Vinod Krishnan of TVS Next, Harish Lakshman of  Rane Group, Srivats Ram of Wheels India, Anand Palanisami of Anand Palanisami Group, Sanjay S. Shah of Sakar Healthcare & Pragun Jindal Khaitan of Jindal Aluminium are top six finalists at the 9th Annual edition of India Leadership Conclave’s 2018 Annual Edition in the prestigious category of “Indian Affairs Innovative Entrepreneur of the year 2018”


Innovation is key to drive an organization with speed & perfection & produce remarkable results. Indian entrepreneurs have demonstrated exceptional leadership, drive & risk taking abilities to bring far reaching changes not only in the organization’s discipline, process but also taking the company to the pinnacle of success & achievements.India Leadership Conclave’s 2018 final six entrepreneurs selected out of hundreds imbibe the qualities of great leaders that employees can get inspired & motivated. Here are the six finalists who made it to the coveted category of  Indian Affairs Innovative Entrepreneur of the year 2018 at the historic 9th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2018 where the winner will be announced following a nation wide voting & jury’s verdict.

Indian Affairs Innovative Entrepreneur of the year 2018 Nominees

1.Mr.Vinod Krishnan, Managing Director,TVS Next
2.Mr.Harish Lakshman,Vice Chairman,Rane Group
3.Mr.Srivats Ram,Managing Director, Wheels India Ltd.
4.Mr. Anand Palanisami, CMD,Anand Palanisami Group
5.Mr. Sanjay S. Shah, Managing Director, Sakar Healthcare Limited
6.Mr.Pragun Jindal Khaitan,Managing Director,Jindal Aluminium Limited

Innovation and entrepreneurship hold the potential to create new value in the leadership by invention, dissemination and use of new products, as well as development and scaling of new business models. Most powerfully, these can be combined, where new technology links with innovative practice patterns and new business models. India faces a dual challenge of low levels of expenditure and relatively ineffective and inefficient services. Innovative practices in existing businesses and organizations along with the creation of new ventures based on new business models and technology, hold the potential of creating much greater value for the resources expended. This potential includes devising lower cost versions of existing products, leveraging existing resources to serve more people, and leapfrogging traditional western models and practice to create more impact. Much of this has lately been called frugal or disruptive innovation.

While product invention and innovation is often at the forefront of such efforts, however clever and creative, they are often not the critical factor. Effective entrepreneurship and innovation require what has sometimes been called an ecosystem of supporting elements and factors. This may include a receptive social climate, relevant educational resources, flexible organizational structures and cultures, angel and venture capital, and bundled resources designed to support new ventures. This environment is most effectively created through complementary and cooperative initiatives in both the private and public sectors.


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