• Devanandan Batumalai , Managing Director, KBZ Bank

    Devanandan Batumalai , Managing Director, KBZ Bank

  • Leadership is a stint that’s built over time, as a leader grows by leading and growing across challenges- mitigating them. We thrive in a disruptive era today, where top leaders need to develop a range of skills as they plan their move in terms of strategizing for business growth, looking for innovation, and at the same time keeping up with sustainability factors and digital trends. Devanandan Batumalai, Managing Director of KBZ Bank (one of the largest privately owned banks in Myanmar that has two core business segments – Consumer Banking and Institutional Banking) is one such doyen who has built upon these while exercising his diverse leadership roles across Asia in the banking, technology, and FMCG industries.

  • Devanandan Batumalai: An Efficient Leader Working Towards Global Growth

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Top 10 Prominent Business Leaders in Asia - 2023

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  • Top 10 Prominent Business Leaders in Asia - 2023

    Prominent Business Leaders in Asia Taking Small Business to The Next Level

    Asia is the world's largest regional economy and, as its economies integrate further, it has the potential to fuel and shape the next phase of globalization. Asia is increasingly the center of the world economy. Asia is home to the world's earliest civilizations. Its indigenous cultures pioneered many practices that have been integral to societies for centuries, such as agriculture, city planning, and religion. The social and political geography of the continent continues to inform and influence the rest of the world. Asia is considering as the increasingly center of the World economy. In future Asian’s region could be account for more than half of global GDP and the region’s growth becoming more broad-based and sustainable as its constituent economies increasingly integrate with each other.

    Importance of Business in Asia: The vast populations in Asia provide huge consumer markets to companies, and many international businesses seek to expand into Asia simply because of the sheer scale. Decades of development and economic growth have lifted many millions of people from poverty into the global middle class.

    Significance of Prominent Business Leaders in Asia: Business Leaders in Asia provide direction and vision, motivate and inspire others to achieve the organization's goals, and help to create an environment conducive to success by promoting communication and collaboration among team members. They are responsible for implementing tactics and organizing the actions that move a business toward its goals and these Leaders determine a company's overarching vision, goals, and direction in Asia. Prominent Business Leaders in Asia builds strong teams and businesses by fostering positive relationships, delegating responsibilities, and inspiring employees. They highlight and reinforce organizational values by helping their people develop while creating goals, setting opportunities and giving the deserved recognition.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Prominent Business Leaders in 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 Prominent Business Leaders in Asia - 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
KBZ Bank Devanandan Batumalai , Managing Director KBZ Bank A dynamic and financial industry leader with over two decades of experience, passionate about developing individuals and transforming them into exceptional leaders
Poonam Roller Flour Mills Ghani Lalwani , COO Poonam Roller Flour Mills A visionary leader with over two decades of industry expertise, with a focus on clear communication, empowerment, and ethical practices, inspires his teams to overcome challenges and strive for excellence with commitment to continuous learning and adaptability
Ringan Johnny Widodo , CEO Ringan An industry expert with close to two decades of industry and consulting experience in startup, automotive, fintech, e-commerce, aquaculture, agritech, telco, retail-FMCG, bank, multi-finance, F&B, and manufacturing industry
Alsvior Global Junaid Husnain Global , HR Manager Alsvior Global An international diversified high potential HR & talent management professional, expert HR entrepreneur, in the human resources and recruitment space for a decade
Juwai IQI Kashif Ansari , Co-Founder & Group CEO Juwai IQI An experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry, skilled in negotiation, business planning, operations management, market research, and management, more
Fuel Intelligence Raul Handa , COO Fuel Intelligence An accomplished professional with over a decade of experience in the general management and operations vertical, having worked in various organizations, well-equipped to lead the company toward its growth goals
The Lens Story Riffa Sancati , Founder & CEO The Lens Story A finance expert and entrepreneur with 15 years extensive experiences in audit, accounting, financial planning and analysis with in-depth knowledge of business process in e-commerce, offline retail, and manufacturing company
PT. Sasa Inti Rudolf Tjandra , CEO & President Director PT. Sasa Inti A scholar practitioner, growth strategist, skilled in marketing strategy & brand management, business planning and more
SellAnyCar.com Saygin Yalcin , Founder & CEO SellAnyCar.com A strategic leader with 19 years of experience, with expertise in E-commerce & merchandising, buying, online marketing, digital marketing, entrepreneurship and more
Tips and Toes Tina Ghafurian , Chief Operations Officer Tips and Toes A highly accomplished business leader with extensive experience in the beauty industry, Known for her exceptional leadership skills and empowers employees to achieve their full potential

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