The Global Corporate Awards 2014 Ceremony Held at Tampa, Florida, USA April 29, 2014

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The Global Corporate Awards ceremony 2014 was held with great enthusiasm at Tampa, Florida on April 26, 2014, Saturday, at 9 am at the prestigious University Club, the oldest and most prestigious club in Tampa, Florida. It was a by invitation only tuxedo event.

The Global Corporate Awards is the prestigious and exclusive international platform to recognize and salute the achievers of the Global Corporate World. The Global Corporate Awards is the exclusive platform which recognizes the corporate achievers worldwide by honoring them with prestigious awards. The Global Corporate Awards recognizes, applauds and salutes those achievers and leaders who have made their mark.

Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICC), USA, India Business Group (IBG), Sino European Commercial Center (SINO), Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MACCIA), Indo American Society, Ajay Bohora and Amit Bohora are the organizers of the Global Corporate Awards 2014.

The Global Corporate Awards 2014, Tampa, Florida, USA
In his opening remarks, President of the Organizing Committee, Mr. Amit Bohora said, “The future belongs to those who are bold and who are willing to think about the big bets that need to be made to seize the opportunities. It belongs to those who remain focused on their goals despite uncertainties. Global Corporate Awards recognize such leaders across all businesses & professions and acknowledge their accomplishments. Appropriate recognition and applause to the achievers not only encourage them to move ahead, but they inspire many others to go on and achieve new milestones.”

Our most Respected Guest, H.E. Abulkalam Abdul Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to United Nations and Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Distinguish guest Dr. Kiran C. Patel, well known philanthropist & founder of Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions. Special address was delivered by the Mayor of Tampa, Mr. Bob Buckhorn, who said, “We want you to look to us as an emerging market to build opportunity. This is not the end, this is the beginning.” Mayor also said, IIFA 2014 is an initiative towards presenting Tampa as the emerging and attractive tier2 city as business destination for the global investment. The mayor appreciated the business leadership coming over to Tampa for the Global Corporate Awards.

The Global Corporate Awards presented Excellence in Public Service Award to Mayor Bob Buckhorn and for his trend setting accomplishments; Dr. Kiran Patel won the Global Corporate Awards for Healthcare and Philanthropy Dr. Kiran Patel said, “To be successful you have to breath drink and live it 24x7, 365 days a week.” He discussed his trend setting journey from being born in Zambia to medical degree in India to residency in New York to starting and acquiring various businesses to being a trend setter all along which finally resulted in bringing the first ever IIFA awards in the USA to his home town Tampa. Dr Patel also acknowledged his son Shilen Patel’s initiative to bring in the Global Corporate Awards to Tampa.

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

  • H.E. Abulkalam Abdul Momen, Permanent representative to United Nations of Bangladesh
  • Jerry Koehler, Ph. D., Professor at University of South Florida
  • Dr. Ramchandra Naik, MD, DM, DNB, Merck & Co. Inc.
  • Basant Sharma, Ph. D., Vice President, API Large Molecuel, Johnson & Johnson Ltd.

The panelists discussed various Global Emerging Trends during the discussion and participants got their questions answered. His Excellency Ambassador Abdulkalam Momen said to resolve global problems it’s very important for the United Nations to integrate the corporate sector to have the global impact since the funding gap for developmental goals is too wide. Prof. Koehler who has served as deputy secretary of labor for the State of Florida participated in the panel discussion by highlighting the importance of leveraging the power of analytics and the brain power of the world. Dr. Basant Sharma said, “It’s important to cure disease than just managing it." He noted that the digital global access to the world has been bringing in transformation, Dr. Naik, an endocrinologist, highlighted new developments dealing with diabetes.

One of organizer Mr. Ajay Bohora said, “Almost every organization needs to learn, unlearn, reinvent and innovate. Unrelated and seemingly very different industries have been opening up sets of opportunities and threats to almost all organizations. It's therefore, inevitable for individuals and corporates to interact with and learn from people and organization's which appear to be unrelated. With that context, the Global Corporate Awards is very proud of presenting this global platform where achievers from diverse industries get recognized.”

The Global Corporate Awards, 2014 award winners include President of General Assembly of United Nations Mr. John Ashe, past Deputy Labor Secretary of the State of Florida, Corporate achievers from Merck Inc., Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) etc., The award winners travelled in from states of New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and all the way from India.

The Global Corporate Awards 2014 Winners include the following:
Award Category: International Development, Peace & Harmony
The Winner: H.E. John W. Ashe, President, United Nations General Assembly
Award Category: Academia
The Winner: Jerry Koehler, Ph. D., Professor at University of South Florida
Award Category: Nano Technology
The Winner: Dr. Shyam Mohapatra, Associate Dean & Chairman & CEO, USF, TransGenxNanobiotech
Award Category: Excellence in Public Service
The Winner: Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa
Award Category: Healthcare & Philanthropy
The Winner: Dr. Kiran Patel, Founder, Patel Center for Global Solutions
Award Category: Scientist
The Winner: Basant Sharma, Ph. D., Vice President Api Large Molecule Development, Johnson & Johnson
Award Category: Excellence (I.T. Security)
The Winner: Rahul Bhardwaj, IT Security Manager, FIS Global
Award Category: Entrepreneurial Spirit
The Winner: Shantanu Bhadkamkar, Managing Director, A.T.C. (Clearing & Shipping) Pvt. Ltd.
Award Category: Raman Mehta
The Winner: CIO, EWIE (East West Industrial Engineering) Co., Inc.
Award Category: Healthcare & Community Service
The Winner: Paramita Das, Controller, Clean the World
Award Category: Insurance (Life)
The Winner: Bimal Shah, CEO, Rajparth Group of Companies
Award Category: Scientist and Academia
The Winner: Dr. Saleh M. Rahman (Sezan Mahmud), Professor, Public Health & Clinical Research faculty,
A & M University
Award Category: Insurance (P & C)
The Winner: Paresh Patel, CEO, Homeowners Choice Insurance
Award Category: Public & Community Service
The Winner: Nirmal K. Sinha, Ph. D., Director of Business Development, Southeast Asia, Floyd Browne
Award Category: Healthcare & Global Impact
The Winner: Dr. Ramachandra Naik, Clinical Director, Merck & Co., Inc.
Award Category: Interior Designer
The Winner: Sanjay Lunawat, CMD, Knchan Infrastructures Ltd.
Award Category: Entrepreneurial Spirit
The Winner: Rupesh Srivastava, President & CEO, Youngsoft Inc. & H2H Solutions Inc.
Award Category: Healthcare & Community Service
The Winner: Dr. Dinesh Daftary, Doctor
Award Category: Entertainment (International)
The Winner: Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

There is No Fee and No Charge for the nominations or for the Award Winners. No direct or indirect funds are accepted from Nominees. Corporate Achievers of the world get nominated by the illustrious Board of Jury.

Mr. Davendra Lal, Managing Director, Bank of New York Mellon is the Chairman of the Board of Jury. His Excellency Ambassador Momen is the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Global Corporate Awards.More information is available at

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