Ashish Beriwala is the third-generation entrepreneur of SRMB Steel Pvt. Ltd, which is one of the leading steel manufacturers in Asia. It was established in 1951 in Kolkata, India, and was founded by Radha Kishan Beriwala.
SRMB Group has witnessed growth with a turnover of Rs.1600 crores today. In addition to a wide project base, the SRMB Group has a Pan India presence in the retail market at present. The group has more than 700 distributors, dealers and C&F agents. With 19 working branches across India, SRMB Group has a list of clients which include DLF, Hindalco, Indian Railways, Larsen & Toubro, NTPC, Reliance, Simplex, Shapoorji Paloonji, Unitech and Wipro.
SRMB Srijan Private Limited is an IMS certified six decades-old Primary Steel Producer. They manufacture TMT bars, CRS TMT Bars & Structural items. SRMB group has a modern integrated steel plant at Rourkela, Odisha (Bhaskar Steel & Ferro Alloys Private Limited) that manufactures steel semis (billets) from iron ore. SRMB manufactures TMT Bars and structural steel from its captive raw material (billet) in two state-of-the-art finished steel production units in Durgapur, West Bengal. Their manufacturing units are equipped with modern infrastructure, including digital universal testing machine and spectrometer, for quality control and testing purposes.
The SRMB TMT Bars are manufactured in technical collaboration with CRM, Belgium's TEMPCORE Cooling Technology. Recently, the company has also introduced its SR (seismic-resistant) variety of TMT bars, a product suitable for use in earthquake-prone zones. This is the result of SRMB’s motto of “Leadership through Innovation”, innovation by way of adoption of new technologies and in-house research and development.
Ashok Somani is the MD of Somani Ispat which is the largest stockist of iron and steel in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and one of the largest stockists in South India. The turnover of the company is over Rs 800 crore and their impressive list of customers includes big names like ITC, TATA, Ultratech, Reliance and HCC.
Somani Ispat Private Limited (earlier knows as Somani Steels) was incorporated in the year 1998 in Hyderabad. They procure steel from the top manufacturers of steel in India (SAIL, RINL, Jindal, Essar, Uttam Value Steel, etc.). The current phase is very exciting for SIPL because a lot of expansion and diversification plans are in the pipeline and SIPL aims to transform from being just a trader to a group of companies with diversified businesses.
Vice Chairman of CCFI (Crop Care Federation of India), member of the Managing Committee of PMFAI (Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India), and Managing Director of Insecticides (India) Limited (IIL), a BSE & NSE listed crop protection products manufacturing company, Rajesh Aggarwal has established a name for himself in the Indian entrepreneurial arena.
Counted among the top ten players in the agrochemicals manufacturing segment, Insecticides (India) Limited has showcased remarkable growth under his stewardship. Today Mr. Aggarwal is a name to reckon with in the crop protection industry. Having taken charge as the Managing Director of IIL in 2006, he has steered the company to new heights and under his leadership, its revenue has grown manifold. With his futuristic approach, he continues to consolidate its growth performance.
B.Com. (Hons) from the prestigious SRCC (Shri Ram College of Commerce) in the year 1983, Sanjay Aggarwal joined Paramount Cables, founded by his father Late Shri S.S. Aggarwal. Sanjay has been an integral part of the growth story of Paramount Cables from a Rs 1 crore small scale industrial unit to one of the largest cable manufacturers in India.
Paramount offers a comprehensive range of cables, including optical fiber telecom cables, high voltage power cables, railway cables, fire survival cables and lead-free electric wiring cables. With a group turnover of over Rs 600 crores, Paramount has customers and approvals spanning the most prestigious corporates and institutions in India and abroad.
In an extraordinary tale of brick-and-mortar entrepreneurship, Sangeetha Mobiles’ Subhash Chandra overcame a difficult childhood and took his Bengaluru company to unprecedented heights. Driven by a strong team of over 4000 passionate people, they have more than 650 stores and counting, across 6 states with a strong customer base of 30 million+ customers. Sangeetha Mobiles Pvt. Ltd. is South India's leading multi-brand retail chain dealing in international and Indian brands of mobile handsets and mobile accessories.
Owing to their innovative value-added services, they have many firsts to their credit. Way back in 1997, Sangeetha Mobiles was the first retailer to sell a mobile phone handset with a bill. From offering insurance for mobile theft, physical and liquid damage, pick up and drop service of mobile phones, they have had many such amazing offers for their customers.
They have also won the Indian Affairs Innovative Leader in Mobile business in 2017.
Specialized in the field of Cataract and Intra Ocular Lens Surgery, Dr. R.D. Ravindran started his practice under Dr. G. Venkataswamy, the Founder of Aravind Eye Care System in 1987. In the initial years, when Aravind opened a new centre, he was identified to be the Chief Medical Officer and thus has vast hands-on experience in developing new hospitals. After serving as Chief Medical Officer of various Aravind centres for close to 23 years, Dr. Ravindran took on the role of Chairman of Aravind Eye Care System in 2010. Apart from managing and mentoring the key leaders of the institution, his areas of interest include teaching eye health management courses leading to capacity building of eye hospitals. He served as a Regional Co-chair of the International Association for Prevention of Blindness from 2004 to 2012 and is the Board Member of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – India since 2008.
Ravi B. Goyal, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, is at the helm of affairs at the AGS Transact Technologies Limited, leading the enterprise, its subsidiaries and affiliated partners to its pinnacle in the business of payment & automation services.
With the vision to engage technological solutions for institutional and retail sectors, and enhance customer experience through the realm of safe and reliable transacting processes, Ravi has built a company that offers best-in-line payment solutions, banking automation solutions and automation solutions for petroleum, retail and colour sectors.
Ravi started his professional journey with DCM Data Systems and Byte Systems, and soon recognized the void in specialty services and the opportunity to build a niche business.
He established a proprietary concern in 1992 by the name of Advanced Graphics System(AGS) to market computer-aided textile designing software, and thereafter AGS Transact Technologies Limited in 2002 to provide high-efficiency products and services for varied industries.
Instrumental for introducing services of global giants like Fast & Fluid Management (Netherlands), Diebold -Nixdorf (earlier Wincor Nixdorf, Germany) and ACI Worldwide (US), under his leadership the company has clocked a turnover of INR 1495 Crores in FY18, and proudly acclaims:
As an incisive, passionate and revolutionary entrepreneur, Ravi has gained the admiration of both his principals and clients for being an inspirational personality, capable of delivering the unthinkable.
Shri RG Agarwal is the Founder Chairman of Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. He holds Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Sri Ram college of Commerce, Delhi University. He is a decisive and action oriented visionary who took over a sick pesticide Company named Northern Mineral Pvt. Ltd. in 1980 to transform it into 1000 crore. organization called Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. His deep commitment and inspiring leadership in initial turbulent days is an example worth inculcating. His passion to contribute to Indian Agriculture is commendable. His ability to prioritize and deal effectively with a number of tasks simultaneously reinforced with the skills to make effective decisions, has metamorphosed the business venture into one of the fastest growing agrochemical Company in India which is rated thrice as ‘Best under a Billion Company’ by Forbes magazine. His rich and invaluable experience of over last five decades in Agrochemical Industry has contributed immensely in the growth of the Company and added much needed expertise to the Board. He mentors and gives strategic direction to the team. In order to achieve his aspiration of “Transforming India through Agriculture” he has dedicated himself to bring changes in Agrochemicals Industry and the farming community. His contribution for adopting newer farming techniques at the grass root level, judicious use of agro chemicals in farming and imparting knowledge through his nationwide network of distributors and Dhanuka Doctors in field has resulted in the overall prosperity of farmers. Shri RG Agarwal has been the past Chairman of CCFI, (Crop Care Federation of India) the apex Chamber of all Indian Agrochemical majors. He is also Chairman Advisory Committee of AGRO Chemicals Federation of India. Shri RG Agarwal, Group Chairman, has been bestowed with many Awards for his tremendous contribution in Agro Industry like “Life Time Achievement Award” by Agri Business Summit & Agri Awards 2019, “Distinguished Contribution to Indian Agrochemicals Industry” during India Chem 2016 International Conference organised by FICCI etc. He is also associated with some of the highly recognized establishments of the country as Chairman, Sub-Committee (Crop Protection Chemicals) of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Chairman Advisory Committee Crop Life India & Member of Agro Chemical Federation of India.