• Advisory Board
  • Thought Leaders Leading Vibrant.

Mr.Suhas Gopinath

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Mr.Suhas Gopinath at the age of 16 was recognized as the world’s youngest entrepreneur in by CNBC and e-Business, Canada. With this at the age of 17 he was recognized as the World's Youngest CEO by leading Medias across the globe including BBC, Washington Times, The Age, etc., including Limca Book of Records. He is also designated as the resource person for Entrepreneurship at IIM Ahmadabad, and Advisory Board member at IIT Bombay Entrepreneurship Cell. On December 2, 2007, The European Parliament and International Association for Human Values conferred “Young Achiever Award” to Mr. Suhas Gopinath at the EU Parliament, Brussels, and he was also invited to address the European Parliament and other Business dignitaries assembled in the EU Parliament. Mr. Suhas Gopinath was recently announced as one of the “Young Global Leaders” for 2008-2009 by the prestigious World Economic Forum and he became the youngest member ever in the World Economic Forum’s history. His co-members include US Governor Bobby Jindal, Hollywood Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Musician A.R.Rahman, Prince of Brunei, etc. As the Young Global Leader from India, he will be involved in development programs across the world including leadership program at the Harvard University. In July 2008, his detailed biography was featured in the renowned Current- Biography Book published in New York along with Hollywood Actor George Clooney, World Bank President Robert Zoellick, Governor of New York David Paterson, and other eminent personalities. In 2009, the Social Innovators Park (SIP), Singapore conferred on him the SIP Fellow Award at the Global Social Innovators Forum.

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Mr.Sarath Babu

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Born and brought up in a slum in Madipakkam in Chennai. He has two elder sisters and two younger brothers and his mother was the sole breadwinner of the family. It was really tough for his mother to bring up five kids on her meager salary. She sold Idlis in the mornings, worked for the mid-day meal at the school during daytime and taught at the adult education program of the Indian government, thus doing three different jobs to bring them up and educate them. His mother, according to him, is the most successful entrepreneur.


Education

He did schooling in Kings Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, graduated in Chemical Engineering from BITS, Pilani and after working for 3 years in Polaris Software completed MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

Business

• Foodking was setup with a vision to offer employment to illiterate and semi-illiterate people and bring up their living standard.

• Foodking has started its operations on May 16th, 2006 by supplying snacks to corporate sectors, banks and software firms.

• It undertakes Event Catering, Industrial Catering and Institutional Catering and also has Retail Outlets. Today, at 29, he is CEO of Foodking Catering Services which is providing services at BITS, Pilani, IIM, Ahmedabad, BITS, Goa, BITS Hyderabad and SRM, Chennai among others and has a turnover of Rs. 7 crore.

Achievements

• Honorary Alumni XLRI, Jamshedpur

• Honorary Rotarian, Dist 3201

Awards

• CNN IBN - Young India Leader Award – 2011

• PEPSI-MTV Youth Icon 2008 (earlier recipients were Mr. Anil Ambani, Rahul Dravid, Shah Rukh Khan, M. S. Dhoni)

• “Example to Youth Award 2008″, Chennai.

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• IIM Ahmedabad

• BITS, Pilani

Other Notable Mentions

• One of the top 50 change agents of the country - India Today – 2008

• TOP 20 Promising New Star of Tamilnadu - India Today – 2009

• Independent Candidate - Loksabha Elections – 2009

• Independent Candidate - Assembly Elections - 2011

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Mr.Sangeeth Varghese

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Mr.Sangeeth Varghese is a globally acknowledged leadership thinker, a contributing editor for Forbes (US edition) and Economic Times, a best-selling author and the founder of LeadCap Ventures. He was nominated as a Young Global Leader 2010 by the World Economic Forum at the Davos. Varghese was ranked among the world's top 10 leadership thinkers in 2008 by Sensex Journal, the official journal of Bombay Stock Exchange. Varghese is a mentor for several start-up organizations and sits on the boards of two companies. Varghese was a research associate at the London School of Economics where he has also done his masters from with a scholarship. He has also done his MBA and Bachelor's in Economics with gold medals. Varghese is a regular speaker at the IIMs and IITs.

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