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CULT & Indian PowerBrands – The Global Superpower Edition storm London

Guy Kawasaki launches Arindam Chaudhuri and A. Sandeep’s CEO guide CULT and Canadian MP Dr. Ruby Dhalla launches Indian Power Brands.

December 15, 2011 2:53 IST | India Infoline News Service
On the 12th of December 2011 London witnessed Top Political leaders, Corporate Personalities, Icons, Academicians, Media Giants, Sports and Film stars from India and UK come together for the crowning of the ‘Indian PowerBrands – The Global Superpower Edition’, a beautifully designed and well crafted book featuring India’s biggest and most successful companies and for the launch of the book ‘CULT’ authored by Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri & Prof. A Sandeep. Organised by IIPM Think Tank and Planman Marcom, India’s leading marketing communications company, an awards ceremony, which followed the conference, honoured global business leaders and icons. 
 
The evening began with a special message from the British Prime Minister David Cameron. Caroline Nokes MP, a big future name in British politics, enthusiast of India and good friend of the British Prime Minister David Cameron, was asked to deliver the personal message from him to the Conference.  The keynote speaker at the Gala Dinner was leading Anglo-Asian MP Priti Patel, who is considered a ‘rising star’ of her party. 
 
The high profile event witnessed the launch of the Book ‘CULT: The Ultimate CEO Guide to calling the shots without getting shot’ – a Book by Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri & A. Sandeep. The Book was unveiled by Management Icon, Author and former Chief Evangelist at Apple Inc., Guy Kawasaki. He said, “I have read the book and Steve Jobs would love this book, he truly would. This book is in the same quality of Malcom Gladwell, Geoffrey Moore & Clayton Christensen”.
 
The launch of CULT was followed by the unveiling of the ‘Indian PowerBrands’ by British MP, Priti Patel, Celebrated Canadian Indian politician, Dr. Ruby Dhalla and Prof. Chaudhuri.


 


 
The event witnessed the presence of other luminaries such as African American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, many distinguished British Parliamentarians including former Government minister Rt. Hon. Keith Vaz MP, Graham Stuart MP – Chairman of the Education Select Committee, Mark Pritchard MP – secretary of the 1922 Conservative Party 1922 Backbench Committee, Nigel Adams MP who is Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcylde, Leader of the House of Lords and member of the Cabinet, Lord Bilimoria, Lord Meghnad Desai and Lord Swraj Paul apart from business icons and celebrities like Saharasri Subrata Roy (who came for the first time  in the last two decades to take an award himself), David Collier, CEO England Cricket Board, Siddharth Mallya, JK Tyres’ Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Ace F1 Racer Karun Chandhok, Videocon’s Anirudh Dhoot, Actor –Director Farhan Akhtar and Father of Indian BPO, Raman Roy amongst others.
 
Some of the awards included, Lifetime achievement award to Caparo Chairman, Lord Swraj Paul, Corporate Icon to Adi Godrej and “I RULE” Indian Business Icon of the year to Shri. Subrata Roy. 
 
Earlier a morning session with the theme ‘India Rising’ saw a galaxy of celebrated individuals speaking passionately about making India the next economic super power. Speaking about his new book, ‘Indian PowerBrands’, a research driven publication charting the rise of India’s most important global companies, Abhimanyu Ghosh, Executive Editor and CEO Powerbrands said “We at Marcom, backed by a sense of pride and patriotism felt it was our duty to do our bit and so we decided to give these Indian companies that are now shaping the contours of the world economy a platform to show case their success story and what better place to do it than London, the melting pot of it all!”
 
The event was a first of its kind held anywhere outside India to celebrate India Rising. An elated Priti Patel, who took special care in overseeing its success said, “If Indian companies do manage to make it big to the global standards in the next few years, the event of 12th December in London will be historic as first time this kind of an initiative has taken place”.

 

The awards conferred upon at the gala evening were as follows:

S.NO

Name Organization/Profile Name of the Award

1

"Saharasri" Subrata Roy Sahara Sahara India Pariwar I RULE Indian Business Icon of the Year

2

Farhan Akhtar Film Director PowerBrands Hall of Fame Rockstar of Bollywood

3

Siddharth Mallya Royal Challengers Bangalore PowerBrands Hall of Fame Team with Biggest Fan Base

 

S.NO

Name Organization/Profile Name of the Award

2

Dr. Raghupati Singhania JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Icon of the Year

3

R. K. Somany Hindware PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Icon of the Year

5

Sanjiv Mehta East India Company PowerBrands Hall of Fame Exemplary Achievement Award

6

Lord Karan Bilimoria Cobra Beer PowerBrands Hall of Fame Global Indian of the Year

7

Lord Meghnad Desai Professor, LSE PowerBrands Hall of Fame Global Indian of the Year

8

Mrs. Vandana Luthra VLCC PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Icon of the Year

9

Lord Swraj Paul Caparo Industries PowerBrands Hall of Fame Global Indian of the Year

10

Dr. Ruby Dhalla Canadian Politician PowerBrands Hall of Fame Most Iconic International Indian Lady Politician of the Year

11

Adi Godrej Godrej Group PowerBrands Hall of Fame Legendary Icon of the Year

12

Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Biocon PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Icon of the Year

15

Raman Roy Quattro BPO Solutions PowerBrands Hall of Fame Father of the Indian BPO Industry

16

Karun Chandhok Ace Indian Formula 1 Racer PowerBrands Hall of Fame Most Popular Indian Racer

S.NO

Name Organization/Profile Name of the Award

1

Abhijit Sarkar Sahara India Pariwar PowerBrands Hall of Fame Most Iconic Communication Leader of the Year

2

Anirudh Dhoot Videocon PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Leader of the Year - Consumer Electronics

3

Ankur Bhatia Bird Group PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Leader of the Year - Travel & Tourism

4

Gurnam Arora Kohinoor Speciality Foods PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Leader of the Year - Food Industry

5

Mehul Choksi Gitanjali Gems PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Leader of the Year - Gems & Jewelry

6

Salil Singhal PI Industries PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Leader of the Year - Agriculture

7

Rahul Sharma Micromax PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Leader of the Year - Telecom

8

Sanjay Agarwal Century Ply PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Leader of the Year - Home Décor

10

Abhishek Somany Somany Ceramics PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Leader of the Year- Ceramics Industry

11

Dr. Anuj Saxena Elder Healthcare PowerBrands Hall of Fame Corporate Leader of the Year - Healthcare



 

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