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CHANCELLOR SAJID JAVID TOPS THIS YEAR’S GG2 POWER LIST

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CHANCELLOR SAJID JAVID TOPS THIS YEAR’S GG2 POWER LIST

Sajid Javid The First British Asian Chancellor Of The Exchequer Is Ranked First On The Annual List Of The 101 Most Influential Asians In Britain

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid MP has retained the top spot on the GG2 Power List, the definitive ranking of the UK’s most powerful Asians. The annual publication, which is revealed on the night of the GG2 Leadership Awards, has been published for the 9th year and features the UK’s 101 most recognised and influential Asians from a wide range of sectors.

On topping the annual GG2 Power List, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, said: “I am honoured to be recognised on the GG2 Power List once more and I am proud to live in a Britain where anyone can become Chancellor, whatever their background. Each person on this year’s Power List has their own story to tell, but the example they set to young Asian women and men is helping to create a better and brighter future for Britain. I commend and congratulate them all.”

Javid retains the top position he achieved last year after being named Britain’s first Asian Chancellor in July 2019. Together with Home Secretary Priti Patel, who features at number 2 on this year’s list, the pair represent the first time that two out of the top four cabinet positions have been occupied by politicians of Black or Asian heritage.

Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group said: “In occupying their current positions in cabinet both Sajid Javid and Priti Patel have demonstrated that the Asian community can provide Britain with formidable leaders. Sajid Javid has excelled as the first British Asian Chancellor of the Exchequer and deservedly retains the top position in our annual GG2 Power List and following closely behind Priti Patel, who became the first British Asian female Home Secretary earlier this year. They are leading the way in shaping Britain’s future and are role models for future leaders from our community.”

The Top 10 sees a climb to 3rd position for activist and businesswoman Gina Miller, who has been an ever present force in UK politics this year as Britain prepares to exit the European Union. Miller, who is of Indian descent, has successfully tabled legal challenges against parliamentary procedures around Brexit. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at number 4 remains a highly influential figure, since becoming the first Muslim Mayor of a major European city, Khan has remained a key advocate for London and its business interests globally.

For the second year in a row, Hollywood star Riz Ahmed features in the top 10 (ranked 8) as the only figure from entertainment and the arts. The award-winning British actor has wowed audiences and critics alike with his recent performance in Sound of Metal, whilst remaining a strong voice for on screen representation and diversity in the arts. Joining him in notable positions are the likes of Romesh Ranganathan (15), Jameela Jamil (16), Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal (21) and new entrant British-Indian actress Naomi Scott (27) who impressed as the iconic Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin this year and is soon to be seen in Charlie’s Angels.

The Top 10 features Neil Basu (5), Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations for the Metropolitan Police. Basu took up this position last year and is responsible for leading counter-terrorism policing nationally, widely regarded as the toughest job in British policing. Rishi Sunak, climbs 37 places from last year (44-7) due to his new position as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Notable new entries on this year’s Power List include Munira Mirza (18), director of the Number 10 Policy Unit; Mohit Bakaya (20), controller of BBC Radio 4; Amika George (32), the 19 year old activist who set up the #FreePeriods petition; and the Kamani family (36), founders of trailblazing online fashion brands Boohoo.com and Pretty Little Thing.

The GG2 Power List is revealed at the GG2 Leadership Awards. On another glittering evening, hosted by BBC presenter Nihal Arthanayake at London’s Park Plaza Westminster, some of the UK’s most prominent community leaders and achievers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities were celebrated.

Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group adds: “This year’s GG2 Power List has once again revealed the incredible influence and contribution the Asian community makes to British society, business and culture. Whilst the top 10 features prominent politicians and policy makers during a crucial period in British politics, the entire list demonstrates the incredible strides that Asian entrepreneurs and philanthropists are making, the impact and influence of talented British Asian personalities in the arts, media and entertainment, and the achievements of Asian professionals in the legal and medical fields. The Power List showcases how invaluable the Asian contribution is across a wide spectrum of areas.”

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UK’s BAME LEADERS CELEBRATED AT THE 21st GG2 LEADERSHIP AWARDS

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UK’s BAME LEADERS CELEBRATED AT THE  21st GG2 LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Chancellor Sajid Javid retains top position on GG2 Power List

The 21st GG2 Leadership Awards celebrated the achievements of some of the UK’s most prominent ethnic leaders on a glittering evening. The GG2 Leadership Awards showcase ethnic achievement, talent and leadership in the UK. This year’s winners once more proved to be torchbearers for ethnic communities and leadership in their respective fields.

The prestigious GG2 Hammer Award, an accolade presented to a high achieving individual who has shattered the proverbial glass ceiling, was given to Nitin Paranjpe, global Chief Operating Officer of Unilever. His success and achievements at one of the world’s most valuable companies were celebrated on a night when some of the UK’s most successful leaders from diverse communities were honoured for their achievements.

The GG2 Man of the Year was awarded to Viswas Raghavan, CEO of JP Morgan (EMEA), honoured for his formidable leadership of one of the world’s most recognised investment banks.

Poppy Jaman, CEO of City Mental Health Alliance and one of the UK’s most prominent advocates for mental health collected the GG2 Woman of the Year award. Coincidently, she was honoured on World Mental Health Day, and on collecting her award said: Poppy Jaman quote TBC

Chief guest on the night Sajid Javid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, retained the top position on this year’s GG2 Power List, a glossy annual publication which is revealed on the night of the GG2 Leadership Awards and profiles the 101 most influential Asians in Britain. Javid became the first British Asian Chancellor earlier this year and alongside Home Secretary Priti Patel, ensures that two of the four top positions in the cabinet are occupied by British Asians for the first time.

Sajid Javid said: “I am honoured to be recognised on the GG2 Power List once more and I am proud to live in a Britain where anyone can become Chancellor, whatever their background. Each person on this year’s Power List has their own story to tell, but the example they set to young Asian women and men is helping to create a better and brighter future for Britain. I commend and congratulate them all.”

On a glittering evening hosted by BBC presenter Nihal Arthanayake at London’s Park Plaza Westminster, some of the UK’s most prominent Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community leaders and achievers were celebrated.

Winners on the night included GG2 Pride of Britain Award winner Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London; Media and Creative Arts winner Mohit Bakaya, controller of BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra; and Outstanding Achievement in Science winner Caucher Birkar, Professor of Mathematics at University of Cambridge.

Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group said: “This year’s winners are an exceptional group of individuals who have excelled in their relevant sectors and have become successful and inspirational role models for their communities and wider communities around the UK. The GG2 Leadership Awards remain an important event which celebrates diversity in the UK. Our nominees and winners have shown tremendous achievements which have made a positive impact on the country.”

This year’s nominees and winners come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and professionals from the fields of business, politics, creative arts, media, medicine and law were celebrated.

The GG2 Leadership Awards and the reveal of the GG2 Power List were a culmination of a day in which the GG2 Diversity Conference also took place and saw both corporate and community leaders come together to discuss the importance of diversity, inclusion and representation in the UK on a variety of panels.

GG2 Leadership Awards 2019 – The Full List Of Award Winners

  1. GG2 Spirit in the Community Award

Awarded to an individual or organisation for outstanding work in the community.

Eartha Pond, Educator and Councillor, QPCC

  1. GG2 Young Journalist of the Year

Awarded for outstanding work in the media.

Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe, Reporter, Liverpool Echo

  1. GG2 Media & Creative Arts Award

Awarded for exemplary achievement in the creative industries.

Mohit Bakaya, Controller, BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra

  1. GG2 Inspire Award

Presented to an individual or organisation for outstanding work in the community, which has served to inspire young people.

Cemal Ezel, Founder and CEO, Change Please

  1. GG2 Achievement through Adversity

Awarded to an individual who has achieved a high level of success despite difficult

circumstances.

Nicki Donnelly, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach and Disability Rights Consultant

  1. GG2 Young Achiever Award

Presented to a young person aged 35 or under who has demonstrated outstanding

leadership, brings about change and who is an inspiration to communities.

Kriti Sharma, Founder, AI For Good Ltd

  1. GG2 Outstanding Achievement in Science

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of science.

Caucher Birkar, Professor of Mathematics, Universirty of Cambridge

  1. GG2 Outstanding Achievement in Law

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the legal profession.

Ayesha Vardag, Founder and President, Vardags

  1. GG2 Social Entrepreneur Award

Awarded to a cause-driven individual or organisation who has made an outstanding and meaningful contribution to society.

Randeep S Lall, Co-Founder, Trustee and Global Operations Director, NishkamSWAT

  1. GG2 Pride of Britain Award

Awarded to an individual for their outstanding contribution to society.

Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Emeritus Professor of Nursing, University of West London

  1. GG2 Woman of the Year

Awarded to an individual for consistent high achievement. 

Poppy Jaman OBE, CEO, City Mental Health Alliance

  1. GG2 Man of the Year

Awarded to an individual for consistent high achievement.

Viswas Raghavan, CEO JP Morgan (EMEA)

  1. GG2 Hammer Award

Awarded to an individual who has broken through the glass ceiling.

Nitin Paranjpe, COO, Unilever

Notes :

Established by Britain’s biggest Asian publishing house, the Asian Media Group, the annual GG2 Leadership Awards highlights and showcases ethnic achievement, talent and leadership in the UK. Held annually, and now in its 21st year, the winners, recognised for their outstanding contribution to their respective fields, will be announced at the gala event in front of guests from the fields of entertainment, politics, media and industry.

The Asian Media Group publishes a stable of market leading magazines for the Asian community in the UK and USA. The company host a number of hugely successful events and award dinners affiliated with its magazines.

Previous recipients of the GG2 Hammer Award include Baroness Shriti Vadera, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, acclaimed journalist Amol Rajan and Britain’s current Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid.

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Indywood Distribution Network Bags Rights To Distribute Prassthanam – Releasing Soon In GCC

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Indywood Distribution Network Bags Rights To Distribute Prassthanam – Releasing Soon In GCC

Indywood Distribution Network now owns rights of distribution of the official Hindi remake of the 2010 Telugu film ‘Prassthanam’ and would be released in GCC soon.  The much-awaited trailer of Sanjay Dutt’s Prassthanam was released on 29th August, 2019 and the film promises a lot of action and twists. The film, which is the official Hindi remake of the 2010 Telugu film of the same name, also features Manisha Koirala, Chunky Panday, Jackie Shroff, Ali Fazal and Amyra Dastur.

The original Telugu film-Prassthanam featured Sharwanand, Sai Kumar, Sundeep Kishan and Ruby Parihar in pivotal roles. It was directed by Deva Katta, who has also helmed the Hindi version. Produced by Maanayata Dutt (wife of Sanjay Dutt), the remake of Prassthanam will open in theatres on September 20.

The trailer which was released, shows a child asking Sanjay Dutt’s character about the morality behind lord Rama killing Ravana and shows Sanjay Dutt fighting goons. Sanjay Dutt plays the role of Baldev Pratap Singh, the head of a political family, and his two sons (played by Ali Fazal and Satyajeet Dubey) fight against each other to carry forward his legacy. Jackie Shroff proves his loyalty to Sanjay Dutt by supporting him throughout the political war.

Chunky Panday also plays a prominent role in the movie and shows a head-to-head political battle along with Sanjay Dutt with a glimpses of Manisha Koirala, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey and Amyra Dastur.  The plot of Prassthanam touched upon the story of Ramayana and Mahabharata to depict the choice of war between right and wrong even in this era.

With the intention to support art worth movies and share it worldwide, Sohan Roy’s Indywood Distribution Network(IDN) focuses on 40 countries which includes U.S.A, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and many other. Recently IDN successfully released a Marathi Movie named ‘ BABA’ in South Korea and it was the first Marathi movie which was released in the country.

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Indywood Billionaires Club Demands probe on V G Siddardh’s Death

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Indywood Billionaires Club Demands probe on  V G Siddardh’s Death

Sohan Roy, Founder of Indywood Billionaire Club expressed his deep condolences as India’s biggest coffee chain, Cafe Coffee Day, founder VG Siddhartha was declared dead today. His body was found today morning after being reported missing mysteriously since Monday night. The body was recovered by a group of fishermen from the Netravati river, near Hoige Bazaar beach in Mangaluru after 36 hours. The spot from where the body was recovered, was reportedly some distance away from the bridge he was seen on last.

Sohan Roy, who is a successful business man also relates to the issue Siddhartha might have faced and struggles he might have gone through to built a coffee chain like CCD and feels deeply for the family who might be in unbearable sorrow now.

Siddhartha, also the son-in-law of former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader SM Krishna, was last seen near the bridge in the Kotepura area in Dakshina Kannada district on Monday night, police said.

Reacting to the demise of Siddhartha, businessman Mr. Sohan Roy empathized with Siddhartha’s letter saying that Indian “government and other businessmen can drive anyone to despair for personal gains. If  government does not take any corrective measures, such incidents may repeat again in future.”

Indywood Billionaires Club

The Indywood Billionaire’s Club is an elite network of India’s wealthiest individuals with people with an asset value of INR 100 crore or more as its members. Founded with the agenda of elevating the value of the Indian Rupee and make it on par with the dollar, IBC members will be exposed to investment opportunities that can help in the nation’s rebuilding process and will provide local job opportunities. IBC envisions a developed India by 2030.The club, through its investment initiatives, would boost Foreign Direct Investment in the entertainment sector. The Indywood consortium is an umbrella network connecting 2000 influential and wealthy individuals with the latent potential of India’s multi-billion dollar film and entertainment sector. The consortium plans to produce 1000 movies over the next 5 years with added focus on the Indian Animation and Television industry.

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ZEISS Joins Indywood Film Market 2019 As Title Sponsor

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ZEISS Joins Indywood Film Market 2019 As Title Sponsor

24.07.2019: Indywood Film Market 2019 is proud to announce that Carl Zeiss, the internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronic, has joined us as our esteemed ‘Title Sponsor’. The fifth edition of IFM shall be organized at Hitex International Convention Centre, Hyderabad from 19 – 20, November 2019.

ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world’s leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is a global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

After roaring success exhibited in the previous 4 editions, the 2019 edition promises to be bigger, better, and stronger. Showcasing a perfect amalgamation of technology cum entertainment, Indywood Film Market is focused on exposing participants to a plethora of investment opportunities. Here delegates can engage in meaningful discussions with domestic and international investors, showcase their services through sophisticated exhibition spaces and network with top-notch stakeholders of the film industry, whereby enhancing the diversity of perspective and content presented.

For its fifth season, IFM shall focus on 4 major product categories. The market shall serve as a convergence point for global buyers and sellers with an expected turnout of 5000+ delegates and 100+ exhibitors.; 500+ potential investors; 100+ country representatives and will achieve 20,000+ footfalls. The event shall also have dedicated special pavilions for film associations and organizations where they would be able to meet, discuss and connect with like-minded people. Our major participants shall include Camera & Lighting brands; Animation & Software brands; OTT & Content Platforms; Shooting Equipment; Film Associations; Film Institutes; Tourism Boards & Commissions.

About IFM

Indywood Film Market is a cinema professional’s paradise that connects delegates with service providers, filmmakers, producers, exhibitors, distributors and other stakeholders of the global film industry. Conceptualized in the year 2015, Indywood Film Market (IFM) has been instrumental in organizing a unique platform to conduct insightful interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, and B2B awards function and high- profile networking parties. As a premier film fest and tech expo, Indywood Film Market explores the entire gamut of cinema making, ranging from pre-production to skill development, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

www.ifm.co.in

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ARIES Gained ABS Certification – Middle East 1st Remote Inspection Techniques Specialist – UAV

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ARIES Gained ABS Certification – Middle East 1st Remote Inspection Techniques Specialist – UAV

Abudhabi, UAE: ARIES oil field services, is now the Middle East’s 1st  establishment to be approved and certificated for Remote Inspection Techniques specialist (UAV) for Ships and Offshore units by ABS. Considered as an additional alternative means of access, remote inspections using drones is intended to facilitate  effective and efficient surveys for the Marine & Offshore Industry.

Aries has been, time and again, investing heavily on updating itself with advanced techniques in the field of Engineering and inspection. ABS granted this prestigious certification to Aries after undertaking office audits and witnessing satisfactory demonstration surveys on-board ABS classed vessels. Data was captured using drones for external leg inspection of MODU and internal condition assessments of tanks as well. ABS Surveyors certified that the live data captured as images and videos using the drones will be of use to make efficient decisions during the execution of classification and statutory surveys for both ships and offshore units.

On this remarkable achievement, Aries Founder Chairman and CEO Mr. Sohan Roy said: “Aries has always believed in providing world class quality and reliable services to our clients across the globe. But in this era of globalization and technological advancements, one must keep abreast of the latest technology. With this certification, we have not just inched one step closer to improving our range of services but have also updated our efficiency to execute survey tasks. All our 78 sub divisions offering services are working with a proven R&D model we launched based on efficiency management system. The introduction of drones will enable efficient review for surveying in accessible locations. We are thankful to ABS for working very closely with us by providing all guidance on each stage of this certification. We are now in to comprehensive Visual Asset Management Platform with the support of various advanced engineering & inspection techniques like drones, rope access,3d scanning & other advanced  NDT methods“

Darren Leskoski, ABS Vice President Middle East & Africa, said:

“Recognizing Aries Marine’s proficiency with remote inspection technologies is another way ABS is helping realize the potential of digital technologies for marine and offshore asset owners while maintaining a laser-like focus on safety.

“We are pleased to collaborate closely with Aries Marine once again while they continue to evolve the myriad of services they provide to our industry. This commitment is a credit to their leadership and dedicated workforce.”

About Aries Group

Aries Group of Companies is a 100% service-oriented business consortium that has become one of the trusted brand in the word maritime market in the Engineering & Inspection sector. From investing in Research and Development to delivering innovative technology solutions, Aries has not just created an impressive line-up of creative concepts and products but has touched lives of millions of people across the globe. With 50 companies, 1650 employees, 15 countries, Aries Group holds strong to its 1 philosophical mission: To achieve excellence in quality, reliability, safety, training and operational efficiency. As of today, Aries serves over 4750 clients in the maritime, Oil & gas, media and infrastructure industries, from 77 countries across the globe. Besides being largest Marine consultancy firm in Middle-East, Aries is also World’s No1: largest ISO 9001:2015 Certified Ballast water engineering consultancy and UT firm for ship hull surveys.

Website : www.ariesmar.com

About  ABS

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a world-leading classification organisation, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. ABS provides a range of technical advisory, certification and risk management services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others.

Website : www.eagle.org

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