Top Indian Entrepreneurs Going it Alone
There are plenty of major contributions that India has made to the world, including many things we take for granted today like the concept of “zero”, the game of chess, yoga, and buttons。
陕西11选5 Today, a new generation of Indians are endeavouring to continue making contributions to the world. In doing so, they’re becoming the country’s top entrepreneurs.
Muskan Sethi is an entrepreneur with many hats. After studying computing, she moved to London where she got a degree in Fashion Journalism and Brand Management. A career in marketing, fashion or computing didn't excite Sethi though, and she decided to start her own business.
She founded Doggydoo, an organisation that connects canine lovers to create a supportive community that can share tips and offer help to others with any dog-related troubles.
However, she's found most of her success as a professional poker player. After watching the World Series of Poker on TV, she fell in love with the game and began playing online. She then appeared on the TV show, Shark Cage, where she competed against leading players.
陕西11选5 After delivering an impressive performance, Sethi signed a deal to become an ambassador for PokerStars, a leading company in the gaming industry that . She's since also been appointed as one of the All India Gaming Federation's Responsible Gaming Ambassadors.
Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar Gopinath (Captain Gopinath)
After a long career in the Indian army, followed by a stint as a politician and an author, Gopinath made a name for himself when he founded Air Deccan.
陕西11选5 The company started out in 1995 as a commercial helicopter service that provided charter services to politicians and other senior figures in the country。 It grew to become the biggest private air charter business in the country。
Taking inspiration from US and European low-cost airlines like Ryanair, Easyjet and Southwest, Gopinath set about launching India’s first no-frills passenger airline. After launching in 2003, this new business grew quickly, with a total of nine aircraft in 2004. By 2005, it had placed orders for 30 Airbus A320s and 30 ATR turboprop planes.
陕西11选5 Air Deccan merged with Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines in 2007, and the original charter business was returned to Gopinath shortly afterwards. Gopinath has continued to expand his airline business though. In 2017, a new Air Deccan, operated by him, won a contract to routes again.
Piramal is an Indian businessman with a network of over US$4 billion. His company, Piramal Group operates across the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan. He took control of the company in the 1980s, which he now operates with his wife Swati.
The company is one of the 50th biggest in the country, operating across the healthcare industry, financial services, glass manufacturing and real estate.
He’s won multiple awards, with highlights including winning CEO of the Year from the World Strategy Forum and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
He comes from a family of successful business people, with several generations having been involved in textile production.
Kumar is a fashion designer who studied in Delhi and New York. She started her business back in the 1960s, producing bridal wear by hand in Kolkata. In the decades since, she has gradually grown her business which now has branches throughout India in addition to ones in Paris and New York.
Although Kumar has managed to grow to become an influential player of trends in Paris and New York, her business continues to stick to its roots. Throughout the wedding season in India, the company’s website is inundated with people looking for Ritu Kumar dresses.
The company now also offers many other products, including accessories like wallets, bags and scarves; and home furnishings like cushions, quilts, candles, and tableware.
In recognition of her contributions to India and fashion, Kumar has been awarded the Padma Shri award from the government and the Achievement Award at the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women’s Awards.