3 Indians in Forbes Global Game Changers


April 24, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News


Global Game Changers

The list of Forbes global game changers offers the names of the prevailing business leaders who offered the best technology, finance, and their mastered adroitness to refurbish the lives of many. Among the list initiated on April 13, 2016, three Indians have been accentuated. Rahul Bhatia, whole-time director of Inter Globe Enterprises; Cyrus Poonawalla, the chairman and managing director of Serum Institute of India; and Sunny Varkey, the Dubai-based founder and chairman of GEMS Education.

Rahul Bhatia of 55, the whole-time director of InterGlobe Enterprises retaining his position among the list of 30 was ranked 3rd after Marc Benioff (USA) and Jeff Bezos (USA), is well known for his coherent budget airline Indigo. Indigo is adjudged as the largest airline in India in terms of passengers which manoeuvres 679 daily flights to 40 terminuses, the second largest low-cost carrier in Asia and became the largest Indian carrier in terms of passenger market share in 2012 and slowly it had carried marvelously a 36.8% market share by February 2016. As we all know, its primary hub is stationed at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. Backed by Rakesh Gangwal, a US based NRI in 2006, Indigo was awarded Best low-cost carrier by the Airline Passengers Association of India (2007) Best low-cost carrier at the Galileo Express Travel Awards (2008), Best low cost airline by CNBC Awaaz (2009, 2013), Best low cost carrier (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) by Skytrax, Airline Of The Year (India) by GMR Group (2015), Best LCC Aviation award for excellence by Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (2015) for its low cost carrier, best economy class seating arrangements, additional benefits, largest profitable and set in motion its international services to Bangkok, Singapore, Muscat and Kathmandu giving a concordant encounter to other aviation companies.

The chairman of Poonawalla Group, Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla which includes Serum Institute of India, the Indian biotech company that produces paediatric vaccines. He is rated as 5th richest person in India and 133th richest person in the world and holds net worth of $8.5 billion according to Forbes Mar 2016 rankings. He was awarded the Padma Shri for his contribution to the field of medicine, by Government of India in 2005 for developing new vaccines for treating diarrhea, cervical cancer, pneumonia and tuberculosis, supplying low-cost vaccines to 140 countries taking the help of international agencies such as UNICEF and Pan American Health Organization. Not only this, he is also well liked for his plunging on rising revenues and profits at his Serum Institute of India

Winning an award of Global Indian Business Award (2007) Padma Shri Award (2009)Outstanding Asian Businessman of the Year (2007)UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador (2012) and more conceding eminent awards, Sunny Varkey has been successful in building up the largest private network of K-12 schools in the world. Along with the founder and chairman of the global advisory and educational management firm GEMS Education, which is the largest operator of private kindergarten-to-grade-12 schools in the world, framing a strong webbed network of over 130 schools across dozen countries and above that He is also the chairman of the umbrella business organization the Varkey Group, and the founder and trustee of the philanthropic Varkey Foundation. He primarily focused on propagating education to girl child thus taking on 250,000 students in 240 schools in 17 countries across the globe via GEMS education bifurcated into two divisions, schools and educational services. Varkey foundation got coupled with UNESCO for girls’ education in Lesotho and Kenya, donating $1,000,000 to the organization.

Global business leaders like Larry Page, the co-founder of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook; Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com; Elon Musk, the co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors; Jack Ma, the founder and CEO of Alibaba; and Bom Kim, the founder and CEO, of Coupang were also the cynosure in the list including the three Indian business leaders who has been an awe-inspiring idols to the world.