URS-AsiaOne has been steadily showcasing inspiring stories of some leaders who had established global business empires. Some prodigious leaders overcame every difficulty and completely transformed the global dais with their ground-breaking ideas, brilliant operations, and game-changing products and services. Their concerted efforts and incredible focus have helped entire nations write inspiring sagas of business and economic growth. These nonpareil leaders have consistently altered established norms and revolutionized their businesses with their groundbreaking ideas and led their companies to get recognized at many global platforms with various acclaimed brand awards and leader awards such as entrepreneur of the year award.

We present a few of the stimulating stories of the success of such coveted greatest leaders of India.

Lal Abdul Salam
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Lal Abdul Salam

Mr. Lal Abdul Salam is a great example of how hard work and patience can take you places. He is an accomplished entrepreneur who has carved a niche for himself and paved the way for others as well. Hailing from the quaint village of Kannanallur in Kollam, Kerala, Mr. Salam attained a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from TKM College of Engineering, Kollam. After completing his education, he began his professional journey in Kerala. He started at the bottom-most rung as a Junior Engineer at Kerala State Pollution Board and after gaining four years of work experience, he moved to Abu Dhabi to

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Chander Agarwal
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Chander Agarwal

TCI Express Limited has been on a steady growth path since 2013, after Mr. Chander Agarwal took charge of the company. He remained deeply involved in all the strategic and financial decisions of the company and was instrumental in establishing its business in overseas economies such as Brazil, Indonesia, and Africa. Mr. Chander Agarwal knows how to turn hard work into success and has highly profitable plans for his firm. With his diligence, he aims to increase the company’s branches to more than 1,000 in the upcoming year. In addition, he plans to expand the delivery and pick-up locations f

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Rajesh Jejurikar
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Rajesh Jejurikar

Rajesh, an Economics & Statistics graduate of Mumbai University, is also an alumnus of S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, having completed his Master’s in Marketing in 1986. He was awarded with the British Chevening Scholarship to study at the Manchester Business School, UK and later attended the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. AN EXEMPLARY LEADER After his illustrious stints with Voltas, FCB Ulka and Marico, he joined Mahindra in 2000 as Vice President – Marketing of the Automotive Sector and went on to hold senior p

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Malay Pit
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Malay Pit

A CHANGEMAKER A social entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and a committed philanthropist, Mr. Malay dons many hats and each with equal determination. His leadership persona and vision is such that he envisions equality and growth for all. Rural economic development and quality education have been his biggest missions all through the years. AN ACCLAIMED EDUPRENEUR Amongst his various initiatives, his most notable one is the Swadhin Charitable Trust, which he started in the year 2009. Swadhin refers to Society for Welfare & Development of Human Initiatives, and has been Mr. Malay

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Opesh Singh
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Opesh Singh

There are plenty of inspiring stories in the business world, but not all of them star an ordinary man who became a national name due to his hard work and sharp business acumen. Opesh Singh’s journey is among those rare tales of success. He started his business career at the age of 21. Within a few years, his empire grew exponentially. Today, he is a proud founder of Opesh Group, which operates in India, Africa, Canada, and many more. THE LEAP OF SUCCESS Hailing from Jaipur, Opesh Singh is now a renowned figure in the business world in India and abroad. But all this was not there 15 ye

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Harish Poojari
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Harish Poojari

SUPERLATIVE CREDENTIALS Mr. Harish Poojari holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Mumbai University. Before commencing his entrepreneurial journey, he began his career in human resources. He focused his attention on bridging the gap between employees and the organisation, which grew his interest in operations. Today, Mr. Poojari, the Founder and CEO of Innovinc Aspire Infratech Solutions Private Limited, is known as an expert in developing the latest innovations in the industry. As a result of his vision, the company saw significant financial and business growth. Th

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Aditya Kejriwal
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Aditya Kejriwal

In the last eight years, Aditya Kejriwal has been instrumental in making customer experience strategies that have worked wonders. Moreover, he has added new milestones to expand the company’s focus on building a customer-centric culture. As a result, Cardinal Health has become a top choice in the healthcare space. It is no doubt that Aditya’s strategies have turned fruitful. He plans to improve the home-based patient experience by building a new program. He is leveraging technology to execute the transformational changes that would significantly impact their direct-to-customer business

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Gautam Boda
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Gautam Boda

Mr. Gautam Boda, Vice-Chairman and MD, J.B. Boda Group joined the family business in the year 1994. His constant efforts and unwavering determination towards the company’s success earned him the rank of Vice Chairman. J.B. Boda Group, a renowned name in insurance & reinsurance broking, was started by Mr. Gautam Boda’s grandfather late Mr. Jagmohandas Bhagwandas Boda, together with his brother, Late Mr. Dhirajlal Bhagwandas Boda, way back in 1943. They started this business when reinsurance broking was unheard of in India. Both founders worked diligently to build a legacy from scrat

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Shafiqul Islam Rahi
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Shafiqul Islam Rahi

Rahi One Travels Emiratis swear by Rahi One Travels’ services, whether for official trips or vacations. Though there is no shortage of travel agents in the UAE, customers and clients choose Rahi One because of the quality of its services. And the man responsible for this quality is the founder of the business, Mr. Shafiqul. Located in Ajman, Rahi One Travels L.L.C. is famous for its customer-centric approach to business. The principle behind every company of Mr. Shafiqul is “Responsibility Is Prayer,” and Rahi One is no different. The sense of responsibility and attentiveness towa

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Suresh Krishna
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Suresh Krishna

Suresh earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (Evanston, IL, USA) and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. The well-versed leader is proficient in “Strategy Deployment” – a methodology for chalking out and implementing strategies that result in transformative performance in complex businesses. His specialities include scaling companies for rapid growth, managing global P&Ls, integrating acquisitions, expanding gross margins, managing global supply chains, and leveraging operational exc

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