Why Enter the IEC Awards?

The Indian Executive Club believes in uplifting the Indian community and honouring achievements that have arrived at a level of recognition. Therefore, we will stop at nothing to host an annual awards event that sums up the transparent judging process and the culmination of talent in business owners and executives. Be a part of this growth journey by filing your nomination for the 2018 IEC Awards!

The Story

“The Indian Executive Club (IEC) started in 2011 after the successful launch of the Indian Executive Publication. It is an initiative of Narwee Media Pty Ltd and it’s vision is to support, recognise and profile the Small to Business Enterprises (SME’s) and Executives from the Growing Indian Diaspora in Australia. Over the last four years, IEC has received immense support from its platinum sponsor Pitcher Partners without whom this grand journey simply would not be the same. Pitcher Partners has truly partnered with IEC to believe in the cause of building bridges of business & development for the SMEs and Executives in Australia. To fulfill its vision since 2011, the IEC has continued to hold networking functions throughout the year so our members receive maximum networking opportunities, seek opportunities to collaborate with other organisations, participate actively in forums, discussion groups that supports IEC members”

Vinay Sharma, Chairman—IEC

Winners 2017

Sanjeev Dubey
Executive Male
Mario Fonseca
ACE Body Corporate Management Micro Business
Meira D’Silva & Pani Kersarla
Delivery Centric Medium Business
Dr Ruchika Gupta
Young Executive Female
Krishan Aggarwal
GloTech Process Solutions Pty Ltd Small Business
Vinod Somani
Young Executive Male
Prema Basoor
Executive Female


IEC Awards 2018

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Sabrang Prodcutions

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Sunil Kumar

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Delivery Centric

Key Note Speeches

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Nalin Kohli, National Spokesperson—BJP

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John Howard, Former Australian Prime Minister


Business nominees operating in Australia must be from the Indian Diaspora and holding ownership
Any Individual from the Indian Diaspora based in Australia is eligible to be nominated for the Executive of the year award.
Award Council Judges may at their discretion request for additional information for verification of the information provided.

Award Categories

Young Executive (Male & Female)

Nominee to be 40 years of Age or younger as at 31st Oct 2018 and holds middle or senior management position.

Executive (Male & Female)

Nominee to be 40 years of Age or over as at 31st Oct 2018. Award Council Judges may at their discretion request for additional information for verification of the information provided.


Annual turnover up to $1M


Annual turnover from $1M to $10M


Annual turnover from $10M to $50M


You can nominate on behalf of another friend or colleague by filling either of the below forms


Our Judges

Nesan Naidoo

Nesan Naidoo is the Managing Director of the global organisation Diversity Leadership Group, and has served in Executive Management roles with NAB, ANZ and CBA. He is very closely connected with the Indian community and has been an ardent supporter of the community over the past 14 years. Naidoo is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusive leadership within organisations and the value-add that this brings to extracting optimum value for all stakeholders and he is equally critical of the lack of diversity at board level in Australia’s ASX listed companies. He serves as a director on the board of…

Sanjay Jain

Sanjay Jain holds to his name a successful company called ‘Texas Peak’, which employs more than 200 employees.His incredibly rich entrepreneurial background spans over 25 years. Texas Peak is renowned for being a market leader across Australia and New Zealand when it comes to sporting wear and apparel. Kickstarted by Sanjay and his brother Raj, this family run business is based in Tullamarine, Victoria with a presence across Australia. As a previous winner of an IEC award, his perspective adds great value to the panel of judges.

Matina Karvounaris

As Head of SME Matina Karvounaris leads a team whose sole purpose is to support Victoria family businesses, to start, grow, prosper and contribute to their communities. Building on a unique banking culture, Matina empowers her team to deliver strong growth and customer objectives. As an experience financial services executive Matina has a unique ability to achieve first class results. Before joining the Bank of Melbourne, she was General Manager for NAB Heath. NAB Health forms part of National Australia Bank’s Business Banking specialisation division, specifically focusing on the healthcare industry..