Global Corporate Awards Presentation Ceremony Held in New York

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The Global Corporate Awards presentation ceremony was held on at Long Island Marriott, NY. Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICC), India Business Group, Ajay Bohora, Amit Bohora and Ashok Sapra have been the organizers of the Global Corporate Awards 2013.

The Global Corporate Awards presentation ceremony was held on at Long Island Marriott, NY. Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICC), India Business Group, Ajay Bohora, Amit Bohora and Ashok Sapra have been the organizers of the Global Corporate Awards 2013.

In his welcome speech, the organizer, Mr. Ajay Bohora said, “The Global Corporate Awards is a platform to recognize, applaud and salute those achievers and leaders who have made their mark in the Global Corporate World!” Ajay Bohora further added that a global platform to recognize achievers has the potential to inspire many others to contribute towards a more progressive, peaceful and equitable world!”

The Chief Guest of the Program was the Acting President of the General Assembly of the United Nations H.E. Abulkalam Abdul Momen. He is also the Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United Nations. In his acceptance speech H.E. said, “The world has been spending extremely huge sums of money on wars and defense budgets etc. If part of these funds if used for peaceful means to help billions of disadvantaged people around the world, then the world will be a much better place.”

Mr. Amit Bohora, the organizer, said that “The business world globally is struggling. With weakening economies, inflation, social unrest and highly competitive market places, these are trying times. In such a scenario, dedication, hard work, commitment to excellence, innovation, creativity, and the spirit of leadership drive businesses and keep them going. And the individuals who continuously rise up to do so are no less than heroes who save the world.”

The Keynote Speaker of the Program was the Founder and CEO of the Giving Back Foundation, Mrs. Meera Gandhi (http://www.meeragandhi.com). It has operations in New York, London and Hong Kong. During her keynote address, Meera T. Gandhi, is a well-known humanitarian and social activist said, "We are to the universe only as much as we give back to it. It's important for the corporate world to provide helping hands to those in need: abused and hungry children, widows, the sick, the deaf and blind. She further added, that the Giving Back Foundation has recently produced and directed an inspiring documentary, musical CD and coffee-table book, all entitled Giving Back."

There was an interesting Panel Discussion during the Awards ceremony. The Panel of Speakers included:

  •     Hon. Sugandha Rajaram Consul, Consulate General of India, New York
  •     Raj Kushawah, Chief Technology Officer, Warburg Pincus
  •     Dr. Priya Raghubir, Professor, Sterns School of Business, NYU (New York University)
  •     Lakshminarasimhan Balaji (Head of Strategy and Planning, UNICEF)

The panelists discussed various Global Emerging Trends during the discussion and participants got their questions answered. Mr. Raj Kushwah said, “In everyone’s lives, mentors have played a key role in giving directions to their lives. Achievers should also be mentors to professionals to have a real impact!” Dr. Priya Raghubir stressed the need for the achievers to really understand the mindset of the consumers, which are so critical today. Mr. Balaji indicated that in today’s world, the disparities between the developed and not so developed world needs to be addressed at all levels. The emergences of various technological developments were cited by Mr. Kushwah and Mr. Sugandha Rajaram.

Anil Bansal, Member of Board of Advisors, presented the concluding remarks.

The Global Corporate Awards 2013 Winners include the following:

Award Category: International Business, Peace and Harmony
The Winner: H.E. Abulkalam Abdul Momen, Acting President of General Assembly of the United Nations who is also the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh

Award Category: Humanitarian & Philanthropist
The Winner: Meera Teresa Gandhi, Founder & CEO, The Giving Bank Foundation

Award Category: International Development
The Winner: Lakshminarasimhan Balaji , Head, Strategic Planning, UNICEF

Award Category: Investment Banking
The Winner: Raj Kushwaha, Chief Technology Officer, Warburg Pincus

Award Category: Banking
The Winner: Davendra Lal, Managing Director, Bank of New York Mellon

Award Category: Public Service & Philanthropy
The Winner: Raj Goyle, State Senator (ex), Kansas

Award Category: Excellence (Audit & Corporate Governance)
The Winner: Saurabh Rastogi, Executive Director, UBS AG

Award Category: Precious Stones
The Winner: Dipu Mehta, Head, RosyBlue, Inc.

Award Category: Financial Services
The Winner: Rohit Vyas, Senior VP, Well Fargo

Award Category: Healthcare & Community Service
The Winner: Dr. Ajay Lodha, Association of American Physicians from America (AAPI)

Award Category: Information Technology
The Winner: Neeraj Bhargava, Zodius

Award Category: Design & Fashion
The Winner: Kaptain Designs, Kaptain Designs, Hollywood

Award Category: Healthcare & Community Service
The Winner: Dr. Vivek Gupta, Apollo Heart Institute

Award Category: Organization Transformation
The Winner: People Metrics

Award Category: Insurance (Health)
The Winner: Kamlesh Vaswani

Award Category: Mobile Technology
The Winner: Winjit Technology

Award Category: Entrepreneurial Spirit
The Winner: Santosh Mandlecha, Vice President, Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce

Award Category: Academia
The Winner: Uma Balaji, State University of NewYork

Award Category: Architecture
The Winner: Aditya Shah

Award Category: Entrepreneurial Spirit
The Winner: Raj Mehta, President, Infosys International

Award Category: Media (Print)
The Winner: Prashant Rane, Stardust, Society Magazines

Award Category: Human Resources
The Winner: Sunil Gandhi, Dextpro

Award Category: Insurance (Life)
The Winner: Rosie Chou, MetLife

Award Category: Legal & Community Service
The Winner: Attorney Anand Ahuja

Award Category: Community Service
The Winner: Darshan Singh Bagga

Award Category: Entertainment
The Winner: Dinesh Chaturvedi, General Secretary, Film Federation of India

Award Category: Special Recognition
The Winner: Leonard Weissbach, Entertainment and Beyond

Extremely happy and excited about the grand success of this event Mr. Amit Bohora and Ajay Bohora said, “We are overwhelmed with the response we got for the Awards ceremony. The quality of the Award winners is extremely encouraging. We thank everyone for their participation and the support”

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