“The best CEOs are not the ones who excel in every responsibility but are those who are excellent in a few areas, able in all others, and challenged in almost none”.
CEOs matter more than one can think of. They are the change-makers; widening their responsibilities not just in a business, but also for the country as a whole.
The Global Hues magazine through its Special Edition “Inspiring CEOs” appreciates the inspirational leadership of the result-driven and highly passionate leaders, by showcasing their journeys, challenges and professional achievements in the corporate world.
Here is the list of some of the best Inspiring CEOs. Their result-driven leadership philosophies, go-getter approach, and pathbreaking achievements are inspiring millions around the globe. Let’s take a look:
Co-Founder & CMO, boAt
Aman Gupta is a renowned name in the business world who is known for his creative marketing mind and enthusiastic spirit. With his deep understanding of consumer behaviour and innovative marketing strategies, he Co-Founded boAt in 2014. Born in Delhi, Aman graduated from the University of Delhi in the field of commerce. He also studied at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Of India.
About boAt: boAt is India’s largest audio and wearable brand. It is India’s own homemade brand that is giving global brands tough competition with its superior quality, affordable prices and stylish designs. Building a strong customer base, the company holds the largest market share in the overall audio category market.
MD & CEO, Axis Bank
A renowned face in the business world, Amitabh Chaudhry is currently the MD & CEO of Axis Bank. After completing his graduation from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science with Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Electrical engineering, he pursued a Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. Being the guiding force, he leads the institution on a well-outlined path which establishes the bank as a premier financial institution of the country.
About Axis Bank: Commencing its operations in 1994, Axis Bank is the third largest private sector bank in India. Having a strong presence across the country, the bank has 4,758 domestic branches and 10,990 ATMs in India. The company also has an international presence in 8 international locations.
Co-Founder & CEO, Ola
A man of few words, Bhavish Aggarwal is the Co-Founder & CEO of Ola. Born in Punjab, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay (Indian Institute of Technology). His career began by associating with Microsoft Research as an intern. During his internship, he also filed two patents and published three papers in international academic journals.
About Ola: India’s largest mobility platform, Ola is serving more than 250 states in India, New Zealand and Australia and the UK. The smart app of Ola offers chaos-free mobility with solutions in which customers can book a cab with a single touch. The various services provided by the company include Ola Select, Ola Pedal, Ola Outstation, Ola Pedal and many more.
Founder & MD, Makespace Design and Build Pvt. Ltd.
Bonee Sharma is an interior design master who has an eye for tuning each space into a model space. With extensive industry experience, he is known for his unique and innovative fusion of art and technology to design the best place possible. With his immense love and passion for designs, Bonee Sharma incorporated Makespace Design and Build Pvt. Ltd. in 2008.
About Makespace Design and Build Pvt. Ltd: It is a one-stop solution catering to all kinds of interior design needs and requirements. The design firm offers high-end designing services for a wide range of projects such as Commercial, Residential and Hospitality. Exceeding the expectations of the clients, the company manages every project with much efficiency and within a budget.
Lalit Moolchand Bokadia
CEO, Moxy Steel Impex
Lalit Moolchand Bokadia is a visionary leader who is known for his excellent clarity of thought and laser-sharp focus. He has an experience of over 25 years in the metal and steel industry. With his hard work and enthusiasm, Lalit laid the foundation of Moxy Steel Impex in 1997. He has built the company on the strong pillars of excellent industry experience, innovation and technology.
About Moxy Steel Impex: A highly acclaimed metal and steel manufacturer, Moxy Steel Impex stands tall among the industry leaders for the last 25 years. Maintaining the highest standards of quality, the company is ISO 14001:2015 certified. The diverse product portfolio of Moxy Steel Impex includes Tube Fittings, Valves, Wire Rope, Dairy Fittings and many more.
Co-Founder, Kandee Factory
Garnering his entrepreneurial skills, Mahesh Dharam is a phenomenal businessman who is bringing a revolution to the candy industry. With over 20 years of extensive experience, Mahesh brings deep industry insights and business acumen to the company. Exploring the gap between the candy and confectionery industry for healthy options, Mahesh laid the foundation of Kandee Factory in 2013.
About Kandee Factory: It is an Indian confectionary brand that creates world-class candies and confectioneries that are not only tasty but also delicious. The company makes high-quality natural candies without any preservatives or artificial colours. The company makes different kinds of candies that are vegan, cruelty-free, and plant-based and are healthy to consume for everyone.
Late Mahesh Ramchandra Rao
Founder, Karnataka Vacations
Mahesh Ramchandra Rao was a prominent name in the travel industry in India. He was a charismatic and enthusiastic entrepreneur whose vision was to make travelling affordable and accessible for middle-class families in India. For his magnificent contribution to the travel industry, he was recognised by the IAS of Madhya Pradesh. He was also awarded numerous accolades from organisations such as TTF, IITM, and ETAA for his hard work and dedication. After the demise of Mr Mahesh, his son Hitesh R Mahesh is carrying forward the legacy of his father.
About Karnataka Vacations: Based in Bangalore, Karnataka Vacations was founded in 2011. The company provides excellent travel packages that are reliable and customised according to the needs and requirements of the customers.
Co-Founder, Chief Executive & People Officer, Lenskart
With a tech enthusiast’s mind, Peyush Bansal brought a whole new revolution in the unorganised optic industry in India. With his eyewear company Lenskart, he makes eyewear fashionable and trendy. His dream is to make Lenskart the “Maruti of eyewear in India”. Peyush completed his graduation as an electrical engineer in IT, Control and, Automation from McGill University in Canada. After leaving his well-settled job at Microsoft in the USA, Peyush followed his heart and started his entrepreneurial journey in 2008.
About Lenskart: Founded in 2010, Lenskart is today India’s leading online eyewear portal that has an exclusive collection of trendy, high-quality and affordable spectacles, optical lenses and many more. With the mission of giving India a new vision, the company offers more than 5000 styles of frames and superior-quality lenses.
Founder & CEO, Relata
Being a new-age techpreneur, Samudragupta Talukdar is a problem solver and explorer. With his problem-solving approach, he has set foot in the business landscape and incepted Relata in 2019. Before starting his entrepreneurial journey, he was associated with many reputed companies and gained first-hand experience from industry experts. Starting with only Rs 5000 in his pocket, today, Relata is a reputed name in the industry.
About Relata: A new-age proptech, Relata is a SaaS-based platform that helps real estate companies in accelerating their sales. Within just three years after its inception, the company has successfully delivered more than 157+ projects with top developers in India.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Founder & CEO, Paytm
Changing the entire way of payment system in India, Vijay Shekhar Sharma came from a small town with big dreams. Known for speaking his heart out, he started a whole new digital revolution in India and the finance world. For his stellar performance and contribution, he was awarded ‘Yash Bharati award’ and ET Entrepreneur of the Year for the year in 2016.
About Paytm: India’s leading payment app, Paytm has a user base of more than 300 million Indians. Harnessing the power of technology, Paytm offers facilities for bill payment, recharge and ticket bookings. Paytm is the flagship product of One97 Communications.