has excelled at providing cutting-edge advice to individuals, businesses, and institutions to help them make better decisions. Mr. Srinivas Prasad Gode has said that he feels deeply gratified for receiving the OUTLOOK BUSINESS Movers & Shakers of Indian Business Award and also extended his gratitude to OUTLOOK Business magazine for recognizing him. This experience inspired him to do even better than before and promised to make Kwality Group an even greater influential organization.


The Secret To Success Is A Happy Heart

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Vikas Chadha
Managing Director, GI Outsourcing
Accounting & Financial Services Knowledge Process Outsourcing And Cloud Computing Consultation Sector

Mr. Vikas Chadha is the Managing Director of the London based Global Accounting and Financial services outsourcing major GI Outsourcing.

Vikas is a well know senior Business leader in the Finance circles. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Vikas is experienced in establishing successful business partnerships geared towards mutual growth and profitability. He has more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles and advisory boards.

He has worked at major corporates, including Tata Global Beverages, Mahindra and Mahindra, Bharti Airtel, Thomas Cook, Marico, Berggruen Hotels, and Vibgyor education. Before GI Outsourcing, Vikas was part of the early-stage venture Berggruen hotels. He was part of the Board and CFO; Vikas was instrumental in the group’s growth over eight years, growing the portfolio to 30 plus hotels across India with more than 2000 keys. It helped the group facilitate an exit to its investors through a strategic sale to Lemon Tree Hotels. Vikas is also the author of the Amazon Bestseller book “Secret of success and a Happy Heart “and speaks on various forums. Vikas also writes for several leading publications. GI outsourcing has a presence in the UK and India with offices in London and Mumbai with a team of around 200 Accounting and Finance professionals who work on various financial services for clients in sectors including Hospitality, Travel, Retail, Health, manufacturing, etc.


From A Small Store To 130+ Supermarket

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Ratnadeep Retail Pvt. Ltd
South India’s Fastest Growing Retail Icon

Ratandeep is the most awarded and fastest-growing supermarket chain in South India. Way back in 1987, Ratnadeep was a small supermarket around the corner. Over three decades of journey, Ratnadeep is a household name now.

Initial few years was a struggle without any specific experience in retail, but Mr. Sandeep Agarwal’s & Mr. Manish Bhartiya’s commitments to give best experience with to the customers Quality, Variety and Freshness, helps the brand to grow in leaps & bounds. They took Ratnadeep to new heights. In addition to offering a great customer experience, they strive to bring in new approaches and technologies in retail to make shopping convenient. The brand is constantly at work, upgrading the facilities to build an enduring customer confidence.

Currently, Ratnadeep has a retail footprint spanning over 4,25,000 square feet across 130+ stores with 5000+ employees operating in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka.

Ratandeep’s mission is to deliver high-quality products to their customers while ensuring the highest standards of customer service across all their stores. It is strengthened by the vision to set a benchmark for supermarkets in India by creating and bringing the Ratnadeep shopping experience across major centres in the country. It has been an incredible journey, and they are not finished yet.


Speed And Commitment To The Customers.

Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Mr. Narendra Goyal
Director, Shyam Global Technoventures Pvt. Ltd
Outstanding Contribution In Power Solution

Mr. Narendra Goyal & Ruchi Goyal are founder & Directors of Shyam Global Technoventures Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Goyal comes with a wealth of experience in matters relating to Marketing, Strategy Development and the execution of the company’s long term plan.

He worked at a senior level with major corporate like Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd., etc., in his 25years of rich corporate career before starting SGTPL. Mr. Goyal is a graduate in engineering and having post graduate qualification in management.

SGTPL, headquartered & plant in Pune and branch office located in Mumbai. It is managed by the best minds in the industry, which brings in a solution-based approach towards its customers. Mr. Goyal leads with example and has an eye for detail. He is always concerned about the customer’s satisfaction,which is infectious with his team and all employees.

The firm has setup world-class gen-sets manufacturing state-of-the-art plant for Mahindra Powerol. Whether you are looking for high productivity or improved fuel economy, reliability or low exhaust emissions, SGTPL has gen-sets that meet customers’ requirements.

Mr. Goyal has ensured that SGTPL can cater to many players across the industry spectrum. He understands the important role his firm plays in the critical health sector. During the pandemic, SGTPL provided efficient power back up to Covid hospitals and ventured into Oxygen Generator manufacturing, which was a dire requirement during that phase.


Movers & Shakers Of Indian Business
 

Mahindra Powerol is a part of the Mahindra Group’s Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors (AFS). Mahindras had entered the field of Power Generation in 2001-02. As Sanjay Jain, Business Head & Vice President, Mahindra Powerol Division explains, “Mahindra Powerol is a major Genset player having range 5 kVA to 625 kVA DGs and 15 kVA to 125 kVA Gas based generators. Mahindra Powerol is having one of the most advanced genset range with advantages galore like lowest foot print, lowest maintenance, most fuel efficient and ease of servicing”. Sanjay Jain endorses, “Mahindra’s OEM m/s Shyam Global Technoventures Pvt Ltd. (SGTPL) is having state of art & modern plant in outskirt of Pune where the complete range is manufactured in total quality control. Mahindra Powerol enjoys market leadership in the telecom segment and is a major player in retail segment.” SGTPL is thus the authorized original equipment manufacturer for Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

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