July 22: Most businesses have fallen flat in times of challenges, recessions and pandemics. Only a few could stand the tests of time and emerge victorious. Wondering why?
In order to be a successful CEO, you must be able to clearly communicate your goals and inspire and guide your team no matter how difficult the situation may be.
10 dynamic CEOs with unusual abilities in leadership, communication, and motivation are profiled in today’s article.
- Dr. Milind Sampgaonkar
A multi-layered personality, Dr. Milind Sampgaonkar, the Chairman of Milind Sampgaonkar Enterprises (MSE) & Managing Director of Siddhi Associates & Riddhi’s Group, define himself as a visionary planner. Added to that Dr. Milind is also the Founder and President of BIMAKRANTI. With 3 PH. D, multiple master’s degrees and fellowship under his belt, the philomath is accredited with a world record. Further, the professional icon act as a consultant of 38 Co-operative Banks and 400 Credit Societies & 2 Pvt. Banks.
Always willing to take on challenges and work outside the comfort zone, Dr Milind is an expert economic, sociology, political and financial planner one should approach during crisis management. With more than two decades of experience in multiple sectors, he is a pro in areas especially insurance, Sales, Authority Regulation, Training Analysis, etc.
The expert has been the recipient of 400+ awards. He was bestowed with many prestigious awards like Man of Asia 2022 Bharat Bhushan, recently. The humanitarian entrepreneur has been associated with numerous NGOs and works actively for the upliftment of society. Website www.drmilindsampgaonkar.com
- Mr Vipin Yadav
Often lauded as among the most iconic telecommunication visionary, it’s not surprising to see Mr Vipin Yadav named among the best CEOs in India. The B.Tech graduate from Pune University is passionate about electronics and related topics. The tech expert established his indigenous exporting and manufacturing company- Starlink, in 1996. From pioneering the call conferencing equipment in India in 1998, inventing the first GSM-enabled STD/PCO device, and today producing high-end biometric equipment in India, Mr Vipin has already inked his name in the saga of electronics. Further, the revolutionary CEO keeps himself updated with the latest innovations, features, and machines.
Today his company has a niche in the security systems and reader industry by developing active access solutions. Under his leadership, Starlink has been bestowed with numerous awards and accolades in the field of Telecommunications and has strengthened its roots in the market even after 25 years of its existence. Website www.starlinkindia.com
- Mr Vijay Harsh Jha
As one of the most well-known CEOs on this year’s list, Mr Vijay Harsh Jha is no stranger to the world of real estate. Mr Vijay Harsh Jha, a first-generation entrepreneur, established VS Realtors India (P) Limited in 2004. The proactive business leader quickly established the company among the nation’s top real estate consultants and the largest provider of Integrated Realty Services in India for all kinds of property needs to clients worldwide. His professional vision and prolific performance in every domain of the real estate industry not only made the company turn global and plunge into diversification but also earned the organization multiple prestigious awards and accolades.
With over 18 years of expertise in the field, Mr Vijay Harsh Jha envisions attracting unprecedented levels of foreign and domestic investment inflows in the organized real estate sector, which will ultimately generate new employment opportunities and change lifestyles in India. He firmly believes that all is possible only if we as a country can provide world-class real estate advisory services that suit every budget. For that Mr Jha is working closely with real estates regulatory bodies like REDCO and H-ARERA. Website www.vsr.in
Gujarat- based entrepreneur KetanVekaria is the founder and Chairman of a non-profit organization, BDPC (Business Development & Promotion Council), which was set up in 2019 with the sole objective of imparting technical know-how, business networking, and entrepreneurship training to aspiring youth in the MSME sector. The strong professional is also the Chairman of the jury board of research and recognition platform, India 5000 Awards for emerging MSMEs.
With an experience of nearly two decades in the management consulting industry, Mr Ketan is a proactive business leader and a Lead Assessor. He is skilled in ISO standards and Business Management. As an action taker, he has established BDPC with a vision to make the MSME Sector so powerful and productive that our country will top as a manufacturing hub worldwide by 2050. He has a determined approach and sheer desire to train and promote competitiveness and productivity in 5 lac MSMEs by 2025. Website www.bdpcindia.org
- Mr. Pushkar Shukla
Pushkar Shukla is the Co-Founder & Director of the luxurious online Indian brand ‘Beatitude’, which deals in the best handwoven and handcrafted designer sarees, designer blouses, ethnic wear and much more.
Mr Shukla, who belongs to Lucknow, UP, completed his MBA from Aston University, Birmingham, UK. With 15+ years of experience with top Global MNCs, Mr Pushkar has been instrumental in establishing ‘Beatitude’ as a trusted and loved brand with a client list ranging from celebrities and royalty to quality lovers within a short span. The transformational leader creates a new and innovative product line with unique concepts & styles in handcrafted sarees that suit the contemporary women’s lifestyle. His futuristic vision led Brand Beatitude to bag the prestigious Global Achievers Awards 2021 by the Global Agency HBW for “Manufacturing Quality Sarees of Global Standards”. The leader has already helped the brand to win the “Start-up of the year” in the apparel industry at the WASME SME Excellence Award 2021. This award was supported by the Ministry of MSME India. Website www.beatitude.in
- Rounak Gulia
Best known for her unparalleled accomplishments in the wrestling arena, Haryana-based Bharat Kesari Rounak Gulia is now turned out to be a very successful business leader. She is the Founder and Director of the emerging health supplement brand ‘Rapid Nutrition’, which dedicatedly sells different supplements to provide superior nutrition and improve athletes’ overall health and wellness.
Throughout her iconic wrestling career, Rounak has achieved many firsts for a woman. The six-time state champion and three-time national medallist displayed her qualities of determination and self-confidence when she decided to do wrestling after marriage. She participated in a top reality show- India’s Ultimate Warrior, which aired on Discovery. Again, at the peak of her career, she launched her multimillion-rupee nutritional brand in the highly competitive supplement market. Together with her team, the power-packed businesswoman has developed high-quality products that are duly tested, certified and accredited by health agencies.
The professional wrestler believes staunchly in practising the highest business ethics and sponsors poor athletes. The dynamic leader has become an inspirational and emerging woman entrepreneur of today. Website www.rapidnutrition.co
- Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar is a young, dynamic, inspirational business leader driven by a positive attitude and focused on bringing change through his dedicated endeavours. He is the CEO of the emerging brand TheBlackLover.com which specifically deals in black clothing, accessories & fashion apparel. It is an out-and-out one-stop destination for lovers of black colour.
Mr Akshay Kumar is an entrepreneur who believes there should be an equal balance between doing business and conducting CSR. Under his leadership, the brand has launched a special apparel segment, Angels of My Nation, the earnings of which are donated to social causes. Apart from the above, this is a Made in India brand that supports GOI initiatives like khadi, Swarojgar, Skill India, etc.
Akshay never gives up in the face of adversity and works dedicatedly to transforming the lives of underprivileged children & transgender community. The skilled entrepreneur has worked hard to make the brand stand out among all e-comm websites through his social theme of human equality with no colour race bar, quality products, and segment for personalized orders. Website theblacklover.com/
AviVatsa is the dynamic CEO/Founder of Growth Driven Digital Agency, a company that is at the forefront of cutting-edge IT and digital marketing solutions. The company is headquartered in New York, USA and Gurgaon, India, and has a global presence in New Zealand, Africa and Mexico.
AviVatsa is counted among the brightest entrepreneurs of new India. He was only 15 years old when he entered the corporate world. In his early twenties, AviVatsa built a recruitment tech company, a consulting and coaching company and a digital marketing venture. The young business leader is a certified life coach and counsellor and has carried out hundreds of seminars and workshops worldwide.
Moreover, the expert leader has been credited for launching about two dozen products and services in numerous segments. His hunger for knowledge and continuous learning sets him apart from his peers and has gotten him consistent & high-quality results. Avi is also an active humanitarian. Website growthdrivendigital.com
- Rohit Gupta
Rohit Gupta is the CEO of Mantra Properties, the youngest and fastest-growing real estate company in Pune. He possesses an extraordinary vision and unceasing optimism that has helped him to consistently turn adversity into opportunity. He is a dynamic entrepreneur, investor and strategist.
Under Rohit’s able leadership, Mantra Properties has become a beacon of light to the Pune realty sector, especially in the aspirational mid-segment housing. The company has grown at a path-breaking speed.
Continuing the legacy, in their 15th year, after creating disruption in the residential real estate segment, the company has ventured into commercial real estate.
Rohit is passionate about bringing uniqueness to design, thereby offering well-crafted, integrated and self-sustained spaces. As a creator of lifestyle homes, Mantra promises to provide premium experiences to its customers and fulfils every aspiration of home buyers.
Mantra properties have one of the largest inventory footprints in Pune and PCMC, with 15 ongoing projects and 7.7 million sq. Ft under development. Website www.mantraproperties.in
- Dr. Raja Thangappan
Dr. Raja Thangappan is the Director of IndoMedEducare Private Limited, one of India’s leading MBBS abroad consulting firms. He is also a Director of GreenHeart Medical University, Guyana and a Strategic Partner of Brokenshire School of Medicine, Philippines, which is counted among the best awarded and ultra-modern globally recognized medical institutes. The educationist turned entrepreneur has years of experience guiding young students to shape their careers and future.
The visionary business leader aims to create a Medical Education Infrastructure that will provide top-quality medical education to all aspirants at a lower cost compared to Indian medical colleges. Dr. Raja has, to date, guided 1200+ Indian Middle Class and Lower Middle-Class Medical aspirants’ dreams come true. The young and influential leader has been bestowed with the momentous International Golden Fame Awards 2021 and Champions of Change in 2022 for his outstanding achievements in the field of education.
Dr. Raja believes the path to success is easy if one has principles like Desire, Dedication, Determination, Concentration and the Will to WIN. Website www.indomed.org
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