Top Indian Leaders: Next Generation 2018

Next Generation Indians

The Indian community is the most populous expat community in the Gulf, and probably the most successful too. Many are long time residents of the region, having come to the Gulf much before the advent of oil that prospered the local economies.

Indians today play a significant role in the GCC as they helm businesses that form a backbone of the regional economies. Billionaires of Indian origin, based in the Gulf, have a collective net worth of $30.8 billion, according to Forbes’ World’s Billionaires 2018.

For the second consecutive year Forbes Middle East lists the Next Generation Indians who will carry forward their parents’ legacies. These young men and women are playing an active role in their family businesses.

ImageNext GenerationTitleCompany name
Binay ShettyVice Chairman and CEOBRS Ventures
Ganesh Ravi PillaiVice PresidentRP Group of Companies
Dino VarkeyCEOGEMS Education
John Paul AlukkasExecutive DirectorJoyalukkas
Adel SajanDirector, Danube HomeDanube Group
Adnan Ul MulkVice ChairmanMulk Holdings
Akbar Moideen ThumbayVice President, Healthcare DivisionThumbay Group
Nizar TNExecutive DirectorWestern International Group
Nawas BasheerDirectorWestern International Group
Alisha MoopenExecutive Director and CEO - Clinics and Hospitals GCCAster DM Healthcare
Aditya Ashok AwtaniDirector, MarketingNeelkamal Group of Companies
Karim MerchantGroup CEO and Managing DirectorPure Gold Group
Prerit GoyelGroup DirectorGP Global (Formerly Gulf Petrochem Group)
Ritesh Sivaswamy RamakrishnanJoint Managing DirectorTransworld Group
Anisha Valli RamakrishnanBusiness Analytics and Development ManagerTransworld Group
Rohan MehtaDirectorPetrochem Middle East
Ankur DanaCEO, Dana Steel Processing IndustryDana Group of Companies
Ruchi DanaCEO, Dana Mart HypermarketDana Group of Companies
Hrishikesh DatarDirectorAl Adil Trading Company
Ranveer HandaCEORoyale Hayat Hospital / KAPICO Group Holding Co. KSCC
Vivek BhatiaCorporate Affairs ManagerConares
Sophiya FaizalProject ManagerKEF Holdings
Areef PatelVice-Chairman, Patel Integrated Logistics LimitedHouse of Patel
Ashish PanjabiChief Operating OfficerJacky's Group of Companies
Rajath ShettyManaging DirectorRamee Group of Hotels & Resorts
Nitin AnandDirectorSkyline International Group Limited
Taher ShamsManaging DirectorZulekha Healthcare Group
Zanubia ShamsCo-ChairpersonZulekha Healthcare Group
Meher Anand MirchandaniManaging DirectorPalmon Group