3rd Indo-UK Thought Leadership Awards


Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor of London – Business, Global Educationist Jay Varkey amongst esteemed awardees

2017 marks 70 years of “Business & Cultural partnership” between India and UK

2017 marks the 70th year of India and UK’s business and cultural partnerships. To spotlight the relations between both India and the UK,  the 3rd Indo-UK Thought Leadership Awards took place on Wed 22nd February where awards were presented to individuals from India and the UK who have been contributing to strengthening bilateral relations between India and the UK.


 Some of our esteemed awardees included:

 ·         Global Icon Award – Rajesh Agrawal – Deputy Mayor of London for Business  

·         Future Herald Award – Jay Varkey, Group Executive Director GEMS Education

·         Outstanding Contribution to Education Empowerment – Kate Robinson

·         Outstanding Contribution to Indo – UK Academic Relations – Dame Asha Khemka

·         Outstanding Contribution: India-UK Relation – Virendra Sharma, MP

·         Excellence in Business – Mihir Kapadia, CEO, Sun Global Investments

·         Centre of Excellence Award – UK – Oxford Centre For Hindu Studies,        Shaunaka Rishi Das

·         Youth Icon Award – Sanam Arora, President, National Indian Students & Alumni Union

·         Edupreneur of the Year – Jesus Lall, CEO Universal Education Group 

·         Education Evangelist of the year – Grace Pinto (Ryan International School)

·         Outstanding Contribution in Indian Education & Industry – Sushma Paul Berlia, Chairperson & President: Apeejay Svran Group & Apeejay Education Society 

·         Centre of Excellence Award – India – Case Research Center, ICFAI Group, Sudhakar Rao


 The event was part of a two-day delegation of India and UK academics, educationists, public figures and business leaders who were in London to promote India as a Great Place to Study and to spotlight India’s education sector. The event was organised by Great Place to Study (GPTS) Research Institute, an international auditing firm commissioned by SkillTree Knowledge Consortium to certify and audit Indian colleges, together with the international business and communications consultancy Sterling Media.

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