Two decades ago, India commenced the journey of economic liberalization, opening its doors for the international and homegrown companies alike. In 1991, the nation witnessed a strong economic growth, with the introduction of investment and trade regime. This not only boosted consumer choice, but also reduced poverty considerably.
“From poverty to power, India has come a long way, becoming the second-largest country in the world to have homegrown corporate champions. There are several guiding forces behind India’s transformation into a global economic force. The list features India’s top entrepreneurs, who are an inspiration to the emerging business-minds.”
Rajesh Adani has been at the helm of Adani Group since its inception in 1988. At present, he is serving as the Managing Director of the Adani Group, one of India’s top conglomerates, which operates in industry verticals like resources, logistics and energy. He served as the Managing Director of Adani Power Maharashtra Limited until March 1, 2011.
Anil Kumar Jain has been serving as the Executive Chairman of Indo Count Industries since May 9, 2016. He was honored with “Business Today Best CEO (Textiles & Apparel)” Award in 2016. US imports over 49 per cent of its bed linen from India, out of which, 17 per cent is produced by Jain’s Indo Count.
Dilip Shanghvi laid the foundation of Sun Pharmaceuticals in 1982, with a meager investment of Rs 10,000. Today, the company is valued at $4.9 billion, making it India’s leading pharmaceutical company. Shanghvi has a net worth of $12.7 billion.
Kumar Mangalam Birla is the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, which has presence in 35 countries, across six continents. The group’s businesses span across a swath of industries. Birla is leading the conglomerate towards a higher growth trajectory.
Kenichi Ayukawa is the CEO and Managing Director of Maruti Suzuki, a leading automobile manufacturer in India. Kenichi Ayukawa is the man behind a series of successful launches of new models, having received ample orders to be considered ‘sold out’ for the respective financial years.
Jaidev Shroff is the CEO of UPL Limited & Vice-Chairman of Advanta. He is a renowned personality in the Agri-Inputs industry, with over 30 years of domain experience. He has been the guiding force behind United Phosphorus’ venture into the global markets.
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