Hema Malini Nidamanuri

Hema Malini Nidamanuri

Under her competent leadership, Champion’s Group is recognised as one of Asia’s fastest growing and award-winning global enterprises — with over 18 companies and 5,400 employees spread across 108 countries. A computer engineer by profession, her remarkable foresight and innovative ideas have led the organisation to become a formidable brand in the last decade, with consistent yearly revenue growth. She is a shining example of a superwoman entrepreneur with many thriving businesses to her credit. From digital marketing technology firm Champions Infometrics, business real estate infrastructure development with Champion Infratech, global nautical luxury solution offerings with Champions Yacht to textile and fashion apparel endeavours named Aaboli India and Attitude Fashion, she has proved her mettle in several business spheres.

Her dedication and will to positively contribute to the lives of her fellow citizens resulted in her starting Champ.Fit, a brand selling organic immunity supplements and wellness products, including smart diagnostics. She credits her global exposure and technical skills as the secrets to her success. For her, entrepreneurship is the way to pursue a dream. It is something that brings her happiness. For her, a perfect business leader is hungry to take up challenges and see through them, and she is a stellar example of how it is done.


Her remarkable global work and business experience in numerous fields and industries across continents have earned her international recognition. In 2021, she was recognised as India’s most promising business leader at the Economic Times Awards. For her unparalleled accomplishments, she was listed as the “Top 50 Asian Female CEOs to Watch in 2019” by The CEO Magazine. She has created a strong identity with her business endeavours and is the winner of the Dun & Bradstreet Business Eminence Award, Asia, 2019-2020. She is also the first woman promoter of the Indian National Rally Championship Motorsports (INRC) and President of INRC. She has been instrumental in bringing the Indian National Championship Finals to the Southern States. Due to her efforts, the final championship, held at Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, saw the participation of a women’s rally team for the first time in 2020. She has earned a reputation for being an enabler and mentor by supporting the growth of new entrepreneurs and start-ups in over 108 countries. Her book, The New Frontiers of Nautical World is the first book of its kind to address nautical tourism.


Hema is a benevolent woman who takes corporate social responsibility seriously. Her initiative, SWANTHANA, lends support to mentally and physically challenged female youngsters. She is associated with several women empowerment projects as she believes in fostering gender equality. Her commitment to providing women with self-defense sessions has been transformational for the organisation’s female employees.

Further, she has created new avenues for growth for women entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and cultures. She actively gives back to society through multiple charities and the causes close to her heart, supporting local old-age homes or organising vaccination drives during the pandemic. She relentlessly continues to pursue her mission of transforming lives and grooming young leaders to take on new challenges.