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    A new generation of CEOs is taking over the world. The current lineage of these high end professionals is dabbling into new ventures and unearthing new possibilities that are changing the dynamics of the world we know today. On the Indian front, CEOs are always synonymous with phantom leaders who are barely there for the company’s day to day functioning. This fact can’t be further than truth and especially in today’s time where visibility and transparency is being regarded as one of the prime qualities of work ethics. Their years of experience and mastery over not one but multiple avenues makes them fit for running an organisation and boosting productivity that takes years of experience or gifted with or both.  As the CEOs, they are also looked upon as...

50 Most Inspiring CEOs - 2017

Company Logo Company Name Company Management Company Description
Ixigo Ixigo Aloke Bajpai, CEO A B.Tech graduate from IIT-Kanpur, Aloke started his career with Amedius SAS as a Software Engineer and is currently the Co-Founder & CEO of Ixigo - the travel services aggregator
Channel 26 Channel 26 Amaladas Rajesh, Chairman & CEO A management graduate from the University of Madras, Rajesh has held leadership roles with multiple companies across diverse business verticals that include Consulting, Logistics, Clothing Accessories, and more
HDFC Credila HDFC Credila Ajay Bohora, Co-Founder & CEO A MBS in International Business from the Hofstra University New York, Ajay has been in the Finance industry for the last 11 years, and is currently the CEO at HDFC Credila
CarDekho CarDekho Amit Jain, Co-Founder & CEO An IIT-Delhi alumnus, Amit started his career with IT services giant TCS, and had since then held key roles at Trilogy and GirnarSoft. He incepted CarDekho in 2008
Assemblage Entertainment Assemblage Entertainment A K Madhavan, CEO Known as the animation industry guru, Madhavan leads the Indian animation industry in all Government forums, including NASSCOM, FICCI and CII, and is also accredited for sourcing India’s first CGI Animation Television series from the U.S. market
Biocon Biocon Dr. Arun Chandavarkar, CEO Associated with Biocon for over 25 years, Dr. Arun holds a Chemical Engineering degree from IIT-Mumbai and a Ph.D Biochemical Engineering from MIT, Cambridge. He has deep expertise in diverse technology platforms such as microbial fermentation, cell culture, chemical synthesis, and others
AVI Solar AVI Solar Ashok DM, CEO & MD Having held key positions in multinational corporate like Wipro and SASKEN, Ashok has led numerous VLSI/SOC/ASIC/IC/Chip design/verification/validation projects and specializes in Program and Delivery Management
Avifa Infotech Avifa Infotech Avijit Sarkar, CEO A B.Tech - Computer Science holder from GMIT, Avijit is currently the CEO of Avifa Infotech, and the Founder of Relular.li
Pozibility Technologies Pozibility Technologies Ayyamma Prakash Gudnavar, Founder & CEO A tech-savvy entrepreneur working closely with implementation partners, Ayyamma has close to 2 decades of VLSI/ASIC design experience, with Netlist to GDS as main focus
KRIA Healthcare KRIA Healthcare Dr. Balaji Utla, CEO A Doctorate in Management, Dr.Balaji has over 30 years of experience inimplementing learning, organizational strategy and development, and corporate social responsibility across corporate. He is currently the Chairperson of CII Healthcare Panel in Andhra Pradesh, a member of FICCI Healthcare Panel
Ola Cabs Ola Cabs Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO An IIT-Bombay alumnus, Bhavish incepted cab aggregator app - Ola, and prior to that, he worked with Microsoft in its Indian research division
Morphing Machines Morphing Machines Dr. Chandan Haldar, CEO & MD, An applied computer scientist with over 25 years of research and technology industry experience, Chandan has held key leadership positions at multinational companies like Siemens, Sun Microsystems, AOL, and Lucent Technologies
Zomato Zomato Deepinder Goyal, Founder & CEO, An IIT-Delhi alumnus, Deepinder is a technology enthusiast having deep insights about the Indian industry landscape. He incepted Zomato - Restaurants aggregator firm - in 2008
MakeMyTrip MakeMyTrip Deep Kalra, CEO Having worked at corporate companies like GE Capital and AMF Bowling, Deep founded MakeMyTrip in 2000. He is a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM and also the Chairman of NASSCOM Internet Working Group
Nykaa Nykaa Falguni Nayar, CEO Holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Mangement from IIM-Ahmedabad, Falguni is one of the well-known names in the Indian entrepreneurship landcape, and has over 3 decades of experience workings across varied verticals such as e-Commerce, Finance, Investment Banking, and may others
Leadle Consulting Leadle Consulting Harinie Sekaran, CEO A consulting industry veteran with over a decade of industry experience workinng with multiple consulting businesses that inlcude Ascent Consulting Services, iSolve Technologies, Clear Access Solutions, and many others
PepsiCo PepsiCo Indra Nooyi, CEO An IIM-Calcutta and Yale University alumni, Indra is associated with Pepsi Co. for over two decades and handled leadership roles across diverse segments. She was ranked #13 on Forbes World's 100 most powerful women in 2014, and voted as the 2nd most powerful woman on the Fortune list in 2015
JDB Creations JDB Creations J. Devanand Balaji, CEO Having vast experience in Marketing, Management & Event Management industry for the past 27 years, Devanand has help leadership roles across multiple companies across diverse verticals, and is also the Founder of Thinkseed
Ambit Software Ambit Software Jenit Ramaiya, CEO A serial entrepreneur, Jenit specializes in sales & marketing, solution building, CRM, ERP, Business Intelligence, Marketing automation, and many other technology area, and also founder Orion Solutions in the year 2000
Sapien Biosciences Sapien Biosciences Dr.Jugnu Jain, Co-Founder & CEO A molecular geneticist and cell biologist by profession, Dr.Jugnu has 25+ years of experience working in U.S. and UK and co-founded Sapien Biosciences in 2011
Flipkart Flipkart Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO A MBA graduate from the Asian Institute of Management, Kalyan started his career with Proctor & Gamble, and has over decade of industry experience across diverse business verticals. He is currently the CEO of e-Commerce giant - Flipkart
Healthspring Healthspring Kaushik Sen, CEO A BA-Economics & Mathematics from Colby College, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, Kaushik plays a key role in various industry bodies in Healthcare and Health Insurance sector, and has been a keynote speaker in various International and national conferences
Mettl Mettl Ketan Kapoor, Founder & CEO An IIT-Rourkee and IIM-Calcutta alumnus, Ketan was previously led the marketing operations at Isango, and has also play significant role in setting-up India's first mobile payment & transaction platform in Indepay networks
Arrowhead Consulting Arrowhead Consulting Koyalgeet Kaur, CEO With a vast experience of more than 20 years, Koyalgeet Kaur has served multiple positions and is a well recognised direct-selling expert Globally and in India
Indus Strategy Indus Strategy Manish Chaturvedi, Founder & CEO A Chartered Accountant by profession, Manish has 16 years of experience in various facets of the Indian Financial Services industry such as Fixed Income Money Market, Investment Banking, and Fund Raising via Equity & Debt Financing
Eka Academy Eka Academy Capt. Muthu Krishnan Iyyppan, Founder & CEO An ex-Military serviceman and a Physics graduate with proven excellence in the Digital Electronics domain, Muthu has 20+ years of experince in operations & service delivery, supply chain management, after sales service, and other key business areas
GIS Consulting GIS Consulting Naveen Dham, CEO A cyber-security industry veteran, Naveen hs close to 2 decades of experience across niche areas that include Information Security Implementation, Maintenance, IT Security Auditing, and IT Service Delivery, among many others
DXCorr DXCorr Nirmalya Ghosh, CEO An enterprising and progressive engineering executive with extensive experience in the following areas, Chip Design, CAD Development, Compiler/IO/Mixed_Signal/StdCell IP development, Methodology, Product Development, Production Control, Product Management, and Resource Management
Basil Advisors Basil Advisors Prateek Srivastava, Founder A B.SC in Computer Science degree holder from Delhi University, Prateek has till date founded two companies - hau2, and Basil Advisors, and is also an active angel investor through Angel Investment Network
Quikr Quikr Pranay Chulet, CEO A IIM-Calcutta and IIT-Delhi alumnus, Pranay started his entrepreneurial journey in 2007 with the inception of Excellere, and is currently the Founder & CEO of Quikr - India's leading online classifieds portal
Oaknet Lifesciences Oaknet Lifesciences R.S. Raghav, CEO Associated with LUPIN for close to three decades, Raghav is a pharmaceutical industry veteran and incepted Oaknet Lifesciences in 2015
Maantt Global Services Maantt Global Services Sakthivel Kannan, CEO A veteran CEO with over two decades of experience working with multinational companies such as CISCO and Standard Charted, and specializes in Perl, Oracle Database, Maven, and Agile Methodologies
Jugnoo Jugnoo Samar Singla, CEO A technology entusiast and a serial entrepreneur, Samar close to a decade of industry experience work with corporate across diverse verticals, and is the founder of CLickLabs - the on-demand app aggregator
DROOM DROOM Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, A serial entrepreneur, angle investor, Internet visionary and philanthropist, Sandeep is the pround founder of two of the most well-known online marketplaces in India - ShopClues (e-Commerce), and DROOM (online marketplace for automobiles)
IshVed BioTech IshVed BioTech Sanjay Wayal, Founder & CEO An MBA-International Business Savitribai Bai Pune University, Sanjay has 17+ years of global experience is developing & implementing businesses' growth strategies across corporate such as IBM, Tech Mahindra, and Accenture
ARISTI NINJA ARISTI NINJA Sapan Talwar, CEO A cyber-security professional with 19 years of Industry experience across IT Risk Management, Information Security, Compliance & Governance, Data Center management, Network Security, Applications & Infrastructure Vulnerability management, and many other business-critical areas
Bharath Home Medicare Bharath Home Medicare Sarvanan M, Co-Founder & CEO Having vast experience in sales & marketing domains, Saravan has help leadership roles global businesses such as Pfizer, Wanbury, Insta Health Solutions, and Bob e-Procure Solutions across India, Far East and MENA regions
Snaxsmart Snaxsmart Shankar Prasad, CEO Having spent over 25 years in working with tech giants like TATA Communications, Airtel and Motorola, Shankar specializes in P&L Management & Budget Planning, Operations Management, and Product & Brand Management
Practo Practo Shashank ND, CEO A NIT-Suratkal alumnus, Shashank is responsible for the overall vision and direction of Practo while maintaining an active role in building Practo's game changing products
Incite Incite Sowmya Nanjundaiah, CEO An MBS from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Sowmya has over a decade of experince handling diverse roles across varied business verticals
Swiggy Swiggy Sriharsha Majety, CEO A BITS Pilani and IIM-Calcutta alumni, Sriharsha started his career s a Summer Analyst with Nomura International, and is the proud founder of bundl (e-Commerce solutions) and Swiggy (food delivery platform)
TRS Forms & Services TRS Forms & Services Subramanian Naraynaswamy, CEO A fashion and e-Commerce enthusiast, Suchi is a M.Sc - Finance & Economics from London School of Economics and is the proud founder of Limeroad - the online fashion apparels comapny
Add On Scans & Labs Add On Scans & Labs Dr. Sunil Kumar, CEO A university rank holder in MD Radiodiagnosis and fellow of Royal College of Radiology, London, Dr.Sunil is very passionate about radiology & Imaging services, and has vast experience working as an emergency teleradiology specialist for U.S. and Singapore hospitals
Fractal Ink Design Studio Fractal Ink Design Studio Tanay Kumar, Co-founder & CEO An IIT-Bombay and BIT Alumnus with over a decade of design industry experience gained from working with multiple design consulting firms
HealthifyMe HealthifyMe Tushar Vashisht, CEO A fitness enthusiast and an alumni of University of Pennysilvania, Tushar incepted HealthifyMe - the fitness tracker and diet monitoring platform - in 2011
PayTM PayTM Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CEO A serial entrepreneur and a veteran in the Indian e-Payments lndscape, Vijay is the founder of two of India's successful ventures - One97 Communications and PayTM
CRMIT CRMIT Vinod Reddy, Founder & CEO, A Masters - Computer Science holder from the University of North Texas, Vinod brings with him over two decades of immense industry know-how acquired while working with corporate giants such as American Airlines, BroadVision and Sabre Holding
Care24 Care24 Vipin Pathak, Co-Founder & CEO, An IIT-Kanpur alumnus, Vipin has over a decade or industry experience working with corporate giants like PwC and EY. He co-founded Care24 in 2014