The Finalists For The 16th Asian Achiever Awards Are….

 

Asian Achievers Awards 2015

The nominations for the 16th annual Asian Achievers Awards, taking place on Friday September 16th, have been unveiled. They include, stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan; Paralympian Ryan Raghoo; Captain Naveed Muhammad MBE British Army; the charity Khalsa Aid; Barrister Jo Sidhu QC; entrepreneur Samir Desai, Co-Founder of Funding Circle; Manjit Wolstenholme from Provident Financial PLC and international restaurateur Arjun Waney of Robata Restaurants ltd.

Mr. CB Patel, Publisher/Editor, ABPL Group says: “The mission of the Asian Achievers Awards is twofold – to both recognise and reward genuine high achievers in the Asian community. It’s humbling how the community holds our Awards in such high esteem, and this is reflected in the overwhelming number and quality of nominations we once again received this year. I certainly don’t envy the daunting task our esteemed judges have in shortlisting the nominees and selecting winners.”

Asian Achievers Awards 2015

Asian Achievers Awards 2015

This year, the Chair of Judges is Nishma Robb, Head of Marketing, Google UK & Ireland. She said, “The Asian Achievers Awards are widely respected across the business, arts, and social communities, because of the robust and very fair judging process, and the calibre of the judging panel. I was very impressed with the quality of the nominations for the awards. It is an incredible accomplishment to be recognised as a finalist, and those shortlisted this year really are raising the bar of achievement again.”

Taking place on September 16th at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, the Asian Achievers Awards celebrates the outstanding work of South Asian individuals from across a spectrum of backgrounds and professions. This year’s theme is Professional Of the Year, for the outstanding achievement in Professions.

Since launching, The Asian Achievers Awards has helped to raise millions of pounds for various charities and this year, the chosen charity partner is the Indian Ocean Disaster Relief (IODR), which supports education and victims of human trafficking in Nepal. The Asian Achievers Awards is also proud to have Sunrise Radio and Colors TV on board as Media Partners.

Asian Achievers Awards

ASIAN ACHIEVERS AWARDS 2016 NOMINEES

Business Person Of The Year

Dr Nikesh Kotecha – Director at Morningside Pharmaceuticalt

Rakesh Sharma – Chief Executive, Ultra Electronics

Harish Sodha – Executive Chairman, Diversity Travel

Arjun Waney – Chairman, Robata Restaurants ltd

 

Entrepreneur Of The Year

Reshma Sohoni – Partner & Co-Founder, Seedcamp

Samir Desai CBE – Co-Founder and Director at Funding Circle

Harnoop Singh Atkar – CEO at Oakland Primecare

Selva Pankaj – CEO, Regent Group

 

Sports Personality Of The Year

Harleen Kaur – Martial Arts

Daanyal Spalding – Golfer

Ryan Raghoo – Paralympic long-jumper

Myra Nasim – National Karate Champion

 

Uniformed And Civil Services

Mabs Hussain – Chief Superintendent District Commander, West Yorkshire Police

PC Karmjit Rekhi MBE – Faith Officer, Metropolitan Police Service

Captain Naveed Muhammad MBE – Chair of Armed Forces Muslim Association (AFMA)

Lt Col Bilal Muhammad Siddique – Adjutant General’s Corps

 

Media, Arts And Culture

Janan Ganesh – Political Columnist, The Financial Times

Romesh Ranganathan – Stand-up Comedian

Irvine Iqbal – Actor

The Singh Twins – Rabindra & Amrit Kaur Singh

 

Woman Of The Year

Joysy John – Ada, National College for Digital Skills

Manjit K Gill – Binti International

Rupal Kantaria – Oliver Wyman

Manjit Wolstenholme – Provident Financial PLC

 

Achievement In Community Service

Professor Meena Upadhyaya OBE – Medical geneticist at Cardiff University

Khalsa Aid – An international relief work organisation to assist victims in disaster situations

Zlakha Ahmed MBE – Founder and Manager of Apna Haq

Prem Goyal OBE – CEO, Global Marketing Consultants

 

Professional Of The Year

Chitra Bharucha MBE – Director, Fit Biotech

Leena Nair – Chief HR Officer of Unilever

Nina Bhatia – Managing Director, British Gas Connected Homes

Jo Sidhu QC – Barrister, President Society of Asian Lawyers, Bencher of Lincolns Inn

 

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