These leaders have created a niche for themselves in the industry through their years of expertise.
Some leaders have risen to prominence due to their ability to maintain a dream despite adverse circumstances. The road to success is seldom smooth, and they are not endowed with a silver spoon and a sizable economic legacy. Leaders’ tenacity and passion open doors to bigger projects and better prospects. If you also want to succeed and make your empire, you must work hard and remain motivated. These top 10 iconic leaders of 2022 are the ones who have created a niche for themselves in the industry through their years of expertise. The people listed below are among the top leaders in their respective industries and have inspired others with their work.
1. Ashutosh Gupta, Director of SOLO
The stationery industry in India is poised to undergo seismic change, and Ashutosh aims to be at the forefront with his brand SOLO. Over the past few years, the brand can be seen in many Middle Eastern countries, most notably in Qatar, as they gear up for the FIFA World Cup. Combining his technical background and business acumen, he has been behind some of the industry’s leading innovations. Having incorporated the digital D2C space, the brand has unlocked a new customer base of millennials/GenZ apart from being the preferred brand of choice for most leading MNCs.
2. Ashok Dudhat, Founder and CEO of Tech Jobs Fair (TJF)
Ashok Dudhat, Founder and CEO of Tech Jobs Fair (TJF), is a young business leader of Indian origin who has expanded TJF across 16 countries with the mission of building a startup and tech ecosystem. TJF brings companies and talents together—virtually and in-person, where professionals and businesses can network, recruit and promote their brands by having pre- and post-event services with the ‘Hire Tech Talent’, a platform based on a reverse recruitment process having screened tech talent. Over the years, Ashok Dudhat and his Company have been honored with numerous awards for his business contribution & Social impact at national and global levels.
3. Paramjit Singh Sarna, President of Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi)
Paramjit Singh Sarna, is born to an illustrious Sikh family in the Rawalpindi district of undivided Punjab. Paramjit Singh Sarna has spent more than 50 yearsas a committed proponent of civil, religious and constitutional rights. Though a businessman by profession, he actively participated in protests against the Emergency, the Akali Morcha of the 1980s, to the decades-long campaign for justice for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh massacre.
He built institutionsas then President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee-Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology- Rajouri Garden, Guru Hargobind Institute of Management & Information Technology, Guru Nanak Institute of Management-Punjabi Bagh, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Management & Information Technology-Gurdwara Nanak Pia, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Services Training Institute-SGTB Khalsa College, Guru Tegh Bahadur Polytechnic Institute. He also led Kar Sewa at Guru Ram Das Janam Asthan, Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, Gurdwara Ber Sahib and several other gurdwaras in Pakistan.
4. Vaibhav Gupta, Founder of DesiCrypto
Vaibhav Gupta is considered a thought leader in the crypto marketing and investments space. Hisunique approach to crypto marketing has earned him a stellar reputation. Vaibhavis also thefounder of DesiCrypto, one of the leading crypto marketing agencies across the globe. DesiCrypto is responsible for the success of several leading crypto and NFT projects. Vaibhav Gupta’s technical background and extensive experience have made him a formidable force in the industry. His latest endeavour is to create a strong crypto community with emphasis on educating people about the nuances of the crypto industry and to share his know-how with the next generation.
5. Aseem Gupta, Chief Everything Officer (C. Ev. O.) of Sahy Electric & Aranya Agroforest
Aseem Gupta is a full-time environmental entrepreneur committed to making the world a happier place to live in, not just for humans but for everything that has life. A retired family business manager during whose tenure the family firm, Whale Group, rose to a no.4 ranking on the Indian Government’s online marketplace (GeM). He spends his time building an organic carbon-negative agroforest of 50,000 trees and a free/heavily discounted EV charging network called Sahy. He plans to make both his ventures cash rich with ingenuine cost/revenue models while achieving as many United Nations Sustainable Developments Goals as possible.
6. Vibhor Hasija, Founder & CEO of Yours Eventfully
Musician and entrepreneur Vibhor Hasija is the founder & CEO of Yours Eventfully, an event planning and artist management company. From its inception in 2016, when it had only one band under its umbrella, Yours Eventfully now delivers more than 1500 shows a year, internationally. Hasija now aims to create a platform for the growth and nurturing of home artists through his in-house music production platform – YE Music. Winning awards like the 2021 Spotlight Awards (North) only propels him upwards and onwards, “it’s surreal to be recognised for the years of hard work,” says Vibhor.
7. Akshay Rajshekhar, Co-founder & Director of White and Grey Pictures
In the present marketing scenario, as the focus is moving towards content, Akshay Rajshekar, the Co-founder & Director of White and Grey Pictures has been pioneering the regional Kannada content space through award-winning films, bingeworthy YouTube series, and captivating influencer content. With an MBA in Media and Entertainment from Manipal University and Whistling Woods International and backed with a decade of experience in the advertising industry working with multinational brands, he is bridging the gap between global and national brands and their regional market growth story.
8. Ranganath Kudli, Co-founder & Director of White and Grey Media
Ranganath Kudli, an alumnus of the University of Mysore, has a dynamic background working with some prominent brands. While leading the marketing team, he keenly observed that there was a dearth of marketing strategists for the B2B business segment. Having been equipped with exemplary leadership in brand marketing, he co-founded White and Grey Media to become the first generation entrepreneur. He took the lead in spearheading award-winning brand marketing and advertising strategies for some leading global healthcare brands in India, taking the company to the next level.
9. Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Social Activist
Vaibhav Chaturvedi is a social activist and the Director of Prabha Devi Group – a group managing a number of educational institutes, automobile agencies, and industrial institutes in Gorakhpur and Basti divisions. He has been a part of the Indian political field since 2007 and actively associated with BJP for years. He is well-reputed for his active participation in all BJP campaigns and programmes throughout the years. In fact, he successfully campaigned in favor of the BJP in 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2019.
Moreover, Vaibhav has been instrumental in launching a campaign that generated 6,000 members in a single day. Since 2014, he has been dedicated to providing free education to 500 girls from the district. He is also the brain behind reviving water bodies in the district, building the only E-rickshaw association in the district, establishing the Super 7 team in every Nyaya Panchayat in the district, and the organization of a union of the hosiery industry in the district.
10. Sagar Srivastava, C.E.O. and Founder of Direct Admission Global
Sagar Srivastava, C.E.O. and Founder of Direct Admission Global, is a young and dynamic leader contributing significantly to the field of Education. He is also serving as a Vice-President and Organisational Secretary of the New Delhi District for the Indian National Congress. He has been awarded as the best C.E.O. for the year 2022 by SME BIZZ CEO STAR AWARDS. A current student of IIM Ahmedabad started his journey in 2012 when he was just 19 years and has helped now almost 5000 students and has enlightened around 2 lakh students indirectly in their higher education. In today’s world, Direct Admission Global has strong alliances with Middle East countries and a record number of MOU signed with Indian and foreign universities.