Category Archives: IEC Awards

IEC Awards launch night

IEC Awards launch night

#iec2017 Indian Executive Club opened nominations to its 7th Annual Business Awards on 26th May at the Aitken Partner’s office in Melbourne. Nominations to  seven category of awards is currently open. The nominations will close on September 3rd, 2017. The results will be announced at a gala dinner night. Date of The Awards: 18th November, 2016 Venue: TBA Keynote speaker: Amarjeet Singh Batra, OLX Founder

Fall in shares and commodity price is good news for property investors

Fall in shares and commodity price is good news for property investors

After a two-month gap, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RAB) has announced that it is going to decide on interest rates. Share markets (ASX 200) is at the 5,000 mark. The 2005 Australian share market was at 5000 points and in 2016 we are at the same level. Brent crude oil prices are at $30 a barrel, which is a 12-year low. Commodity prices are at all-time low. The markets are in the red. Reserve Bank will not be changing the cash rate. They will be sitting at 1.75 per cent. This fall in shares and commodity prices is welcoming news for property investors. The property will be viewed as […]

Home stretch: Sunil Kumar

Home stretch: Sunil Kumar

At the helm of Reliance Real Estate, Sunil not only leads his highly experienced and passionate team in delivering first class service and expertise but he motivates and inspires his team to consistently raise the real estate industry benchmark. With a strong sales and marketing background and close to a decade of experience working in real estate, Sunil’s best decision was launching Reliance Real Estate in 2011. Stepping away from the traditional real estate franchise model Sunil was determined to establish an independent agency that valued clients over profits. Read, apply, share. Alongside Sunil’s success selling property and mentoring the real estate leaders of the future, Sunil’s contribution in local business […]

Strength, struggle, growth: Thalib Sathaar

Strength, struggle, growth: Thalib Sathaar

Thalib Sathaar currently holds the position of General Manager of BES-TT Projects, a joint venture between Bianco Engineering Services Australia and Toyota Tsusho Australasia. Thalib was instrumental in creating this alliance where the simple concept of offshore manufacturing utilising Australian manufacturing expertise has led to the creation of a niche market within the Mining, Infrastructure and Oil & Gas markets in Australia. This business unit turns over about $30million annually and is growing about 30%-40% annually. Within the last four years Thalib has become the Major Share Holder of Bianco Engineering Services Australia and India and recently taken the role as CEO of Eco Engineering and Services Malaysia. This has […]

Don’t stop believing…doing: Pentagon Group

Don’t stop believing…doing: Pentagon Group

In Pentagon, Vijan Patel is known as the man who can crack any deal in retail and property development projects, which operate in Tasmania and Victoria. His strong commitment and persuasion has helped the company reach great heights in the world of properties. But Vijan never stops. Whether he is at networking luncheons at “place of best reputation you go” or travelling for work with the multiple businesses in his portfolio, Melbourne-based “VJ” is always doing things at once with the highest level of precision. As VJ says to staff, “Don’t stop even when you have enough.” His strong commitment means there is always room for more opportunity and improvement […]

TRACKING MIGRATION: DEEPAL RANIGA

TRACKING MIGRATION: DEEPAL RANIGA

Hailing from a family of legal professionals, Deepal Raniga was always inspired to follow in their footsteps. She started her career in a legal practice in New Zealand and Australia in 2009, working primarily in the areas of migration and refugee law. Since 2011, she has practiced exclusively in the family law jurisdiction with particular expertise in matters involving complex financial arrangements, parenting and child support issues and asset protection including cross-jurisdictional cases. Social crusader. Currently an Associate with Aitken Partners, Deepal heads the firm’s activities within the Indian diaspora in Victoria. Deepal’s Indian background and diverse upbringing stretching between India, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia together with her sense […]

Who’s Who 2015-2016 launched in style

Who’s Who 2015-2016 launched in style

Fifty leaders, thinkers, entrepreneurs, path-breakers from the Indian diaspora, showing the way, was nominated and selected for a diverse and compelling fourth edition of Who’s Who, published by Narwee Media and launched at the IEC awards in November by Melbourne’s Consul General of India Manika Jain. Take Dharmesh Parmar who gave up years of experience in the banking industry to open a pub in Melbourne’s CBD, and says he wouldn’t have it any other way. And Rod (Rohit) Saini, who has shown that fortunes can be built with very little start-up capital. The CEO and founder of Medallion Group Pty Ltd is the first Indian to start a franchise group […]

TALES OF EXCELLENCE AND HARDWORK

TALES OF EXCELLENCE AND HARDWORK

Smart Business Telecom founder Sachin Rathi says winning this year’s prestigious Indian Executive Club (IEC) Award for Best Medium Business has motivated him to work even harder for success.“Absolutely it’s a good feeling but… you’ve just achieved one position, or one success – there’s many more to come,” said Rathi, who’s grown Smart Business Telecom to a turnover in the tens-of-millions. “The whole thing motivates you to plan for a better and more successful future.” What does the future now hold for Rathi? He sees potential mergers or acquisitions ahead. “There’s a lot of consolidation happening in our sector – that’s one of the smart ways to extract the value […]

Ahmed Fahour and the Art of Leadership

Ahmed Fahour and the Art of Leadership

“Outside of work, I have a real passion for activities that promote the development of a more harmonious and socially inclusive society. Over the past five years, my whole family has been involved in building and developing the Islamic Museum of Australia, as an educational centre for all Australians. I think there’s a bit of a paradox in Australia whereby Indian culture is well accepted, but little understood. This presents the Indian-Australian population with a fantastic opportunity to showcase elements of their culture in an Australian framework.” Just four years old when his parents migrated from Lebanon to Australia, Ahmed Fahour still maintains the move was the “luckiest break” of his life. […]

Celebrating, empowering the Diaspora

Celebrating, empowering the Diaspora

Indian Executive Club chairman Vinay Sharma talks to Alys Francis on how the organisation seeks to be a conduit between the Indian community and wider community in Australia. Our next focus is to take the awards Australia-wide. We plan to engage with an organisation that also runs a very successful awards for the Indian Diaspora in New Zealand, to explore possible collaboration opportunities.  Alys Francis Founded with a vision to support, profile and recognise Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and executives from the growing Indian Diaspora in Australia, the Indian Executive Club (IEC) has come a long way. The organisation was established following the successful launch of the Indian Executive publication in 2011, after which the IEC […]