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Next-Gen transforming family’s legacy in pharma distribution

Ayush Agrawal - Cover

Great leaders are recognized for their success. However, what makes Good leaders Great are their experiences in overcoming challenges and failures. The gen-next of today have a completely different take on business and lifestyle compared to the previous generation. The pressure to manage a family business may force some to stay away from it while there are others who set out to take it to the zenith. Meet Ayush Agrawal from Jabalpur, who is on a mission to transform his family's business legacy into a complete support system for the pharma industry in India and abroad.

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Inspiring people to make better health choices

Supriti Singh - Sunburst Wellness - Fitness Consultant - Nutritionist

The Indian fitness and wellness industry is going through a revolution of sorts. Primarily influenced by societal changes, changing lifestyle and rise in health consciousness, consumers are increasingly making more informed choices and embracing different offerings like traditional and modern fitness regimens, preventive healthcare and personalized services. Fitness and wellness players have also responded to this change through a paradigm shift in their focus and today the industry is being disrupted with fresh ideas that aim towards maintaining a sound body and mind. Meet Mumbai based Supriti Singh, ACE certified Fitness consultant and Nutritionist, whose programs have brought about a sea change in the lives of her clients. She is a recipient of 100 Most Impactful Healthcare Leader Award at the 2nd World Health & Wellness Congress & Awards held in Mumbai.

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They not only make an event happen, they make it happening

Narmada Events Jabalpur - Vipul Pandey - Abhishek Patel - Vidit Soni

Event Management is looked upon as a sunrise industry in the service sector today. As per a report by EY-EEMA, the events industry (organized portion) in India is predicted to grow over 16% CAGR and cross Rs. 10,000 Crore mark by 2020-21. The functioning of the Industry is also getting extremely professional and organized with time. Meet the vibrant team behind Narmada Events, the leading event management firm from Jabalpur, who are transforming their events into experience creation with amalgamation of technology, innovative ideas and creative content. Recipient of MyFM Entrepeneurs and Excellence award 2017, they not only make an event happen, they make it a happening one.

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Fashioning possibilities to deliver transformational Employee Experience

Payal Nambiar - HR Professional

The most successful companies consider their HR teams to be partners in the business. As workplaces become increasingly diverse today, the focus of HR is shifting from traditional Employee Engagement models to the more holistic model of Employee Experience (EX) and thus driving companies to new heights. As per an HBR article, it was found that the organizations that invested most heavily in EX benefitted most with more than 4 times the average profit and more than 2 times the average revenue. Meet Bengaluru based Payal Nambiar, General Manager, HR, at Arvind Lifestyle Brands Limited, who has been a pioneer in ushering innovation and creativity in delivering transformational EX to keep her organization ahead of the competition. She was recently honoured with 100 HR Super Achievers Award during the 26th edition of WHRD held in Mumbai.

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The techpreneur whose platform helps turn bollywood dreams into reality

Sonia Gupta -Chain2Bollywood

There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise. We can boast of a number of Indian women entrepreneurs who have created successful business brands across the world. Today’s start-up culture is bringing more women entrepreneurs to the forefront even in Technology sectors. Like any other industry, technology is also pushing the boundaries of the usual ways of doing business in the Entertainment sector. Meet Mumbai based Sonia Gupta, founder of Chain2Bollywood, a platform that is disrupting the unorganized talent and resource management sector of Bollywood. She is a recipient of Indywood Excellence Award 2017 for special contribution in talent and celebrity management in Film and TV Industry.

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Breaking Barriers, Charting her own Destiny

The empowerment of all girls, including those in rural areas, is critical for the success of any nation. Bestowed with abundance of natural beauty, the state of Jammu and Kashmir has had its own set of challenges that have particularly affected the economic and social status of women in the region. In the midst of the unstable socio-political environment, few Kashmiri women, however, have managed to break barriers and are making continuous efforts to gain self-reliance. Meet pharmacist Dr. Tasneem Ara, who works as a Drug Inspector at Drug Testing Lab, Dalgate, Srinagar, Kashmir. Hers is not just a story of success and growth; it is also one of hope of a better future.

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Pharma Professor-Researcher turned Successful Corporate Leader on the pursuit to develop future leaders

Dr. Amit Ratn Gangwal Jain Indore

Educators are driven by a deep-rooted passion for helping others succeed as well as to make a positive difference. Effective educators make some of the best corporate leaders because their traits are similar to those of entrepreneurs and it is never about the role for them - always about the goal. Sometimes, to realize your full potential, you have to follow your heart and embrace radically new directions. Meet Indore based Dr. Amit Ratn Gangwal Jain, a pharma science educator turned corporate leader, who has played a big role in growth of Arogya Retail, the pharmacy store chain in Madhya Pradesh. Just as he was respected by his students for his innovative pedagogies, he has established himself as a visionary leader in his corporate avatar. He currently works as Director of Business Intelligence at Arogya Retail.

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His expertise is in transforming HR to become Strategic Business Partner

Yogesh Wani

Companies today need to be adaptive, resilient, quick to change and be extremely customer-focused to become successful in the rapidly transforming business environment. Moreover, the presence of skilled, motivated and engaged workforce is critical for the success of any organization. Working in such a dynamic environment means the role of HR becomes even more crucial and complex today. Be it a Coach, Counsellor, Employee advocate or a Business strategist, as the business world changes, so does the role of HR professionals today. A number of studies have indicated that effective Human Resource leadership can transform organisational performance. Meet Pune based Yogesh Wani, General Manager and Head-HR, working in a French auto component company, who was recently honoured with Top 100 HR Minds of India Award at the 26th World HRD Congress held in Mumbai.

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Forever Young to Dream a New Dream

Renita Fernandez - Ocean Book Agency Mumbai

You never are too old to chase your dreams. Much of the success of today's generation of women in professional world may be owed to the groundwork of earlier generations of incredible female professionals for challenging the stereotypes prevalent in the society during their times. Switch back to the 80s and you may very well imagine the challenges a woman may have had to face in establishing herself in the professional world. Meet Mumbai based Renita Fernandez, owner of Ocean Book Agency and a recipient of India 5000 Best MSME Award 2017, who has seen the Mumbai entrepreneurial ecosystem develop very closely over the last 30 years. Weathering the e-commerce storm, her Ocean Book Agency is standing tall in finding creative and interesting ways to be a part of their customers’ lives.

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Following in the Footsteps, Creating his own Identity

SDA_Designs_Muneeb_Sufyan_Duberia

Architecture is a visual art and its creations speak for themselves. At the core, it is driven by a powerful need for symbolism which means the architecture must have something that appeals to human heart. It could be achieved only from real innovation by pushing boundaries and going beyond common design stereotypes. Meet Mumbai based designer Muneeb Duberia of SDA Designs, whose work reflects a refined elegance and attention to detail that create the perfect balance of function, charm and character. Recipient of National Quality Assurance Award 2017 as Best Interior Design Firm of Maharashtra, SDA Designs offers a unique talent of blending classic, timeless architectural elements with an innovative and contemporary design aesthetic.

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