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 MD, Somani Ispat
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.
Sanjay Aggarwal Chairman and CEO, Paramount Cables
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.
Dr. RD Ravindran, MS, DO Chairman and Director - Quality, Aravind Eye Care System
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.