• Sumit Bhandari, Managing Director, Allianz Global Investors

    Sumit Bhandari, Managing Director, Allianz Global Investors

  • “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes”, Benjamin Disraeli. CEO Insights’ exclusive team rendezvous a highflier, Sumit Bhandari, Managing Director, Allianz Global Investors, who turned his obstacles into opportunities and his problems into possibilities. Sumit comes from an engineering background and during his Master's program developed a keen interest in finance & business. He started his professional voyage with Lehman Brothers as an M&A Analyst and later co-managed its two-billiondollar portfolio of direct fixed income investments. This opportunity gave him an enriching experience of learning financial statement analysis & developing other analytical skills that enabled him to advise companies on crucial strategic, economic, and capital structure-related decisions. His exceptional ability to deal with inherent uncertainties and non-controllable factors in life & markets and use a probabilistic framework to make decisions has helped him to take up challenging roles throughout his career.

  • Sumit Bhandari: Embracing Success By Doing The Hard Work In The Right Way

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Top 10 Indian Leaders In Asia - 2022

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  • Top 10 Indian Leaders In Asia - 2022

    Given the dynamism of businesses today and the market potential of the new emerging market segments, leadership gamut at the top of companies have a prolific responsibility to leading organizations towards progressive growth that substantial as well, alongside its uniqueness. Fuelled by COVID-19 prevalence the world has faced significant business challenges over time, and recently the Russian invasion of Ukraine has heightened uncertainty and unsettled commodity markets. However, with the efficient efforts and initiatives of government and agile leaders from corporate and industrial sectors, the Asian market is drawing towards pragmatic growth today. As per trusted sources, GDP growth in developing Asia is expected to stay strong, at 5.2 percent in 2022, and 5.3 percent in 2023, marching towards continued recovery in domestic demand and solid exports. Additionally, inflation will rise to 3.7 percent in 2022 and 3.1 percent in 2023. Considering the expected growth scale, the Asian region has made accomplishing growth in varied industrial and business sectors in the region, backed by the support of doyens in the respective domains who are embellishing the organizations with their prospectively collected knowledge and skills over the years. Including international business & corporate leaders, there are many Indian leaders too in line who need to be celebrated for their achievements which is imperative for organizations too.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Indian Leaders in Asia - 2022' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering proficient 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 Indian Leaders In Asia - 2022

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Ascentria Alka Malik, Founder Ascentria Honoured by numerous awards for her outstanding contribution to the educational pursuits of students abroad by the Indian acheivers forum
Next Wealth Deepa Haridas, Chief Operating Officer Next Wealth A highly talented & experienced individual with over two decades of experience in data enabled services, IT enabled services & business process outsourcing across AI/ML Tech companies
Dream for Freedom Laju Nanwani, Founder Dream for Freedom Passionate about impacting the lives of others, she has earned a significant experience in the Indian film industry, journalism and IT sector
UST Global Rajesh Nallapati, Vertical Lead UST Global Laying his expertise in silicon engineering, project/program management, people, team leadership, and cultural sensitivities
Temus Rajesh Rao, Managing Director Temus He has over three decades of experience working in the IT sector with companies like Infosys
Coach with Rini Rini Adhikari, Founder Coach with Rini A transactional analyst, licensed NLP practisioner and emotional intelligence coach who is ICF accredited and works as a life coach with women & young adults
Maybank Saurabh Gupta, Managing Director and Head, Consumer, Retail, Healthcare & Financial Sponsors Investment Banking Maybank A seasoned investment banker with a wealth of experience advising clients across South East Asia on landmark transactions including mergers, acquisitions and capital raising
Allianz Global Investors Sumit Bhandari, Managing Director Allianz Global Investors A leader with over two decades of professional experience in investment management and business development
Menovo Pharmaceuticals Dr. Sunil Kumar Panda, Senior Director & Head of China R&D Menovo Pharmaceuticals A positive mindset leader with the ability to lead a pharmaceutical research lab with good communication & focus on product delivery and efficient output
Times Ascent Swapnil Chaturvedi, Partner Times Ascent She is motivated by the desire to connect the globe with qualified freelancers through the remote workplace platform

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