Ramesh Jagannathan, Managing Director, Startad Abu Dhabi
Being an entrepreneur is a mindset; and while most people chose to become entrepreneurs, a few are born to become one. Comfortable with ambiguity, pushing the boundaries, and exploring mysteries of various industry verticals to gain a better insight into the business world, Ramesh Jagannathan (MD, startAD) believes himself to have been born with an entrepreneurial mindset. After having served as the Inaugural Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in 2016, Ramesh founded startAD, the global accelerator at NYU Abu Dhabi and serves as its Managing Director. Ramesh is known for his pivotal strategies pertaining to curriculum development, Study Away programs, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Enablement programs. An entrepreneurial technologist specializing in leading global teams, converting abstract concepts into tangible and marketable technologies in a short time frame, Ramesh leads with focus on innovation and entrepreneurship at NYU Abu Dhabi since 2010.
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Top 10 Indian Leaders In Abu Dhabi - 2021
In recent years, Abu Dhabi has become one of the top meeting destinations for many globally significant business events. The largest emirate is known for its loyal and supporting policies toward foreign investors and open policies for conducting business. With its policies, Abu Dhabi has grown to become a dynamic hub and a major player in numerous business and industrial areas. The Emirate has facilities to accommodate international trade, with the state-of-art infrastructure, and it is also a centre point for world trade and commerce. Setting up business in Abu Dhabi facilitates access to the markets of Africa, Asia, Southern and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Abu Dhabi also provides a range of tax benefits like no personal or corporate tax, no import/export duty, and so on. It is a place of excellence for telecommunications and IT. Along with all these, the emirate with foremost position in the field of international tourism is the perfect place to advance any business operations.
About 30 percent of the population in UAE is contributed by Indian expatriate community of approx. 3.42 millions. Approximately 15 percent of the Diaspora is in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The 35 percent of the Indian community is made up of professionally qualified personnel, businessmen and other white collar non-professionals & their families. The Indian community is respected for its technical competence and sense of discipline. Today, Indians are key to the construction, retail, financial services, manufacturing and transport sectors in the region. The county being always open to immigrants, UAE has the highest proportion of international migrants in the world a staggering 84 percent. There are nearly twice as many Indian born as native born people in the UAE today.
The modern multiculturalism of the city and its subsequent appeal as a foreign direct investment is enhancing opportunity for Abu Dhabi to be a perfect business destination. Abu Dhabi has continued to invest in efforts to develop and upgrade event organization facilities in order to promote an accurate record of events hosted within the emirate. In this issue, the CEO Insights introduces a list of 'Top 10 Indian Leaders in Abu Dhabi - 2021' who have contributed to the economic development of the country. The list has been crafted by a team of Industry veterans, CEOs, VCs and the CEO Insights editorial team, thus delivering inspiring stories of their journey and the contributions & roles played by them in the creation and empowerment of a powerful nation.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Animesh Saxena,Chief Investment Officer||GROWMORE Group||A seasoned investment professional with 13 years of investment experience across asset classes (quoted/private equity, real estate, fixed income, structured products and fund investments across GCC, US, Europe and Asia|
|Dr. B. R. Shetty,Founder & Chairman||Neopharma||A Business Leader and a Philanthropist, he is the proud Founder of 4 companies - NMC Healthcare, Finablr, Neopharma and BRS Ventures|
|K Muraleedharan,Chairman||SFC Group||Has over 40 years of experience in the UAE region|
|Kamran Khan,CEO||Bonnon Coffee||A hospitality professional with 20 years experience in Marketing, Development & Operations, Business Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Franchise Negotiations, and other areas|
|Kaveri Amal,Founder & CEO||Adam & Eve||Has over a decade of experience working across both Indian and UAE markets|
|Manoj Bhatnagar,Corporate IT Manager||Al Ain Cooperative Society||With more than 30 years of demonstrated cross-cultural career success in developing and executing operational strategies, he is known for promoting organizational growth with optimum utilization of evolving technologies|
|Mohammed Korath,Chairman & MD||KM TRADING||Tempted to experiment with multiple lines of business, he forayed into the retail segment in 1973|
|Ramesh Jagannathan,Managing Director||startAD||Chosen by the President of NYU Polytechnic to Chair the Task Force on Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship to create an executable plan for curriculum, research and technology transfer|
|Tony Jashanmal,Group President||Jashanmal Group||AN exemplary businessman with vast industry expertise across Indian and UAE markets|
|Vikram S. Bhatia,CEO||Alam Steel Group||A Harvard Business School alumnus, he has been associated with Alam Steel for over 18 years now, and has been instrumental in the company's success story so far|