• Abdullah Al Khateeb, CEO, Industrial Capital Group (ICG)

    Abdullah Al Khateeb, CEO, Industrial Capital Group (ICG)

  • The UAE's paper industry has evolved to meet domestic demand while taking advantage of its geographical location for international trade. Amid this market growth, Ittihad Paper Mill has played a key role in the development of the paper industry in the UAE. The company's position as the largest printing and writing factory in the Gulf Cooperation Council reflects its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and quality. Under the leadership of Abdullah Al Khateeb, Managing Director, IPM has demonstrated remarkable growth and resilience. A seasoned professional with a diverse background in both technology and business, Abdullah's educational background includes studying chemical engineering at the University of Science & Technology Jordan, followed by an MBA from the prestigious Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Abdullah Al Khateeb: The Torchbearer Of Ittihad Paper Mill’s Success

Entrepreneurship in this Tech-ade

By: Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor

However, digital transformation is much more than just a business strategy today. thanks to the ease of adopting the latest technologies, especially over the past three years

Reflections As A Business CEO

By: Nishant Saxena, CEO - Emerging Markets & Europe at CiplaIndonesia

It’s humbling that the daily rigamarole of business will happen with or without me. The role is then to make it move in unthinkable ways.

Top 10 Entrepreneurs In Asia - 2023

Designing A Digital Roadmap For The Future Remote Workforce

By: Aditya Arora, CEO, Teleperformance India

Aditya has been associated with Teleperformance for over three years, prior to which he held the role of Managing Director at Intelenet Global Services


Empowering Employees & Prioritizing Diversity & Inclusion

By: Yohanes Jeffry Johary, Chief Executive Officer, OCS Global Services Indonesia

Diversity and inclusion hold a vital place in the business environment.


A Culture of Digital Resilience Proves a Return of Investment

By: Raen Lim Group Vice President Asia, Splunk

A mere three months into 2023 and we have already seen multiple disruptions and outages across workplace and lifestyle applications.


Three Ways Investing in Route Planning Software is Beneficial for the Transportation Industry

By: Mradul K., VP - Global Sales & Strategy, LogiNext

Mradul boasts of a 13-year long career during which he has been associated with companies

  • Top 10 Entrepreneurs In Asia - 2023

    Entrepreneurs in Asia Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders

    It is the world's largest, most populous continent, regulatory environment, and home to some of the world's most vibrant and diverse Asian economies and cultures. However, it also represents one of the most significant opportunities for doing business and expansion that can be found on the planet. Asian business culture refers to the shared values, beliefs, and practices that are common in many Asian countries when it comes to business and commerce. There is a great deal of diversity within Asian business culture, as each country has its unique history, culture, and economic environment.

    The Role of Rntrepreneurs in the Rountry: By starting new firms and businesses, entrepreneurs play a key role in shaping the economy and creating a more dynamic and diverse business landscape. Entrepreneurship also promotes innovation and competition, leading to new and improved products and services that contribute to economic growth and development. Entrepreneurs contribute to industrialization as well as to economic growth; they improve living standards and tax revenues from their enterprises contribute to a nation's treasury.

    Significance of Entrepreneurs in Asia: Asian young entrepreneurs have become evident that the tendency to become self-employed outnumbered the previous years, which created a significant number of young entrepreneurs. In this age of digital technology, people are now more confident and enthusiastic to try and sell their innovative ideas and hit the road to success. The fresh and young blood is entering different business industries intending to serve the people for the greater well, including solving real-life problems and thriving in that sector. Besides, the youth carries the characteristics required to be a successful entrepreneur- risk takers are the one who triumphs in every industry. To date, many role models in young entrepreneurship have been created.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Best Entrepreneur Asia- 2023' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 Entrepreneurs In Asia - 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Ittihad Paper Mill Abdullah Al Khateeb, CEO Ittihad Paper Mill A seasoned professional with a diverse background in both technology, with three decades of experience in the paper industry, played a crucial role in driving regional growth and leading various trade ventures
Naluri Azran Osman-Rani, Co-Founder & CEO Naluri A highly accomplished leader with 2 years of experience, specialized in executive leadership, growth and innovation, consumer marketing and brand development
K&K Pipe Cambodia Bunna (Lee) Kim , Founder K&K Pipe Cambodia A visionary leader with his values and beliefs of delivering the highest value addition, concentrating on forward and backward integration, and identifying long-term potential markets
CircleDNA Joel Neoh, Managing Director CircleDNA An entrepreneur and investor with a background in technology, strategy and venture capital, helps building things from the ground up and working with teams to scale them
Tencent Ma Huateng, Co-Founder & CEO Tencent A dynamic leader with 24 years of experience, striving to enrich the lives of Internet users, using communications and social platforms, high performance advertising platform, through the firm
EGN Singapore Nick Jonsson, Co-Founder & Managing Director EGN Singapore A business leader, bestselling author, keynote speaker, podcast host, and awardwinning entrepreneur, with expertise in entrepreneurship, strategy and business development
Yokkao Philip Villa, Founder Yokkao An Italian serial entrepreneur and martial artist, working closely with each team member to ensure that they are able to express themselves in various areas, while also fulfilling their specific roles within the brand
Outreach Nepal Ujaya Shakya, Founder Outreach Nepal A professional leader over two decades of diverse experience in the field of strategic 360-degree communication and social communication development, developed and implemented successful advertising campaigns and BCC programs
Paytm Vijay Shekhar Sharma , Founder & CEO Paytm A strategic leader with more than two decades of experience, with expertise in telecommunications, mobile and start-ups
Taxila Education Group Ye Pyae Thu, Founder & Managing Director Taxila Education Group An emerging leader with his extensive experience in higher education administration, and student, faculty, and teacher development, skilled in business consulting, higher education leadership and strategic planning

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