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CEO of the Year Award Nominees have young Faces at 3rd Annual India Leadership Conclave & Awards

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Mohit Anand, Hari Krishnan, Dr Kannan Vishwanath, Aditya Mittal are in the race for the coveted CEO of the Year Award 2012.

March 22, 2012 2:03 am – CEO of the Year Award Nominees have young Faces at 3rd Annual India Leadership Conclave & Awards 2012
Mohit Anand, Hari Krishnan, Dr Kannan Vishwanath, Aditya Mittal are in the race for the coveted CEO of the Year Award 2012.

Maharashtra: Mumbai, India, Wednesday, 22nd March 2012 : The nominees for the coveted CEO of the year Award at Asia’s biggest Leadership event, the 3rd Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2012 ( ) has surprising combinations of four bright emerging leaders of India & are arguably the most watched young faces who have risen to the top ladder of the industry by dint of their rare display of remarkable leadership, aggression & development agenda. In the race to the Award category by the juries of Indian Affairs ( ) who is the host to the Leadership Awardscoinciding with the theme debate “Brand India, The Emerging Super Power, Limitless :leadership & Limitless Possibilities” in 30 categories to be held in mumbai, Friday, 6th April 2012 at the IT capital of India, Bengaluru are Mohit Anand of Belkin India, Hari Krishnan of Linked In, Dr Kannan Vishwanath of Aanjaneya Lifecare & Aditya Mittal of ArcelorMittal. A close study of these young faces nominated by the Indian Affairs Board will reveal that, all the four nominees have achieved extraordinary results in India’s fierce competitive market with great vigor & resilience. Their rise to the top slot are now the talks of the nation.

With his vast experience & strong leadership skills, Mohit Anand, as Managing Director, Indian Sub Continent of Belkin India Private Limited, has played an important role in the growth of Belkin, in the Indian Sub Continent. Mohit currently leads Belkin’s strategy and business for the Indian Sub continent, besides also being a key leader for the organization across Asia Pacific. Mohit Anand joined Belkin in 2009 and ever since has been instrumental in ensuring that all operations of the company are well managed with the highest level of integrity. It is his vision that has moved Belkin from a start-up to the Market leader in Wireless networking space in India. Mohit’s previous assignment was as Senior Vice President at Channel [V]. He played an important role in building the channel into the country’s most sought music channel for the urban youth. Mohit spearheaded Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices division prior to his role at Channel [V]. At Microsoft, Mohit managed retail, media & entertainment partner relationships and also led the launch of Xbox360. Acknowledged as one of the Top 50 young business leaders by Business India Magazine (2007), Mohit is also regarded as an Icon in the gaming industry, perhaps, since he is a game enthusiast himself! He holds a Bachelors degree in Science and a Post Graduate diploma in Systems Management.

A motivated general manager with strong entrepreneurial experience building businesses and companies in India and abroad. Hari Krishnan has led the market entry for two fast growing global internet leaders into the vibrant Indian market. Hari currently head up LinkedIn India which is one of our fastest growing regions in the world with 14M+ Indian professionals on the network. A regular speaker at events conducted by industry bodies like NASSCOM, FICCI, NHRD and IAMAI. Hari has been invited to provide digital media strategy advice to the leadership team of leading Indian majors. Hari has served as an advisory board member on multiple digital industry startup companies.

Dr Kannan Vishwanath founded Aanjaneya Lifecare Limited in 2006. After completing his Chemical Engineering in Pune & Masters & Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Management from University of Azteca, Dr Kannan with over 12 years Experience in Pharmaceutical Industry with expertise in Licensing, Business Development, API, Generics, Finished Dose, Intermediates, marketing, production, distribution, licensing, outsourcing, contract development, formulation development have helped the company to learn from past mistakes and in making better decisions in future. A believer in fair practices, this visionary leader always offers his hand when needed regardless a friend or foe. Coming from a very humble beginning with just 40 employees and small manufacturing facility for anti malarial drugs over 6 years ago , Dr Vishwanath has achieved exceptional results through developing and redefining the business roadmap, ensuring differentiation as a competitive advantage and clearly focusing on the brands consumers want and the products consumers need . Anjaneya Lifecare Limited (ALL ) which produces & markets a range of pharmaceutical products across the globe . With two facilities in Maharashtra state employing over 300 people the company delivering essential products for every day life under the brands Rankorex, Prosils, DocTor quore, Esyhil, amongst others. The company has been growing at CAGR of 175 % for last 5 years and is now the third largest manufacturer of Quinine salts in world. Under his Leadership, Dr Kannan recently took over Apex Drugs for a whopping 250 Crore which will give him access to the global market.

Aditya Mittal is Chief Financial Officer of ArcelorMittal with additional responsibility for M&A Business and Project Development, Flat Americas, Strategy, Investors Relations and Communications. Prior to the merger to create ArcelorMittal, Aditya Mittal held the position of President and CFO of Mittal Steel Company from October 2004 to 2006. He joined Mittal Steel in January 1997 and has held various finance and management roles within the company. In 1999, he was appointed Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Mittal Steel. In this role, he led the companys acquisition strategy, resulting in Mittal Steels expansion into Central Europe, Africa and the United States. Besides the M&A responsibilities, Aditya Mittal was involved in post-integration, turnaround and improvement strategies. As CFO of Mittal Steel, he also initiated and led Mittal Steels offer for Arcelor to create the first 100 million tonne plus steel company. In 2008, Aditya Mittal was awarded European Business Leader of the Future by CNBC Europe. In 2010, he was also ranked 6th in the 40 under 40 list of Fortune magazine. He is a member of the World Economic Forums Young Global Leaders Forum, the Young Presidents Organization, a Board Member at the Wharton School, a Board Member at Bennett, Coleman & Co., a Board Member at PPR and a member of Citigroups International Advisory Board. Aditya Mittal holds a Bachelors degree of Science in Economics with concentrations in Strategic Management and Corporate Finance from the Wharton School in Pennsylvania. Aditya Mittal is the son of Mr. Lakshmi N. Mittal.

The final result of the Winner for the coveted CEO of the year Award will be declared at Hotel lalit in Bengaluru on 6th April as at present these four nominees are undergoing voting by the corporate india.

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