IEC turns seven… and you can be part of the celebrations

By Our Reporter
L-R: Aakash Tolani (Pomeroy Pacific), Vijan Patel (Pentagon Group), Sharmini Subramaniam (Aitken Partners) and Barry Michaels (BMPG)
L-R: Aakash Tolani (Pomeroy Pacific), Vijan Patel (Pentagon Group), Sharmini Subramaniam (Aitken Partners) and Barry Michaels (BMPG)
Jospephs Gate

The seventh edition of the Indian Executive Club awards will be celebrated on 18 November, honouring the achievements of the Indian community from start-ups that are raring to make a mark to larger businesses that have hit many a milestone in their growth. The nominations to the annual awards were opened at Aitken Partners, Melbourne. Over 120 guests attended the event on 26 May.

The IEC started in 2011 after the successful launch of the Indian Executive publication. It is an initiative of The Indian Sun with a vision is to support, recognise and profile the Small to Business Enterprises (SMEs) and Executives from the growing Indian diaspora in Australia.

With the virtual world growing in leaps and bounds, this year the IEC has roped in Amarjit Singh Batra, Chief Executive Officer of OLX India to deliver the keynote address. OLX, founded in 2006, is a global online marketplace, operating in 45 countries, and is the largest online classified ads company in India, Brazil, Pakistan and Poland. Amarjit has promised an insightful talk into how the company came to be India’s leading marketplace.

Also on board is Peter Irvine, the man behind the growth of the Gloria Jean’s coffee brand in Australia. He will be launching the Who’s Who of Melbourne’s Indian Community 2017.

The awards are a culmination of talent in business owners and executives. And you can be part of this one of a kind event by filing your nomination for the 2017 IEC Awards! Businesses and executives can nominate to the awards from across Australia. Nominations close on 3rd September.

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