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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Pallavi Foley bags the prestigious India’s Most Promising Face in Jewellery Designing 2016 at India Leadership Conclave 2016

Pallavi Foley bags the prestigious India’s Most Promising Face in Jewellery Designing 2016 at India Leadership Conclave 2016

Pallavi Foley voted in the individual jury category for bringing innovative & trend-setting designs & making the brand a favourite choice for the internationally acclaimed celebrities & business leaders.

International Award Winning Jewelry Designer Pallavi Foley received the prestigious “India’s Most Promising Face in Jewellery Designing 2016” at the 7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Business Leadership Awards 2016.The ace Jewelry designer Pallavi received the award on a glittering award night where more than 350 leaders of the country & leading faces attended the ceremony. Prominent faces from cinema,business & social enterprises were also recognised in Indian Affairs’s 7th Annual editions. These prestigious awards were given away to the most deserving candidate, aptly tagged – ‘Nation’s Best’ after being reviewed by an eminent panel of top professionals & globally acclaimed academia followed by an extensive selection methodology via public voting through Network 7 Research, the research wing of Network 7 Group. Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia, the founder and Chairman of Datamatics Group of Companies & Mrs. Sandra Rajnikant Shroff of United Phosphorus Limited along with Mr. Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Network 7 Media Group conferred the award trophy & certificate of excellence to Pallavi Foley. Speaking on the award, Pallavi said “Each nominee in the category was wisely chosen, all being par excellence in their own regard. I feel proud and honored to have won this prestigious award. I would like to thank the entire country and jury for deeming me as the ‘Nation’s Best’ and loving and admiring my work. For me jewelry is a piece of art and I have always utilized Indian craftsmanship and adapt it to modern, global sensibilities. Hope to continue being loved so!”said Pallavi Foley.

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Pallavi is one of India’s leading jewellery designers; her list of achievements is long.She has been on the cover of India Today – they called her a game changer – part of 35 young achievers who “make a difference”. Rio Tinto has called her India’s “hottest young talent”, and the World Gold Council has called her “the Elsa Peretti of India”. She won second place at the International Saul Bell Award Competition in 2010 for her piece 3-space. And in 2006 and 2007 (while she was at Tanishq), designed the Femina Miss India Universe Crowns and Tiaras.But much more importantly, what enables Pallavi to make the masterpieces she does? Pallavi says that “when it comes to design, she is fearless”. She understands the limitations of the manufacturing process but that she is not encumbered by tradition, or the “accepted way of doing something”. So, under her watch, gold and precious stone are pushed to their limit – the end result being jewellery that is today avant-garde, and tomorrow timeless. Her remarkable ability to think out of the box has created many a masterpiece for she believes her work to be more than art. Pallavi says“After conceptualizing a design idea, it’s all about design detailing; there is as much science in a piece of jewellery as there is art”.This ability has also encouraged traditional craftsmen to enhance and explore their skills with her design sensibilities.Pallavi’s foray into jewellery design is much like an artist’s journey, which is how she looks at it. Creative visionary is a word synonymous with her.She has received numerous national and international design awards in jewellery design. With awards flowing her way, her shows are undoubtedly the most sought after in the fashion world.Pallavi Foley was featured in a Coffee Table book called the ‘Trailblazers of Bengaluru’ which feature 28 entrepreneurs of Bangalore. She has also been awarded as “The Best Designer”, instituted by the South India Jewellery Show (SIJS-South India jewellery show).  To add to her kitty of great achievement she has been featured by the renowned World Gold Council and won the NID business world design award for designing a hugely successful, contemporary jewellery collection, designed using a traditional indian motif.Pallavi’s designs are captivating, with significance behind each piece she creates. The designs are known to be enriching, enchanting and rejuvenating.Some of the most well known names in Bollywood have worn her jewels and sashayed the ramp in her jewellery, making way for new trends.  She showcases her collections at the Lakme Fashion weeks and IIJW shows, which are looked forward to by the media and the industry, for avantgarde new trend directions.

 

Pallavi Foley Boutique Jewels is a jewellery boutique located in the Leela Palace Bangalore . Pallavi says that “when it comes to design, she is fearless”. She understands the limitations of the manufacturing process but that she is not encumbered by tradition, or the “accepted way of doing something”. So, under her watch, gold and precious stone are pushed to their limit – the end result being jewellery that is today avant-garde, and tomorrow timeless.

Pallavi Foley while being nominated for the top recognition of “India’s Most Promising Face in Jewellery Designing 2016″ submitted to the jury outlined the vision of taking the brand ahead & said “Pallavi’s foley into jewellery design is much like an artist’s journey, which is how she looks at it. Creative visionary is a word synonymous with her. Pallavi’s designs are captivating, with significance behind each piece she creates. The designs are known to be enriching, enchanting and rejuvenating.All the Pallavi Foley designs are executed in India, by the finest craftsmen across the various states. Some of the most well known names in Bollywood have worn her jewels and sashayed the ramp in her jewellery, making way for new trends. Her themes are rooted in tradition, yet her style global and modern. A unique way to retail jewellery for the fist time in the world, where we are all about design and co-creation. She brings the core of the jewellery business, “Design” to the forefront and enchants her audience with the power of Indian design. The Pallavi Foley Brand, will be setting-up a chain of stores across Indian cities in the year 2016/2107 and going global in the year 2017 launching stores in the fashion capitals of the world. The Pallavi Foley Brand, will be setting-up a chain of stores across Indian cities in the year 2016/2107 and going global in the year 2017 launching stores in the fashion capitals of the world.

 

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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Voting Category

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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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Top startup india & E-commerce players set to address at India Leadership Conclave 2016

Top startup india & E-commerce players set to address at India Leadership Conclave 2016

Shopclue Founder Sandeep Agarwal, Myntra’s Gunjan Soni, Simplylearn’s Krishna Kumar, Urban Ladder’s Ashish Goel, Money on Mobile’s Shashank Joshi among others to discuss the roadmaps of India’s ‘startups’ and ‘Digital India’ push at the 7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016

In a major initiative of India Leadership Conclave’s Annual meet currently in its 7th annual edition debating on a theme Advantage India – It is now or never, top guns of the e-commerce & start-up india are set to address the much awaited 7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016 to be hosted in mumbai on Friday,1st July at Hotel Hilton mumbai, international Airport. The Conclave, widely perceived by the industry leaders as premier leadership meeting point will be attended by more than 300 leaders of the country & is going to set benchmark in leadership empowerment & historic relevance said in a release. “India today stands on the threshold of a new economic power & the mood of the nation specially the start up & Digital India are absolutely electric given the growth & innovations that it set out since last few years, said Satya Brahma, the founder & chairman of the India Leadership Conclave  2016. We are in an exciting phase of innovations & creativity where the young strat up industry specially the mobile revolution is making its mark felt both in india & abroad as a number of innovative start-ups in India such as E-commerce,B2B,Consumer internet, Mobile apps,SaaS  are set to receive more funding in the year 2017 -18 that it received between 2010 and 2014, the infusion of VC and PE increased from US$ 13 mn to US$ 1,818 mn despite the recent drop in investments & the number of start up will increase than it is projected & by 2020 there will be 11,500 firms from 3,100 startups in 2014″. India’s e-commerce players are being duly empowered by the central government’s push specialy Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship Make in India efforts to push for ‘startups’ and ‘Digital India’. The recent declaration of comprehensive policy framework for patents will be a big step as well.

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The Leaders & the entrepreneurs of the Stratup up India who will be addressing the Conclave include Sandeep Agrawal, CEO & Founder, ShopClues & Droom, Vishwas Patel,CEO & Founder,CCAvenue,Ashish Goel,Co-Founder & CEO,Urban Ladder,Dewang Neralla,CEO & Director,Atom Technologies Limited,Shashank Joshi,Managing Director,My Mobile Payments Ltd, Sudarshan Purohit,CEO & Founder,Zenify.in, Probir  Roy,Co- Founder & CEO,Paymate, Ketan C. Doshi,MD, Pay Point India, Anirban Poddar,Founder & CEO, ShopHop, Sanna Vohra, Founder & CEO, The Wedding Brigade, Suchi Pandya, CEO & Co-Founder, Pipa+Bela, Arpita Ganesh, Founder & CEO,Buttercups Bras, Shivaarti Bajaj,Founder & CEO, Go Parties, Nilisha Bhimani, Founder & CEO,Stay Fabulous, Gunjan Soni. CMO & Head of International Brands, Myntra, Raka Chakrawarti,Founder & CEO, Gourmetdelight

0200 – 0300 PM Registration, Reception & Networking High Tea
0300 – 0310 PM Opening Address & Conclave Moderation

Mr. Krishnakumar Subramaniam

Vice President, Business Devlopment, India, Africa & Midle East, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

0310 – 0320 PM Theme & Welcome Address

Mr. Satya Brahma

Chairman & Editor-In-Chief – Network 7 Media Group

0320 – 0335 PM Nation Building through Rural Transformation – Mr. Mayank Gandhi, Social Activist.
0335 – 0350 PM My Entrepreneurial Journey, Zigzag Roads & Challenges

Ms.Lisa Srao, Chairman and MD, I Brands Beverages Ltd

0350 – 0400 PM Does Lack of a Systematic process & regulations make Homeopathy influence the choice of healing systems? An Indian experiment with  global comparisons .

Dr. Mukesh Batra, Chairman, Dr. Batras

0400 – 0430PM Panel Discussion
  Disruptive Cashless Innovations in India : India’s Emerging Digital Payment Markets

Panel Speakers

Mr.Vishwas Patel, CEO & Founder, CCAvenue

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

Mr.Dewang Neralla,CEO & Director, Atom Technologies Limited

Mr. Shashank Joshi, Managing Director, My Mobile Payments Ltd

Mr.Sudarshan Purohit,CEO & Founder,Zenify.in

Mr.Probir  Roy, Co- Founder & CEO, Paymate

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

Mr.Ketan C. Doshi,MD, Pay Point India

Mr. Anirban Poddar,Founder & CEO, ShopHop

0430-  0450PM Refreshment Break
0450 PM – 0520PM Panel Discussion
  Digital India Transformation – Empowering Digital Women Leaders in India

Panel Speakers

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.Raka Chakrawarti,Founder & CEO, Gourmetdelight

Ms.Minnat Lalpuria Rao,Founder & CEO,7Vachan

Ms. Neha Mathur Rastogi, CEO, WordsWork

0520PM- 0535PM Healthcare Delivery in India -Missed Opportunities & Promising Future

Mr.Shriram Vijayakumar, CEO & MD,DaVita India

0535PM – 0550PM Booming Indian Start up Industry – Challenges & Opportunities.

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

0550PM – 0620PM Panel Discussion

Politics, Economic Development and Social Change in India.

  Ms.Nisha JamVwal, Celebrity Columnist

Dr. Debraj Shome, Facial Plastic Surgeon

Ms. Nupur Sharma, BJP Spokesperson

Mr. Mayank Gandhi, Social Activist

Ms. Kunickaa Sadanand, Actor, Producer & Social Activist

Ms. Kanika Mishra, Cartoonist

Ms. Eefa Shrof, Founder, Supernova Fitness & Nutrition

0620PM – 0720 PM 7th Annual Indian Affairs India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016 ( ILC Power Brands)
0720PM – 0730 PM Address by the Chief Guest
0730PM – 0735 PM Vote of thanks
0735 PM- Onwards Entertainment Program & Cocktails & Gala Dinner

There will also be big challenge in terms of multiple issues that the country is confronting. India is ranked 130th out of 189 economies on the ease of doing business, 133rd on the ease of trading across borders and 157th on the ease of paying taxes & India is ranked 155th in case of starting a business on an average, Indian businesses need to make 33 tax payments annually with around 243 hours spent to prepare and pay taxes in a year & in contrast, China requires just nine tax payments annually, while the US doesn’t trouble its taxpayers more than 11 times annually for tax payments.


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. We have heard them, have you?

 

India Leadership Conclave 2016 top focus Women Empowerment!

Gender inequality may have reduced the country’s economic growth, poor infrastructure, corruption, antiquated labor laws – may become easier to tackle than pervasive gender inequality

Imagine a country where the most powerful political figure, two billionaires ,three of the most dominant regional politicians, several prominent CEOs, andhalf of local government representatives are women. Now imagine that, in that same country, one-third of adult women are illiterate, spousal rape is not illegal, and sex-selective abortion and female infanticide are still widely practiced.
It may be hard to reconcile these two realities, but modern India somehow manages to be, at the same time, the land of Indira Gandhi and Mother Theresa and of child brides and dowry deaths.

There are, of course, strong normative and humanitarian reasons to guarantee full gender equality and sufficient legal protection for women in India, as elsewhere. But the economic and political consequences – the material costs – of gender discrimination are often overlooked.

Women thus constitute just a quarter of India’s 473 million strong workforce, although as the journalist Rupa Subramanya notes, that does not count the substantial, if immeasurable, contributions they make in the domestic realm. True parity in terms of employment – the addition of about 203 million women to the Indian workforce, given sufficient demand for such labor – would boost the economy by roughly $900 billion, assuming consistent levels of productivity. Under those circumstances, India’s average annual growth over the past decade could have been 11.6 percent instead of 7.7 percent. Women’s inequality may, in other words, have cost India’s economy almost 4 percent of annual growth over the past 10 years.

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The consequences have been immense. Naturally, the most important result of a divergent outcome would have been the enormous social and economic benefits for over a half billion women. India’s evolution into a middle-income country could also have been more easily assured. Politically, this would also have granted India much more international leverage: it would have become a more attractive destination for global investment, and comparisons with China’s magnificent growth would perhaps have seemed less far-fetched.
Beyond cultural norms and the absence of mandated family planning, a few factors have contributed to India’s inability to increase women’s employment. While the country has made admirable gains in improving some aspects of welfare – life expectancy, for example, has risen dramatically – and may even beahead of the curve in terms of women’s political empowerment, education remains a challenge.
The ratio of female to male enrollment in primary education is effectively equal, and females constitute some 48 percent of secondary school students. However, in terms of higher education, the numbers diverge sharply: just 42 percent of Indian college students are female. Education, along with fertility, has a direct impact on changing cultural norms. Women are also disproportionally disadvantaged by a lack of opportunity in the manufacturing sector, with the vast majority still employed in agricultural pursuits. And India’s labor laws protect existing workers -primarily men – at the expense of aspiring ones, which include most women. Manish Sabharwal, an Indian human resource entrepreneur, says that this may explain why an estimated 97 percent of working women have jobs in the informal sector.
The government has taken some well-meaning, if controversial, steps to advance the positions of women, such as the recent decision to develop an all-women’s bank. But to really overcome gender inequality, India will require changes to its society that are more than cosmetic.

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Nagpur based Infrastructure giant SMS Infrastructure’s Anand Sancheti to receive the prestigious Transformational Business Leader of the Year 2016

Nagpur based Infrastructure giant SMS Infrastructure’s Anand Sancheti to receive the prestigious Transformational Business Leader of the Year 2016

India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016 declared Mr. Anand Sancheti, MD, SMS Limited in  the very prestigious category of Transformational Business Leader of the Year 2016 at the ILC Power Brand Awards 2016 to be held in mumbai on 1st july 2016.Mr Anand Sancheti was declared winner after the jury looked into the landmark achievements that he led to ensure SMS Group as one of the top company.

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. Those who also made it to the top list included people from cinema, corporate, philanthropy etc. 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 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 & Executive Director, Wockhardt Ltd

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Factfile

A Commerce Graduate with diploma in finance. He is looking after the management of the Company. Heads the finance division of group. Was involved in Project implementation for a period of more than 7 years. He was also involved in the successful implementation of first PPP project in Roads Sector, in India. Has closely worked in Professional Capacity with McKinsey SBI capital Market Ltd and National Highway Authority of India. He has been a faculty for structured Finance and Project finance at World Bank Knowledge Forum, State Bank of India, etc. He also holds various Management Positions within and outside Group Companies.

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SMS Limited

Sustainable growth, Multi-sectoral presence, Quality, Innovation, Technical expertise, Strong financials and a socially responsible company since 1963, SMS Limited is Central India’s largest Infrastructure Group. Company has Pan India presence with Corporate Office located at Nagpur. Employee base of more than 1800 with attrition of less than 2%, satisfaction of all clients and continued track record of timely completion with quality are the key attributable for the success of the company.

Roads: In Roads, Highways, Bridges and Airports the company has executed number of prestigious works. Country’s first BOT project in Road was successfully executed in 1997 at a period when Power, Shipping, Telecommunication privatization had failed. The success of Durg-By-Pass is still the largest mentioned success story by the erstwhile Governments. Country’s fifth highest density corridor was completed by the company in year 2004. Longest Twin-Tube tunnel in Sahyadri region with country’s second highest viaduct was also completed by the company. The company has also completed various Road projects in Naxal infected areas contributing to the development of the region. Several Awards by Geotechnical Society, Builders Association of India, Concrete Society, Institute of Engineers, etc have been bestowed upon the company for its excellent performance.

Toll Management: Company has contributed significantly in establishing the user’s fee and people’s readiness to pay toll during the initial stages. At several platforms the company has shared its knowledge and helped in motivating people to pay for better quality roads. Company has operated and managed long stretches of roads in all parts of the Country. The Vidyasagar Setu toll collection provided an increase of 230% in revenue to West Bengal Government. Limca Book of records has recognized the efforts of SMS Limited for Highest ever Toll Collection reported. National Highway Authority of India has awarded Best Operation & Maintenance Contractor to SMS for a continuous period of two years.

Railway: With continued efforts to its contribution to the transportation sector the company has emerged as one of the largest Railway Contractor. Company has capability and has demonstrated its expertise at various occasions in complex Railway Projects. Railway tunnel in Himalayan terrain, Sahyadri region, Railway embankment protection works on the banks of Brahmaputra river, new railway line in thick naxal belt of mineral rich Chhattisgarh State and private railway embankments for Khaparkheda, Chandrapur, Sarni, Koradi Thermal Power Stations are the few landmark projects executed by the company. The company not only does the Civil work but is also actively involved in permanent way linking of Railway tracks, signaling and telecommunications, station buildings etc. The company has a motto that “You give us the land and we will provide you complete Railway line in sync with Indian Railways”.

Urban Development: In its continued foray in transportation sector, Company has constructed Asia’s largest underground Car Parking facility at Kamlanagar, Delhi. This engineering marvel has 9 floors of underground car park with capacity of more than 800 cars. Mumbai’s largest radio fleet taxi – TabCab is promoted by the Company and is successfully running despite the disruptive app-based aggregators flooding the market.

Irrigation: Water is the driving force of all Nature. The company having recognized its importance, SMS Limited is a leading Irrigation contractor having its works Pan India. We have successfully completed several dams, barrages, reservoirs and all types of water retaining structures. For transportation of water the company has executed kilometers of main canal, distribution canal, tunnel and pipeline. For low-lying areas company has executed lift irrigation schemes. For drinking water supply we have executed intake wells, pipelines and tap connections to hundreds of villages.

Water Reuse: Use of wastewater is the need in the era of depleting water table and dearth of water resources. Realizing this, the company has participated in India’s largest water reuse Sewage Treatment Plant with treated water to be used for Super Thermal Power Station through a 19-kilometer pipeline. Turnkey construction with Operation and Maintenance of 10 years is being carried out by the company. Company has equity stake in several Common Effluent Treatment Plants.

Waste Management: Waste management is a service to the Nation and its humble contribution to Nation. Company is managing Bio-Medical Waste Treatment plants at Delhi, Lucknow, Raipur, Ranchi, Aurangabad, Nasik, Kampala (Uganda) and Mumbai (Asia’s Largest). Extension to BMW, Company also has the rights for transportation and management of Common Hazardous Waste Treatment and Scientific Disposal Facility at Pune and Butibori. Pune plant is a state-of-the-art project having visited by several companies from across the Globe. Company has bagged the project at Goa, Aurangabad and Bangalore for similar works. Several Awards have been bagged by the Company for its efficient waste management facilities.

Mining: In its contribution to the progress of the Nation, Company is Mine Development and Operation (MDO) for World’s largest underground Uranium mine. The Greenfield project with complete mechanization is being executed by us. The world-class technology with skill development with local has been a subject for several research papers in the field. The Company owns largest number of plant and machinery used for underground coal extraction. Company contributes more than One Million Ton of underground coal in its endeavor to save environment from opencast mines.

Electrical: To provide electricity in the farther corners of this Country in the state of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Tamilnadu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra etc. we are continuously striving. In last 5 years Company has provided connections to more than 3.5 lac households of Below Poverty Line. The infrastructure development like substations, lines, loops, switching stations, meters, etc. for continuous supply is undertaken by the Company in a large manner. Company has installed more than 18000 distribution transformers during last 5 years.

The robust financials have always complemented to the growth of the Company. Present Net-Worth of the Group is more than INR 450 Crore with enviable performance ratios. The external credit rating agencies have placed the Company in the ‘A-’ Category for its balanced financial management and well chalked out growth momentum.

On the CSR front Company has contributed largely in the development of a Cancer Hospital. Company is actively engaged in providing school uniforms and kit to thousands of children through ‘CAFE’ and Hostel and education facilities for AIDS infected children left by their parents through ‘CARE’.Over last several years, the sole motto of SMS Ltd has been nation building. A strong nation rests on its robust infrastructure. With this vision, SMS Ltd started its business 52 years ago and today has become a giant in this filed. Our step by step progress in diversified segments have made us reach at a consolidated turnover of Rs. 1750 crore.

Innovation in engineering had been the driving force for the company and hence, the company had taken calculated risks in bidding for niche projects in various segments. We have never backed out of our projects even when faced with difficulties and have gone ahead with completing them.

At different times, we had brought globally renowned technologies to India by entering into consortium with foreign experts like Westinghouse Corporation, Proviron Technology BV, etc. to take our infrastructure to next level.

Describe the career highlights and top moments:

  • 1997- Awarded first BOT Project of National Highways Authority of India
  • 2007- Awarded mining contract for Asia’s largest Uranium Mine
  • 2008- Commissioned India’s largest Plasma Gasification Plant converting waste to energy
  • 2009 – Started Asia’s biggest Bio Medical waste facility in Mumbai
  • 2011- Launched Tab Cab, India’s largest fleet of radio cabs
  • 2012 – First introduction to India of low cost continues mining through blast free technology
  • 2013- Commissioned India’s first fully automated underground car parking system with 828 car park spaces in Kamla Nagar, Delhi
  • 2014- Became India’s second largest waste processor in terms of volume.
  • 2015- Featured in the Fortune India magazine July 2015 issue.
  • Consistent Growth
  • Strong Order Book
  • Most Diversified portfolio
  • Multisectoral Presence
  • Only company to feature in Fortune India Magazine
  • Presence in sunrise sectors like underground Mining, Sewage Treatment, Electrical and Waste Management.

What is your vision and where you want to see yourself in the year 2020?

Infrastructure is the basic requirement for any nation to grow. By 2020, the country would have moved to a much advanced technology with optimization of resources. In next four year, the nation would be moving towards faster and economic transportation system, generating energy from untapped resources, aiming hygienic and cleaner facilities. Tolling would have shifted entirely on e-tolling. Bullet train in India is now a reality with Gatimaan express being launched. Many more bullet trains will be launched and we, already being in this segment, will be actively participating in it.

As resources are getting dearer, underground mining is scaling greater depths. Also, open cast mining would be a history due to issues relating to land acquisition and environmental clearances. We, being the only few underground miners in India are already poised for a big growth. We will not only be mining minerals, but will also be going for its beneficiation so as to give maximum yield.

As energy resources are getting dearer, the country will be moving more towards clean and renewable energy. We are already generating energy from waste. With pollution norms becoming more stringent, more projects for treatment of waste and generating energy from it will be coming.

With increase in on road vehicles, every big city is facing problems related to parking. Our state of art underground parking facility is the simplest option for this. Going ahead, every city will need multiple parking facilities and we will be surging ahead in this segment. Also, radio cabs, which earlier restricted only to metros, has now forayed in tier II cities. There is a great scope in providing luxurious and affordable public transport system to all.

In urban development, the company has already started its first multi specialty state of art hospital and research centre in Nagpur. This medical facility will be larges in central India and will come up with not only treatment of patients, but also providing world class rehabilitation facilities to old age persons.

We also intend to provide housing to persons of Low Income Group and affordable cost and will be coming up with such facility. We have a humble presence in hospitality sector with three restaurants. We plan to have our chain of restaurants across India giving a unique taste of Indian and continental dishes with our expertise to create fusion of the two.

We are confident that as infrastructure will grow, requirement of Roadside facilities will grow. We target at setting up safety rest areas, parking and toilet facilities alongside highways. This will be coupled with repair facilities for vehicles, basic medical and first aid and internet kiosk with Public Sahayta Kendra. Public Sahayta Kendra will cater to the commuters as well as the nearby villages.

Education is right of every child and we are already committed to it. The company is running two schools MHK Sancheti Public School and Dharampeth Kanya Shala. CAFÉ stands for Child Adoption for Education and CARE stands for Child Adoption for Rehabilitation and Education. The two NGOs are entirely adopted by SMS Ltd. Going ahead; we intend to bring in more schools under our net.

By 2020, SMS would be a public listed company achieving a CAGR of more than 10% on a yoy basis. SMS would be the leader in underground mining and waste management and would be working in overseas locations also.

Today, when the global economic scenario looks gloomy, India is the only hope for the entire world. Our economy has remained unaffected by the global slowdown. Besides, as the major population is young and working, the productivity of the country will always be marching northwards.  Our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modiji had also quoted several times that the development infrastructure is the basic requirement to take our country to the next level.

Aligning ourselves with this vision, we intend to create best infrastructures for the nation. We intend to touch every Indian and make a positive difference in their lives, maybe on our toll booths, maybe in our taxi or maybe in our hospital or our any other project.

The Background

Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. The sector is highly responsible for propelling India’s overall development and enjoys intense focus from Government for initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world class infrastructure in the country.

Infrastructure sector includes power, bridges, dams, roads and urban infrastructure development.

Market Size

India needs Rs 31 trillion (US$ 454.83 billion) to be spent on infrastructure development over the next five years, with 70 per cent of funds needed for power, roads and urban infrastructure segments.

The Indian power sector itself has an investment potential of US$ 250 billion in the next 4-5 years, providing immense opportunities in power generation, distribution, transmission and equipment, according to Mr Piyush Goyal, Union minister of coal, power and renewable energy.

The Indian construction equipment industry is reviving after a gap of four years and is expected to grow to US$ 5 billion by FY2019-20 from current size of US$ 2.8 billion, according to a report@ released by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (Icema).

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) received in construction development sector from April 2000 to December 2015 stood at US$ 24.18 billion, according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

Investments

India is witnessing significant interest from international investors in the infrastructure space. Many Spanish companies are keen on collaborating with India on infrastructure, high speed trains, renewable energy and developing smart cities

  • Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to develop city-side infrastructure at 13 regional airports across India, with help from private players for building of hotels, carparks and other facilities, and thereby boost its non-aeronautical revenues.
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of India signed a loan agreement of US$ 80 million, which is the third tranche of a US$ 200 million financing facility under the North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Programme, and will be invested for improving water supply, solid waste management and sanitation in the cities of Agartala and Aizwal, the capital cities of Tripura and Mizoram respectively.
  • Maharashtra State Government plans to launch infrastructure projects worth Rs 73,367 crore (US$ 10.78 billion) in Mumbai and neighbouring areas in 2016, which include coastal road, Trans harbour link, metro rail, airport and road projects.
  • The Government of India has earmarked Rs 50,000 crore (US$ 7.34 billion) to develop 100 smart cities across the country. The Government released its list of 98 cities for the smart cities project in August 2015.
  • BNP Paribas Lease Group, subsidiary of BNP Paribas Group, has acquired 5 per cent stake in Srei Infrastructure Finance, by selling its entire 50 per cent stake in Srei Equipment Finance Limited (SEFL) to Srei Infrastructure Finance, thus allowing them to play a larger role in the infrastructure finance business.
  • Private equity giant Carlyle Group is planning to invest Rs 500 crore (US$ 73.36 million) in Feedback Infra, which could make the US firm a major shareholder in the Gurgaon-based infrastructure services company.
  • In the month of November 2015, among various areas of infrastructure spending by the government, the roads segment led in terms of tenders issued (59 per cent of total tenders) and contracts awarded, with an increasing shift to Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) type of contracts#.
  • PTC India Financial Services (PFS) and India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly provide funding for infrastructure projects in India, particularly in the energy sector.
  • France has announced a commitment of € 2 billion (US$ 2.17 billion) to convert Chandigarh, Nagpur and Puducherry into smart cities.
  • The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) of Malaysia has proposed to invest US$ 30 billion in urban development and housing projects in India, such as a mini-smart city adjacent to New Delhi Railway Station, a green city project at Garhmukhteshwar in Uttar Pradesh and the Gangacleaning projects.
  • The Government of India has unveiled plans to invest US$ 137 billion in its rail network over the next five years, heralding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aggressive approach to building infrastructure needed to unlock faster economic growth.
  • The Government of India has announced highway projects worth US$ 93 billion, which include government flagship National Highways Building Project (NHDP) with total investment of US$ 45 billion over next three years.

Government Initiatives

The Government of India is taking every possible initiative to boost the infrastructure sector. Some of the steps taken in the recent past are being discussed hereafter.

  • The Government of Japan, through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has committed to provide a soft loan of JPY 19.064 billion (US$ 161.2 million) to Government of India at an interest rate of 0.3 per cent per annum for the project of pollution abatement of Mula-Mutha river in Pune, Maharashtra under the National River Conservation Plan.
  • Government of India plans to use the new hybrid-annuity model for allocating contracts under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in highways, Namami Gange and Railway Projects, which will help overcome the challenges faced by private developers in the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Toll and BOT-Annuity models.
  • Budgetary allocation for Roads and Railways in the Union Budget 2016 has been increased to Rs 218,000 crore (US$ 31.98 billion) with an aim to boost the private investment cycle.
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways plans to build five more greenfield expressways across the country, which are expected to reduce travel time and propel economic growth.
  • The Union Ministry of Urban Development has approved an investment of Rs 495 crore (US$ 72 million) under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for FY 2015-16 which will be used for water supply, sewerage networks and septage management, storm water drains, urban transport and provision of green spaces in 13 cities spread over six states.
  • Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi indicated that the government has rolled out stuck projects worth Rs 4 lakh crore (US$ 58.69 billion) in the past six months (ending November 2015), while stating that infrastructure development is the government’s top priority in order to improve economic growth.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved several reforms such as allowing National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to extend the concession period for current incomplete projects in build-operate-transfer (BOT) mode.
  • Government of India plans to launch the National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIFF) with an initial corpus of at least Rs 40,000 crore (US$ 5.87 billion).
  • The Ministry of Urban Development has approved an investment of Rs 19,170 crore (US$ 2.81 billion) for improving basic urban infrastructure in 474 cities in 18 states and Union Territories (UTs) under Atal Mission for Urban Rejuvenation and Transformation (AMRUT) for 2015-16.
  • Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has set up an online monitoring system for on-going projects under the Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (IIUS).
  • The Ministry of Urban Development has decided to allow the use of construction & demolition waste up to 20 per cent in construction of load bearing items and up to 100 per cent for non-load bearing purposes. This provision is expected to significantly help in reuse of such waste, in line with ongoing efforts under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM).
  • The central government has approved amendments to ‘The National Waterways Bill, 2015’ which will provide for enacting a central legislation to declare 106 additional inland waterways, as the national waterways.
  • The Government of India plans to award 100 highway projects under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode in 2016, with expectations that recent amendments in regulations would revive investor sentiments in PPP projects in the infrastructure sector.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under automatic route in the construction development sector. The new limit came into effect in December 2014.
  • The Government of India has relaxed rules for FDI in the construction sector by reducing minimum built-up area as well as capital requirement. It has also liberalised the exit norms. In fact, the Cabinet has also approved the proposal to amend the FDI policy.
  • In the Budget 2015-16, the capital outlays for roads, and railways have been increased by Rs 140.3 billion (US$ 2.05 billion) and Rs 100.5 billion (US$ 1.47 billion) respectively.

Road Ahead

Indian port sector is poised to mark great progress in the years to come. It is forecasted that by the end of 2017 port traffic will amount to 943.06 MT for India’s major ports and 815.20 MT for its minor ports.

Along with that, Indian aviation market is expected to become the third largest across the globe by 2020, according to industry estimates. The sector is projected to handle 336 million domestic and 85 million international passengers with projected investment to the tune of US$ 120 billion. Indian Aviation Industry, which currently accounts for 1.5 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), has been instrumental in the overall economic development of the country. Given the huge gap between potential and current air travel penetration in India, the prospects and possibilities of growth of Indian aviation market are enormous.

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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

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. 

Thought Leaders, policy experts, business tycoons to debate on “Advantage India” at India Leadership Conclave 2016

Thought Leaders, policy experts, business tycoons to debate on “Advantage India” at India Leadership Conclave 2016

India Leadership Conclave 2016 aims to catalyze new debates and discussions, throw up creative ideas and discover pathways that will hopefully shape the progress of not just India and Asia but of all who are invested in and engaged with Asia and with India. For some time now, as the Indian growth story gained momentum, the absence of a truly global platform was missing. The 7th edition of Network 7 Media Group’s India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016 therefore will supply  the much needed oxygen  for bringing into these conversations a uniquely Indian dimension that could help locate these within an Indian paradigm and with an Asian ethos. The objective of the conclave is not only to filter the diverse ideas & bring out the best but to scan the progress of growth, developments & decay. World today is much more complicated than it was in the last two decades as terrorism have hindered the process of peace & prosperity & more & more intolerant voices are emerging to challenge the establishment, it is in this context India Leadership Conclave will be debating on the advantages of india of being the right time to accelerate the reforms process & grow.  More than 300 iconic leaders, Policy Makers, Rebel Leaders & Social Entrepreneurs are expected to attend the iconic Conclave on 24th June in Mumbai where the major thrust is given on the booming start up india which is making noise both in the country & abroad said Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Network 7 Media Group.

Announcing the theme of the 7th annual editions of the India Leadership Conclave, Satya Brahma, Founder Chairman of the India Leadership Conclave stated that “India’s population in next decade will be somewhere at 1.5 billion people. By 2030, China will likely be the world’s largest economy by purchasing-power parity, with the United States second and India third. And, Yet the size of India’s middle class is expected to surpass that of both the United States and China, due to its fast-growing population. In 2030, India alone will account for 23 percent of middle-class spending globally (nearly $13 trillion a year!). Therefore “Advantage India: It is now or Never!” is the right dose for the current scenario at a time when india is being hailed worldwide as the most preferred place to invest & do business with.

India to the world today is a big hope & to the investors & companies a place to invest & do business despite many detriments in domestic grounds, be it slow progress of systemic reforms & excessive engagements with politics & political issues. While the external environments are still hostile outside the country, India continues to perform better & remain the favorites for the west. Let’s not also forget, India today is on the threshold of economic progress & many hail india’s journey today as the beginning of economic progress & prosperity. So certainly it is Advantage India: It is now or Never!

The ability of this huge and poor nation to sustain a lively democracy has been among the world’s political wonders. Yet its economic performance has fallen short of what it might have been. Despite improvements in policy and performance since the crisis of 1991, this remains the case.When the government came to power, the economy was suffering from rapid consumer price inflation and sizeable fiscal deficits. Helped by falling oil prices, the former is down from above 10 per cent in 2013 to below 6 per cent. The central government’s fiscal deficit is forecast to fall from 4.5 per cent of gross domestic product in 2013–14 (April to March) to 3.5 per cent next year. The economy grew only 5.3 per cent in 2012–13. This is forecast to reach 7.5 per cent in 2015–16. The Ministry of Finance’s latest Economic Survey forecasts growth at between 7 per cent and 7.75 per cent next year, albeit with downside risks. This would not be stellar by India’s standards. But it would be stellar by those of the world.India is poised for a turnaround,. If we look, the twin deficits are under control, inflation is under control, we have reasons to believe that we would think that growing at 7.5 per cent with aspiration for 8.5 .One of the challenges the government is facing is in securing investment as Public Sector Banks and private sector banks grapple with the problem of weak balance sheets and dealing with bad loans. The economic outlook in India remains the strongest in the world at 86% expecting economic expansion compared to United States (73%), Canada (63%), Mexico (79%), Argentina (73%), United Kingdom (75%), China (58%), Singapore (60%) and Australia (64%) 100 per cent of respondents in India expect their companies to increase total spending and investment with 80% expect increase of 10% or more against global average of 87% and 49% respectively The global average increase in spending and investment levels has risen to 12%, compared to last year’s 11% – India leading with 18% followed by Mexico (16%) and the US (14%) Security of business (47%) and growth opportunities (43%) are clear priorities for obtaining funding for India finance leaders like their global peers for optimizing cash flow Indian executives are most confident on growth plans when compared with their international peers.  The 2016 American Express/CFO Research Global Business and Spending Monitor, an annual survey of global finance Leaders, found that 86% of Indian respondents are expecting the economy to grow next year. Additionally, 90% of Indian executives polled say company’s growth will depend more on exports over the next year as compared to the previous year.It is noteworthy that India is leading the way in terms of both business confidence and investments. As expected, owing to the prevailing uncertain economic environment globally, most companies are cautious about spending and investments. The focus is on optimizing cash flow and using it judiciously to grow and protect the business. Broadly, the game plan seems to be focused on reducing the risk exposure by focusing more on domestic markets, along with increased investment in sales and marketing activities, risk management and security, and adding capacity for production or service delivery. Corporations worldwide see technology as an important aspect for their businesses, thereby spending on information security is among their top priorities.

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 The Big Conclave Overview

The much awaited & Asia’s biggest meeting point for thought leadership conclave organized by Network 7 Media Group’s initiative from the nation’s most widely acclaimed news media India Affairs will host its 7th edition under the theme “Advantage India” at the  7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016 in Mumbai, India on Friday, the 24st June 2016 where top leaders from the various sections of the society will assemble to make an analysis of India’s journey from independence & the important milestones that the country has achieved since last 58 years & the areas where India has remained silent & unmoved & has given a big miss. Currently in its 7th year since the last six successful editions held annually uninterruptedly in key states of the country where the platform evoked great degree of interest & made headlines, the Conclave will be debated & discussed by the speakers of eminence from the world leaders, industry icons, Politicians, movie stars, rebels, peacemakers and social activists. The Grand Annual Affair of Indian Affairs Conclave has been a sold out event & attendance from over 350 delegates coming from india& across the globe. India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2016 is also keenly aawaited platform for its power brand awards called ILC Power Brands. From business to politics, cinema to sports & public service to social service, ILC Power Brand Awards are the most coveted prestigious & credible awards by an eminent panel of jury members, conferred to top leaders of the country. Iconic leaders like Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani, late former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Priyanka Chopra, Kiran Mazumdarshaw, Narayan Murthy are few of the names who are the recipients of the awards in various categories.