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Business Leaders To Follow From India

India has become a breeding ground for top business leaders and innovators who have changed the whole scenario of doing business here. Many well-known CEOs from across the globe love to partner with Indian business leaders. Here is a list of such leaders.

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Abhishek Sharma, COO and Co-Founder "Fashinza" 

Abhishek Sharma, together with Pawan Gupta and Jamil Ahmad, co-founded Fashinza to simplify apparel sourcing through the use of technology. Abhishek wants to empower the Indian MSMEs - the backbone of the Indian economy - by providing them with an ecosystem where there is complete transparency and where the MSMEs get a chance to work with both national as well as international brands to earn more profits. Abhishek wants to build India’s biggest manufacturing hub at Jaipur using Fashinza’s platform, which will empower the local manufacturers to run their business smoothly and make great profits at the same time. Fashinza helps brands reduce inventory forecasting errors and to produce goods with complete transparency and minimal effort. 

Nitin Purswani, CEO & Co-founder of "Medius" 

Nitin Purswani s a seasoned hi-tech entrepreneur with early roots that incorporate enterprise technology, having founded an enterprise SaaS platform in 2011, used by millions of consumers & thousands of enterprises. Medius, the brainchild of technology enthusiast Nitin Purswani – aims to solve India’s bad debt crisis. It is an AI driven debt collection solution for banks. Nitin became fascinated by financial technology, particularly the use of AI and machine learning in conjunction with traditional banking systems, which led him to found Medius AI. With over a decade of experience bringing visionary innovations to market, Nitin is now on a mission to solve India's NPA crisis using AI. Using Medius, banks leverage predictive and decisional AI to improve collections efficiency with legally integrated workflows. The platform prides in providing seamless, end-to-end automation from – prediction to recovery.  

Ketan Patel Chairman and Managing Director of "Creative Newtech" 

Visionary, Strategist, and Multi-Tasker— Mr. Ketan Patel is a man with a lot of feathers in his cap. Patel is the Chairman and Managing Director, of Creative Newtech, formerly known as Creative Peripherals and Distribution Private Limited, a well-established company in India's niche electronic consumer product distribution market. The company has a strong presence in the country's  IT distribution sector owing to a broad network of partners and distribution channels. Creative Newtech is dedicated to offering its customers with an "experiential journey". Being an industry leader, the company offers 70+ brands and 3200+ products, has 5000+ happy channel partners achieve 10000+ monthly distribution and 50000+ metric tons of monthly import and export. The company provides end-to-end solutions from contract manufacturing to retail distribution and brand licensing and is a house of 150+ employees. 

Laksh Gangwani  founder of "DigiJanus Vantage Point" 

Laksh has scaled propositions and businesses, from scratch, in ASEAN and India for over a decade for some of the biggest brands such as Thomson Reuters, LexisNexis, Threatmetrix, Symphony. One of his most notable works came with Symphony, where he started and scaled Symphony’s award-winning wealth management proposition. In 2021, for his work in the Wealth Management industry, Laksh was recognised as the Leading Individual by WealthBriefing Asia. Currently, Laksh enables Financial institutions to expedite their digital transformation and build digital platforms that offer frictionless customer journeys and hyper-personalised experiences. He is also the founder of DigiJanus Vantage Point - a chat show that enables deeper and meaningful conversations around how the financial industry is being transformed. 

Pallavi Utagi Founder and CEO of "SuperBottoms" 

Mompreneur Pallavi Utagi, the CEO and Founder of SuperBottoms is the forerunner in creating cloth diapers as a category in the baby care segment. Her key interests lie in sustainable, zero-waste living and gentle ways of parenting. SuperBottoms, Founded in 2016 by Pallavi Utagi,  is an online-first sustainable brand of reusable cloth diapers and baby products focused on awareness and increased adoption of reusable cloth diapers in India besides the daily needs of babies and toddlers. Run by a core team of parents, 90% of whom are mothers, it’s trusted by 20 lakh+ parents. Pallavi is instrumental in changing the mindset of mothers who emphasizes using the fancy products available in the market, and are ignorant of the otherwise harmful effects on the baby's skin. 

Pankaj Sharma President of "Lexicon Group" 

Pankaj Sharma is a visionary Business Leader, who over the last 15 years he has focused on inclusive education and built the brand -The Lexicon Group of Institutes which supports the learning journey of a student from Kindergarten to Post Graduation, additionally through his focus on entrepreneurship multiple organizations have flourished. His work as a Business Leader, Entrepreneur, and Social Reformer has been recognized and fetched him multiple awards and accolades, these include Asia’s Greatest Leader, Times Men of the Year, Times Pune Visionaries 2018, and Edupreneur of the Year. He has also been featured in Forbes as one of the Pioneers in Education. The Lexicon Group under his leadership has journeyed from very humble beginnings and has seen an upward growth year after year. The Lexicon Group started in education but has now diversified to other sectors like FMCG, ED-Tech, Legal Tech, Media, Fitness, Special Needs Support Centre, and a few more. Over the last 15 years, The Lexicon group has grown from a single school with 19 students to a thriving ecosystem of education catering to the needs of 15000 students and lakhs of other customers. 

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