Dr. AK Kala, Group President & CEO, Brasten America Corp
To develop into an effective leader, one should endeavor to become a specialist in your field while also cultivating key leadership skills. They should be learning to be agile and flex their influence while effectively communicating and delegating. A leader must be accountable, and the best leaders bear full responsibility for the performance of their team. An effective leader for any firm must possess several vital characteristics. Their leadership style combines authority with a positive attitude in order to develop the qualities of their team members and create a work atmosphere in which they may be open, honest, and productive. Speaking of one such leader, Dr. A. K. Kala, Group President & CEO, has been successfully heading the overall group business of Brasten, headquartered out of Thailand. Under his leadership, the Group has expanded with wide footprints across Asia Pacific and US. Dr. Kala started this business in 1990, drawing on his extensive experience in process control instrumentation, project management, and work with some of the world's most prestigious corporations. He is a well-rounded leader who can provide advice and inspiration to others around him.
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Top 10 Prominent Business Leaders in Asia - 2023
A Picture of Asian Business
The quote by Henry Ward Beecher “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have travelled from the point where they started”, is very true to its core. In the early 2000s, it was something unimaginable or impossible to calculate the Western to Asian ratio of unicorns, because Asia had no unicorns. Today, Mainland China alone has more companies than US in the fortune 500 and the continent is home to one third of world’s unicorns. In last few years Asia has turned out to be a hub of startups and largest consumer market in the world.
By looking at the spectacular economic growth Asia has acquired in past 60 years, we could expect a shift in world order with Asian economies taking lead as global leaders and advertising their governance model across the world. Already the world being demographically Asian, utilising the strength along with appropriate business strategies will open doors of world to Asia.
Asian business leaders or executives are known for their long term views while taking decisions, institutionalized owner mind set while taking risky decisions, for their strong people orientation, navigating complex business ecosystems effectively and their agility and an ability to survive and thrive. These qualities are strong pillars for the spectacular growth of business.
Ofcourse there are differences in leadership approaches in both West and in Asia, there are no rights and wrongs as development of business ecosystem as well as leadership approaches are influenced by situations of each country. Western organisations have a generally flatter structure which comes with a less prescriptive mode of leadership. With the diminishing country bordrs, the leadership approaches will have a great impact if both the approaches are blended.
In this issue of CEO Insights Asia, we bring you a list of ‘Top 10 Prominent Business Leaders in Asia - 2023’ who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience for the exemplary growth of the organisations which they have served. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Anish Daryani, Founder & President Director||M&C Saatchi||A veteran advertising professional with an aim to disrupt the communications industry by dynamic and constantly evolving nature of advertising hooking his profession|
|Arun Saligrama, General Manager - Asia||Nasmyth Asia||A dynamic leader & ardent learner with over 25 years of Industry and consultancy experience working across industry segments such as Aerospace, Automotive, EPC, Manufacturing, & Engineering companies|
|Dr. AK Kala, President & CEO||Brasten Group||A well-rounded leader drawing on his extensive experience in process control instrumentation, project management, and work with some of the world's most prestigious corporations|
|Frans Wiwanto, Managing Director - APAC||Flywire||An professional with an established track record in business management with more than 20 years of experience covering payments, corporate banking, private banking, and global markets|
|Rahul Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer||Ison Technologies||A results-driven, dynamic professional with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), primarily in the telecom industry Creating a unique value propositions, transform business models and many|
|Sarmad Ali, Managing Director||Jang Media Group||An marketing thought leader, Responsible for revenue function over twenty years of experience in marketing, advertising and media management|
|Sheji Valiyakath, Founder & Managing Partner||Kreston SVP Chartered Accountants||A Chartered Accountant having many professional qualifications including CPA, CIA, CPA, CAMS and M.Com with more than 20 years of work experience|
|Prof. Steve Yap, Complementary Medicine Director||DSY Wellness and Longevity Group||Holds a Master’ degree in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine from the South Florida’s Morsani College and fellowships in Integrative Cancer Therapies and Antiaging, Regenerative, & Functional Medicine|
|Tung Nguyen,Director Head of Business||JNT Consultancy & Services||Earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and have worked in various fields of business including e-Commerce and EdTech|
|Zion Gragasin, Founder & Principal Architect||ZG Architects||A young leader Specializes in 3D Design, Architecture, Visual Design, Interior Design, Business Consulting, 3D Design, Visual Design, Interior Design, Executive Coaching and Business Consulting|