Dr. Anish Varghese , Group CEO, Hala Group Kuwait
Having experience of over 18 years in the healthcare sector, Dr. Anish Varghese has been successfully commissioned multiple healthcare establishments in Kuwait including three hospitals and four medical centers. He started his professional journey with Pushpagiri Medical College Hospital a 1200 bed tertiary care facility and during his tenure he had successfully commissioned two tertiary care specialty hospitals in the Pushpagiri campus the heart institute and women and children's hospital. His keenness to be a part of Healthcare Management enabled him to be a commerce graduate and attain an MBA, MA, and Doctorate in addition to being the Chartered Fellow of CIPD UK and AHRI Australia. He has been awarded the Best Human Capital Award in 2018 from the Middle East Society of Capital Management; Distinct CEO Award fot MENA Region in 2021 from the Global Society of Human Capital Management; Distinct CHRO Award in 2021 from the Global Society of Human capital Management and the Healthcare Excellence Award in 2022 from the World Medical Council.
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Top 10 Indian Leaders In Kuwait - 2022
Kuwait, a wealthy petroleum based economy, is one of the richest countries in the world and its currency, Kuwaiti Dinar, is the highest valued unit of currency in the world. Besides petroleum steel manufacturing is Kuwait’s second biggest economy. Economic diversification on large scale has boosted other industries and business in the country, reducing the dependence on petroleum for economy. In 2019, Kuwait's main export products were mineral fuels including oil (89.1 percent of total exports), aircraft and spacecraft (4.3 percent), organic chemicals (3.2 percent), plastics (1.2 percent), iron and steel (0.2 percent), gems and precious metals (0.1 percent) and machinery including computers (0.1 percent).
Country has several MSMEs, which are growing to be the backbone of country’s economy. Expatriates contribute a large section of population, contributing to a good part of revenue of the country. Most of the MSMEs and businesses in the country are owned by expatriates. Indians contribute to a large portion of Kuwait’s expatriate population. According to the Indian ministry of external affairs, there are around 989,000 Indians as on December 2020, constituting the largest expatriate community of the country.
According to the Indian embassy in Kuwait, there are about 28,000 Indians working for the Kuwaiti Government in various jobs like nurses, engineers in national oil companies and a few as scientists. However majority of Indians are employed in private sector, about 5.23 lakh are employed in private sectors.
In this issue of CEO Insights, we bring you a list of ‘Top 10 Indian Leaders In Kuwait – 2022’ who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and skills for the growth and profit of the respective organisations 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|
|Ashok Kalra, Founder||Mughal Mahal Restaurent||He owns and manage a wide array of restaurants serving a variety of cuisine including Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Continental, and international, in Kuwait leveraging his extensieve knowledge in the industry|
|Dr. Dheeraj Bhardwaj, Group CEO||City Group Co||He holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and an MBA from Imperial College London, UK and has published around 50 research papers in reputed journals and have also played a major role in the development of India’s Supercomputer PARAM and mission-critical applications, instrumental in transforming the construction industry in the UK and the Middle East|
|Dhiraj Oberoi, Managing Partner||Kuwait Indo Trading Company||As MD of the company, he added SARA Cake and Kuwait Biscuit Company to the company portfolio and he was in the lisit of 'Forbes' for 'Top 100 leaders in the Aab World' in 2014|
|Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane, Advisor & Director||Sijjeel General Commerce and Contracting||He has over 48 years on experience across diverse verticals of engineering and was always passionate about starting his own business|
|Dr. Anish Varghese, Group CEO||Hala Group||A CEO and business leader who drives strategic initiatives to realize bottom-line results and enhance employee engagement in the pursuit of organizational objectives. He also brings balance and simplicity to the organizational process, creating a competitive advantage for the business|
|Kaizar Shakir, Director & Chief Financial Officer, Gulf Consult||Gulf Consult||Managing spearheading operations of a multi-disciplinary company providing planning, architectural, engineering design and supervision consulting services|
|Maneesh Kumar, Head of Outsourcing||RSM Global||A deeply accomplished senior level accounting and financial professional with demonstrated success in start-ups and global multi-billion dollar organizations|
|Ravi Kohli, Managing Director||Al Sabah & Kohli General Trading & Contracting||He gained his career in Business Sdministration and even holds a degree in the same field from the Prince Georges Community College in Maryland|
|S. Kumar Wadhawan, Chairman||Samara Group||He founded the Samara group in Kuwait in 1964 and has played a key role in the company's successful foray into Kuwait, India, Mauritius and the UAE markets|
|SM Hyder Ali, Chairman||TVS Hyder Group||Hailing from a village called Mathupettai in Tamil Nadu, through his hardwork, he founded and raised his business empire all over the middle-east from nothing|