Ankur Mathur , Co-Founder, Staymaster
The private vacation homes industry has been rapidly growing in recent years as expenditure on travel, vacations, and accommodation among the millennials’ generation is increasing. However, the industry has faced a major challenge in terms of consistency and professionalism. Many private vacation homes lack a high level of hospitality and service likehotels, which can make the vacation experience unpredictable and unsatisfactory. Ankur Mathur, the co-founder of Staymaster, recognized this issue and set out to solve it by creating a platform that offers not only a wide range of private vacation homes but also a high level of hospitality and consistency of experience. Ankur has done engineering from the University of Pune and also holds a master's degree in entrepreneurship and management fromImperial College London. We recently engaged in a one on one interaction with him, let’s read.
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Top 10 Indian Leaders From Imperial College London Alumni – 2023
A Vision of 19th-Century to Nurture Science & Arts Together
Imperial College London is Prince Albert and Sir Henry Cole’s 19th century vision for an area where science and the arts can bloom together. Ranked 6th in the world in the QS World University Rankings, 2023, Imperial College London is a one-of-a-kind institution in the UK, with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business and medicine. Being a home to 17,000 students and 8,000 staff, today the college awards over 6,700 degrees every year. It imparts a kind of education that is research-led, and gives exposer to its students to real world challenges and also opens opportunities for them to work across multi-cultural, multi-national teams. As an international community, it attracts undergraduates from more than 125 countries. The College majorly focuses on the four main disciplines of science, engineering, medicine and business and is renowned for its application of these skills to industry and enterprise. Additionally, Imperial holds a Silver Athena Swan award, which recognizes advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine in academia.
"Nobody Is Bothered About An Institution More Than Its Alumni"
As a source of knowledge and expertise for the society and a preferred destination for potential learners, today the Imperial College London has created a highly influential and active network of alumni across the globe, which is one of the most talented, innovative, and networked communities in the world. These volunteers are now proudly serving on boards of some of the world-known conglomerates and organizations, some are behind the known startups and unicorns, and making a huge impact in all sectors of society and accentuating economy for both in the nation and the globe. As individuals, their contributions are extraordinary and as a community, their impact is infinite.
CEO Insights magazine in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Indian Leaders From Imperial College London Alumni – 2023' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Aakriti Rawal, Co Founder & CEO||House of Chikankari||A teenpreneur focusing to re-instill the pride of the artisans in their exquisite craftsmanship and sustain it for generations|
|Akshay Raut,Founders Office||NeoDocs||A dynamic leader having developed keen interest in business strategy and always been excited about the startup ecosystem|
|Ankur Mathur , Co-Founder||Staymaster||A highly accomplished business leader and strategist with extensive expertise in scaling businesses from scratch, with a focus on innovation, customer experience and sustainable growth|
|Kartik Dhawan, Director||Rockpecker||A driving force in the engineering community, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and paving the way for a more sustainable and efficient future|
|Manish Uttamchandani , Managing Partner||KB Home Center||A visionary leader who has transformed his company into an industry leader by implementing a customer centric approach and strategic planning|
|Mehar Sindhu Batra, Founder & CEO||MSB Vision||A professional expert empowering young professionals to recognise & reach their true potential and accelerate their careers|
|Smarthveer Sidana, Founder & CEO||HireQuotient||An entrepreneur with background of engineering, marketing and management consulting, believing in the vision of changing lives, organisations and world|
|Sonali Saraogi Singh, Founder||Feed Smart||A product development expert having over a decade of experience in the food & beverages industry ranging from restaurants, and catering to cloud kitchens|
|Swati Pandey, Co-Founder & CEO||Arboreal||A passionate leader with prior international experience in PE, VC and consulting, and providing specialty food ingredients and solutions to food and beverage brands|
|Dr. Vivek Tandon, Founder||Revalyu||An experienced international entrepreneur with an extensive background in growing technology-based companies, also in addition to a strong interest in the environment and social sustainability|