Co-Founder of Nair & Co. Wins Prestigious Indian Award : Dr. Shan Nair Honored with 'Bharat Samman' Award by New Delhi-Based Group

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Dr. Shan Nair, Co-founder of Nair & Co., a leading global integrated solution provider helping companies expand internationally, has won the 2008 “Bharat Samman”, which will be presented to 20 prominent Indian expatriates.

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I am truly grateful for this honor. It's a proud moment to be recognized for the Bharat Samman award. I share this with all the people who've worked with me and are still working to take Nair & Co. to new heights

Founded by the NRI Institute, a global non-profit, the 'Bharat Samman' annual awards recognize the economic and philanthropic achievements of the Indian Diaspora. The awards, now in their 20th year, are being presented in New Delhi as part of a three-day gala that begins January 9, 2009.

The award ceremony night, on January 10, will be held at the New Delhi's India Habitat Center. Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, diplomats, government dignitaries, and industrialists are scheduled to attend the three-day celebrations that also include a reception for the awardees hosted by the British High Commissioner, Sir Richard Stagg and a dinner hosted by Chairman of India's Law Commission, Justice A.R. Lakshmanan.

Dr. Nair said he was proud of his Indian heritage and humbled that his compatriots had chosen to honor him. "I am truly grateful for this honor. It's a proud moment to be recognized for the Bharat Samman award. I share this with all the people who've worked with me and are still working to take Nair & Co. to new heights," said Dr. Nair.

The 'Bharat Samman' adds to a growing list of accolades for Dr. Nair who received the 'Gullands Excellence Award' and 'Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business' award earlier in 2008.

Jagmohan Singh, general secretary for the NRI Institute, said Dr. Nair's story is one of excellence in every aspect. "Dr. Nair is an enormously successful research scientist in the U.K. nuclear industry; and a path breaking entrepreneur who is among top 50 outstanding Asian Americans in business. His contributions to the field of science and technology and business remain both unique and constructive and they place him in the league of some of the most reputed and successful Indians around the world," Singh said.

An Oxford-educated scientist, Dr. Nair began his career as a scientist in the U.K. nuclear industry but retrained as an accountant in the early 1990s. He founded Nair & Co. in 1994. He currently oversees the group's overall development, its policies, strategies and goals.

Today, Nair & Co. supports 700+ client operations in over 40 countries, offering a one-stop solution for companies seeking to make their overseas expansion less risky, stress free and more strategic in the finance, tax, HR, compliance and legal arenas. Headquartered in the U.K., Nair & Co. has key offices in India, China, U.S. and Japan.

Dr. Nair joins an illustrious list of past awardees that include Sam Pitroda, chairman of India's National Knowledge Commission; Lord Swaraj Paul, British parliamentarian and founder of Caparo Group; and Baron Karan Bilimoria, CEO of Cobra Beer.

Some this year's winners include Peter Dillon, CEO of Richberry Group of Companies, Canada; Prasad Srinivasan, Chairman of the Public Health Foundation of Connecticut, U.S.; K.S. Kadar Pillai, CEO of AL- Hokook Intl., Kuwait; K. Kumar, Committee Chairman of Indian Business Group, Dubai; Sanjeev Sharma, General Manager of Ecocell Technologies, Dubai; and Dr. Rami Ranger, Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Oil Ltd, U.K.

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