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5 Business Owners to look at in 2022


ABP Digital Brand Studio   |   Published 13.07.22, 06:00 PM

Here is an in-depth look at the iconic businesses and their spokespersons who has made their mark in the industry. Their business strategies, journeys and experiences can be looked at as an inspiration for budding business men/women around the world .

1. Jaideep Anand Vice President and General Manager The Leela Gandhinagar

Mr Jaideep Anand is the Vice President and General Manager at The Leela Gandhinagar and Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre Complex. With over three and a half decades of experience in luxury hospitality Jaideep has worked with well renowned brands like The Oberoi Hotels and Ananda in The Himalayas. Over the years he has developed an eye for detail and a deep understanding of design aesthetics together with the nuances of luxury operations. Jaideep joined The Leela Hotels in 1995 and led the turnarounds of The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel and The Leela Ambience Gurgaon before moving into the role of Pre-Opening and Development at The Leela Corporate Office. He has spearheaded the pre-opening tasks for The Leela Hyderabad, The Leela Bhartiya City, Bengaluru, The Leela Gandhinagar and The Leela Palace Jaipur guiding the pre opening teams and ensuring these hotels reflect The Leela brand across every touch point. He has led many special projects for the brand including new bath amenities and uniforms for The Leela Palaces and The Leela Hotels amongst others. Jaideep loves to travel and explore new cultures. He is an art enthusiast and sketches in his free time. He is also a gifted singer and is focused on his personal spiritual journey.Headquartered in Mumbai, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned by a Brookfield Asset Management sponsored private real estate fund. The Leela, owns and operates ten award-winning properties in major cities and leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship hotel in the capital city of New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Udaipur, Gurugram, East Delhi, Goa, Mumbai and more recently Gandhinagar.

2. Arasavilli Aravind, Chairman Exxeella Education Group, LLC, President, Arasavilli Aravind Charitable Trust

Arasavilli Aravind completed his MBA from United states and moved back to India in the year 2011 and started a career guidance abroad firm known as Exxeella Education Group in his home town Vijayawada, extending its presence to six cities in India. Later took it to the EdTech platform with his business acumen and strategic planning. This EdTech platform now assists students with required training for abroad education and competitive examinations. His passion is to mentor and guide students in studying abroad and help them connect with corporate companies. His company Elearn Oak America Inc provided free training in Cloud computing for more than 2000 plus students in the state of Andhra Pradesh through AP Skill development corporation.

3. Pankaj Sharma, President of Lexicon Group

Pankaj Sharma is an Educationist, Entrepreneur, and a successful Businessman. He is a visionary, a dynamic and charismatic leader who leads from the front. Mr Pankaj Sharma is the President of Lexicon Group, that under his leadership has transformed from a single school to a thriving ecosystem of education and beyond. Lexicon strives towards making education inclusive and available to all. Today, Lexicon is synonymous with quality education and all-round development of children. The Lexicon Group, started from education, has now diversified to other sectors like FMCG, ED-Tech, Law Aggregator Platform, Media, Fitness, Special Needs Support Centre and a few more. Mr. Sharma’s other interests are travelling, meditation and playing sports. He is a motivational speaker who loves to interact with youth. He has been recognised and awarded a number of times. Asia’s Greatest Leader, Times Men of the Year, Times Pune Visionaries 2018, Edupreneur of the year for 2 consecutive years to name a few.

4. Mr Rajeev Baid, founder of Chai Chun

Born in a modest family in the small town of Kishanganj, Bihar, amidst eight other siblings, Mr Rajeev Baid never disbelieved in his dreams and more than that he had the vigour to show up every day to translate his dreams into a breathable reality. His father was the only breadwinner in the family and there were many mouths to feed. At an early age the harsh reality of the time made him realize that he had to help his family make ends meet. He started hawking CTC teas to teashops and homes as early as when he was just in class eight. He reminiscences those moments not as hard times, rather it was a period that enlightened and induced him to the potential world of business. With no inheritance or capital in hand, he started small and if he was a person without vision, he would have moved a bit higher in the hierarchy but certainly hadn’t become the owner of a multi-crore business. Taking each day at a time, he built an tea empire to reckon with. He is now the owner of Okayti Tea Estate, a premier organic estate in Darjeeling, MD of Evergreen Tea Group with multiple factories in its fold. He is also the founder of Chai Chun, India's first and #1 tea boutique of India with 20+ stores across India and a vibrant online presence. An honest family man and hardworking individual he truly believes that 'dreams without action is just wishful thinking.’

5.Aditi Jain, Founder & CEO of Call Me Social

 

Social media entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Call Me Social a boutique three sixty digital marketing and PR firm. We help B2C organizations create a strong brand identity and become front runners in their industry. She founded Call Me Social in 2018, after leading business development campaigns for firms and private industries across the country. Aditi founded CMS to elevate the public relations and marketing objectives of clients and provide tangible results.

Working with clients in the fashion, health, nutrition, hospitality, beauty, lifestyle and consumer spaces, Call Me Social also pitches and books media coverage on national TV, radio, newspaper, magazine and online. Additional services include media tours, SEO, press releases, crisis communications, event marketing, media training, retail support, offline events.

 Aditi is also a digital trainer conducting successful workshops on How to Grow your Business with the help of Social Media. She has been a speaker and faculty for social media courses at various institutes. She has bagged several other awards for her notable achievements and awe-inspiring work. An excellent example of a digital marketing expert who has not taken a primary degree in marketing but still made her way through her passion. With vast experience in brand building and advertising, Aditi has proved her mettle in the world of digital marketing. She is equally active on social media platforms where she keeps her audience updated with her work.

 

Here is an in-depth look at the iconic businesses and their spokespersons who has made their mark in the industry. Their business strategies, journeys and experiences can be looked at as an inspiration for budding business men/women around the world .

1. Jaideep Anand Vice President and General Manager The Leela Gandhinagar

Mr Jaideep Anand is the Vice President and General Manager at The Leela Gandhinagar and Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre Complex. With over three and a half decades of experience in luxury hospitality Jaideep has worked with well renowned brands like The Oberoi Hotels and Ananda in The Himalayas. Over the years he has developed an eye for detail and a deep understanding of design aesthetics together with the nuances of luxury operations. Jaideep joined The Leela Hotels in 1995 and led the turnarounds of The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel and The Leela Ambience Gurgaon before moving into the role of Pre-Opening and Development at The Leela Corporate Office. He has spearheaded the pre-opening tasks for The Leela Hyderabad, The Leela Bhartiya City, Bengaluru, The Leela Gandhinagar and The Leela Palace Jaipur guiding the pre opening teams and ensuring these hotels reflect The Leela brand across every touch point. He has led many special projects for the brand including new bath amenities and uniforms for The Leela Palaces and The Leela Hotels amongst others. Jaideep loves to travel and explore new cultures. He is an art enthusiast and sketches in his free time. He is also a gifted singer and is focused on his personal spiritual journey.Headquartered in Mumbai, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned by a Brookfield Asset Management sponsored private real estate fund. The Leela, owns and operates ten award-winning properties in major cities and leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship hotel in the capital city of New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Udaipur, Gurugram, East Delhi, Goa, Mumbai and more recently Gandhinagar.

2. Arasavilli Aravind, Chairman Exxeella Education Group, LLC, President, Arasavilli Aravind Charitable Trust

Arasavilli Aravind completed his MBA from United states and moved back to India in the year 2011 and started a career guidance abroad firm known as Exxeella Education Group in his home town Vijayawada, extending its presence to six cities in India. Later took it to the EdTech platform with his business acumen and strategic planning. This EdTech platform now assists students with required training for abroad education and competitive examinations. His passion is to mentor and guide students in studying abroad and help them connect with corporate companies. His company Elearn Oak America Inc provided free training in Cloud computing for more than 2000 plus students in the state of Andhra Pradesh through AP Skill development corporation.

3. Pankaj Sharma, President of Lexicon Group

Pankaj Sharma is an Educationist, Entrepreneur, and a successful Businessman. He is a visionary, a dynamic and charismatic leader who leads from the front. Mr Pankaj Sharma is the President of Lexicon Group, that under his leadership has transformed from a single school to a thriving ecosystem of education and beyond. Lexicon strives towards making education inclusive and available to all. Today, Lexicon is synonymous with quality education and all-round development of children. The Lexicon Group, started from education, has now diversified to other sectors like FMCG, ED-Tech, Law Aggregator Platform, Media, Fitness, Special Needs Support Centre and a few more. Mr. Sharma’s other interests are travelling, meditation and playing sports. He is a motivational speaker who loves to interact with youth. He has been recognised and awarded a number of times. Asia’s Greatest Leader, Times Men of the Year, Times Pune Visionaries 2018, Edupreneur of the year for 2 consecutive years to name a few.

4. Mr Rajeev Baid, founder of Chai Chun

Born in a modest family in the small town of Kishanganj, Bihar, amidst eight other siblings, Mr Rajeev Baid never disbelieved in his dreams and more than that he had the vigour to show up every day to translate his dreams into a breathable reality. His father was the only breadwinner in the family and there were many mouths to feed. At an early age the harsh reality of the time made him realize that he had to help his family make ends meet. He started hawking CTC teas to teashops and homes as early as when he was just in class eight. He reminiscences those moments not as hard times, rather it was a period that enlightened and induced him to the potential world of business. With no inheritance or capital in hand, he started small and if he was a person without vision, he would have moved a bit higher in the hierarchy but certainly hadn’t become the owner of a multi-crore business. Taking each day at a time, he built an tea empire to reckon with. He is now the owner of Okayti Tea Estate, a premier organic estate in Darjeeling, MD of Evergreen Tea Group with multiple factories in its fold. He is also the founder of Chai Chun, India's first and #1 tea boutique of India with 20+ stores across India and a vibrant online presence. An honest family man and hardworking individual he truly believes that 'dreams without action is just wishful thinking.’

5.Aditi Jain, Founder & CEO of Call Me Social

 

Social media entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Call Me Social a boutique three sixty digital marketing and PR firm. We help B2C organizations create a strong brand identity and become front runners in their industry. She founded Call Me Social in 2018, after leading business development campaigns for firms and private industries across the country. Aditi founded CMS to elevate the public relations and marketing objectives of clients and provide tangible results.

Working with clients in the fashion, health, nutrition, hospitality, beauty, lifestyle and consumer spaces, Call Me Social also pitches and books media coverage on national TV, radio, newspaper, magazine and online. Additional services include media tours, SEO, press releases, crisis communications, event marketing, media training, retail support, offline events.

 Aditi is also a digital trainer conducting successful workshops on How to Grow your Business with the help of Social Media. She has been a speaker and faculty for social media courses at various institutes. She has bagged several other awards for her notable achievements and awe-inspiring work. An excellent example of a digital marketing expert who has not taken a primary degree in marketing but still made her way through her passion. With vast experience in brand building and advertising, Aditi has proved her mettle in the world of digital marketing. She is equally active on social media platforms where she keeps her audience updated with her work.

 

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