15 Promising Entrepreneurs of 2024

Promising Entrepreneurs

In the dynamic landscape of entrepreneurship, innovation is the driving force behind transformative change. As we navigate the complexities of the modern world, a new wave of visionaries emerges, each equipped with unique ideas, resilience, and a passion for reshaping industries. In this spotlight, we introduce you to 15 promising entrepreneurs of 2024, whose ventures encapsulate the spirit of ingenuity and determination, poised to leave an indelible mark on the business world.

Krishnakumar K T 

Krishnakumar K T is a distinguished banking and NBFC professional with an illustrious career spanning over 19 years. Beyond his corporate expertise, Krishnakumar is a multifaceted individual, showcasing talents as an artist and actively participating in social work and arts performances. Having held key roles encompassing sales, marketing, operations, auditing, risk management, strategy, recruitment, and product design in the banking sector, Krishnakumar’s last stint was as the Product Head at ESAF Bank, where he managed pan-India business operations. Subsequently, he embarked on an entrepreneurial journey by founding the Oleevia Group of Companies, fueled by a vision to establish his own bank in the future.

 Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani

The SRAM & MRAM Group, chaired by Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, began in 1995, starting as humble traders in agro and metal commodities. Over 40 years, they expanded globally, with members like Mr. Naveed Ahmad, Mr. Mahendra Joshi, Ms. Renuka Pullat, and others joining to diversify into various sectors. Dr. Hiranandani led ventures into mining, forex trading, and new technologies, transforming SRAM into a technology giant. The team’s adaptability drove them into debt syndication, angel investing, and ventures like semiconductor design and renewable energy. Dr. Hiranandani’s personal wealth spans properties worldwide and investments in futuristic technologies. 

Abeer Vivek Abrol

He is Mumbai’s youngest art collector, embodies a legacy spanning three generations of art connoisseurship. His collection boasts masterpieces by iconic artists like MF Husain, Akbar Padamsee, Arpita Singh, and more. Recently, Abrol attained his master’s degree in Art Evaluation from Sotheby’s Art Institution in London and New York, further enriching his understanding of the art world. His passion for art transcends mere acquisition; it’s a dedication to preserving cultural heritage and fostering artistic appreciation. In Abrol, we witness a blend of tradition and innovation, a curator shaping the narrative of Indian art with a global perspective, inspiring a new generation of collectors. 

Ankit Agarwal

Is a visionary leader known for his blend of traditional wisdom and tech-driven innovation. With over 15 years of diverse sector experience, including fintech and government projects, he’s led Alankit to exponential growth. Ankit’s strategic acumen and collaborative approach have doubled revenue, expanded overseas, and pioneered digital financial services. A Chartered Accountant and Commerce graduate from Delhi University, he’s renowned for fostering long-term partnerships and ethical governance. Ankit Agarwal epitomizes entrepreneurial spirit, driving Alankit towards progressive management and digitization in financial services.

Dr. Sheetal Nair

Affectionately known as DSN, is a Personal Excellence Coach renowned for his holistic approach to self-development, earning widespread acclaim and recognition. With a formidable arsenal of qualifications and experience, Dr. Nair is a revered expert in personal growth and empowerment. Holding a PhD in Training & Development from NCU, Arizona, alongside certifications ranging from AI for Business Specialization to NLP Practitioner training, he has cultivated his expertise through years of rigorous study and practical application. What truly distinguishes Dr. Sheetal Nair is not only his impressive credentials but also his unwavering dedication to facilitating holistic personal transformation.

 Karunesh Raghuwanshi

Karunesh Raghuwanshi, a renowned educator and motivational speaker, has become widely acclaimed for his inspirational articles on education, success, and life philosophy. Through his writings, Raghuwanshi tackles a range of issues from the virtues of patience and perseverance to the shortcomings of traditional education systems. He advocates for a holistic educational approach that nurtures critical thinking, creativity, and resilience. Drawing from both ancient wisdom and modern insights, Raghuwanshi explores profound questions on love, success, and spirituality. His clear, sincere discourse has inspired diverse readers, establishing his significant impact on personal growth and the educational landscape through his Mahesh Memorial Public School. 

Aatul Jain

Aatul Jain, an accomplished online entrepreneur hailing from Jalandhar, seamlessly blends his digital acumen with a rich legacy of family business, elevating brands to unprecedented heights through Brand World Digital Media. With a profound expertise in PR, branding, media, Google Knowledge Panel, and Wikipedia, Aatul stands out as a stalwart in the digital marketing realm. Leveraging his prowess in strategic communications, he orchestrates impactful collaborations between brands and influencers, garnering widespread recognition for his contributions in this fiercely competitive arena. A master navigator of social media intricacies, Aatul intricately crafts and enhances brand profiles, ensuring their resonance in the digital sphere. 

Deepak Anand 

With a career spanning over 13+ years in the travel industry, Deepak Anand brings a wealth of experience and a deep-seated passion for curating unforgettable journeys. Having explored more than 40 countries firsthand, their extensive on-ground experiences uniquely position them to offer detailed and personalized services, laying the groundwork for TripHunter, of which he is the CEO. His overarching objective is to transcend conventional services, aiming to provide clients with unparalleled attention and care. Additionally, he holds the role of Director at O Canada, specializing in facilitating India consultations, ensuring a seamless transition for students in India & Canada. His success is attributed to robust management skills that have played a pivotal role in driving the achievements of their ventures.

Ankit Garg 

Ankit Garg, a seasoned professional in the wealth management industry with over a decade of experience across India and the UAE, serves as the Managing Partner at Wealthy Nivesh and the Chief Simplifying Officer at My Money Panda. With a deep understanding of the complexities and perceived risks associated with investments, Ankit is driven by the mission to demystify financial concepts for the general population. An alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, his journey in wealth management has led him to recognize the importance of making financial information accessible and understandable to everyone. At Wealthy Nivesh, Ankit integrates time-tested principles of wealth management with cutting-edge technology to offer optimal solutions to their UHNI (Ultra High Net Worth Individuals) clientele.

Dr Mustafa Yusufali Gom

Dr Mustafa Yusufali Gom, the esteemed founder of Care Takers Exterior & Interior, is making waves in the industry with his outstanding performance and skills in building repairs and restoration. Recently, he was awarded the Maharashtra Ratna Puraskar 2023 by the Maharashtra Society Welfare Association, a recognition that comes as a validation of the high-standard services rendered by his company. In addition to this, Dr. Gom was conferred with a doctorate from the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Management for his 30 years of experience in the repair restoration and maintenance industry, restoring over 500 buildings across Mumbai City. The Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, also recognized Dr. Gom’s remarkable contributions by bestowing upon him the Gau Bharat Bharti as part of the Rashtriya Sewa Samman 2023.

 Nirvaan Birla

A visionary entrepreneur, has spearheaded the remarkable growth of Birla Open Minds Education Pvt Ltd and Birla Brainiacs. As Managing Director of both ventures, he’s expanded Birla Open Minds from 30 to 140 schools nationwide and launched Birla Brainiacs, an e-learning platform with over 2 lakh active users. Nirvaan aims to grow Birla Open Minds to 1000+ schools and establish 100 company-owned schools within five years, with plans to expand into the Middle East.

Mr Jitender Chawla

Jitender Chawla, CEO of SMEBIZZ, is a seasoned expert in lead generation, branding, sales, and business growth strategies. With a passion for brand building and marketing, Jitender is dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs to achieve their business goals. His core vision revolves around facilitating the growth of businesses through effective branding and marketing strategies. Jitender firmly believes in the power of brands to inspire and create a lasting impact on people’s lives. He is deeply committed to helping individuals and companies establish strong brand identities, enhance PR communications, and drive brand marketing initiatives. 

Mr. Harish Singla

Is the Country sales Manager for Forever Living Products (India)? With more than 30 years of work experience, Mr. Harish Singla has been responsible for providing strategic, financial and operational-inspired leadership for various FMCG organizations. He holds a degree in Engineering and is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad. Having a powerful leadership ability, Strategic mindset, professional business acumen, outstanding problem-solving skills, and excellent ability to lead and manage and continually drive effective results Mr. Singla is a dynamic thought leader who drives revenue growth through employee engagement.

 Aman Johri

An Aerospace Engineer with an MBA and a Masters in Astronautics Engineering from Purdue University, USA, has an illustrious career. He’s worked on NASA projects, including satellites and rocket launches. With engineering experience in Airbus, Boeing, and more, he’s the only private Defense startup to provide Air Defence for India’s Prime Minister and Chief of Defence Staff. A recipient of SKOCH Entrepreneur of the Year and Defense Innovation of the Year, Aman is an Airborne Weapons Specialist, Helicopter Pilot, and TedX Speaker. He’s also the youngest lifetime member of the Rotary Wing Society of India and serves on policy panels with the Government of India. Aman represents India at international forums and is the official Indian representative at Helicopters Association International, USA.

Latika Jagwani 

Latika Jagwani is a young designer hailing from Lucknow, a culturally vibrant city in Uttar Pradesh, India. Latika’s design odyssey commenced at Pearl Academy, Mumbai, traversing through to Torrens University, Australia. Amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, Latika redirected her trajectory from pursuing a master’s degree to founding Loops by LJ in January 2022. What initially began as a modest Instagram page has blossomed into a burgeoning brand under Latika’s guidance. Her vision for Loops by LJ is to inject a sense of creativity and ‘madness’ into area rugs, rendering them both affordable and visually captivating décor pieces. Through her passion and ingenuity, Latika Jagwani continues to redefine the landscape of home decor.

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