India @ 70, Patient First Need Surgical Strikes on Indian Pharma & Healthcare Sector !

India @ 70, Patient First

Need Surgical Strikes on Indian Pharma & Healthcare Sector !

Satya Brahma*

Pharma Leaders Power Brand Awards (PLPBA®) is a top-ranked, global healthcare Awards meant to motivate & recognize the shining stars of the Indian pharma & healthcare industry developed by Network 7 Research’s team & its team of talented researchers with a robust selection process & backed by years of Pharma Leaders experience in pioneering healthcare innovations through creative communications, initiatives & leadership drive. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to Pharma Leaders Professionals, Pharma Leaders Awards have been trendsetters transforming individual leaders, teams, organizations and pharma scientists. Pharma Leaders’s array of cutting-edge healthcare solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels in different aspects of the fields. Ranked among the asia’s top healthcare leadership destination where talent meets with healthcare innovators, Pharma Leaders Power Brand Awards are much sought after healthcare titles & pharmaceutical healthcare recognitions in the industry today where conventional norms are sometimes broken to give space to budding & unsung healthcare leaders who are often seen performing tirelessly much from the media glare, under tough & challenging conditions making our country proud.

The Theme of the 9th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Pharma Leaders Business Leadership Awards is aptly coined as “India @ 70, Patient First”. In an era where companies buy companies, brands acquired, collaborations formed, revenue models restructured, leadership strategies revamped, the brand india pharma is on the sound footing today. However, Healthcare innovations is meaningless unless access & affordability to the end user, the patients!.Patient First is thus the real need of the hour where 70% of Indian population can get medicines at affordable price & insurance is covered to all & not just to few pockets.

In a country where more than 70 % of 1.3 billion populations are still deprived of basic healthcare access & insurance, I wonder how we can discuss our competence as a global power-house despite our defense capabilities. Healthcare too is a very important wing like defence & there should be no second opinion on our priorities!.It is therefore high time the present dispensation at the central government should discuss comprehensive healthcare reforms by calling a special session of parliament to pass the bill that India has been waiting over the 70 long years encompassing total healthcare benefits through a universal healthcare policy where affordable medicine & quality healthcare & access are practiced in letter & spirit rather than mere sloganeering. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been voted to power in india after a historic elections in 2014, must understand that people of india voted decisively to the present establishment because of Modi’s reputation in good governance & people centric policy, in no way people will listen to the promises that can be made in achieving the healthcare mission in the pretext of 2019 general election if voted to power again. Since 1947, successive ruling parties at the centre have failed to deliver the long standing demands of “healthcare for all”. Indeed, we are at the threshold of historic moments in present day where we can shape the future, empower the patients through healthcare access & help building a healthy nation.

Against the backdrop of the present state of healthcare affairs of the country, Pharma Leaders, asia’s most analytical new media in healthcare communication is hosting a historic summit currently in its 9th successful annual editions under the theme “Pharma Leaders 2016 : India @70, Patient First” on Friday at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, the 23rd December 2016. More than 400 leading stalwarts from the industry, veteran healthcare leaders, politicians, policy makers, social activists, change agents will gather to witness the most awaited event of the calendar year. Nation’s top leaders & companies will also be conferred with pharma leaders power brand annual awards in more than 30 specialized categories. Leading lights of the pharmaceutical & healthcare sector will address at the summit on topics of tremendous significance followed by heated panel discussions.

Access to healthcare is influenced by whether or not people have health insurance, whether there is an adequate health provider workforce, how long the travel distances are to reach providers, and whether there are language and cultural barriers, and cost.  Barriers in any of these areas can result in lack of access, delays in care, higher costs and worst outcomes. People without health insurance or without a primary care provider are less likely to get timely treatment, screening and preventive services, and are more likely to use costly emergency services resulting in higher emergency room and higher hospitalization rates which are witnessed in our country. This must be addressed with utmost seriousness. Intellectual property rights (IPR), better patent protection, locking horns on compulsory licensing, stricter trademark enforcement, pricing, regulatory frameworks are some of the areas that India must give a serious look. It is high time we must set our house in order before lecturing outside. Easing of business is a big area that will open up global players to look at India safely.

Indian pharmaceutical companies have ranked low at 19th position with an overall score of 59 out of 100 among in the Biopharmaceutical Competitiveness & Investment (BCI) Survey. The total spending on healthcare is around 4 per cent of GDP, while the government spends less than 1 per cent of the GDP on health, even as the insurance penetration remains low (industry experts talk of less than 20 per cent of the population having health insurance).

The World Health Organization also ranks India at a low 112 level out of 190 countries on healthcare systems. Even countries with demographics similar to India, seem to have fared better. India, despite being armed with a domestic industry that has made the country a leading producer of low-cost medicines in the world, is still having to grapple with issues of seasonal diseases like Swine Flu, which resulted in numerous deaths despite an available vaccine. The same was the case with some region-specific and cyclic ailments like Chikungunya and Dengue. Experts point out that India still lacks a stockpiling policy on vaccines (in cases where they are available) and in cases where the vaccines are not available, there is lack of government push or a national focus to aid research in select therapy areas.

The growth story of the Indian pharma industry into a mammoth industry is an impressive one marked with numerous important turning points. These turning points have typically stemmed from the issues faced by the industry and have changed the nature and mechanisms of the industry, and to a large extent have sculpted the trends in the industry.

The Indian pharmaceutical industry is expected to be among the top 3 pharma markets by 2020 on back of incremental growth, says an Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) report. The industry, currently valued at near USD 26 billion, is expected to reach USD 55 billion in the next four years. From 2005-16, the industry has seen a growth of 17.90 percent CAGR. The market size has expanded to USD 36.7 billion in 2016 from USD 6 billion in 2005. India is the largest provider of generic drugs and has 20 percent global exports in terms of volume. In recent times, the pharmaceutical sector had taken a beating over the stricter regulatory actions from the United States Food & Drug Association (USFDA) and a subdued global economy. Indian pharma companies will need to adapt their business models, organizations and processes to align with new environments. Leading global companies have adopted multiple levers to tap emerging markets for product portfolios, sourcing or innovation. However their ability to understand these markets and drive revenue growth will be the key determinant of the extent of their investment and participation.

India has skilled workforce and competent technical expertise in comparison to its peers. India has the second largest number of USFDA approved manufacturing plant outside the US and has 2,633 FDA approved drugs. While growth opportunities for the sector are expected to rise, growing competition and entrance of new players will be a major challenge for pharmaceutical companies. The bigger players with strong financial hold too will be a concern. Also, tightening of norms by regulatory bodies will be a challenge as the companies will have to improve and remain at the top-of-their-game.

A ban on hundreds of medicines in India because of concerns over health risks has brought into focus the drastic need for tighter regulation of the country’s multibillion dollar pharmaceutical industry. India’s government recently has put a ban on the manufacture and sale of more than 340 fixed dose combination drugs, resulting in major pharmaceutical firms including Pfizer’s Indian division and Cipla taking the case to Delhi high court in an effort to overthrow the move.

India’s pharmaceutical industry is ranked third globally in terms of volume and 13th in value, accounting for 10 per cent of production worldwide, according to a report by The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (Assocham) and Yes Bank. It says that the industry in India is expected to grow to $48 billion by the financial year between April 2017 to March 2018, expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 14 per cent.India’s pharmaceutical industry thrives on the production of cheap generic drugs, which are copies of off-patent medicines. India is estimated to produce one-fifth of generic medicines globally.

I see India as a potential pharmacy hub for the world, “If we make a few changes in the way we do and manage business in India, we can accelerate that process & confident that India could have a $300bn pharmaceutical industry by 2030.Technology will be a game changer in the manner in which healthcare services will be delivered in India. The private sector will be the major driving force behind technology adoption in the Indian healthcare segment. To optimize costs and effectively manage operations, IT solutions will become an integral part of process management, patient care and the management information system (MIS) in hospitals. With the health insurance sector poised for major growth in the coming decade, increasing demand from this sector for more efficient systems for storage and retrieval of information will put pressure on hospitals and other healthcare providers to imbibe technology to modernize existing infrastructure.

The author is Chairman  & Editor-In-Chief of Pharma Leaders.

 

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India’s Top 10 Powerful Influential Pharma Leaders 2016 List

India’s Top 10 Powerful Influential Pharma Leaders 2016 List

Prof Ramesh Mishra*

Pricing, Regulatory Hurdles & OTC Market remain the key focus at Pharma Leaders 2016 Research Report. Dilip Shanghvi, Pankaj  Patel, Samprada Singh, R.C.Juneja,Dilip Surana  are among top 10 Powerful Indian Pharma Leaders 2016

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Indian Pharmaceutical Industry has evolved as a dominant & powerful sector since india’s seventy years of independence & yet the industry remains largely fragmented with top 100 players in complete command of dominance. Today these top 100 companies have more than 80 % of the market share out of which majority players are domestic companies. MNC’s in india has grown significantly but their growth of late has been outpaced by the aggressive Indian companies. Pharma Leaders, India’s first media to interview more than 500 leaders of the pharmaceutical industry has brought out this special report titled “India’s Top 10 Powerful Pharma Leaders 2016” based on a credible research inputs followed by interviewing & interacting with all the stakeholders of the pharmaceutical industry. The key findings of the report other than the selection of the top 10 Leaders are as the following.

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Using comprehensive interview, survey, and observational data from 100 successful Pharma Leaders using the competitive market analysis, the researchers found that our findings on the top 10 influential Powerful Pharma Leaders of 2016 — defined as aggressiveness, assertiveness, and confidence — were also able to “excel in tough conditions considered very risky”.

Key Findings:

  • Indian Players are likely to dominate the market till 2025
  • Top 100 Domestic Players may join hands together through co-marketing, R&D & brand acquisitions.
  • Top privately held companies will go for public (IPO) in next 2 years, till 2018
  • Top Brands will be up for grabs with premium
  • Generics will be the key drivers for growth
  • Top 100 companies will set up manufacturing facilities to fuel growth engines.
  • Second generation Leaders will take over the Leadership Mantles.
  • OTC segments will be the part of top 40 companies out of 100.
  • Field Force of top 30 Companies will double by 2018.
  • Exports will be the key focus.

India’s Top 10 Powerful Pharma Leaders 2016

Overview

There are many organizations who are involved in rankings based purely on turnovers or profits or purely on financial background. While Pharma Leaders research desk purely respects the mechanism of selection process & the judging criteria, we have given considerable emphasis on the trust & branding factors & the credible face of the leadership steering the company’s growth engine & putting patients first. In this feature survey, we have only taken the Indian companies & not included the MNC’s as the scope of the study research involved included the role of visionary leadership, team buildings, brand buildings, CSR & Indian perspective of looking leadership. Network 7 Media Group, the research wing of Pharma Leaders undertook the responsibilities of finding the top 10 Powerful Pharma Leaders of 2016.

The primary objective that our experts looked at is Brand Equity & Leadership Dominance. Indian pharma market is dominated by a strong patronage of brands by the different stakeholders; the research paper looked into great details as how the person concerned has been able to influence the society & industry at large. Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) also was one of the top focus while determining the leadership role of the top 10 influential Pharma Leaders of 2016.

Selection Process & Methodology 

 Unlike other organizations, Pharma Leaders being a media house relied purely on the external patronage & opinions of the key stakeholders on determining the top 10 Leaders.The sample size of the analysis included all 29 states & 7 Union territories, both urban & rural areas on a pan india basis. More than 5000 opinion makers were consulted which included the followings.

  • Contemporary Peers
  • Past Leadership
  • Distribution Agents
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors
  • Policy Makers
  • Govt Agencies
  • NGO’s
  • Image Consultants
  • Medical Representatives
  • Consultants
  • Market Research Analysts

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The Top 10 List

  1. Dilip Shanghvi,MD,Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  2. Desh Bandhu Gupta, Chairman, Lupin Limited
  3. Kallam Satish Reddy,Chairman,Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd
  4. Y.K. Hamied,Non-Executive Chairman,Cipla Ltd
  5. Pankaj R. Patel,Chairman & Managing Director,Zydus Cadila
  6. Glenn Saldanha, CMD, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  7. Samprada Singh, Chairman Emeritus,Alkem Labs Ltd
  8. Dilip Surana, CMD, Microlabs Ltd
  9. R.C.Juneja, Chairman, Mankind Pharma Ltd
  10. Habil. F.Khorakiwal, Chairman, WockhardtLtd

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Mr. Dilip Shanghvi,MD,Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

The current market capitalisation of Sun Pharma  stands at Rs 184,441.59crore.

Mr. Dilip Shantilal Shanghvi founded Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited in 1982 and served as its Managing Director since May 29, 2012. Mr. Shanghvi served as the Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. He has been the Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Limited since March 1, 2012. He has wide extensive industrial experience in the Pharmaceutical industry. He has been the Chairman of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., since July 18, 2013. Mr. Shanghvi has been the Chairman of Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. since 1997. Mr. Shanghvi served as the Chairman of the Board of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd until May 28, 2012. since 1999. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. from September 20, 2010 to April 18, 2012. He has been a Director of Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Limited since March 1, 2006. He serves as a Director at Sun Speciality Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Sun Resins & Polymers Pvt. Ltd., Sun Fastfin Services Pvt. Ltd., Sun Petrochemicals Private Limited, SPARC Bio-Research Private Limited, Sun Pharma Global Inc., British Virgin Island, Sun Pharma De Mexico SA DE CV, SPIL De Mexico SA DE CV and Shantilal Shanghvi Foundation. He serves as its Promoter Executive Director of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd .He served as a Director of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. until April 18, 2012. Mr. Shanghvi is graduate in commerce from Kolkata University.

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, a specialty generic pharmaceutical company, manufactures and sells pharmaceutical formulations and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in India and internationally. The company offers formulations in various therapeutic areas, such as psychiatry, anti-infectives, neurology, cardiology, orthopaedic, diabetology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, nephrology, urology, dermatology, gynaecology, respiratory, oncology, dental, and nutritionals. It also provides APIs for anti-cancers, peptides, steroids, sex hormones, and controlled substances, as well as over-the-counter products. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Mumbai, India


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Dr Desh Bandhu Gupta, Chairman, Lupin Limited

The current market capitalisation of Lupin stands at Rs 67,437.26 crore.

Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta is Chairman at Lupin Ltd. He is on the Board of Directors at Zyma Laboratories Ltd., Rahas Investments Ltd., Visiomed Investments Pvt. Ltd., Lupin Holdings Pvt. Ltd., Lupin Investments Pvt Ltd., Lupin International Pvt Ltd., Polynova Industries Ltd., Lupin Properties Ltd., Novamed Investments Pvt. Ltd., and Synchem Investments Pvt. Ltd.Mr. Gupta was previously employed as an Associate Professor by Birla Institute of Technology & Science. In 1968 at 30 years of age, Desh Bandhu Gupta started off with was a very ambitious dream of manufacturing drugs of national priority. The aim was to fight life threatening diseases with a business capital of 5000 Indian Rupees that he borrowed from his wife. He started his working career as Associate Professor at Birla Institute of Sciences and Technology, but never seemed satisfied with his contributions to the country and society. With an initial investment coming his way in the form of loan from the Central Bank, he set up the manufacturing unit in Mumbai and attained this uphill task he had set of first year; Sales target of 5 lakh Indian Rupees.

Lupin Limited, a pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of branded and generic formulations, biotechnology products, and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in India and internationally. It offers formulations for use in the areas of cardiology, central nervous system (CNS), diabetes, anti-asthma, gastro- intestinal, COPD, and gynecology; and APIs for use in therapeutic areas of cephalosporins, cardiovascular, and anti-TB. The company also develops drug delivery technologies; and biosimilars for various therapeutic indications, such as oncology, anti-inflammatory, anti-virals, rheumatoid arthritis, endocrinology, diabetes, ophthalmology, and women’s health. In addition, it engages in the novel drug discovery and development programs for use in the treatment of CNS disorders, oncology, immunology, pain and inflammation, and metabolic disorders. The company was formerly known as Lupin Chemicals Limited and changed its name to Lupin Limited in 2001 as a result of its amalgamation with Lupin Laboratories Limited. Lupin Limited was founded in 1968 and is based in Mumbai, India.


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Mr. Kallam Satish Reddy,Chairman,Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd

The current market capitalisation of Dr. Reddy’s Labs stands at Rs 54,502.30crore.

Mr. Kallam Satish Reddy, B.Tech., M.S., serves as a Member at Management Council at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. Mr. Reddy served as the Managing Director of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and has been its Chairman since May 13, 2014. Mr. Reddy served as Executive Director in charge of the manufacturing operations of active pharmaceutical ingredients and formulations, research and development activities and new product development at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. since 1993 and served as its Chief Operating Officer. He served as Vice Chairman of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. from March 30, 2013 to May 13, 2014. He has been a Whole Time Director at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. since January 18, 1993, Director of Diana Hotels Limited as well as certain of Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd.’s subsidiaries. and also served as Director at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. He served as Director of Cheminor, and is a member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. Mr. Reddy has a Master of Science degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Purdue University in 1990 and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University in 1988.

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited operates as an integrated pharmaceutical company worldwide. It operates through three segments: Global Generics, Pharmaceutical Services and Active Ingredients (PSAI), and Proprietary Products. The Global Generics segment manufactures and markets finished pharmaceutical products as branded formulations or generic finished dosages. This segment also engages in biologics business. The PSAI segment manufactures and markets active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and intermediates, which are used as principal ingredients for finished pharmaceutical products. This segment also offers contract research services; and manufactures and sells APIs and steroids in accordance with the specific customer requirements. The Proprietary Products segment focuses on the research, development, and manufacture of differentiated formulations and new chemical entities (NCEs) for dermatology and neurology therapeutic areas. It also engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel small molecule agents in therapeutic areas, such as metabolic disorders, and pain and inflammation; and has a portfolio of in-licensed patented dermatology products. As of March 31, 2016, this segment had 19 active products in development programs pipeline that are in various stages of development. The company’s therapeutic categories primarily include gastro-intestinal, cardiovascular, pain management, oncology, dermatology, urology, and nephrology. It has strategic partnership with GlaxoSmithKline plc to develop and market products outside India; collaboration, license, and option agreement with Curis, Inc. to discover, develop, and commercialize small molecule antagonists for immuno-oncology and precision oncology; and collaboration agreements with Merck Serono and Amgen. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Hyderabad, India.

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Dr. Y.K. Hamied,Non-Executive Chairman,Cipla Ltd

The current market capitalisation stands at Rs 48,590.40crore.

Dr. Yusuf Khwaja Hamied, also known as YK, served Managing Director of Cipla Limited from August 1, 2008 to March 31, 2013. Dr. Hamied joined the Cipla Limited as an officer-in-charge of research and development in 1960. He is well-respected for his vast and varied experience of 48 years not only in India but also internationally. He has done research work under Lord Todd FCS, a Nobel Laureate. He is a highly qualified and Eminent Chemist. He has been the Chairman at Cipla Limited since April 1, 2013. He serves as Non-Executive Non Independent Director at Cipla Limited. He obtained a Doctorate in chemistry from Cambridge University.

Cipla Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells pharmaceutical products in India. It offers active pharmaceutical ingredients; and formulations in various therapeutic areas, such as women’s health, cardiovascular, children’s health, dermatology and cosmeceuticals, diabetes, HIV-AIDS, hepatitis, oncology, infectious diseases and critical care, malaria, neurosciences, ophthalmology, osteoporosis, respiratory, and urology. The company also provides veterinary products, including anti-infectives, anti-inflammatories, anti-thyroids, immunosuppressants, parasiticides, nutraceuticals, and feed additives for various animals, including companion, equine, livestock, poultry, swine, and aqua products. In addition, it offers inhaled medication and devices comprising dry powder inhalers, metered-dose inhalers, nasal sprays, nebulizers, and inhalation accessory devices, as well as spacers and related devices; and personal products. The company also exports its products to Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, China, Russia, and internationally. Cipla Limited was founded in 1935 and is based in Mumbai, India.


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Mr.Pankaj R. Patel,Chairman & Managing Director,Zydus Cadila

The current market capitalisation of Cadila Healthcare stands at Rs 40,248.44 crore.

Mr. Pankaj R. Patel, M.Pharm, serves as the Chairman of Cadila Healthcare Limited and has been its Managing Director since September 1, 2006. Mr. Patel serves as the Chairman and Managing Director of Zydus Animal Health Limited, a subsidiary of Cadila Healthcare Limited and he is the guiding force behind its fast tracked growth. He has been Senior Vice President at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry since December 2015. He serves as the Regional Representative to the South East Asia Region of WHO. He over 35 years of professional experience and spearheads the affairs of Zydus Cadila. He served as the Non Executive Chairman of Zydus Wellness Limited from August 2009 to July 14, 2014. He serves as a Non-Executive Independent Director of Nirma Limited. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Torrent Power Limited since September 29, 2006 and Cadila Healthcare Limited since August 15, 1995. He served as a Non Executive Director of Cipla Limited from March 5, 2008 to September 2014. He served as a Director of Zydus Wellness Limited from April 27, 2009 to July 14, 2014. He served as a Director of Dialforhealth India Limited, Zydus Pharmaceuticals Limited, BAAP Diagnostics Limited, Zydus Technologies Limited, Vadilal Chemicals Limited and Kafnavati Club Limited. He served as a Director of Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. He served as a Director at Gujarat Themis Biosyn Ltd. from January 15, 1992 to October 25, 2008. He served as Additional Director of Nirma Limited since October 28, 2006. He has been the President of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry since 2006. He is involved in many charitable activities including as a Trustee of Shri. B.V. Patel Pharmaceutical Education and Research Development Center in India. He is associated with various associations like Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Indian Drug Manufacturers Association, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics Export Promotion Council (CHEMEXIL) etc. He is actively involved in various institutions and serves on the advisory committees and academic councils of leading pharmaceutical colleges and management institutes. He has published over 50 research papers. For his innovative business practices, he was conferred with the award “Pharma Man of the Year” by the Federation of Indian Industry and Economists in 2004. The World Pharmaceutical Frontiers’ in their global raking of the most influent people in the filed of healthcare had featured Mr. Patel in their ‘First Pharma 40’ list. He is one of the most successful and highly respected Pharma entrepreneurs in India. He has a Masters in Pharmaceuticals and Pharmaceutical Technology. He is a Science graduate of Bombay University. He is a Law graduate from the Bombay University.

Cadila Healthcare Limited engages in the research, development, production, marketing, and distribution of pharmaceutical products. Its product portfolio includes active pharmaceutical ingredients and human formulations. The company offers branded formulations in the therapeutic areas of neurological, neutraceutical, pain management, gastro intestinal, respiratory, anti-infective, biological, cardiovascular, female healthcare, dermatology, and others. It also provides consumer wellness products, such as Sugar Free, a low calorie sugar substitute; EverYuth, a range of skincare products; and Nutralite, a cholesterol free table spread. In addition, the company is developing a pipeline of 20 biologics comprising 14 biosimilars and 6 novel biological products; and new drugs in cardio-metabolic disorder, inflammation, pain, and oncology therapeutic areas. Further, it provides animal healthcare products. Additionally, the company is developing vaccines that are designed to address infectious diseases, including next-generation influenza, measles-mumps-rubella-varicella, typhoid, DPT-HiB, hepatitis-B, hepatitis-A, hepatitis-E, Japanese encephalitis, Leishmaniasis, Malaria, Haemorrhagic Congo Fever, Ebola, HPV, and combination vaccines. Cadila Healthcare Limited was founded in 1952 and is based in Ahmedabad, India.


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Mr. Glenn Saldanha, CMD, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

The current market capitalisation of Glenmark stands at Rs 26,152.76 crore.

Mr. Glenn Mario Saldanha has been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. since 2001. Mr. Saldanha serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A. He has worked for Eli Lilly in the U.S and was a Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers. His Services have been used by Smithkline Beecham, Rhone Poulenc Rhorer, Astra, Merck and Johnson and Johnson, among others. He has 15 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Industry. He has been the Chairman of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. since May 10, 2011. Mr. Saldanha served as Chairman of Glenmark Generics Ltd. He has been a Director of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A. since 1998. He served as Independent Director of Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Ltd. since October 2009 until November 22, 2011. He was awarded the Watumall Foundation Award for overall excellence. Mr. Saldanha holds a B.Pharm. from Bombay University and an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N.Stern School of Business (US).

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A operates as a pharmaceutical research and development company. It engages in clinical and non-clinical development of the group’s new chemical entity programs. The company’s products include Oglemilast, a PDE-4 inhibitor for asthma; GRC 8200, a DPP-4 inhibitor for diabetes; GBR 401, an anti-CD19 monoclonal antibody; CB-1 antagonist for obesity; and GBR 500, a therapeutic monoclonal antibody for chronic autoimmune disorders. The company has a strategic global collaboration with Sanofi. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A operates as a subsidiary of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.


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Mr. Samprada Singh, Chairman Emeritus,Alkem Labs Ltd

The current market capitalization of Alkem stands at Rs 21,927.62crore.

Mr. Samprada Singh founded Alkem Laboratories Limited in August 8, 1973 and has been its Chairman Emeritus since April 1, 2015. Mr. Singh served as the Chairman of Alkem Laboratories Ltd. Mr. Singh is one of the most respected and successful entrepreneurs of the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry. The growth of Alkem and the success of Mr. Singh is most amazing since Mr. Singh started this organization from scratch and through tremendous dynamism, vision and leadership has brought it to the top of the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry today. To Mr. Singh goes the major credit of seeing Alkem through its various stages of progress from the beginning, till today, when Alkem is a name to reckon with in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry. In 1953, Mr. Singh made a small beginning as a Retail Chemist. In 1960, he started a business of Pharmaceutical distribution in Patna under the banner of ‘Magadh Pharma’. Due to his sincerity, hard work and affable nature, Mr. Singh was able to acquire the distributorship of several renowned multinationals and soon, successfully built up a sound distribution network in the eastern region of India. Realizing the limitations of expanding in the distribution business, in the year 1972, Mr. Singh became the founder Director of a Bombay based Pharmaceutical company. Mr. Singh selected healthcare and pharmaceuticals as his focus area as an entrepreneur. From the very early days of Alkem Laboratories Ltd., Mr. Singh always emphasized the need for excellence in products, personnel, quality and service. He has been a Non Executive Director of Alkem Laboratories Limited since August 08, 1973. In the year 2004, Mr. Singh was honoured with the prestigious “Life Time Contribution Award” by the Express Pharma Excellence Awards, which is reckoned by many as the Oscar of the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry. In June 2002, Mr. Singh received yet another award. The ‘Medicine Update Lifetime Achievement – Health Care Award’ went onto honour his achievement in the pharmaceutical industry as one of it’s most successful entrepreneurs. In October 2000, Mr. Singh was conferred upon with the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ by Pharma Business and Technology, one of the most distinguished and respected entrepreneurs of the Indian Pharmaceutical industry. During Mr. Singh four years as an undergraduate, Mr. Singh exhibited his dynamism through various student activities. Mr. Singh entered Gaya College, Patna University in 1946 to specialize in Commerce. He received a B.Com. Degree from Patna University in 1950. Mr. Singh holds a post graduate degree in Political Science.

Alkem Laboratories Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical and neutraceutical products. The company offers branded generics, generic drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and neutraceuticals in acute and chronic therapeutic areas, such as anti-infective, gastro-intestinal, pain and analgesics, vitamins/minerals/nutrients, cardiac and diabetology, gynecology, neuro/central nervous system, dermatology, anti-diabetes, anti-osteoporosis, cardiovascular, and muscle relaxants. It offers its products to various hospitals, government institutions, and medical institutions through a network of 7,000 stockiest in India and internationally. Alkem Laboratories Limited was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.


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Mr. Dilip Surana, CMD, Microlabs Ltd

Privately held Company

Mr. Dilip Surana son of Late Shri G. C. Surana (Founder of Micro Labs Limited) joined the family business in 1985 at a young age of 21 years, and  rapidly absorbed the nuances of Corporate Management that grew the company rapidly into a global pharmaceutical enterprise specializing in life saving medicines. His early years in industry were marked by distinguished accomplishments and thus steering Micro Labs among the top ranking companies in the pharma sector. The AWACS ranking for the company has improved from over 100 in 1985 to 18 as on 2014.  Under his leadership, the company established world-class state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities covering Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and finished dosage forms as well as infrastructure for new drug discovery. He instilled the most stringent quality standards in his pharmaceutical enterprise. As a result, Micro Labs has to its credit, all the international regulatory approvals including US FDA, UK MHRA, Australian TGA etc., reflecting the high standards of quality and regulatory compliance of research and manufacturing facilities. He pioneered the concept of specialty – wise focused divisions in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry and established various divisions that cater to special therapeutic segments in chronic disease management. He is a regular participant in various international seminars and summits relating to Pharma industry. He is instrumental in inducting Senior Pharma veterans in the company, to bring in the much needed professionalism in the company. Recognizing the dynamism and contribution of Mr. Dilip Surana to the Pharmaceutical Industry, he has been honored as the ‘Dynamic Entrepreneur of the year 2010’, honoured as the ‘Great Son of karnataka’ by Governor of Karnataka his excellency HR Bhardwaj in 2011, honoured as ‘Most Dynamic Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2013 and ‘Entrepreneur of the year’ 2014.

Micro Labs Ltd. manufactures pharmaceutical products. It offers products ranging from oral solids and liquids, topicals to injectables in pediatric, gynecology, ophthalmology, gastro, orthopedic, nephrology, neuro psychiatry, dermatology, diabetology, general surgery, ENT, dental, neurology, cardio diabetic, dyslipidemias, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, arrhythmias, and veterinary areas. The company markets branded generics through own and outsourced distribution networks in India and internationally. Micro Labs Ltd. was founded in 1973 and is based in Bengaluru, India. It has subsidiaries and representative offices in the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, Vietnam, Ukraine, and Mexico. The company has manufacturing plants in Hosur, Bengaluru, Pondicherry, Goa, Baddi, and Sikkim, India; and the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa.


Corporate Portrait Photography for Mankind Pharma Group of all the Directors, Chairman, Managing Director. Pictures were shot at ManKind Pharma Corporate office in Delhi in the month of December 2011 CEO Portrait Shoot by Guru Dutt & Sharmila representing Guru Dutt Phtography/ Prashanti Photography.

Privately held Company

Mr R. C. Juneja, the founder of Mankind Group, is one of the most reputed business leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. He laid the foundation stone of Mankind Pharma in 1986, and the company became a legal entity in 1991. Mankind Group earned its reputation as a fully integrated pharmaceutical company in 1995. In 2011, Mr. Juneja was presented with the ‘India Business Icon (Pharma) Award’ by Network 18.He firmly believes that honesty and transparency go hand-in-hand with business acumen. He also shares his life experiences with the youth and encourages them to come forward and take up new challenges and responsibilities. He revolutionized the Indian pharmaceutical market by inspiring others to follow the trend of providing quality products at an economical price.

Mankind Pharma Limited manufactures pharmaceutical products for antibiotic, antifungal, NSAIDs, gastrointestinal, anthelmintic, cardiovascular, dermal, erectile dysfunction, and other categories. It also offers contraceptive products, over-the-counter medicines, pregnancy detection cards, artificial sweeteners, and other products; and nutritional supplements, cosmetics, anti-infective tablets, anti-diabetic tablets, proton pump inhibitors, anti-allergic tablets, emergency contraceptives, anti-emetic, and other products. In addition, the company provides active pharmaceutical ingredients for various therapeutic areas, such as cardiology, respiratory, neurology, gastroenterology, diabetology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and others. It sells its products through a network of stockists, CFAs and CSAs, chemists and medical stores, and doctors. Mankind Pharma Limited was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India. It has operations in Asia, Africa, South-East Asia, and Gulf countries.


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Mr. Habil. F.Khorakiwal, Chairman, WockhardtLtd

The current market capitalisation of Wockhardt stands at Rs 10,060.98crore

Dr. Habil F. Khorakiwala founded Wockhardt Ltd. in 1967 and serves as its Executive Chairman. Dr. Khorakiwala has bee Group Chief Executive Officer at Wockhardt Ltd. since 1967. Dr. Khorakiwala served as the Managing Director of Wockhardt Ltd. until April 2009. Dr. Khorakiwala serves as the Chairman at Wockhardt USA, Inc., and Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd. He serves as the Chairman of Khorakiwala Holdings and Investments Private Limited. He serves as Chairman of Wockhardt Bio AG. He serves as Director of Dartmour Holdings Private Limited. He has been a Director at Wockhardt Hospitals Limited since August 28, 1991. He serves as a Director of Wockhardt Bio AG, Wockhardt Europe Limited and CP Pharmaceuticals Limited. He is an Ex-President of Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA). He served as a Director of SOFTBPO Global Services Ltd. since August 1, 2006. Dr. Khorakiwala served as an Independent Director of IDream Film Infrastructure Company Ltd from October 26, 2005 to January 28, 2014. He serves as a Vice-President of FICCI and a member of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council. Dr. Khorakiwala was the recipient of the Ernst & Young `Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award in 2004 in the category of Healthcare and Life Sciences. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from Purdue University. Dr. Khorakiwala holds an Master Degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the Purdue University, USA and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, USA.

Wockhardt Limited, a pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical formulations, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and vaccines in India, the United States, Europe, and other countries. It provides pharmaceutical products in the therapeutic areas of anti-infectives, cardiology, dermatology, diabetology, neurology, pain management, respiratory, and other areas. The company offers generic products that comprise injectables, including cephalosporins and non-cephalosporins; and value-added generics. Its biopharmaceutical products include Glaritus, an insulin analog; Wosulin, which is r-DNA insulin; Wepox, a recombinant erythropoietin is used in the treatment of anaemia caused by cancer and chronic renal failure; and Biovac-B, a hepatitis B vaccine. The company also provides contract manufacturing and packaging services for sterile injectables, lyophilisation, solid dose, liquids/ointments/creams, sachets and powders, and specialized products; API manufacturing services; and contract research services. It develops various molecules primarily in the area of anti-infectives, which include WCK 771 that is in Phase II human clinical trials for the treatment of staphylococcal infections; and WCK 2349, WCK 4873, and WCK 4086 lead molecules, which are under pre-clinical trials. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India. Wockhardt Limited is a subsidiary of Themisto Trustee Company Private Limited.

The Author Prof Mishra is Executive Editor of Pharma Leaders.

Inspiring Youth icon Sushmita Sen bags the prestigious “Eternal Beauty & Actress of the Decade” at India Leadership Conclave 2016

Inspiring Youth icon Sushmita Sen bags the prestigious “Eternal Beauty & Actress of the Decade” at India Leadership Conclave 2016

Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen recognized for her exceptional works in indian motion picture &  trendsetter as an inspiring youth icon, a role model for the aspiring beauty queens at 7th Annual Indian Affairs India Leadership Conclave 2016

Sushmita Sen, the top Indian bollywood actress & an inspiration to today’s modern women, Sushmita Sen was the first Indian Women to win the ‘Miss Universe’ title in 1994 and known as an actress who speaks her mind and is not afraid to live life on her own terms, entertained the world with the hit pictures such as  Sirf Tum and Biwi No 1, was recognised at the Indian Affairs ILC Power Brand Awards 2016 at the 7th Annual edition of India Leadership Conclave 2016 as “Eternal Beauty & Actress of the Decade”. Widely perceived by the thought leaders of the country as the ultimate & credible destination of leadership awards, the recognition of Sushmita Sen ranks the gorgeous & the former beauty queen Sushmita Sen in top achivier & brings yet another feather in the cap in her career as the actress posted the picture of the award trophy in the social media Twitter of being selected & awarded for the top honor.

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Announcing the name for the prestigious award, Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Indian Affairs, said “Sushmita has made us proud not only as a Peace Ambassador of India but to the world, someone who brought India the much desired glory & fame when she was crowned the Miss Universe & sent a strong signal to the world. It is therefore, no exaggeration to say that, It was Sushmita who became the symbol of peace & a vibrant & strong voice to dominant issues that the country & the world are facing. She made history and has been a part of that historic phase when the inspirational youth icon & beautiful actress Sushmita Sen became mesmerized the audiance with her grace, peace & humanity. Again, Sushmita made history by adopting a baby girl named Renee in 2000 at the age of 25 & in 2010 she adopted a three-month-old girl and named her Alisah, something which is rare in today’s society. To me, she is the ultimate woman.The recognition signifies the remarkable accomplishments of Sushmita as an actress who defied all odds & became the darling of the nation”.

The past recipients of the award in the Bollywood segments includes Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji, Anushka Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor, Film maker late Yash Chopra. The 2016 list also saw names of Super Star Govinda, Karishma kapoor, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Tina Ahuja, Fashion Designers Neeta Lulla & Namrata Joshipura, Jewellery designer Poonam Soni.


Sushmita was born in the Bengali-speaking Sen family on November 19, 1975 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her family consists of her dad, Shubeer, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander; mom, Subhra, Jewelry Designer and owner of a Dubai-based store. She has two siblings, a sister named Neelam, who is married to Nauman Malik, and a brother named Rajeev. Subhra’s dad was a poet. She attended different schools in Jorhat, and Nagpur, but spend the majority of her schooling days in the Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute and Air Force Silver School in Delhi. She was regarded as a tomboy and spent most of her times with boys. Since the schools were Hindi medium, she could not speak English until she was 16 years of age. She subsequently not only mastered English, but became an English Honors student, and also obtained a degree in Journalism. Due to her place of birth she can speak Urdu flawlessly. Her first public appearance was at the Air Force Club Contest at the age of 15. She did a few fashion shows thereafter. Then during 1994 she decided to be a participant in Miss India beauty pageant, fully aware that she was being pitted against the reigning favorite, Aishwarya Rai. Sushmita took everyone by surprise when she was crowned Miss India while Aishwarya had to content with being the First Runner-up. Both beauties went on to win Miss Universe and Miss World titles respectively. Ironically the final outfit for Miss Universe for Sushmita was made by a little-known Meena Bazar tailor, and her mom.

Sushmita’s stunning win was an inspiration for other beauty queen aspirants. Soon after her win, India witnessed a sudden rise in beauty pageant winners; the green-eyed beauty Aishwarya Rai won the Miss World contest, followed by the likes of Diana Hayden (Miss World 1997), Yukta Mookhey (Miss World 1999), Lara Dutta (Miss Universe 2000), and Priyanka Chopra (Miss World 2000). As for Sen, immediately post her phenomenal win, a career in Bollywood beckoned this leggy star. She debuted on the big screen, in 1996, with the filmDastak. Although the film did not create ripples at the Box office, but Sushmita had made her presence felt.However, it was in the year 1999, in David Dhawan’s Biwi No 1, when she got a chance to act opposite Salman Khan, that Sen got noticed; she made the audience dance to the foot tapping number, Chunari Chunari. Sen’s height gave her impressive screen presence, which added to her beauty, and attractive personality. Her role in the film won her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress award. Post Biwi No 1, a lull in her film career followed, with a series of films not faring too well.  A sizzling cameo song appearance in Fiza, with the popular Mehboob Mere somewhat kept her in the reckoning.But, then came the year 2004, when her career got a much-needed lease on life, with Farah Khan’s directorial venture,Main Hoon Na, opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The film was a blockbuster at the box office, and still remainsSushmita Sen’s biggest hit.Playing the role of a chemistry teacher, Sushmita did full justice to her character. The 5 feet 7 inches tall, leggy lady, with her svelte figure, had the nation swooning with her sensuous dance moves in the chartbuster, Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha, along with co-star SRK. The chemistry between the duo was crackling. No wonder then, that the success of the film was inevitable.

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Myntra wins India’s Most Admired & Valuable Power Brand Award 2016 at 7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016

Myntra’s Double Bonanza, ILC Power Brand Awards & Over 7000 Orders in a minute& over 3 million products  with The fourth edition of Myntra’s End of Reason Sale (EORS)

Myntra received India’s Most Admired & Valuable Power Brand Award 2016 at 7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016

The leading e-commerce major “Myntra” achieved Milestones & Accolades in the first week of july where Myntra was declared winner in the top branding award category surpassing all leading e-commerce brands in a nation-wide competition that kept the nation voting for sixty days. Network 7 media Group, asia’s most analytical news media in mainstream segments announced the coveted recognition at a power packed gatherings which included who’s & who’s of india’s business establishments, fashion, jewellery,politics, social entrepreneurship, medicine & infrastructure. Over 350 influential leaders of the country congregated in mumbai on 1st July at the historic 7th annual award ceremony.Ms. Gunjan Soni, CMO & Head of International Brands, Myntra received the award in a glittering award night.Dr.Lalit S. Kanodia, the founder and Chairman of Datamatics Group of Companies & Mrs. Sandra Rajnikant Shroff of United Phosphorus Limited were the Chief Guest of the Program & felicitated the awards to Myntra. Myntra surprised the stage with a Delivery boy present with Gunjan to receive the award.

Accepting the recognition, Gunjan Soni said ” The award reflects the commitment of the entire family of Myntra to be a leader in the online space with cutting edge technology & be the trend-setter. We at Mantra do understand the aspirations of the growing customers & each day we experiment new strategies to meet the customer satisfaction, delivery deadlines, original & quality products significance & thrust. This award is the reflection of our continued service as a reliable partner of Indian masses”. Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Network 7 Media Group said ” The rise of Myntra as a power Brand in indian online space will continue in coming years as the process technologies, recruitment staff selection, training, quality checking & periodic check of customer feedbacks are world-class & the award signifies Myntra’s growth as a Brand Leader in the indian online space”.

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The Success at The fourth edition of Myntra’s End of Reason Sale (EORS)

The fashion e-tailer exceeded its target of achieving 20x the daily sales target, with actual performance at 23x.The two-day (July 2 and 3), heavily discounted sales format offering discounts ranging 30-80 per cent was an attempt by the e-tailer to attract offline shoppers who wait for End of Season sales which typically stretch 6-8 weeks. Myntra concluded the sales with over 3 million products ordered by discount-happy shoppers, attracting an unprecedented 37 million visits and a high 30-per cent share of first-time buyers. The company claims to have processed about 7,000 orders per minute at peak during the two-day sale.

Myntra is India’s leading e-commerce platform for fashion and lifestyle products. A one-stop destination for trendy apparel, footwear and accessories, the company has partnered with over 2000 leading brands to offer shoppers from the latest in fashion and lifestyle wear. Myntra’s mobile platform transforms the way customers shop for fashion online, by capturing user’s lifestyle & context in a unique manner and making it more personalized and social.  It connects fashion lovers with their favorite brands, celebrities and influencers of similar taste and engages them with the latest in fashion content, new trends and collections. In addition to popularising trends in the urban market, the brand has also witnessed an enthusiastic reception from Tier II and III cities who have limited access to fashionable brands and account for around 60% of its business. With the mission to help people look good, Myntra works on constantly expanding its reach and improvising its offerings to cater to the needs of Indian shoppers. Few of its offerings include the most extensive in-season product catalogue, 100% authentic products, Cash on Delivery and a 30 day Exchange / Return policy, making Myntra the most preferred shopping destination in the country.

Myntra has been constantly working towards enhancing customers shopping experience at every level of contact. Here are few initiatives and developments that took place in the last 12 months which has impeccably enhanced the customer experience, making Myntra a popular destination to shop online.

Effective Technology Application to enable ‘Social & personalized shopping’

Myntra has been on the forefront of technology application and innovation and continues to invest heavily in this aspect. To build a personalised shopping mobile experience, Myntra launched features such as ‘Style Forum’, ‘Profiles’, ‘Shots’, ‘Fashion Feed’ among others.

 ‘Style Forum’ brings shoppers closer to the real world experience of asking for the opinion of their friends or help from style experts. ‘Fashion Feed ‘ on the landing page provides users fresh content every time they open the app and also allows them to follow conversations of particular interests or follow friends for regular updates. ‘Profiles’ allow brands and fashion influencers to create their own presence and showcase collections. Another feature, ‘Shots’ allows shoppers to share their style statements by posting pictures of outfits, selfies, shoes, accessories, makeup & more from their phone gallery or camera and also tag Myntra products to it.

All technology products and applications have been built in house by a team of qualified engineers.

Deep Relationships with brands to bring best shopping experience at great price

Myntra has been steadily growing its base with more and more national and international brands partnering to offer their products. The company currently commands of over 2000 brands and 2,30,000 styles to offer its customers. Myntra has also strengthened its international brand segment, allowing consumers to experience the latest in fashion globally, in India by offering over 25 reputed international brands, with most of them being exclusively retailed at Myntra.The ‘Myntra Annual Brand Meet’ held last year hosted over 800 brands to discuss how technology will build and transform the future of fashion. Every year this platform helps Myntra & its brand partners address the changing customer needs, supply chain highways & new innovations in technology in order to create new shopping experiences for customers.

Winning Culture

Myntra has a winning non-hierarchical culture that encourages ideas and innovations to flow smoothly within the organisation.

The company continues to roll out benefits & progressive HR initiatives aimed at making the company a great workplace for employees, especially during important life events. For instance a six month paid maternity and paternity leave besides providing an Adoption Assistance. Platforms such as hack nights and coffee corner sessions encourage employees to ideate and share out of the box ideas to grow the business and enhance customer experience.

Myntra has built one of the most fashionable offices in India. The two buildings have been designed as an ode to the World of Fashion to inspire creativity among employees.

Recognized as a Power Brand for its customer centric approach

Myntra is today recognized as a customer obsessed power brand among its consumers, with the brand recall at 90%. This can be attributed to a superior customer experience on the back of most progressive and innovative marketing campaigns. Over the last year, various campaigns such as Roadster’s ‘The Road is Waiting’ & ‘Pocketman’ which revolves around outdoor companion for the young have won many awards including Bronze at Effies. Even Anouk’s ‘Bold is Beautiful’ series which presented the four facets of choices in the lives of the modern Indian women was awarded ‘E-Commerce Disruptor of the Year’ by Bloomberg TV, ‘The Abby’s’ in Gender sensitive category, among others.

 Last year, Myntra launched a fashion brand ‘Moda Rapido’ powered by artificial intelligence. The brand helps consumers discover products according to the fashion trends and their particular tastes in style. To overcome sizing solutions, the company launched Shape ID guide ‘Shop by Shape’ solution through which customers are sure to find the best apparel to suit their body type along with the comfort of a Myntra style advisor offering suggestions based on their Shape ID. Myntra is aggressively focused on enhancing customer experience and achieved a 95% score for perfect order fulfillment which meant orders delivered on time to the right place, with the right product in the right condition on time. The company also received a 90% score for unaided recall of brand.


India Leadership Conclave 2016 Jury posed the questions to team Myntra & here are the answers.

The Question :

Describe the career highlights & top moments?

The Answer : 

Myntra has witnessed a series of revolutionary events and achievements since its birth in 2007 as an online B2B product personalization platform. Later in 2008 – 2011, Myntra received series A,B, & C funding from IDG, Tiger and Accel Partners. In 2011, Myntra established its logistics arm, achieved over 1Mn registered users and crossed launch of over 150 brands and became the largest online retailer of fashion & lifestyle products in India in 2012. Starting 2012, Myntra launched in-house brands Roadster, Dressberry, Kook n Keech, HRX and others. In 2013, Myntra became the first eCommerce Platform to Launch ‘Product Exchange’ which till today has provided great convenience to consumers. In early 2014, Myntra raised funds from PremjiInvest and by May, Myntra and Flipkart merged to form 50% of market share in online fashion and both Myntra & Flipkart continue to operate independently.

In 2015, Myntra transitioned to mobile only platform and by mid-July, the company appointed Ananth Narayanan as its CEO. In late 2015, Myntra launched few more in-house brands including ‘All About You’ by Deepika Padukone. Through all these years, Myntra has been growing tremendously and is currently doubling in revenues each year and on course to become a billion dollar company by 2017.The company also had few top level executives such as Ananth Narayanan (CEO), Gunjan Soni (CMO & Head of Intl’ Brands), Ambarish Kenghe (Head of Product), Ananya Tripathi (Head of Strategy & Planning) join during last year.

The Question :

What are the unique differentiators of this Nomination that would merit this category to be considered for an award?

The Answer : 

Myntra has been focused on building a brand that clearly differentiates it from the rest. As mentioned above, the brand’s key differentiator is being the largest and leading fashion etailer in India, offering consumers a curated collection of over 2.3L products from the best of fashionable brands.

A customer centric company, Myntra is focused on enhancing its online shopping experience at every touch point. The company’s NPS score stands as a testimony to the brand’s loyal customer relationships. Also brand’s impeccable quality of service, customer care teams and friendly exchange and returns policy makes it a popular destination for shoppers to shop online.

Another key differentiator is Myntra’s innovative and disruptive technology. As fashion is a very personal experience, Myntra constantly works towards transforming fashion shopping into a social and personalized experience and connecting fashion lovers with influencers, brands, celebrities and people of similar taste. The company has been at the forefront of technology application and innovation and will continue to invest heavily in this aspect.

Last but not least, Myntra’s winning culture has been the driving force behind company’s phenomenal growth & success. A company’s culture can have a powerful impact on its performance. Myntra’s culture provides employees opportunities to experiment and innovate, world-class infrastructure and engagement initiatives, work-life balance – creating one of the best workplaces for work & fun. It’s the company’s culture that binds employees together and it’s the hardest thing for others to copy.

The Question :

What is your Vision & where you want to see yourself in the year 2016?

The Answer : 

Myntra’s vision is to be the largest fashion & lifestyle destination, helping 50 million Indians ‘Look Good’ by 2020. The company aims to achieve its vision by offering customers with best of fashion & lifestyle from Indian and International brands, the best-in-industry customer service and build a community for consumers to engage on daily fashion choices and moments.

In the year 2016-2017, Myntra will achieve the following aspirations

  • 20 mn engaged users on the Myntra platform
  • Highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) in the industry. NPS is an index that measures customer’s overall satisfaction with a company’s product/service and customer’s loyalty to the brand.
  • Highest Top of Mind recall with the consumer in online fashion segment
  • GMV(Gross Merchandise Value) run rate of USD 1 bn and on track to be profitable in next 18 months

 

Top Entrepreneurs in Business & Iconic Stars in Cinema shined at India Leadership Conclave 2016 ‘s ILC Power Brand Awards 2016

Top Entrepreneurs  in  Business & Iconic Stars in Cinema shined at India Leadership Conclave 2016 ‘s ILC Power Brand Awards 2016

India’s Global Ambitions Lie with Youth Power & Rural India & only sustainable growth with key Reforms will change the shape of indian economy stressed Satya Brahma at 7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016

 Nation’s top business leaders & leading faces of Bollywood were felicitated at the much awaited annual edition of Network 7 Media Group’s 7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016 where more than 350 leaders in business, startup india, E-Commerce, social philanthropy & Cinema were in record attendance on friday 1st Jyly 2016.. Advantage India, It is now or Never was the central theme that dominated the seminar proceedings at the first half of the Conclave that dominated the brain storming sessions. India’s Global Ambitions Lie with Youth Power & Rural India & only sustainable growth with key Reforms will change the shape of indian economy Satya Brahma, chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Network 7 Media Group in his opening address. “The change of guard at the central government with a thumping & historic mandate that brought Narendra Modi government at centre brought out key economic reforms & infused confidence to the people of india post the scam-ridden UPA Regimes that pushed india to  economic doldrums & grubby politics. The rise of india as a key state in world is visible as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempt to popularize Brand India found a rousing response & unprecedented applause from the world leaders. The key grave areas such as Unemployment, Infrastructure, Manufacturing will continue to be challenging & historic reforms can only change the shape of India’s shape in world community” said Satya Brahma. Social Activist Mayank Gandhi in a rare interactive conversation with Satya Brahma stressed the need for Rural transformation with focus on agriculture, education & healthcare. Frustrated with political brinkmanship & cheap politics, the face of Aam Aadmi Party in Maharashtra & a former key member of national executive in aam aadmi party, Ganhi said ” One can lead the ways & change the system through social activism. Sandeep Agarwal, Founder of Shopclues & Droom delivered an inspiring presentation on “Booming Indian Start up Industry – Challenges & Opportunities’ & stressed that days of prosperity & E-Commerce boom is only p[possible through sustainable reforms & key legislations to boost startup India. Sandeep complimented the initiatives of the Modi Government & focused that growth of a systemic reforms, key legislations will further the growth of the e-commerce sector in india.Shriram Vijayakumar, CEO & MD,DaVita India presented key issues in  Healthcare Delivery in India’s Missed Opportunities & Promising Future.

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The Highlight of the Conclave were three brain storming panel discussions, The first Panel discussion on Disruptive Cashless Innovations in India : India’s Emerging Digital Payment Markets had top names in e-commerce field such as Mr.Probir Roy, Co- Founder & CEO, Paymate, Mr. Sandeep Agrawal, CEO & Founder, ShopClues & Droom, Mr. Anirban Poddar,Founder & CEO, ShopHop & Mr.Sudarshan Purohit,CEO & Founder,Zenify.in. Leading women entrepreneurs of india’s e-commerce space captivated the debate & were in agreement that innovation & creativity will be the key factors in success. Ms. Sanna Vohra, Founder & CEO, The Wedding Brigade, Ms.Kiran Bawa, CEO & MD, IOSIS Wellness & Spa, Ms.Suchi Pandya, CEO & Co-Founder, Pipa+Bela, Ms.Arpita Ganesh, Founder & CEO,Buttercups Bras Pvt. Ltd, Ms.Shivaarti Bajaj,Founder & CEO, Go Parties, Ms.Nilisha Bhimani, Founder & CEO,Stay Fabulous, Ms.Gunjan Soni, CMO & Head of International Brands, Myntra  & Ms.Minnat Lalpuria Rao,Founder & CEO,7Vachan were part of the debate. Politics, Economic Development and Social Change in India panel debate had leading faces of recent times such as Ms.Nisha JamVwal, Celebrity Columnist & Luxury Brand Consultant, Dr. Debraj Shome, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Mr. Mayank Gandhi, Social Activist,Ms. Kunickaa Sadanand, Actor, Producer & Social Activist Ms. Kanika Mishra, Cartoonist & Huzaifa Khorakiwal of Wockhardt.

Top Entrepreneurs  in  Business & Iconic Stars in Cinema shined at India Leadership Conclave 2016 ‘s ILC Power Brand Awards 2016. The much awaited 7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016 were presented to top leaders of the country. Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia, the founder and Chairman of Datamatics Group of Companies & Mrs. Sandra Rajnikant Shroff of United Phosphorus Limited were the Chief Guest of the Program & felicitated the awards to the winners.

Here are the complete list of Award Winners :

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Indian Affairs Jewellery Designer of Innovations Creativity 2016

Ms.Poonam Soni

Business Woman of the year 2016

Ms.Devita Saraf

Founder, CEO and Design Head, Vu Televisions

Indian Affairs Most Valuable Luxury Hotel by Customer Experience

The Chancery Pavilion

Indian Affairs Most Promising & Valuable Luxury Smart TV

Vu Technologies

Indian Affairs New Age Woman in Innovations & Creativity 2016

Ms.Nina Lekhi,Founder & CEO, Baggit

Indian Affairs Impact Innovations in Interior Designing 2016

Ms.Sabnam Gupta, Founder, The Orange Lane

Indian Affairs CEO of the year 2016

Mr. Shshank Joshi,CEO & Managing Director,My Mobile Payments Limited

Indian Affairs Most Valuable & Trusted Mobile Wallet 2016

Money on Mobile

Innovative Woman CEO of the year 2016

Ms.Reshma Merchant & Ms. Priyanka Kaul Lakdawala,Co-Founder,House of Milk

Innovative Woman CEO of the year 2016

Ms. Deepika Arora, Regional Vice President (Eurasia),Wyndham Hotel Group

Indian Affairs Infrastructure Company of the year 2016

SMS Limited

Indian Affairs Dynamic Women Entrepreneur of the year 2016

Ms.Kiran Bawa, CEO & MD,Iosis Wellness & Spa

Indian Affairs Indian Affairs Innovative Leader in Digital Entrepreneurship ( Male)

Mr.Sandeep Agarwal,Founder & CEO,ShopClues & Droom.

Indian Affairs Innovative Leader in Digital Entrepreneurship ( Female)

Ms. Shuchi Pandya,CEO & Co-Founder, Pipa + Bella

Indian Affairs Dynamic Entrepreneur of the Year Male 2016

Mr.Naveen Raju,Executive Director,Chancery Pavilion.

Indian Affairs Indian of the Year 2016 – Medicine (Obs and Gynae)

Dr.Manjula Anagani,Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, Maxcure Hospitals

Indian Affairs PR Woman of the year 2016

Ms.Valerie Pinto,CEO, Weber Shandwick India

Indian Affairs Most Preferred Employer  & Great IT Workplace Company 2016

Datamatics Global Services Limited

Indian Affairs Jewellery power brand of the year 2016

PC Jeweller Ltd

Indian Affairs E-Commerce Power Brand of the year 2016

Droom

Myntra

Indian Affairs impact award for fitness & wellness 2016

Ms.Shubi Husain,Founder & CEO,Health Sanctuary P Ltd

Ms.Tripti Gupta,Founder – iPink

Indian Affairs Fashion Designer of the Decade

Ms.Neeta Lulla

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Individual Jury Category

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Indian Affairs Most Promising Company in Wellness & Spa Innovation 2016

IOSIS Spa & Wellness Pvt.Ltd

Transformational Business Leader of the year 2016

Mr.Anand Shaktikumar Sancheti,Managing Director, SMS Limited

Actor of the Decade ( Male)

Govinda

Actress of the Decade ( Female)

Ms.Karishma Kapoor

Film Maker of The Decade

Mr.Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Indian Affairs Best Managed sustainable water use and management NGO 2016

Fulora Foundation

India’s Most Promising Face in Jewellery Designing 2016

Ms.Pallavi Foley

Outstanding Contribution to Yoga Practice & Counseling

Ms.Shelly Khera,CEO & Founder, Slim Sutra

Emerging Talent & Debut Actress of Indian Cinema 2016

Tina Ahuja

Indian Affairs India’s Most Promising Yoga & Nutritionist Expert 2016

Eefa Sharof

Indian Affairs millennium business leader in homeopathy medicine 2016

Dr.Mukesh Batra, Chairman, Dr.Batras

Peace Leader of the year  2016

Dr.Huzaifa Khorakiwala,CEO,Wockhardt Foundation

New Age Woman Leader in Wedding Planning 2016

Ms. Saana Vohra,Founder & CEO,The Wedding Brigade

Jury’s Choice for Best Acne Treatment Product 2016

Accura  (Adriot Biomed Limited)

India’s Most Promising Fashion Designer 2016 

Namrata Joshipura

Game Changer Entrepreneur of the year 2016

Mr. Ashish Goel, Founder & CEO, Urban Ladder.

Eternal Beauty & Actress of the Decade

Sushimita Sen

Jury’s Choice for Best Columnist Award 2016

Ms. Nisha Jamvwal

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About India Leadership Conclave & Awards

Rated by Experts & widely acclaimed by thought leaders, India Leadership Conclave Annual Affair is just not a leadership forum, it symbolizes the hopes & aspirations of the billion people reflected by the speakers at the forum over the last five editions. “ILC POWER BRANDS”has  been rated in Asia as the most credible & coveted Awards developed by Network 7 Media Group consisting of eminent jury members of the different verticals of the society &  is conferred to the Individuals & Companies in its annual meet at the Indian affairs India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards. since the institutionalization of the Business Leadership Awards in 2010, India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards has been India’s most awaited &Asia’s most respected set of Awards conferred to Companies & Individuals who have made their mark through their remarkable performances despite all odds & has made India Proud!. Since the last five successful years, the platform has recognized, felicitated more than 300 fortune 500 Companies & towering captains & Leaders of the Country. Widely perceived by Asia as a centre point of discussion, India Leadership Conclave platform too has witnessed deliberation by top business tycoons, politicians, Bureaucrats, Social Reformers etc. Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards also known as ILC power Brands are set of credible, prestigious awards developed by the eminent Juries & bestowed to the deserving Leaders & Enterprises after a through screening of their landmark achievements for their significant accomplishments in their own fields who have performed under tough conditions imbibing innovation in their business approach. Indian is known in the industry to break rules & give prominence to the hidden talents, big or small as we believe that top leaders should not always be given importance. It is mix of experience, innovation & risk taking abilities that drive our nomination process. The prestigious & coveted Awards were presented in a glittering award ceremony with a full house power packed audience to felicitate &honour the Leaders who made india proud, each time they performed in their field, Indian Affairs watched them closely & did not let it pass as their name appeared as top contenders & were put to public votings& are declared winners

Since its inception in 2000, India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards also known as ILC POWER BRAND is asia’s most eagerly awaited prestigious meeting points where leaders across the society gather to speak, set the agenda into motion. Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton, Ratan Tata, Yash Chopra, Shobhaa De are among the very few names associated with the title. Historically the past editions has been high voltage debate-centric & are successfully organized with the media & analysts describing the multi-faceted significance of the event.

At India Leadership Conclave’s ILC Power Brand Awards are the most awaited, credible & prestigious titles conferred to top performers & achievers for bringing a transformational changes in their respective fields while others could not dare to risk & venture into. Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards also repackaged as ILC Power Brands signifies the importance of a winner whose persistent initiatives in making a change in style, approach & leadership are recognized by the eminent jury members of the Network 7 Media Group. While individual accomplishments in innovation, leadership drive & sustained campaign has driven & impressed the voters in india to chose the top leaders, corporate houses, social organizations, educational institutions & public service firms are selected based on a meticulous selection process & methodology involving the stakeholders, public at large & industry experts. The real thrust is focused on abilities to stay unafraid amidst the uncertain times & unleashing the challenges to make india proud. Indian Affairs Award Winners are those leaders who have a story to tell you of their road to success.

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Govinda, Sanjay Leela Bhansali,Karishma Kapoor, Dr. Mukesh Batra,Dr.Huzaifa Khorakiwala,Tina Ahuja, Eefa Shrof, Fulora Foundation among others selected for ILC Power Brand Awards 2016

Govinda, Sanjay Leela Bhansali,Karishma Kapoor, Dr. Mukesh Batra,Dr.Huzaifa Khorakiwala,Tina Ahuja, Eefa Shrof, Fulora Foundation among others selected for ILC Power Brand Awards 2016. Indian Affairs announces the winners in Jury Category at the 7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016.

India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards also known as ILC Power Brands today declared top names from cinema,medicine,yoga,social sector at the asia’s most awaited annual edition currently in its 7th year in the non-voting jury category. These  prestigious awards at Indian Affairs awards hasl been reviewed  by an eminent panel of top Professionals & World Renowned Academia followed by an extensive selection methodology via public voting through Network 7 Research, the research wing of Network 7 Media Group to recognize the outstanding contribution in the field of  medicine, Cinema, Social Enterprise, exemplary yoga practice, and aptitude for & interest in bringing a change in the system through their own respective domains. India Leadership Conclave 2016 which is also hosting the historic Conclave titled Advantage India – It is now or never will be held in mumbai at Hotel Hilton Mumbai International Airport,on friday,1st July 2016. The set of prestigious awards wil be conferred on a glittering award night.

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Announcing the names of the winners, Satya Brahma, the founder of India Leadership Conclave Mr. Satya Brahma said At India Leadership Conclave’s dialogue & award forum, “our attempt & objective is to discuss the complex issues in minute details & yes we have been phenomenally successful not only because we have been able to again raise the bar for our industry peers in terms of top-notch participation & execution for which ILC Power Brands are known for, but also because we have been able to create outstanding content, debates & first opinions for our participants. These winners reflect our deep commitment to promote innovations & creativity & are meant to motivate & encourage to create more landmarks in near future”.

Indian Affairs Power Brand Awards at the India Leadership Conclave’s Annual Editions are Network 7 Media Group’s most prestigious & coveted  set of awards for successful achievers in business, social enterprises. Since its inception, the award categories have gained momentum because of its transparent process of selection & stringent methodology powered by Network 7 Media Group’s eminent panel of jury members.. Over the last six editions, needless to add, these awards have grown in prestige and stature. It has become the premier event of its kind in the country and a notable part of the Country’s business calendar. This valuable award has national, regional and global recognition and is awarded in the Corporate and Entrepreneurial categories.

Over the years, some exceptional business leaders have been nominated by their peers – the leaders in the marketplace and workplace who have made their mark, inspiring and empowering those around them to develop their potential and reach their goals.India Leadership Conclave popularly known as “ILC Power Brands” are Asia’s most prestigious & credible  recognition for those that have excelled in their respective industry. With more than 15 years of experience in conducing & executing world-class awards programs with the use of state of art technologies & research  has indeed gone from strength to strength distinguishing best in class organizations. The set of prestigious & coveted awards are from asia’s most definitive & credible news media in mainstream journalism  is from the organisers of  Network 7 Media Group, the flagship media company of Indian Affairs’s Annual Event, asia’s most analytical news media is now celebrating its 7th successful & glorious years of achievement. Built upon a stringent methodology that is combined with a rigorous approach in selecting the best institutions operating within asia, the awards are adjudicated by an eminent panel of jury members who collectively have several decades’ worth of evaluating industry awards in asia using the powerful research public voting mechanism.

Following are the list of Award Categories & Winners


 

  • Actor of the Decade ( Male)- Govinda
  • Actress of the Decade ( Female)- Karishma Kapoor
  • Film Maker of The Decade – Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • Social Enterprise of the Year 2016 – Fulora Foundation
  • Emerging Talent & Debut Actress of Indian Cinema 2016 – Tina Ahuja
  • Indian Affairs India’s Most Promising Yoga & Nutritionist Expert 2016 – Eefa Shrof
  • Indian Affairs millennium business leader in homeopathy medicine 2016 – Dr. Mukesh Batra, Chairman, Dr. Batras
  • Peace Leader of the year 2016 – Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, CEO, Wockhardt Foundation & Executive Director, Wockhardt Ltd

Simply Saana Vohra & her wedding solutions mantras

Meet the youngest contestant of the Indian Affairs New Age Woman in Innovations & Creativity 2016, the 25 year old bubbly entrepreneur who left a tempting MNC job to start her journey to change the look of wedding mantras at her very own enterprise indear.in. Indian Affairs spoke to Saana on five point reply to the question on why she should win the coveted award at the India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016 ,currently in its 7th glorious year to be held in Mumbai on Friday, 1st July 2016 at Hotel Hilton, Mumbai India under the theme “ADVANTAGE INDIA, IT IS NOW OR NEVER

1.Describe briefly about your organization/You

Before founding Indear, I grew up all over Asia – in India, Singapore, and the Philippines. I then attended Brown University in the US where I started my first company and got a taste for entrepreneurship. After graduating I joined Morgan Stanley New York’s investment banking franchise, where I focused on equity transactions in the technology sector. However, the entrepreneurial bug never really left me. After two years of working with inspiring technology CEOs on their initial public offerings, and selling their stories to investors, I knew I had to go back to my first love. When listening to my friend complaining about the wedding planning process – I had a gut feeling I had found my next venture.

Despite India’s enormous spending power and cultural fascination with weddings, there was no centralized site for high-quality wedding content, products, and services – and we intended to fill that gap. http://indear.in is an inspiration, planning, shopping, and services portal for Indian weddings. We source wedding content, products, and services directly from India’s best wedding vendors and designers, and organize it in an innovative manner to simplify the process of planning your dream wedding. Users can explore, save, and share wedding ideas, purchase wedding fashion, jewelry, gifts and favours, as well as book venues, make-up and mehendi artists directly on our website. We are a one-stop shop for all your wedding needs, from planning to purchase.

2.Why do you think that you deserve the coveted Award

I believe I deserve this award because my company is completely transforming one of the largest, oldest, and most disorganized industries in India. Despite being a $40 billion industry, most of the Indian wedding industry (from small designers, to florists, to venues) do not make their information and rates accessible online, and make it impossible to actually make a purchase or a booking online. We are solving this problem by organizing them, making them accessible and facilitating bookings online too.

We started out as a team of 3 people working out of a restaurant’s back office in Lower Parel, and grew to a company of 18 people offering a full range of wedding services (from inspiration, to purchasing products, to booking services) in a span of 18 months.

We also just raised our first round of funding of INR 4 crore from an institutional investor and active angel investors to scale our model and reach new customers across India and abroad (the funding will be formally announced during the last week of April). Raising this round of funding makes me one of the youngest Indian women ever to raise an institutional round of capital.

Not only are we changing the way Indians plan weddings, but there are many factors that differentiate us from our competition too such as:

  1. We are a complete end-to-end portal from inspiration, to planning, to purchasing
  2. We allow users to make real-time purchases on our platform in both Shop and Services
  3. We have any extremely supportive offline concierge service to help users make bookings and even visit venues with our customers to assist them through the process
  4. The very best brands and vendors in the business are our partners, including the Taj Group of Hotels, the Wedding Filmer, Ritu Kumar, Anita Dongre, Amrapali, Forest Essentials and many more
  5. We have a very high standard for the vendors we allow to be listed on our portal

3.Describe the career highlights & top moments

Attending Brown University (an Ivy League college which is one of the hardest to get into in the United States) was a definite highlight, as it was there that I discovered I had a passion for entrepreneurship after I co-founded our college’s largest student-run business at the time. Our business, 2020 Restaurant Discount LLC, offered discounts to students at nearby restaurants during off-peak hours. I graduated Magna cum Laude from Brown, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious academic honors society in the United States. I then was offered a highly competitive role as an investment banking analyst on Morgan Stanley’s technology equity capital markets team, where I worked on landmark IPOs such as Twitter, Care.com, and GrubHub Seamless.

However, the top moment of my career so far has definitely been founding Indear. I saw a genuine need in the wedding space that was not being fulfilled, and despite being out of the country for so long (and never having worked in technology before), I did the research and then took a leap of faith to found this company. As mentioned, we also just raised our first round of funding of INR 4 crore from an institutional investor and active angel investors, making us the first company in our space to receive funding from a prominent institutional investor. Lastly, we were interview by Bloomberg a couple of weeks ago about our journey, the link to the video is here: http://www.btvin.com/videos/watch/17375/indear–tension-free-weddings.

4.What are the unique differentiators of this Nomination that would merit this category to be considered for an award?

I think this is a really interesting and relevant category to be nominated for. Unlike other more traditional categories like “Business Women of the Year,” this award for “New Age Woman in Innovations and Creativity” focuses on women that are innovating and providing creative solutions to the fields that they work in. These platforms are not necessarily purely online or offline, but are often a mixture of many mediums to provide the most effective solution for customers.

I genuinely believe we are providing a modern, useful, convenient and fun solution in an industry that has lacked innovation for many decades, and I am very grateful to be nominated for this award.

5.What is your Vision & where you want to see yourself in the year 2020?

In 2020 I want every woman who gets engaged in India to think of our company the moment the ring slips on her finger. I want our company to be completely ingrained in the wedding industry across cities, cultures, and budgets so that every Indian bride can find any product or service that she is looking for (be it mehendi giveaways or a DJ) on our portal. I want us to continue having fantastic customer service so that these brides trust that our company will make the biggest day of their lives as special and stress-free as possible. With the wedding industry pegged at $40 billion and growing 25% year-on-year, I believe we can be a billion dollar company by the year 2020.

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India Leadership Conclave announces 26 Categories, 156 Nominees at 7th Annual ILC Power Brand awards 2016

India Leadership Conclave announces 26 Categories, 156 Nominees at 7th Annual ILC Power Brand awards 2016. Top Digital, Real Estates,Healthcare,Women Leaders, Interior designing, Jewellery, Hospitality, Software & Corporate Finance companies feature at the final six selection by the Network 7 Media Group Jury. 

India’s most awaited & very prestigious leadership dialogue & award ceremony, the 7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016 by Network 7 Media Group’s annual edition is all set to roll out in the city of Mumbai on Friday, 1st July 2016. India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards currently in its 7th year today announced the finalist of the 26 categories. Top business houses, financial institutions, women leaders, e-commerce players have featured in the list of final six nominees. The final six nominees are finalized & thrown into public voting after the expert panel handpicks top six names out of many names that are given by the institutions, agencies & companies. India Leadership Conclave 2016 is hosting the event on the theme of Advantage India where nation’s top leaders will meet to debate the complex issues & solutions.

Announcing the names of the finalists, Satya Brahma, Chairman of the 7th Annual ILC Power Brands & Organizing Committee said “We attempt to bring names that are not in the public glare & innovations that are yet to be seen by the society & leadership that are unique. While every efforts are made to give justice to the top five nominees, we are regularly analyzing & following  the developments of the nominees in the complex ever changing world”. Merit & Competence coupled with innovative strategies are the thrust & this year our efforts has been to push the start up india & digital india. Empowering Women Leaders remain our prime focus & we stand committed to our objective. Indian Affairs Power Brand Awards at the India Leadership Conclave’s Annual Editions are Network 7 Media Group’s most prestigious & coveted  set of awards for successful achievers in business, social enterprises. Since its inception, the award categories have gained momentum because of its transparent process of selection & stringent methodology powered by Network 7 Media Group’s eminent panel of jury members.. Over the last six editions, needless to add, these awards have grown in prestige and stature. It has become the premier event of its kind in the country and a notable part of the Country’s business calendar. This valuable award has national, regional and global recognition and is awarded in the Corporate and Entrepreneurial categories. In the Awards’ 6 years of the history, the principles and objectives have remained consistent that of to create a mechanism for applauding and celebrating women’s contribution to the economy,to recognize the success of business leaders in business, thereby creating a cadre of top role models whose achievements will inspire other young leaders to raise their sights and reach their goals,to be an iconic figure to the succeeding generations to emulate & influence, Over the years, some exceptional business leaders have been nominated by their peers – the leaders in the marketplace and workplace who have made their mark, inspiring and empowering those around them to develop their potential and reach their goals. The results will be announced in a glittering award ceremony on 1st July 2016 in Mumbai Maharashtra, India.

Here are the complete list of the Nominees of the 7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016.

Business Leader of the year 2016

1.Mr.V.P. Nandakumar, MD & CEO, Manappuram Finance Ltd.
2.Mr.Dilwar Nensey, JMD, Royal Palms (India) Pvt. Ltd.
3.Mr.Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder, CEO, Micromax Informatics Limited.
4.Mr.Shyam Srinivasan, CEO & MD, The Federal Bank Ltd.
5.Mr. Irfan Razack, CMD Prestige Group
6. Mr. Surya Prakash Madrecha,CMD, Trimax IT Infrastructure and Services Limited.

Business Woman of the year 2016

1.Ms.Nadia Chauhan, JMD & CMO, Parle Agro Pvt. Ltd.
2.Ms.Lisa Srao, Chairman and MD, I Brands Beverages Ltd.
3.Ms.Ayesha Thapar, MD, Indian City Properties Ltd.
4.Ms.Aditi Kothari, Executive Vice President , DSP BlackRock.
5.Ms.Devita Saraf, Founder & Mentor, VU Technologies.
6.Ms.Priya Sachdev,Founder & CEO, Rock N Shop.

Indian Affairs Most Valuable Luxury Hotel by Customer Experience

1.ITC Royal Gardenia.
2.The Oberoi.
3.The Chancery Pavilion.
4.The Zuri Hotels
5.The Leela Palace
6.Vivanta By Taj.

Indian Affairs Most Promising & Valuable Luxury Smart TV

1.Samsung.
2.Sony.
3.LG.
4.Micromax.
5.Panasonic
6.Vu Technologies.

Indian Affairs New Age Woman in Innovations & Creativity 2016

1.Ms.Nina Lekhi, Founder & CEO, Baggit.
2.Ms.Dharti Desai,Founder & CEO, FineWinesnMore.
3.Ms.Saana Vohra,Founder & CEO,Indear.in.
4.Ms.Nidhi Agarwal,Promoter & CEO,KAARYAH Lifestyle Solutions.
5.Ms.Ujjwala Satish Haware, MD & CEO, Haware Group.
6.Ms.Madhuri Ruia, Founder & Director,Integym.

Indian Affairs Impact Innovations in Interior Designing 2016

1.Ms.Shabnam Gupta.
2.Mr. Sunita Kohli
3.Ms.Sussanne Khan.
4. Ms. Gauri Khan.
5.Ms Twinkle Khanna.
6.Ms.Monica Khanna.

Indian Affairs Indian of the Year Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery 2016

1.Dr.Manoj Khanna, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon, Founder, Enhance Aesthetic Clinics
2.Dr.Viral Desai, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon,Founder,CPLSS.
3.Dr.Charu Sharma, Founder, Dr Charu Essential Aesthetic Clinic.
4.Dr.Harsh Bharat Amin, Founder, ADORN Cosmetic Surgery.
5.Dr.Priti Shukla, Founder, Dr. Priti Shukla’s AMBROSIA.
6.Dr.R. K. Mishra, Founder, SIPS Super Specialty Hospital.

Indian Affairs CEO of the year 2016

1.Mr. Sharad Sanghi,Managing Director and CEO,  Netmagic Solutions.
2.Mr. Anil Chaudhry, Managing Director at Schneider Electric , India.
3.Mr. Sanjeev Verma, Executive Director and CEO,  AGC Networks Ltd.
4.Mr. Shshank Joshi, Managing Director, My Mobile Payments Limited.
5.Mr. Asoke K. Laha,Founder, President & CEO InterraIT Inc.
6.Mr. N.V. Venkatasubramanian,CEO, L & T Valves Limited.

Indian Affairs Most Valuable & Trusted Mobile Wallet 2016

1.Money on Mobile
2.MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd.
3.Paytm.
4.PayUMoney
5.Paymate.
6.RuPay.

Innovative Woman CEO of the year 2016

1.Ms.Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director, HP India.
2.Ms.Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India.
3.Ms.Schauna Chauhan, CEO, Parle Group.
4.Ms.Deepika Arora, ‎Regional Vice President-EurAsia, Wyndham Hotel Group .
5.Ms.‎Navita Yadav, CEO, IL&FS Trust Company Ltd.
6.Ms.Reshma Merchant, Co-Founder House of Milk

Indian Affairs Infrastructure Company of the year 2016

1.Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd.
2.IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited.
3.Supreme Infrastructure India.
4.Kunstocom (India) Ltd.
5.SMS Limited.
6. Kirby Building Systems.

Airline of Substance in Value, Safety & Customer Satisfaction 2016

1.Air Asia.
2.Indigo.
3.Spicejet
4.Vistara.
5.Go Air.
6.Air India.

Indian Affairs Dynamic Women Entrepreneur of the year 2016

1.Ms.Kavitha Iyer Rodrigues, Co Founder & Chief of Operations, Zumutor Biologics Inc.
2.Ms.Radha Kapoor, Founder & Executive Director, ISDI.
3.Ms.Monica Khanna, Founder & CEO, Monica Khanna Designs.
4.Ms.Manisha Chopra, CEO & Founder, SeaSoul Cosmeceuticals.
5.Ms.Kiran Bawa, CEO & MD, IOSIS.
6.Ms.Amruda Nair,Joint MD & CEO, Aiana Hotels & Resorts.

Indian Affairs Indian Affairs Innovative Leader in Digital Entrepreneurship ( Male)

1.Mr.Manu Agarwal, Founder and CEO,  Naaptol.com.
2.Mr.Deep Kalra, Chairman & Group CEO, MakeMyTrip .
3.Mr.Praveen Sinha, Founder and Managing Director,  Jabong.
4.Mr.Ambareesh Murty, Founder, Pepperfry.
5.Mr.Ashish Goel,Founder CEO, Urban Ladder.
6.Mr. Sandeep Agarwal, Founder,ShopClues & Droom.

Indian Affairs Innovative Leader in Digital Entrepreneurship ( Female)

1.Ms.Minnat Lalpuria Rao,Founder & CEO,7Vachan.
2.Ms.Suchi Mukherjee, Founder & CEO, Limeroad.
3.Ms.Richa Kar, ‎Founder and CEO Zivame – ‎Zivame.com.
4.Ms.Pankhuri Shrivastava, Founder & CEO,Grabhouse.
5.Ms.Aditi Gupta, Founder, Menstrupedia.
6. Ms. Shuchi Pandya, CEO & Founder, Pipa + Bella.

Indian Affairs Dynamic Entrepreneur of the Year Male 2016

1.Mr.Krishna Kumar Founder, Simplilearn
2.Mr.Keshav Baljee, Managing Director, Spree Hotels
3.Mr.Rajesh Aggarwal Managing Director, Insecticides (India) Ltd.
4.Mr.Jai shankar Krishnan, Chairman, Danaher Group of Companies.
5.Mr.Bhavish Aggarwal,Co-Founder & CEO at Olacabs.com.
6.Mr.Naveen Raju, Promoter Director, Chancery Pavilion.

Indian Affairs Indian of the Year 2016 – Medicine (Obs and Gynae)

1.Dr.Rishma Pai, Consultant Gynecologist, Jaslok And Lilavati Hospitals.
2.Dr.Kiran S. Coelho, Jaslok And Lilavati Hospitals.
3.Dr.Rooma Sinha, Consultant Gynecologist and Obstetrician and Laparoscopic Surgeon, APOLLO HOSPITAL.
4.Dr.Sejal Desai, senior Gynaecologist and Director, Sarla Hospital & ICU.
5.Dr.Kamala Selvaraj,Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, G.C.Hospital.
6.Dr.Manjula Anagani, Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, Maxcure Hospitals.

Indian Affairs PR Woman of the year 2016

1.Ms.Ambika Sharma, Founder & MD, Pulp Strategy.
2.Ms.Pooja Pathak, CEO & Co-Founder,Media Mantra
3.Ms.Nandita Lakshmanan,Founder & Chairperson,The PRactice.
4.Ms.Stuti Jalan,Founder & CEO, Crosshairs Communication.
5.Ms.Valerie Pinto, Founder & CEO, Weber Shandwick India.
6.Ms.Lakshmi Rebecca,Vlogger, Filmmaker and Anchor.

Indian Affairs Most Preferred Employer  & Great IT Workplace Company 2016

1.Infosys Technologies Limited.
2. Firstsource Solutions Ltd.
3. Aegis Limited.
4. Genpact Limited.
5. Rolta India Limited.
6. Datamatics Global Services Limited.

Indian Affairs Most Valuable Real Estate Developer 2016

1.Kalpataru Group
2. Oberoi Realty.
3. DB Realty.
4. Omkar Realtors & Developers.
5. SNN Builders.
6. Ozone Group.

Indian Affairs Jewellery power brand of the year 2016

1.Kalyan Jewellers
2.Amrapali Group
3.Gitanjali Group.
4.Malabar Gold & Diamonds.
5.PC Jeweller Ltd.
6.Tanishq.

Indian Affairs E-Commerce Power Brand of the year 2016

1.Jabong.
2.Yepme.
3.Droom.
4.Portea.
5.Myntra.
6.Babyone.

Indian Affairs Physician’s Choice & Healthcare Innovator of the year 2016

1.Dabur India Limited.
2.Cadila Healthcare Limited.
3.Akumentis Healthcare Limited.
4.Cipla Limited.
5.Lupin Limited.
6.Dr.Reddy’s Labs Limited

Indian Affairs impact award for fitness & wellness 2016

1.Ms.Pooja Makhija.CEO & Founder, Nourish

2.Ms.Shelly Khera,CEO & Founder, Slim Sutra .

3.Ms.Tripti Gupta,Founder – iPink

4.Ms.Shubi Husain,Founder & CEO, Health Sanctuary P Ltd

5.Ms.Pooja Bhargava,Founder/CEO – Fitness U and Nutrition .

6.Ms.Suja Issac,Founder & CEO, Soukya International Holistic Health Centre .

 Indian Affairs Jewellery Designer of Innovations Creativity 2016

 1.Ms.Pallavi Foley.

2.Ms.Varuna D Jani.

3.Ms.Poonam Soni.

4.Ms.Suhani Pittie.

5.Ms.Mira Gulati.

6.Ms.Nitya Arora

 Indian Affairs Fashion Designer of the Decade

 1.Mr.Sabyasachi Mukherji.

2.Ms.Anita Dongre

3.Ms.Neeta Lulla.

4.Ms.Ritu Beri.

5.Mr.Tarun Tahiliani

6.Ms.Payal Singhal


India Leadership Conclave is the largest gathering of asia’s most influential leaders in one single platform & ILC Power Brand Awards are the most prestigious set of awards conferred to the successful persons & companies through a comprehensive selection process & guided by an eminent panel of jury & backed by the rich editorial resources of Network 7 Media Group. Started in the year 2009, India Leadership Conclave has been successfully hosting the leadership event in Delhi, Bengaluru & Mumbai & has entered the list of most impactful & credible annual affair in asia & is currently in 7th edition to be hosted in Mumbai on friday,1st July 2016, India. Known for path breaking initiatives, India Leadership Conclave is an eagerly awaited leadership award titles in different categories, the conclave is widely acclaimed by the top fortune 500 companies. 

Women Leadership – an epic economic and social failure!

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Political leaders around the globe are intensely seeking solutions to boost domestic economic growth. Yet one solution that is proven and involves half the population is often overlooked. By unlocking the full economic potential of women, countries can strengthen productivity, stimulate demand and boost growth. In Asia, policies that bring more women into the workforce could counteract the coming labor shortage from aging populations. In Europe, improving women’s employment could bolster domestic demand. In Africa, giving female farmers equal access to agriculture supplies and services would increase yields and incomes, improving the health and education of the next generation. In Arab transition countries, addressing female youth unemployment, among the highest in the world, is vital for building more inclusive economies.

Women’s leadership potential has been massively untapped— an epic economic and social failure.

Progress is within our reach. Today, girls attend primary schools at the same rate as boys almost everywhere, and we are seeing more women enter secondary and higher education in a growing number of countries. Women now make up 40% of the global labor force.

Yet despite these achievements, the gap between men’s and women’s earnings and productivity is still large. Even in countries where women are graduating from college at the same or greater rates than men, the pay gap persists. More women than men are trapped in low-productivity jobs. Around the globe, women are over-represented in the informal economy, where wages tend to be below-market and job mobility is limited. Across businesses, women are underrepresented in leadership positions and in boardrooms. And from one country to the next, enterprises led by men too often out-earn those led by women.

Women with minimal access to resources and no access to child care have limited choices that too often mean low-wage and part-time labor. In rural communities in the developing world, when women farmers have unequal access to fertilizers or training, their farm productivity lags behind men. When rules and laws inhibit women’s ownership of collateral, economies lose out on the wasted talents of female entrepreneurs. This remains true today. Without the full contribution of women, no economy will reach its full potential.

Slimsutra Founder Shelly Khera on an expansion plan, to explore meaningful collaborations both in india & abroad – Indian Affairs

Slimsutra Founder Shelly Khera on an expansion plan, to explore meaningful collaborations both in india & abroad.

Slim Sutra Slimming and Yoga Wellness Centre managed under the visionary leadership of Yogacharya Shelly Khera was recently awarded at Pharma Leaders Super Brand Awards 2015 as “India’s Most Promising & Valuable Nutrition & Wellness  Centre in Diet & Nutritional Counseling 2015”

Slim Sutra Slimming and Yoga Wellness Centre  was recognized at the the 8th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Business Leadership Awards  2015 in Mumbai in December where more than 300 top leaders of the healthcare industry had gathered to be the part of the historic debate on  “Pharma Leaders 2015, Brand India Winning”. Slim Sutra received the prestigious & most credible award title “India’s Most Promising & Valuable Nutrition & Wellness  Centre in Diet & Nutritional Counseling 2015” by the Network 7 Media Group Jury for its path-breaking innovations in Yoga slimming solutions & variety of other lifestyle issues.

Yoga is a fine science that blends body, mind & soul. We at Slimsutra make every attempt to connect body, mind & soul in a natural & scientific way.

The yoga practice of mindfulness increases awareness of the body and its responses. That awareness is good for your diet. When you are aware that you grab a snack for quick energy when you’re tired, you can decide to get more sleep. When you remember the heavy feeling from an order of fries or the espresso buzz that keeps you from sleep, you can make healthier choices. Yoga poses that enhance mindfulness and relaxation might include Uttanasana, a standing forward bend in which the head and torso fold down as close to the front of the legs as possible, with the fingertips beside the feet or the palms flat on the floor by the ankles. Uttanasana helps to reduce fatigue, anxiety and stress. Savasana, or Corpse pose, is a long relaxed stretch with your back on the mat, legs extended and arms down along the sides. In Savasana, you are as close to sleep as you can get while still fully awake. Yoga and Weight Loss has reported on several studies that confirm the links between weight loss and yoga. Yoga creates long, lean muscles. That’s good news for looking and feeling fit on a diet. But the best news is that the muscle keeps on working for you even when you’re not working it. Muscle burns fat whether it is engaged or at rest. The higher the proportion of muscle tissue you have, the more fat you burn. The strengthening and lengthening aspects of evening yoga practice help you to lose weight while you sleep.

The yoga practice of mindfulness increases awareness of the body and its responses. That awareness is good for your diet. When you are aware that you grab a snack for quick energy when you’re tired, you can decide to get more sleep. When you remember the heavy feeling from an order of fries or the espresso buzz that keeps you from sleep, you can make healthier choices. Yoga poses that enhance mindfulness and relaxation might include Uttanasana, a standing forward bend in which the head and torso fold down as close to the front of the legs as possible, with the fingertips beside the feet or the palms flat on the floor by the ankles. Uttanasana helps to reduce fatigue, anxiety and stress. Savasana, or Corpse pose, is a long relaxed stretch with your back on the mat, legs extended and arms down along the sides. In Savasana, you are as close to sleep as you can get while still fully awake.

Yoga is not a recent phenomenon. It is an ancient Indian practice which is associated not just with the physical well-being of the body but with the overall health of a human being. I see yoga as a holistic package, which unlike other physical activities aims at cleansing and rejuvenating the human body from outside as well as within. If one adopts the practice as a part of everyday routine, one can actually feel the difference – mentally, physically as well spiritually. And as an added bonus, it can bring about weight loss too.With the growing trend of people getting more cautious of their expanding waistlines and increased instances of metabolic disorders – cancer, diabetes and others – there has been a sudden upsurge in people prioritising their health and resorting to tailor-made diet plans and fitness regimes.For the longest time in my life, I was of the opinion that yoga involves a set of exercises where holding certain postures for a few seconds was the main objective. I used to think of it as a regime meant for those who were already fit but were keen on building their flexibility. I could somehow never relate it to being an effective tool for weight loss as compared to the high intensive workout sessions in the gyms. It took me quite some time to understand the mechanism of different asanas and their efficacy but I must tell you, the understanding of it was enlightening, affirmative and oh, so gratifying!

Yoga and weight loss

Before we target weight loss, it is important to understand the various factors that contribute in weight gain. Apart from faulty dietary habits, one should identify that weight gain also stems from inefficient functioning of various bodily functions. Yoga has some of the most basic breathing practices at its base which aims at cleansing, balancing and rejuvenating our inner organs and their functions. Various breathing exercises and basic asanas help in increasing metabolic and heart rates. Once you are healed from within, the focus then shifts towards the outer body.

Yoga is considered as one of the the best and simplest ways for weight loss. The best thing about yoga is that it can be practised by people of any age as it is equally good for any age group. Even pregnant women are recommended to do Yoga because it can be healthful during the period as long as they take certain precautions.Stress has been linked to many health problems including gaining weight. Yoga, which is believed to be a good stress buster, will not only help you stay in shape, but will also reduce your risk of getting certain diseases. Losing weight and staying fit can help boost a person’s self-esteem and decrease stress levels.

Indian Affairs caught up with Shelly Khera to find out the origin of Slim Sutra & the importance of Yoga practice in our daily life.

Excerpts from the interview

Indian Affairs: What do you think that Slim Sutra has a niche space in the crowded Indian yoga slimming market?

Shelly Khera: Slim Sutra believes in the philosophy of combining evidence-based medicine with the wisdom of ancient wellness solutions. We believe we have achieved a fine balance between absorbing the benefits of the two sciences and merging them together for today’s informed consumer.

Indian Affairs: Are there any breakthrough initiatives that you have driven, if so, how it has impacted the society & quality of life?

Shelly Khera: Yoga is a huge wealth of health secrets that had been ignored until two decades back in the commercial market. Bringing it to the forefront has been one of our frontline endeavours; yoga as a mainstream health activity has been welcomed by the modern consumer and Slim Sutra is proud to bring about this change in the urban habit.

Indian Affairs: Elaborate on your name & its significance in slimming solutions?

Shelly Khera: Sutra literally means a rope or thread that holds things together. We a Sutra, wish to be that sting to you that will connect and bind you to righteous & healthy ways of living. According to Sutra studies, each client is unique in his or her health issues. Therefore, we take a customized as well as a wholesome approach to address your core problem.Our dedicated team of counselors study your diet history and create modified diets to suit your lifestyle. This is inherently combined with a scientific approach to weight loss.To ensure the transformation be constant and long term, we emphasize the importance of exercise in the form of yog asanas that not only helps in reaching the results faster, but also ensures immense control over senses and the ability to say no to temptations that arise along the path. We aim to offer integrated health plan for a healthy body, creative mind and evolving spirit.

Pharma Leader : What differences do you feel that india VS West in Yoga  slimming & wellness?

Shelly Khera: There is a vast difference between practising Yoga as a pure physical activity as opposed to practising Yoga with its ‘bhavas’ that is emotions. We have seen certain western institutions executing Yoga as a pure physical benefit which we feel does not do full justice to the power of this beautiful and wholesome exercise.

Indian Affairs: Given a choice, will you collaborate with the Government of india in its mission to promote Yoga & Yoga related healthcare services

Shelly Khera: I fully believe in the power of Yoga and the positive changes it can yield in an individual’s life. Given an opportunity, I would definitely collaborate with the Government of India in its noble mission.

Indian Affairs: Being the pioneer in Yoga Culture, Why the traditional method of being fit in Yoga, has still remained out of millions of Indian masses?

Shelly Khera: Yoga has not received the exposure it deserves as opposed to the popular and glamorous culture such as the gym. The effects of Yoga are slower to start with and definitely long lasting. This also leads to some sort of impatience in today’s fast-paced and quick result-oriented generation. However, give it time and patience & I can promise Yoga is undoubtedly the best gift you can give to your body and your mind.

Indian Affairs: Do you have any expansion plans to expand your centre in india & abroad?

Shelly Khera: Slim Sutra is a rare gem that is functioning with a soul because of my direct involvement in the entire process, be it the science or the final results. Franchising too soon may dilute the authenticity plans, but having said that, we are open to a genuine collaboration with health enthusiasts worldwide.

Indian Affairs: Are you open to collaborate with overseas players willing to open its wings in india?

Shelly Khera: That would be an honour.

Indian Affairs: During the next three years we estimate that the Indian wellness industry will grow at a CAGR of 20% to reach INR 875 billion. This augurs well for the Yoga wellness industry in India as well. How do you look at the current trends?

Shelly Khera: This generation’s obsession with quick results will soon highlight the importance of long-lasting and healthier results, I predict a boom in the Yoga culture and an affinity of the people to more organic and natural sources of health and wellness.

Indian Affairs: There will be a boom in the traditional medicine industry as we are trying to push the industry and take it to the international level. The prime minister has also decided to take this traditional science seriously. Your take on this?

Shelly Khera: I think its a brilliant and much needed initiative. The ancient Indian literature and traditional science has a wealth of life changing secrets and health solutions. If adapted well, it has the power to bring positive change in the lives of those who accept and practice it whole-heartedly.


NON SURGICAL EXTERNAL LIPOLYSIS

The new technology introduced by Slim Sutra called Non Surgical External Lipolysis helps an individual to stay fit without disrupting the daily course of life. This technology doesn’t require LIPOSUCTION or any other techniques which interferes in the daily routine and neither does it require any compromise on the diet of the person. The technology will be a breather for fitness enthusiast across due to the simple and easy to understand technique of keeping one’s body in shape.

The ultrasonic lipolysis, also known as aesthetic cavitation is a relatively new technique that applies a phenomenon knows in physics to aesthetics. This phenomenon is called cavitation, and is a very smart way to reduce fat because it is converted into liquid and then is naturally eliminated with urine. When cavitation is followed by a lymphatic drainage the process is faster, as the drainage is very effective eliminating liquids. Let’s look at the details on how ultrasonic cavitation works: The ultrasonic cavitation reduces fat cells with certain manipulation techniques, thanks to a machine that is placed on the skin exactly in the area that has to be treated. The cavitation physic principle was not used, until some time ago, in aesthetic medicine. The machine works with ultrasounds that form bubble in the tissues where the fat cells are. The bubble expands and then it is immediately compressed. The temperature increases due to the pressure sudden variation and the bubble implodes. The implosion damages the fat cells, reducing the localized adiposity. With the cavitation the fat cells are exposed to a pressure that breaks their membranes, unleashing the destruction of adipose deposits. The fat contained (triglycerides) fragments into diglycerides that are expelled via the urinary system. It is strongly suggested a low‐ calorie diet and to drink at least two litres of water before and after the treatment, being an essential step in the fat elimination process. Generally one cavitation treatment lasts 35 minutes, where a single part of the body is treated: abdomen, buttocks, internal or external part of the legs are the most common ones. Between a session and another 72 hours must pass, so the body can eliminate fat. The minimum suggested number of sessions is from 6 to 10. How does cavitation work? The advanced technology of cavitation enables the concentration of energy at precise depth in the tissue, which enables the selective dispersion of fat cells under the skin. The surface of the skin, the veins, the nerves and the muscles remain untouched. The fat out of the dispersed fat cells flows out in the form of triglycerides into the intercellular fluid, where it decomposes under the influence of enzymes into glycerol and simple fatty acids. The water‐ soluble glycerol enters the circulation and is spent for production of new energy, the insoluble simple fatty acids then travel into the liver, where they are decomposed like any other simple fatty acid, including those consumed from food. On which parts of body and how is cavitation executed? With cavitation procedure we remove cellulite and fat deposits which have accumulated on the BELLY, BUTTOCKS, THIGHS, HIPS, KNEES AND THE UPPER ARMS. With that, it is very important that you drink a lot of water, which helps the body to excrete the deposited fats. Who should make use of cavitation? Cavitation is meant for men and women who face problems of accumulated fat deposits or cellulite. Slim Sutra offer this unique, revolutionary and tested method of fat burning and body firming. Nowadays the shortage of time and exercise as well as inappropriate nutrition, rapidly increase the number of overweight people. A stern diet, strong will and hard work in the gym can contribute to weight reduction, yet they usually do not remove the inveterate fat cushions on one’s belly, hips and thighs. For a number of years surgical treatment (liposuction) had been the only solution for such problems. Does that mean there is no hope for men and women who refuse invasive procedures and the potential risks they bring with them? The cavitation procedure is a painless revolutionary service which does not affect the surrounding tissues and has no side effects. Even though many people are losing centimetres and gaining a new contour  during their cavitation sessions, they do not understand how this new miracle weapon against fat works. The time has come to clarify it.

Yogacharya Shelly Khera, M.D. & Founder, Slim Sutra, Slimming Expert & Yogacharya

A brief Overview of the Journey


Mrs. Shelly Khera is an acclaimed dietician, nutritionist, slimming expert & a world renowned Yogacharya. Her television program on Yoga has a dedicated audience all over the world. She’s also a column writer with various health magazines. After 15 years of teaching, she has dedicated her life to the perfection of the health philosophy and is committed to share its benefits with society at large. She has been on the panel of Gladrags Megamodel & Manhunt Contest 2010  as the Health & Fitness Expert for the grooming of the contestants. She also partnered with Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa for training their young singing contestants for their complete physical & mental fitness along with potentiating the vocal flexibility. She was also a guest speaker at Tata AIG’s launch of Lifa (Lady Independent Financial Advisor) to spread awareness on staying slim and fit for working women. Shelly has over the past few years researched the concept of slimming and has put together a plethora of slimming and spot reduction services which ensure the least chance of the lost weight bouncing back. During her yoga sessions, she noticed a lot of men and women who enrolled where the unsatisfied clients who after losing a good amount of weight with a slimming centre got all or more of it back. That’s what led her to find a system without loopholes that ensures maintenance of lost weight and she proudly stands by its conception.Shellyji, not only emphasizes on physical well-being, but also believes that, “Making your mind ready for the kind of change that your body will go through is extremely essential. Also, if you are not mentally prepared to make the healthy way of living as a lifestyle change, the weight or the erratic lifestyle is likely to bounce back.”

“Slimming does not always mean being healthy so we, at Slim Sutra, make sure that we combine health and slimming of the body at the same time and prepare body to accept the change in healthy manner so that you maintain your inches for a longer period of time.”