Jagjit Singh , Founder & CEO, The Royal India Group
Spices are an important part of Indian cuisine, and as such, when Indians travel to other countries, they tend to greatly miss their favorite foods because it is difficult to get the same flavors and tastes in distant nations. Through The Royal India Restaurant, Jagjit Singh is one of the few Indians living in other countries who have worked hard to bring the flavor of home-cooked Indian cuisine to those who are far from home. Jagjit, an entrepreneur who overcame countless challenges before achieving success has managed to bring traditional Indian cuisine to South Africa. As a young man, he grew up in a village called Cholang, District Jalandhar Punjab in India. He arrived in South Africa during the Cricket World Cup of 2003. Even though he was greatly fascinated by the beauty of the South African coastline, his main challenge was that he did not know anyone in his newfound land. His adventurous journey to South Africa was anchored on his deep faith in God, his self-confidence, and family blessings. Jagjit is very grateful to his mother Bachan Kaur, his father Sardar Sohan Singh, his elder brothers Amandeep Singh and Paramjit Singh as well as his elder sister, Parveen Klair. His family has been his pillar of strength during tough times.
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Top 10 Indian Leaders In South Africa - 2022
India has a diverse and rapidly expanding economic relationship with South Africa, and as India has progressed from a developing nation to an economic powerhouse, the market provides abundant and unexplored opportunities for business. A good leader encourages the team to perform to their optimum all the time and drives organizational success ultimately; a great leader creates and nurtures other leaders. In South Africa, more than 150 Indian businesses were flourishing. It has a diversified agricultural sector, which has a wide range of opportunities. South African Indians are an integral part of the country's diversity & culture. The number of Indians in Africa increased greatly with the settlement of Indians in Africa as indentured servants during colonization, and has continued to increase into the 21st century. They have been successful in business either in their own firms or in some of the well reputed African companies.
Today Indians make up about 2.5 percent of the population in South Africa and have contributed to not only the diversity of the country but also the economy. South Africa has developed into a major transport hub, with a well-developed banking sector, strong regulatory and legal frameworks, an independent judiciary, high internet penetration, and strong protection of social values and human rights. South Africa is one among the fastest growing consumer market with numerous opportunities. From unique cuisine and rich cultural practices to religion and sacred traditions, as well as political activism and sporting triumphs, South African Indians form important part of South African society.
In this issue of CEO Insights, we bring you a list of `Top 10 Indian Leaders in South Africa - 2022' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience for the growth and profit of the respective organizations in which they have served thus contributing to the country's economy. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Ankita Vyas Bohra, Founder||Indiana House||She founded her own fashion brand after nine years of corporate experience, fueled by her passion for design, fashion & colour|
|Bawa Jay Singh, Founder||Jesa Holdings||Well experienced person who focuses on design excellence, build quality and timely delivery|
|Chetan Asthana, Managing Director||Curechem||A strategic planner with proficiency in streamlining business processes, defining continuous improvement processes, accelerating employees’ strengths and building powerful teams that can conquer any obstacles|
|Dikshita Padalkar , Founder||Research Resources||Labour Economist who is specialized in Industrial Restructuring in the Clothing and Textile Industry|
|Jagjit Singh, Founder & CEO||The Royal India Group||Serial entrepreneur with 18 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry|
|Kamal Moneram, Managing Director||Auro Energy||With his overall experiences he managed more than 18 projects in his career, within the security & energy industry, which include On/Off-site access control implementations, inhouse application developments and many|
|Kiran Dingare, Product Engineering Leader||Wetility||Has more than 17 years of experience in New Product Design/Existing Product Design Changes & Development, Design Engineering, Project Management & Team Management|
|Kishan Singh, CEO||Metpac-sa||Has an extensive experience in business Quality Management Consulting and support training, with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive, packaging & education industries|
|Natasha Padachy, Founder||Varaya Wellness||She is a Specialist Wellness Counsellor, Reiki Practitioner and Transformation Coach specialising in self-esteem, anxiety and fears, finding your life purpose and relationship coaching|
|Ramya Raghavendra, Founder||Neutrinos||Has over 18 years of global sales & marketing experience, account management and customer relationship management are ideal professions for her because she enjoys interacting with people & driving relationships|