Top Inspiring Business Leaders of the Year 2020

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Top Inspiring Business Leaders of the Year 2020

Today’s world is changing rapidly with greater technological disruption. Innovating through technology to sustain the current wave of digital transformation has become crucial for every enterprise. In this scenario, the right leadership is inevitable to drive business model change. Effective leaders focus on pioneering innovations in business processes, rather than functioning on traditional product and service categories. In an interview with IndustryWired, Joyce Brocaglia, Founder and CEO of Alta Associates, shares how the company places the right security talent and builds resilient organizations.


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Top Inspiring Business Leaders of the Year 2020

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Akhil Srivastava: Disrupting the Lingerie Industry and Empowering Women

Akhil Kumar Srivastava is the Managing Director of PARFAIT India. He had worked with renowned consumer brands like Walmart, Landmark, Times of India, to name a few, before joining as the Managing Director of PARFAIT India. Akhil has been recognized as ‘India’s Fastest Growing Leaders in 2018-19, and PARFAIT India has been recognized as the Fastest Growing Brand 2018-19 under his leadership. Akhil got the right leadership roles in his past assignments, after completing studies in fashion and business.

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Andrew Dudum: Fortifying Healthcare Delivery Through Affordable Telehealth Services

Andrew Dudum is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hims & Hers, a multi-specialty telehealth platform that connects people to licensed healthcare professionals, enabling them to access high-quality medical care for numerous conditions related to primary care, mental and sexual health, dermatology, and more. He founded Hims & Hers with the vision to deliver high-quality healthcare to everyone. Prior to founding the company, Andrew co-founded Atomic. He co-founded Ever.com in 2013. Andrew also founded Lendforpeace.com, the first non-profit micro-lending platform for the Middle East.

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Anup Agarwal: Making Disruption in the Global Beauty Market Through Innovative Leadership

Anup Agarwal is the Director of Bright Diva International, a leading K-beauty distributor incorporated in 2015. He co-founded Diva Communications Limited, which was trading in mobile phones, as well as co-founded Bright Diva International with Mr Xu Chun He and Mr Deepak Agarwal. With the rapid growth of Bright Diva in the last few years, Anup’s role kept changing. Today, he spends more of his time with HODs in the various department to discuss strategies and challenges they are facing and supporting them, with the vision to grow the business in new categories.

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Bala V Sathyanarayanan: Serving Organizations with Innovation-Driven Packaging Solutions

Bala V Sathyanarayanan is the Senior Vice President & Global Chief Human Resources Officer at Greif Inc, a 143-year-old multi-billion Fortune 1000 company and a global leader in industrial packaging products and services. Bala focuses on delivering a world-class, diverse, and engaged workforce that can execute the company’s vision to be the best-performing customer service company in the world.  Bala’s leadership skills were honed by working with Global Fortune 1000 firms for three decades.

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Bhavyesh Virani: Empowering Enterprise Automation Journey for Successful Digital Transformation

Bhavyesh Virani is the Founder & Managing Partner of WonderBotz, having almost 30 years of experience monetizing technology and applying it at enterprise scale. A passion for technology coupled with believing in a “better way,” drove Bhavyesh to co-found WonderBotz with his partner, Steve LaValle. Bhavyesh shared that WonderBotz is a reaction to witnessing powerful innovations because he was with one of the Big Four and was lucky enough to have had several amazing guides and mentors.

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Daniel A. Etra: Empowering Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

Daniel A. Etra is the Co-founder, and CEO of Rethink, a global health technology company providing cloud-based treatment tools to effectively and affordably address the significant treatment challenges of the large and growing population worldwide with a developmental disability. He believes that one of the emerging trends in healthcare technology today is Big Data and when combined with AI, it can give medical professionals valuable insight into how to best treat patients.

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Dr. Teo Kim Teck: Revolutionizing Coating Industry through High-Quality Sustainable Resin

Dr. Teo Kim Teck is the Founder and Managing Director of Polymeric Technology Sdn Bhd, having almost 30 years of experience in the coating industry. He started his career with Nippon Paint Malaysia as a chemist, after which he joined the British company, Croda Resin, as the techno-commercial manager holding responsibilities across the Asia -Pacific region. Teo plays an important marketing role by establishing Polymeric Technology’s marketing and distribution network throughout Asia.

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Patrick Tan: A Futuristic Leader Delivering High-Quality Water Solutions and Services

Patrick Tan is the CEO of Hydro Dynamic Engineering Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based company that has earned a reputation of an industry leader in providing high-quality water tanks and services. Patrick started the business as a single man running from sales to after-sales service. He worked day and night all day. He also visited customers, attended job site meetings, and after the tank’s installation, Patrick also checked the testing and commissioning in the early days of Hydro.

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Siva Reddy: Addressing Business Needs Through World-Class IoT Solutions

Annareddy Venkata Siva Reddy is the Founder and Managing Director of GND Solutions, a company primarily focuses on bringing innovative and transformative concepts to products in the areas of IoT and M2M for industrial, smart cities and smart energy segments. He is an entrepreneur and versatile R&D professional with over 20 years of experience in conceptualization to product/solutions deployments. Siva has diverse experience in NPI & Phased approach for product driving.

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Steve Luke: Transforming Business by Leveraging Technology and Collaborative Leadership

Steve Luke is the CEO of Eclipse Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise-class document design, presentation, generation, automation, and customer communications management software. Steve has been in the computer industry even before he completed university. He worked full-time during the day repairing computers and communication equipments and attended university full-time at night. Most of Steve’s focus was on printers that generate mission-critical documents.

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Verne Harnish: Reinforcing Strategic Goals and Scaling Up Mid-market Companies

Verne Harnish is the Founder and CEO of Scaling Up and the Founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), which has more than 14,000 members worldwide. He founded and led EO’s premiere CEO program for 15 years held on MIT’s campus, a program in which he still teaches. Verne is the author of several books, selling a combined 850,000 copies, including Scaling Up: Rockefeller Habits 2.0. He has spent more than 30 years educating, coaching, and creating tools to support growth firms/scaleups.

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