Unnikrishnan Ramachandran Unnithan, Co-Founder, Dibiz
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Top 10 Indian Business Leaders in Malaysia - 2022
In this pragmatically evolving modern business world, where digitalization and technology has overwhelmed the world with its prowess, and most businesses and industries are interconnected and have turned global, leadership knows no bounds. And, significantly there are many Indian leaders too who are leveraging their dexterity across international geography. Also, it's no different when it comes to Malaysia. As accounted in 2021, Malaysia is the 4th largest economy in Southeast Asia and the 39th largest in the world. Growing steadily over the past few years, Malaysia today has become a newly industrialised market economy on the back of highly robust and diversified international trade as the country is one of the leading exporter of hightech products and palm oil products globally (after Indonesia). The hightech products exports of the country stood at $92.1 billion, the second highest in ASEAN in 2020.
India-Malaysia have traditionally been close and friendly. And, according to studies, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the bilateral trade between the two countries has expanded by 26 percent in 2021, while overall trade has exceeded $17 billion. Well, there are many products like basmati rice, mangoes, eggs, trucks, motorcycles and cotton garments through which India trades into Malaysian market. Also, in return, the products for which Malaysia has obtained greater market access in India are fruits, cocoa, palm oil products, and synthetic textiles. Though COVID-19 did bring a turmoil in the economy disrupting the functions across, it is growing at a swifter pace, functioning with a less strict pandemic management strategy and recovering activity in the tourism sector. Amidst a country, enriched with such dynamic economy that is technology rich and diversified too, there is much to manage, and lead on, and hence Indian leaders in Malaysia have significantly proven their dexterity driving organizations towards growth horizons. And, they certainly need to be celebrated for it.
In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of `Top 10 Indian Business Leaders in Malaysia - 2022' is provided to the readers to know their stories of success with which they led the organizations there, and also how motivating and encouraging they are for others to learn from. The listing provides detailed information about the leaders who are selected by a panel of industry veterans, CEOs, and VCs, and the CEO Insights magazine editorial board.
|Ananda Krishnan, Founder
|He is regarded as a powerful presence in the media, satellite, oil & gas industries, telecommunications & leisure
|Suraj Arora & Asad Sultan, Co-founders
|Kuala Lumpur Tech City
|They have immense market foresight that allows them to identify future investment trends and have taken on a variety of management and operational roles, that allowed them to develop a comprehensive understanding of how businesses operates
|Kirit Kumar, Managing Director
|Approved Group International
|He has in-depth experience in managing Forensic Investigation, Damage Assessment, Disaster Restoration, Business Continuity Management & Risk Mitigation
|Maria Chakraverty Stevenson, Executive Director
|She fills all of the roles that a business requires, and she believes that her ability to communicate has allowed her to remain a new-age leader to this day
|His hard work & grit grew the business into a spice empire with a global market presence, wherever Indian food is served
|R. Ramalingam Pillai, Chief Operating Officer
|He is responsible for leading the company’s global operations including site operations & quality control
|Raghav Narayan, Director
|Using his extensive experience in private equity & the legal sector, he has been taking care of fundraising, M&A, and eventual listing
|Shubhabrata Samantaray, Founder & CEO
|A Professional Geoscientist with more than 17 years of international work experience in the Geo-Energy industry
|Unnikrishnan Ramachandran Unnithan, Co-Founder
|A go-getter and avid public speaker, who believes that his biggest strength is his tech prowess, industry knowledge, and the global network he acquired over the years
|Vinod Sekhar, Chairman
|He provides healthcare & education, and support the most vulnerable communities including the indigenous, disabled, old folks, children, refugees & hardcore poor