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.

Rajiv Mittal
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Rajiv Mittal

The water technology leader started his career with Dorr Oliver. He then worked for John Brown Engineering, Glasgow, before joining WABAG in the UK. In 1996, the firm deputed him to India to create a Strategic Business Unit. His stellar leadership has transformed WABAG from a subsidiary into a true Indian multinational with operations in over 25 countries across 4 continents, as well as R&D centres in India, Switzerland, and Austria, and more than 100 IP Rights. In 2005, he led the first management buyout in the history of the water industry. He then orchestrated WABAG Group’s historic

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Santhoshi Reddy
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Santhoshi Reddy

Santhoshi has carved out a niche in the personal care industry with her dedication and enthusiasm. She strives to create brands that blend beauty and technology in the best way. Her passion for beauty led her to create BeautyKart as an evolving e-commerce destination for personal care, beauty, and lifestyle products. She has some revolutionary plans in store for the future of BeautyKart. A TECH-SAVVY ENTREPRENEUR Through BeautyKart, Santhoshi had brought customization and technology to commerce modules and established a global retail atmosphere for beauty products. With the addition of

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Shareef Muhammed
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Shareef Muhammed

Born to a humble middle class family in a small town in Thrissur, Kerala, Shareef Muhammed’s entrepreneurial saga exemplifies that hard work and success go hand in hand. Beginning his career in 2008 as just another employee, he soon realized he was made for bigger ventures. While working for a Qatar based construction company in 2011, he invested a major part of his salary into business. His young shoulders took big responsibilities with explicit understanding of every task he undertook. Patience and perseverance were the two pillars that became a foundation for turning his dreams turn into

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Shashank Shekhar
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Shashank Shekhar

Shashank is an MBA from the Institute of Management Technology in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh (India) and specializes in marketing. He has been in the lending business since 2000. He served as Location Manager of Consumer Loans for GE Money from 2000 to 2004 and served as Director of Mortgage Origination Business for Parsec Interact, Inc. from 2004 until 2007. As a former writer for TheBalance.com and Homes.com, America’s leading websites on personal finance topics, Shashank covered homebuying topics. His company Arcus Lending Inc. was rebranded as InstaMortgage in 2021 because the meaning

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Prof. Sasmita Samanta
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Prof. Sasmita Samanta

POSSESSING A FAR-REACHING VISION Prof. Sasmita has undertaken several initiatives and business innovations in congruence with her belief that ‘Leadership is the responsibility to contribute for the success of others.’ She launched the ‘Education for All’ programme that supported one million students to participate in higher education. Recognising the psychological impact of socio-economic disadvantages, she organised the ‘Lead For Life’ confidence-building exercise for underprivileged children. She strives to maintain a student centric ambiance in the campus. Her vision is to c

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Nitin Bhau
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Nitin Bhau

Nitin is a civil engineer, who strives to make the society a better place. Under the esteemed guidance of his father, His Holiness Gurumauli, and Sadguru Moredada, Nitin went on to expanding the social reforms for betterment of society. RESHAPING THE FUTURE Nitin relentlessly imparts the value-based education to youth and children through Balsanskar. As the Head of the Publications Department of Gurupeeth, Nitin takes a step forward, implementing modern technology in the printing set-up for better efficiency. The trust presently brings out over 70 books in Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Kann

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Keshav Maheshwari
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Keshav Maheshwari

NURTURING TALENT During his stay in Dubai, Keshav witnessed many Indian students struggling to prepare for engineering and medical entrance exams. He found out that the differences between the education systems of the two countries posed learning-related challenges for Indian students. To lend a helping hand, he established ALLEN Career Institute Overseas to train students and help them realize their academic potential. The institute was built to benefit overseas students, majorly in the Gulf. Keshav expanded the dimensions of the brand within just a year with his exquisite marketing and b

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Dr. Hema Divakar
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Dr. Hema Divakar

Dr. Divakar is a name synonymous with an unending passion to heal. In the medical fraternity not only in India but the world over, she is a force to reckon with. She has dedicated her life to healing and making healthcare accessible to the underserved. She is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with over 3 decades of experience and expertise in women’s healthcare in India. All through her medical career, she has worked hard to improve healthcare and the welfare of women. She has over the last two-and-a-half decades, been a game-changer in healthcare, establishing new benchmarks, and standards

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Dr. G. V. Divakar
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Dr. G. V. Divakar

A CHAMPION OF HEALTHCARE Dr. Divakar has more than 3 decades of experience in the field of healthcare and is a renowned ophthalmologist with expertise in general ophthalmology, retina treatments, cornea and diabetic eye check as well as glaucoma treatment. He has previously worked at major hospitals such as Vasan Eye Care Hospital and provides his services as consultant ophthalmologist to Dr. Malathi Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru. He is currently the Managing Director of Divakar Specialty Hospital, Bengaluru and his keen dedication to the institution since its inception in 1990 has led to it

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Dr. Vishwajeet Rana
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Dr. Vishwajeet Rana

Dr. Rana hails from the village of Seohara in Uttar Pradesh, India. He went to the US to acquire an MBA at Ohio University before completing his MS and a PhD at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, USA. The well-versed leader is a seasoned investment banker. He began his investment banking career in investment portfolio management at UBS Investment Banking in New York. Furthermore, while working at HSBC’s New York office, he completed a series of complicated cross border equity/debt structured investments and financing transactions in Canada, the UK, Australia, South Africa, and H

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