Rajesh Soares, Corporate Director of Finance
Mahatma Gandhi once said— “Leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means inspiring people”. CEO Insights’ exclusive team rendezvous with an influential business leader, Rajesh Soares, Corporate Director of Finance, Al Ain Coop, who believes in a similar ideology and leads with his ability to connect with people for the purpose of empowering their lives. An adept in Finance & Accounting, Rajesh began his professional journey as the Cost Control Assistant in the hotel industry for Leela Kempinski Hotel in Mumbai. His industryspecific knowledge and strong technical skills enabled him to move to the Sultanate of Oman to take up bigger opportunities that were offered to him by the Intercontinental Hotel Muscat. Soon, he was associated with some of the most luxurious brands in the hotel industry of the Middle East like the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the Emirates Palace, and the Mall of the Emirates.
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Top 10 Prominent Business Leaders In Asia - 2023
Celebrating Ordinary People with Extraordinary Factors
Rightly said by John C. Maxwell, “if you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate”. This clearly portrays the greatest leaders are not always the ones who do the great things, sometimes they are the people who get and let the right people to create examples for society. However, leadership is often associated with C-suite job titles; it's not so much about their role but their attitude and behavior, and even a much broader concept than this. While great leadership can have a great effect on an organization, poor leadership can be equally damaging.
Great leaders come with great vision and they know how to build, motivate, inspire, nurture, and coach their team towards a common goal. However, the term leadership differs from people to people, but there are several traits that the world’s greatest leaders have in common such as Critical and Strategic Thinking, Integrity, Courage, Confidence, loyalty and the potential to identify and enhance the current caliber of a person.
The evolution of business and economy has not only brought down numerous challenges across industries but also prompted a powerful sense of the leadership stint within the leaders across Asia, and their goal is no less than challenging change by implementing a strategic and innovative business plans. With a richer mix of perspectives and life experiences, keeping up with the changing trends and technology, these leaders have magnanimously responding to the threats and opportunities with a wider imagination around possibilities, be it any industry domain and have extensively displayed their business & leadership spirits with merit, honesty, transparency and fairness in decisions. Because of such transformational and dynamic industry and corporate leaders, today both the industry and the mankind living the unimaginable, which definitely deserves to be celebrated and acknowledged.
CEO Insights Asia magazine 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.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Anna Kovner Laskovsky ,CEO||Agrigo Group||A multicultural professional with a financial background and global experience, ranging from pure financing aspects, securing funds for agricultural projects to fiscal and risk management and more|
|Binita Kadam ,Founder & Chairperson||RGB Training Services||An industrial psychologist & corporate communication coach with more than 17 years having worked with corporates, industries and academic institutions|
|Mariam Al Araimi ,Director-Strategy & Business Development||DusitD2 Naseem Resort||A HR professional envisions transforming the HR space in Oman and empowering the youth of the nation and thrives to learn and engage with different people to acquire different dimensional experiences in Human resources & Management|
|Nasreen Bashraheel ,Founder||Thrive Impulse||A HR professional with more than 15 years in coaching and human resource development with a demonstrated strong leadership in empowering and transforming people|
|Nicolas Levitte, Founder & CEO||Expand In Asia||A passionate leader with over 20 years of experience in the digital space and about how the internet and digital in general transform the way corporations do business|
|Prakash Somosundram ,Co-founder & CEO||Enjinstarter||A serial entrepreneur built his career in digital advertising also been actively involved in start-up ecosystem development for more than a decade|
|Pratik Gauri ,Founder & CEO||5ireChain||A serial indian social entrepreneur, investor and public speaker championing the UN sustainable development goals and helping transition the world from a forprofit economy to a for-benefit economy for more than a decade|
|Rajesh Soares ,Corporate Director-Finance||Al Ain Coop||An industry business leader with great business acumen and unrivalled managerial skills driving the finance department of the organization and achieving greater financial goals|
|Rosie Seldon, Managing Director||Digital Qube||A business leader providing effective project teams to help companies successfully deliver their digital brand and marketing strategies|
|Thirugnanam Shanmugavelu ,Chief Growth Officer||Desicrew Solutions||A visionary leader with a great strategic mind with specialization in data science, data analysis and machine learning and more|