Arif Iqbal Sheikh
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Arif Iqbal Sheikh

A soul with action, expression and inspiration, a personality imbued with intellect and a heart of gold, Arif Iqbal Sheikh - Arif - as we all fondly know and call - brings to the table a lot more than just business ethics with his amiable being. Mr. Sheikh keeps on spreading happiness all around him and keeps the environment around him charged Hailing from the beautiful city Udaipur, Arif Iqbal Sheikh- Group CEO and Chairman of Governing Council of the US$1.2 bn Quality Group consisting of more than 100 companies in 28 countries has got the strokes of splendor and brilliance of the place etch

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David Edwards
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David Edwards

Intro- Having a unique understanding of the business of education worldwide, David Edwards has a special ability to review the requirements of stakeholders that can translate into strong commercial success of an institution. His inimitable leadership style has taken GEMS World Academy to new heights of popularity and success Text- A firm believer of the fact that all problems in the world can be fixed through education, David Edwards – CEO of GEMS World Academy – has contributed a large portion of his life in improving the quality of education globally. He sees education as the most benef

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Living Life Meaningfully
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Living Life Meaningfully

Believing that “No one person can define success or happiness for anyone else; one has to find one’s own path,” Tapan Singhel defines success as “to be simple, take life as it comes, and to help people I meet smile more.” DESTINY INSURED He reminisces that he always wanted to be a scientist and was trained to be one. However, a challenge by a friend – that he of course won – got him into insurance. The story goes like this, in his own words: “One of my friends suggested that I take part in an entrance exam to be recruited as a senior officer in a government insurance company. I

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M A Yusuff Ali
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M A Yusuff Ali

MAN OF INNOVATIVE IDEAS Born on 15 November, 1955 in the Thrissur district, young Yusuff completed his schooling from Natika. He later went to Gujarat to acquire diploma in the field of Business Management and Administration. From a very early age he fancied becoming a businessman. In the year 1973, an 18 year old Yusuff left his homeland to join his uncle in Abu Dhabi who ran a manufacturing company there. Yusuff was a quick learner. Not only he clearly understood the business process but also started coming up with innovative ideas to boost their enterprise presence. Yusuff developed the w

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Dr. Adnan Chilwan
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Dr. Adnan Chilwan

By ensuring focus and progressiveness, whilst preventing himself from being distracted by actions of others, he has been taking charge, making his own rules, and writing his own script for the future Thus, driven by his own ambitions, and not by others’, Dr. Chilwan believes in building capacity for future – financial, people, systems and technology – pre-emptively and continuously, and considers them key ingredients in the recipe for his success. Though success may be a subjective term, and may be a matter of opinion, Dr. Chilwan feels that it is also definitely personal. Whilst many m

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Gautam Adani
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Gautam Adani

Born to Shantilal and Shantaben Adani – who had migrated from the town of Tharad in the northern part of Gujarat – Gautam Adani has seven siblings. His father was a textile merchant. Gautam Adani was keen on starting his own business, so after studying at Sheth Chimanlal Nagindas Vidyalaya in Ahmedabad he took admission for a BCom degree in Gujarat University, but dropped out after the second year, and instead of joining his father’s textile business, travelled to Mumbai in 1978 to work as a diamond sorter for Mahendra Brothers. Learning the craft and the secrets of the trade, he waste

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Sajjan Jindal
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Sajjan Jindal

All dreams are made of a magical concoction whose ingredients comprise passion, grit and an insurmountable determination to work hard and win against all odds. Sajjan Jindal inherited this magical concoction and chiseling his dreams, developed one of India’s leading business houses, with a workforce of over 40,000. Diversifying his Group gradually to master other verticals, he forayed into cement, infrastructure, energy and so on, with a dream to help build a new nation. Leading India’s largest private steel producer, Sajjan Jindal has displayed mettle of steel as he has guided JSW Steel

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Tony Fernandes
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Tony Fernandes

CONNECTING EVERYONE Mr. Fernandes is the CEO of the Air Asia Group, a low-cost airline that operates scheduled domestic and international flights to more than 165 destinations in 25 countries. A graduate from the London School of Economics, he is currently the member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He always had a dream of owning an airline because he believed that airlines connected people. Thus, he planned to make connecting more convenient for them. Son of an ingenious businesswoman, he saw innovative business ideas being discussed and executed at close quart

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Chandrani Prasad
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Chandrani Prasad

Till a few decades ago, not many women joined the legal profession. Those who did had to claw their ways to success and it is still true to some extent. Though, the situation has improved over the years, law is still considered a male-dominated profession. A Towering Personality Against all odds, Ms. Prasad, being a powerhouse of confidence and optimism, has become a predominant name in the legal profession. Apart from being a prominent lawyer and mediator, she is also a successful entrepreneur running one of India’s most eminent law firms. For the past two decades, her passion for righteous

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Ashish kumar Chauhan
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Ashish kumar Chauhan

An Illustrious Career With first break as an officer by the IDBI Bank in 1991 to a cushy job of working as President and Chief Information Officer at the Reliance Industries Group from 2000 to 2009, Mr. Ashishkumar Chauhan has left no stone unturned and has achieved many milestones of success. Regarded as the father of modern financial derivatives in India, he is one of the notable and leading experts in the fields of IT and telecommunications, finance, markets, micro-structuring, cricket, retail, and oil and gas refining to name a few. An integral part of many organisations, he is serving as

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