• Sanjay Agarwal,    Director & COO, IJM India Infrastructure

    Sanjay Agarwal, Director & COO, IJM India Infrastructure

  • It’s no secret that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has picked up an astonishing pace in completing road projects in recent years. During the peak pandemic months (2020-21), the speed of national highway (NH) construction in the country touched a record 37 km per day. Though NHAI hasn’t been able to keep up with the same pace since the road traffic is back across the country, it is still doing an excellent job. The credit for this massive achievement can be attributed to the tech-savvy approach of the ministry and, most importantly, hardly a handful of construction companies and visionary leaders who enable such a high-tech approach.

  •  Sanjay Agarwal: A Visionary Mega-Projects Expert Contributing Significantly To Nation Building
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  • Top 20 Prominent Business Leaders in Asia - 2023

    Thriving Business & Economy in Asian Region
    Asia is one of the most digitized regions in the world with 2.3 billion internet users, which is around 50.3 percent of world’s internet user population. Asian countries are prompting expansion of foreign businesses to Asia, through favourable business regulations, enticing tax rates and a growing talent pool. Many Asian countries are ranked top as world’s best countries to do business. According to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 annual report, Singapore is one of the world’s best places to do business among 190 countries. Hongkong, Malaysia and Japan are also ranked high in the list.

    The Evolution Strategy
    Asia is already home to 50 percent of world's fastest growing companies. By 2025, it will account for half of the world’s GDP and will be home to four of the largest global economies China, India, Japan, and Indonesia. Ranked the world’s most competitive economy, hightech Singapore is a leading financial hub and strategic destination in Asia. The huge population of India comprising of high-skilled workforce with proficiency in English gives the country huge growth potential. China is still the world’s fastest-growing economy, thanks to capital investment, export growth and strong infrastructure. Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines have all demonstrated steady economic growth thanks to political stability, shrinking poverty and foreign investment.

    Widening Asian Owned Businesses
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    CEO Insights in this issue presents a list of `Top 20 Prominent Business Leaders in Asia - 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 Wand 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.

Top 20 Prominent Business Leaders in Asia - 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Haldiram Snacks Dr. Ashok Kumar Tyagi, Executive Director Haldiram Snacks An executive leader leading the company’s operations including production, sales, marketing, R&D, product innovation, finance, diversification, and expansion
Skool Hospitality Atilla Erda, Co-Founder & CEO Skool Hospitality Focused on practical training and application of hospitality skills and replacing traditional classrooms by real time experiences, serving real hotel guests in operating hotels
The Social Kitchen Avelyn Lee, Director The Social Kitchen She has over 20 years of experience in private banking and wealth management industry. She provides banking, advisory, and investment services to ultrahigh networth individuals and corporates
AMC International Bashir Uddin Ahmed, MD & CEO AMC International A true professional and a passionate tradesman, holds a demonstrated experience in working with logistics and supports business values
Gulf Desert Chemical Company Bhaskaran K. Edathody, Director Gulf Desert Chemical Company An experienced business professional, is steering the Business services division as Director of the firm
Reyod Gayatri Pandey, Co-Founder Reyod A creative passionate process orented and self-motivated marketing professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Trezix Software Haresh Calcuttawala, Shailesh Sapale & Sunil Kharbanda, Co-Founders Trezix Software Leading a commitment to make the Import/ Export processes smooth and automated thereby helping IMPEX businesses grow
Frozen Lime Jagdish Sandhu, Co-Founder & CEO Frozen Lime Helps in providing a preferred service partner in revenue, distribution, sales and marketing management for Asia’s hospitality and tourism sectors
Cypher AI Minh Thanh Hoang, CEO Cypher AI Experienced venture builder and AI entrepreneurial enthusiast with a passion for growing businesses and challenges the status quo and making social impacts
Commercial Bank of Ceylon Najith Meewanage, CEO Commercial Bank of Ceylon A seasoned banker bringing decades of unparalleled experience to steer the firm towards success
PTC India Dr. Rajib K. Mishra, CMD PTC India Holds more than 37 years of experience working in Power Sector Utilities NTPC, Powergrid & PTC. He joined the firm in 2011, and at present is Chairman & Managing Director (Addl. Charge) and is a full-time Director in India Board for the last seven years
Capleo Global Ramesh Anumolu, CEO Capleo Global He is an active industry spokesperson in the staffing industry and is the driving force behind the company’s strategic and operational success
Wonderchef Ravi Saxena, Founder & CEO Wonderchef An engineer and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, holds 30 years of experience handling and running successful businesses
Landmark Group Renuka Jagtiani, Chairwoman & CEO Landmark Group For more than two decades she has led the corporate strategy and expansion efforts of the firm and one of the biggest retail conglomerates in the Middle East
Financepeer Rohit Gajbhiye, Founder & CEO Financepeer Expert in Credit Risk, Commercial Banking, and Liquidity Risk, and skilled FinTech professional who is a member of UNGSII, World Economic Forum
Multiply Group Samia Bouzza,CEO & Managing Director Multiply Group She leads the strategic development, and growing organically and inorganically a diversified portfolio of businesses and committed to growth through tech infusion, efficiencies, synergy, acquisitions and driving sustainable growth
IJM India Infrastructure Sanjay Agarwal, Director & COO IJM India Infrastructure He has built an impeccable reputation inside and outside the subcontinent, being at the forefront of several ground-breaking innovations in the construction industry across public, commercial and residential projects
SJS Enterprises Sanjay Thapar, CEO & Executive Director SJS Enterprises Throughout his 30-year career as a business leader, he has built and helped scale up many businesses in the automotive and consumer durables sectors
EMF Innovations Sivasankari T. P, Managing Director EMF Innovations He founded the firms and a DC Motor & Controller manufacturing Plant in Neelambur to provide high-quality electric motors at affordable prices for use in environmentally friendly mobility applications
Nagad Tanvir A. Mishuk, Founder & MD Nagad A passionate businessman, active investor, and philanthropist, founded the firm to make the most accessible financial services available to everyone