• Rahul Bapat, Chief - Operations, Creditsafe

    Rahul Bapat, Chief - Operations, Creditsafe

  • It is not the altitude of the hurdle that decides the height of an athlete's jump, but the count of his courage, self-belief and the viscosity of his undefeated attitude decides the apex. Coming from a humble background, Rahul Bapat not only witnessed a lot of hardships in the prime stage of his life but complemented by his `Try, fall, but fly again' attitude, he steadily learned to navigate through those obstacles to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit within him. Born in a humble family that struggled ineffably to make both ends meet, Rahul was initially raised by a single mother, who supported him against all odds by doing chores for others. When school fees got unaffordable, Rahul unhesitatingly got down to the street to sell books, clothes, wallets, belts, household utensils, fire crackers, and anything he could to get himself back to school.

  • Rahul Bapat: A Leader WHO Surfed Fearlessly Against The Tides Towards Success

Smart Technologies Are Going To Pave The Way For India

By: CEOInsights Team

Speaking at the curtain-raiser conference for the 2nd edition of ‘The SMARTecIndia Initiative 2021’ held today at New Delhi, the Minister highlighted various initiatives taken by the government

Nandita Sinha Takes Charge as Myntra's CEO

By: CEOInsights Team

The e-Commerce platform Myntra has named Nandita Sinha as its CEO, where she would report to Flipkart Group CEO Kalyan Krishna murthy. Nandita succeeds Amar Nagaram, who quit Myntra last month after leading the company as the

Top 10 Indian Leaders in Japan - 2021

Going ‘Vocal For Local’ Is The Key To Unlocking Startup And Economic Growth

By: Pravin Khandelwal, Managing Director, Pranay Care and Director, Leadership & Motivation, Risers Accelerator

They say that the punch that knocks you out isn't often the hardest one; it's the one that you don't see coming. Same has been the case the Covid-19

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Core Engineering: The Need Of The Hour For A Self-Reliant India

By: Chandra Reddy, CEO, Altran India

Ancient inventions of basic tools, objects and machines like wheels and pulleys laid the foundations of the word ‘Engineering’ as we know it today. Deploying mechanical principles of engineering, our ancestors gave birth to these

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Rural Infrastructure Development Holds The Key To India's Growth

By: Dr. Harish Sharma, Executive Director (Smart City and Infrastructure Services), REPL

Target for India's future have been spelt out loud and clear. A US $5 trillion economy; Infrastructure Development; Housing & better living standards; Enhancing agriculture production and more other.

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Technology Is The Lifeline Of MSMEs

By: Mehernosh Tata, CEO, Edelweiss Retail Finance

Technology has emerged as a lifeline for everyEnterprise, more so in the recent times since the push to go digital has been on rise. On the other hand, the need to provide real time service

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Expectations From UI/UX Startups In India's Digital Journey To Financial Inclusion

By: Neeraj Kumar, Product Head for MSME Vertical at Muthoot Fincorp

As per estimates there is up to 10 percent penetration in exposure to financial market against

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Change The Only Constant

By: Lipi Ray, Head - CRM, NCR & Punjab, IREO

The Sales Force Automation, abbreviated as SFA, refers to the technique wherein the software is used to automate the business tasks such as inventory control system, account management

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Innovation is the key Factor For Fintech to Keep the Pace Going

By: Manish Bhatia, President - Technology, Analytics and Capabilities, Lendingkart

During the dotcom boom from 1995 to 2000s, then commerce startups like Amazon, eBay, PayPal, were able to build businesses and scale them

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  • Top 10 Indian Leaders in Japan - 2021

    The land of rising sun has made enormous footprint in the world market through their products. The third largest economy ranks 29th in the world in the ease of doing business. Japan is actively opening doors to foreign investors, ensuring that they get the best possible environment. Advanced manufacturing and services accounts for a large portion of Japan's GDP and employment. They are the world leader in the manufacture of electrical appliances & electronics, automobiles, ships, machine tools, optical & precision equipment, machinery and chemicals. The Japanese economy is mainly characterized by MSMEs. Over 99 percent of all Japanese enterprises are categorized as small or medium and they employs over 80 percent of Japanese population.

    FDI flow to Japan remains low compared to most other developed nations across the world and relatively unstable. According to UNCTAD's 2021 World Investment Report, FDI declined by 30 percent to $10 billion in 2020, reflecting a 25 percent decline in FDI from MNEs in the US. Japan's FDI stock was estimated at about $243 billion in 2020. The major countries investing in Japan are US, France, Netherlands, Singapore and UK, and they represent nearly two third of FDI flow.

    Japan is home to a large number of expats working in the technology sector. There are around 28.2 lakh foreigners in Japan. Although most of them are from China, Korea, Vietnam and Philippines, there are 37,933 Indians residing in Japan. This contributes to 1.34 percent of Japanese population. Also, 60 percent of this population is working in IT sector.

    In this issue of CEO Insights, we bring you a list of 'Top 10 Indian Leaders in Japan - 2021' who have struggled and hard worked to succeed in their lives, thereby becoming a pride to our country. The list has been crafted by a team of CEOs, VCs and the CEO Insights editorial board, thus delivering inspiring stories of their journey and the contributions & roles played by them in the creation and empowerment of a powerful nation.

Top 10 Indian Leaders in Japan - 2021

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Paidy Abhijeet Pawar,VP - Program Management Office Paidy A pioneer in the Japanese FinTech ecosystem, he takes a keen interest in developing financial institutions which accelerates efficiency across organizations globally
RAJGROUP Anil Raj,Founder & President RAJGROUP A self-made serial international entrepreneur based in Tokyo, Japan, he possesses 20+ years of expertise on varied businesses ranging from technology, food, hospitality, education, travel and leisure, imports and exports, marketing and more
VeBuIn Bhavik Shah,CEO VeBuIn A visionary entrepreneur and an Indian business stalwart known for his innovative insights and contemporary skillsets
SoftBank Group Corp Chetan Agarwal,GM - Strategic Business Division SoftBank Group Corp He has played a key role in business development as part of the founding team of SoftBank in India, which now has $600 million+ worth equity investment and 200+ employees
Taiyo Kagaku Dr. T. P. Rao,Managing Director - India Taiyo Kagaku Has achieved several fellowship awards from Monbusho,JSPS, JIRCAS and TOKAI plaza for research works and higher studies
Jupiter International Corporation Kiran S Sethi,President Jupiter International Corporation Holding a BBA in Marketing from University of Notre Dame, he has been associated with Jupiter for over three decades now
Saachi Partners Mithun Soni ,Founder & Managing Director Saachi Partners He has been with Saachi for over five years now, prior to which he held the role of President & Managing Partner at Slate Consulting
India International School I Japan Nirmal Jain,Founder/Director India International School I Japan A MA and LLB graduate from Delhi University, she incepted India International School in 2004 and has played a key role its success story so far
Creditsafe Rahul Bapat,Chief - Operations Creditsafe A graduate Fergusson College, Pune with a degree in Electronics & Computer Science, along with an Advanced Diploma in Japanese, he is intrinsically passionate about sales and gladly admits to never losing an opportunity to sell till date
Scenic Japan Tours Vinay Jairaj,Managing Director Scenic Japan Tours With a Masters in International Tourism & Hospitality Management, he boasts of a 13-years long career during which he has worked with BIA, Singapore Airlines, Avaition Travels, and Scenic Japan

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