• Pratik Shah, CEO

    Pratik Shah, CEO

  • It was the obscurity in reading cricket scores in television what made Navin Kumar - an Android developer based out of Chennai - realize his blurry vision. His Optometrist called it Simple Myopia. When he got the prescription for lenses, the busy techie didn’t think twice to take a walk down the streets of internet and find a convenient online eyewear store. He ordered a pair of prescription lenses with brown frame from a store that impressed him with its Augmented Reality powered online trial room. The product got delivered on the fifth day, but it only led the way to a huge disappointment for Navin. It was not only that the frame had an offbeat narrow border in blue color which he failed to notice on the website, but even the vision was obscured due to a typing error in the uploaded prescription. Besides matchless convenience and attractive price tags of online stores, it’s the lack of quality eyewear providers in the ‘neighborhoods’ what makes tech-savvy people like Navin think of online stores, which often end up in an act of trapeze over the fitting needs. Finding a solution to this predicament by reaching out to the neighborhoods of urban population has been the game changer for Specsmakers Opticians Pvt. Ltd. to emerge as South India’s largest retail optical chain with 175 stores spread across Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

  • Specsmakers Opticians: Your Neighborhood Optician

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25 YOUNG CEOs - 2018

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  • 25 YOUNG CEOs - 2018

    The current generation of businessmen & businesswomen are defying the adage idea of being ‘gifted’ with the right business acumen, having a fancy degree from the top management school or being a blue blooded business royalty. With their will to take risks and challenge the status quo, the focus is now shifting to the young guns that are ready to take-up the challenge of the rocky waves of the entrepreneurship, regardless of their backrounds. As per a popular research, the young millennial professional is keen on gaining experience & learning, willing to forego the capital advantage which was preliminary for many of the baby boomers and the generations before that. Today, work comes with a concept of creating an impact and if not given the chance to fulfil this ardent desire, there is always something new to work on for the young Turks. Call them job hoppers or experience hoppers; it is definitely working in their favour of building a business empire.

    The greatest benefit that the young entrepreneurs can bring to the business eco-system is their rawness and often times, less experience that can result in the ‘out-of-the-box thinking’, which is imperative to gain an edge in this ever competitive world. From social entrepreneurship to for-profit organisations contributing millions to the economy, their young founders are, with their solution oriented processes, disrupting markets like healthcare, fin-tech, transportation and many others, solving real time problems that have been pertinent in the consumers’ pain points for years.

    Interestingly, they are building the concept of a flat structure that doesn’t bow down to the archaic principles of hierarchy, senior anonymity and opaque culture that inhibits the free flow of ideas. With the ability to bring together the learning from the experienced entrepreneurs, these start up founders do not shy away from gathering the right source and learning from those who have been there. As constant learners themselves, they consider themselves as a part of the team, truly abiding by the core nature of leaders, carrying the beacon of team spirit and guiding those in need of attention. After all, learning is a life-long process and quite often, these principles are reflected in the ideologies of how they run their organisations. For this new blood, it is not about creating followers, but more leaders.

25 YOUNG CEOs - 2018

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Hero Fincorp Abhimanyu Munjal, CEO Hero Fincorp Taking in pace with the growing financial scenraio, Abhimnayu brings forth the rare expertise and industrial experience to shape the organisation to the best of its potential
CEAT Limited Anant Goenka,Managing Director CEAT Limited A highly focused business icon, Anant is one of the few visionaries who are bringing together the concept of global industrial practices with the traditional values of ingenious industrial skills, achieving an ethic based business propaganda
Myntra Dr. Ananth Narayanan,CEO Myntra Ananth leads the team with a dedicated mission to disrupt and transform the way fashion is sold and consumed in the country. His aim is to make Myntra the first profitable e-Commerce company in India
Eco Eclectic Technologies Valsad Dr. Binish Desai,Social Entrepreneur & Innovator Eco Eclectic Technologies Valsad From a sixth grade student to the ‘Recycle Man’ today, he has transformed multiple industrial wastes into eco-economical products while empowering uneducated rural women and edifying students
Mast Kalandar Gaurav Jain,CEO Mast Kalandar Crafting the unique propoganda of the north and south Indian palate, Gaurav understands his customers and constantly works towards the betterment of the sevices to the widespread customers
Caredose Gauri Angrish, Founder & CEO Caredose Acing reading skills for extensive learning and outbound know-hows, Gauri is coating excellence with perseverance to devise med-tech medication management solutions and bring transformational makeshifts
Hubhopper Gautam Raj Anand, Founder & CEO Hubhopper Learning on a daily basis about diverse domains and working closely with every employee, he outclasses as the mastermind behind the creation of a highly managed & curated interface for podcasts & publishers
Zoomcar Greg Moran,CEO Zoomcar Greg has worked in various financial, operational, and strategic roles within the international energy and infrastructure sectors and is highly passionate of creating sustainable brand models
Krafting Networks Harshin Shah,Founder Krafting Networks Inspiring his team of experienced and young professionals who craft innovative and progressive advertising solutions for clients
Logolize Jatin Sachdeva,Founder & CEO Logolize Being consistent, serious with work, confident, adaptable, positive, self edified, sensible, persevering and available, he is shaping each customer’s vision into reality through his comprehensive experiences
Happiitude Karan Behl,Founder & CEO Happiitude Emphasising upon the simple but crucial aspects of lives, Karan is a highly experienced entrepreneur who believes in happiness being the primary quotient for a productive workforce and thereby, nation
Intex Technologies Keshav Bansal,Director Intex Technologies A versatile entrepreneur with zeal to try new endeavours, Keshav has a diverse business acumen and in addition to directing Intex Technologies, is also the owner of IPL team Gujarat Lions
Snapdeal Kunal Bahl,Co-Founder & CEO Snapdeal A visionary entrerpreneur with diverse professional experience, Kunal is a growth oriented entreprenuer who is amalgamating the Indian market with global scenario
Godrej Properties Mohit Malhotra,Managing Director & CEO Godrej Properties With strong beliefs on the power of disruptive transformation, he leads Godrej Properties from the front through his leadership skills and 15 years of industry experience
Only4Rental.in Ohm Prakash, Founder & CEO Only4Rental.in With an unswerving mien and outshining as a vigilant and successful leader, he addresses the difficulties of people in renting or selling properties via a wide range of packages
RaySteeds Energy Prakhar Srivastav ,Founder, CEO RaySteeds Energy A zealous youngpreneur, passionate writer and exceptional poet, Prakhar is an exemplar of courage, dynamism, leadership & teamwork, and leaves no stone unturned to transform dreams in reality
Specsmakers Opticians Pratik Shah, CEO Specsmakers Opticians A strong business development professional with an MBA in Finance & Marketing, Pratik has always been an aspirant entrepreneur the passion which drives him to take Specsmakers to new heights.
Artwaley Priyal Ostwal, Founder & CEO Artwaley With a predilection for art & painting since the age of seven, she outshines as a successful leader connecting unrecognized people in the field of arts across the globe besides pursuing her passion to create some of the best artifacts
Gayam Motor Works (GMW) Raja Gayam,CEO Gayam Motor Works (GMW) Jack Of All Trades with intense love for travelling, Raja is a hands on person, believing in learning by doing while propagating the idea of progress with sustainability
Marcamor Sandeep Tekkali,CEO Marcamor Exhibiting his love for branding by fabricating pre-eminent branding, marketing, designing, research & development solutions with utmost commitment and excellence
Indian Type Foundry Satya Rajpurohit, Co-Founder Indian Type Foundry Relentless towards pursuing his love for typography, he designs & distributes fine quality digital fonts for clients across his digital type foundry-ITF & marketplace-Fontstore
Swiggy Sriharsha M ,Co-Founder & CEO Swiggy An IIM-C graduate, Sriharsha is a tech-preneur who seeks to bring about the technical twist to customer and create a completely new concept of customer oriented service
TVS Motor Sudarshan Venu,CEO TVS Motor Bringing a fresh contemporary take to the legendary business of TVS Motors, Sudarshan has business in his blood but also harbours the agenda to make his own mark in the competitive market
Scofe Labs Vignesh Iyer,CEO Scofe Labs An avid reader of startup-related books/journals and a craftsman of paper models, he enlightens students through a spectrum of 3D visualised & animated online courses on mechanical engineering
Paytm Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO Paytm Founder of the highly deployed payment platform, Vijay is a serial entreprenueur who is enthused about fusing technology with customer experience and strives to bring innovation at every step