As India races forward in the race for global superpower, it’s essential to recognize the leaders that are fueling this growth. That’s precisely what NexBrand’s Brand Vision Summit did for the second year in a row, after 2015’s stunning debut edition. This year, Brand Vision focused on honouring the iconic personalities that have taken India on the global map. The star-studded event brought the best of India Inc. and screen superstars to the scintillating stage at ITC Maratha, Mumbai on November 30.
In a glittering felicitation ceremony, 50 top personalities who are doing exemplary work on international, national and regional levels that have propelled India’s growth story were bestowed with the sought-after trophy of “The Extraordinaire”. These are names that have consistently innovated, delivered, pushed the boundaries of their sectors and above all, placed the consumer at the center of all their thoughts. Some of these iconic leaders were present to receive their awards were Mr. Nipun Singhal – Director, Lloyd, Mr. Amit Jain – President, Uber India, Mr. Arvind Vohra – CEO, Gionee, Mr. Ajay Bijli – CMD, PVR Cinemas, Mr. Keshav Bansal – Director, Intex Technologies, Mr. Abhishek Ganguly – Country Head, Puma, Mr. Ajay Khanna – Country Head – Herbalife, Mr. Mehul Choksi – CMD, Gitanjali Gems, Mr. Abhiskek Chakraborty – Executive, DTDC, Dr. Rana Kapoor – Founder, MD & CEO – Yes Bank, Mr. Yogeshwar Sharma – Executive Director, Select CityWalk, Mr. Sanjay Ghodawat – Director, Ghodawat Industries, Mr. Marzin R. Shroff – CEO, Direct Sales – Eureka Forbes, Mr. Ryan Pinto – Director, Ryan Group of Schools, Mr. Mahesh Gupta – CMD, Kent RO, Mr. Shiv Inder Singh – CMD, Firefox, Mr. Dhaval Ajmera – Director, Ajmera Realty & Infra India Ltd., Mr. Tapan Singhel – CEO, Bajaj Allianz, Mr. Shamsher Singh Hura – MD, Jas Group, Mr. Rohit MA – MD, Cloud Nine Hospitals, Mrs. Pushpa Bector – Sr. VP and Mall Head, DLF Mall of India, Mr. Ashok Goyal – CMD, BLR Logistics, Mrs. Sudha Murthy- Founder, Infosys Foundation, Mr. Suresh Vazirani – Owner, Transasia, Mr. Saumitra Prasad – CMO, Camlin and Mrs. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – MD, Biocon. 250 carefully handpicked guests, the crème-de-la-crème of India, rubbed shoulders and discussed the way forward for India.
The winners were featured in a limited edition, exclusive book, ‘The Extraordinaire’, that documents the winners’ journeys, challenges, case studies, achievements and philosophy. Truly, the best way to pay respect is to preserve these achievers for posterity, for future generations to draw inspiration from.
Adding glitter to the evening were film superstars such as Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Randeep Hooda, Sunidhi Chauhan, Aditi Rao Hydari and Guru Randhawa, amongst many others.
Commenting on the second successful edition of the Brand Vision Summit, Chandrika Maheshwari, Founder – Brand Vision & Joint Managing Director – NexBrands said, “The brand summit was curated with the objective of not just honouring the best in the business, but to create a unique platform where India’s best thought leaders can exchange ideas and their vision for India. We were thrilled with the success of our first edition in 2015 and that helped us walk into this year, with assured confidence and a lot more responsibility. Each of these iconic recipients completely deserves their space on this stage. They’ve taken calculated risks, utilized their resources and enriched the lives of millions of Indians with their work.”
Saurav Dasgupta, Co-founder – Brand Vision & Joint Managing Director – NexBrands further added, “The success of the event is absolutely humbling. We hope to keep marching forward, honouring leaders that work hard year after year, to help our nation move forward. Our Country is one of the Global superpowers today. The World has seen and witnessed what we stand for. These Brands will help nurture this dream and march relentlessly towards Global excellence. We are happy to recognize their undying efforts in this direction.”
One of the elated award recipients Mr. Keshav Bansal – Director, Intex Technologies & owner of the Gujarat Lions IPL team said, “To be among India’s 50 Extraordinaire brands is an absolute privilege. The Brand Vision Summit has fast earned a great reputation. The summit was extremely enriching for us, as we got to exchange our ideas with other winners, with whom we rarely get to share the stage. It has already triggered thoughts for greater things. This is precisely why these platforms are so crucial, because they aid knowledge-transfer and promote a culture of dialogue. This honor puts a lot of responsibility on us to continue doing a great job and it’s the best motivation we could’ve asked for!”
As the winners beamed with their trophies, the elite gathering celebrated with ITC’s famed signature dishes and cocktails. NexBrands, encouraged by the splendid response, is already gearing up to put together another great show in 2017. But not before raising a toast to the runaway success of this year’s ‘extraordinaire’ edition!
The event will be telecast on India’s top English news channel, Times Now.