WINNERS 2020/

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Adolfo Cambiaso (Competitive Sports Award)

Professional Polo Player
Countries: Argentina

Adolfo is a professional polo player, ranked number one in the world with a 10-goal handicap rating, the highest possible in polo. Adolfo became the youngest player in history of the sport to reach the 10-goal handicap at the age of 17. He has won every major international polo tournament in the world amassing 174 title wins. Adolfo has held the number one spot in the World Polo Tour’s rankings for an incredible twenty three years.

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Chris Gayle (Competitive Sports Award)

International Cricketer
Countries : Jamaica

Chris Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who played international cricket for the West Indies. Chris captained the West Indies Test side from 2007 to 2010. Considered as one of the greatest batsmen ever in Twenty20 (T20) cricket, Chris has set numerous records across all three formats of the game. He is the most capped player for the West Indies in international cricket and is the only player to score a triplet of centuries – a triple hundred in Tests, double hundred in ODIs and a hundred in T20Is.

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Christian Levett (Astute Finance & Investments Award)

Hedge Fund Legend, Art Aficionado and Philanthropist 
Countries:UK, France

For seven years Christian Levett was in the Forbes and hedge-fund lists of Wall-Street’s highest-paid earners and his Clive Capital was the world’s largest commodity trading hedge fund. He is a renowned collector of Art showcased in his own museum, Mougins Museum of Classical Art. He owns one of the world’s most important collections of Roman Armour and female abstract paintings among others. He is the primary funder of Candy Kittens, the fastest growing sweet company in the UK. He is also a major  shareholder in Equals Banking Group, which for the last 14 years has been the largest pre-paid currency card company in the UK and number 1 on Money Supermarket.com  

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Tashi and Nungshi Malik (Inspirational Icon Award)

Mountaineers and Adventurers
Countries: Global
 

Tashi and Nungshi hold 9 Guinness World Records. They are the first female twins to scale Mt Everest , first twins and siblings to scale Seven Summits in all continents, first twins and siblings and the youngest to complete Explorers Grand slam and to complete the three pole challenge.

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Shankar Mahadevan (Magnificent Performing Arts Award)

Legendary Singer and Composer
Countries: Global

Shankar Mahadevan is regarded as one of India’s top playback singers. As a singer and music composer, he is also part of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy composing trio team for Indian Films. Shankar Mahadevan has recorded over 7000 songs. He has also recorded songs for many non-film albums, tel-series, devotionals and classical collaborations. Shankar has won 27 prestigious awards for his music. He is also the recipient of the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honours from the President of India. 

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Raissa and Joyce de Haas (ELITE Rising Star Award)

Co-Founders, Double Dutch Ltd
Countries: UK and 32 other countries

Raissa and Joyce, twin sisters born in the Netherlands, co-founded Double Dutch in 2015. Double Dutch is a premium tonic and mixer brand that is selling around a million bottles per month. They have won over 40 awards including Best Premium Adult Soft drink and Bartender’s choice at the Class awards. 2105 Foodpreneur award by Richard Branson for most innovative and disruptive F&B product. They made it on the Forbes 30 and 30 list in 2019.  Charlene & Michel Heineken-De Carvalho who own the controlling stake in Heineken International have taken a 10% stake in Double Dutch

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Raghavendra Rathore (Exquisite Art & Fashion Award)

Renowned Indian Fashion Designer
Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur, Imperial India Company, Gurukul School of Design, Jodhpur Design Company, Ajit Bhawan Hotel & Hotel Narlai. 
Countries: India, UK

Born into royalty, The Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur is India’s premier menswear bespoke brand. For over two decades the brand has been a leader in customisation of lifestyle services for celebrities, power dressers and individuals with a sense of achievement. With stores in all major metros in India the brand evokes its creativity from the ancient town of Jodhpur.  As a creative force in the industry, he is single-handedly credited to have brought back the traditional style of dressing. Reliance Brands Ltd and Ermenegildo Zegna invested in his company two years ago making him the first Indian designer to have an international partnership. 

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Dhiraj Mukherjee (Innovator Technology Award)

Co-Founder Shazam
Angel Investor, Tech for Good
Countries: Global

Dhiraj Co-Founded Shazam which pioneered mobile music recognition built on its proprietary breakthrough technology. Shazam has 500 million users and downloaded around a billion times. Dhiraj was involved in running Shazam for 18 years until 2018 when Apple acquired it for $400 million.

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Mohit Burman (Dedicated Stalwart Award)

Vice Chairman, Dabur India Limited
Managing Director, Elephant Capital
Chairman, Aviva India
Director, Burman Hospitality (Taco Bell)
Chairman, KPH Dream Cricket Pvt Ltd (Kings XI Punjab Cricket Team, Indian Premier League)
Countries: India and 100+ other countries 
Countries: UK

Dabur India Limited is the fourth largest FMCG Company in India with Revenues of over Rs. USD 1.2 Billion and Market Capitalization of USD 11 Billion. Promoted by the Burman family in 1884 as an Ayurvedic medicines company. Dabur India Ltd is today one of the biggest Indian-owned consumer goods companies with the largest herbal and natural product portfolio in the world. Dabur's products are available in over 100 countries across the globe. Mohit Burman is the driving force behind the Burman family's foray into several high-growth and sunrise sectors of Financial Services like Life Insurance, Pensions, Annuities and Asset Management, besides Agriculture, Retailing and Sports.

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Umaru W Ndagi (Relentlessly Resolute Award)

 
Founder, Rahma Integrated Concepts Ltd
Countries: Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, UK

Umaru has worked relentlessly for over 12 years to find solutions for chronic diseases in Nigeria and Aftica. Rahma uses local ingredients to make nutraceuticals for chronic and usually debilitating ailments such as sickle cell, diabetes, arthritis etc. Most herbal medicines around the world are manufactured as food supplements. Umaru is taking this a step further and running clinical trials on their products. The trials for sickle cells have been successful and will help alleviate the suffering of millions. 

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Shalini Passi (Squared Watermelon Award)

Shalini Passi Art Foundation and MASH (My Art Shalini)
Countries: India

Shalini Passi is one of the few collectors and philanthropists who has started an organisation to support the arts community by organising curated exhibitions, lectures and public programming to increase the audiences for artists. Founded in 2018, the Shalini Passi Art Foundation seeks to advocate a new aesthetic language within the Indian avant-garde. The Foundation is supporting, educating, and encouraging experimental new practices in the field of arts - including art, craft, design, architecture, fashion and jewellery. Through her digital platform MASH, Shalini seeks to bridge the gap between art, craft, architecture, design and fashion to further a multidisciplinary approach to these fields.

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Ajeet Singh (Generous Philanthropist Award)

Founder Guria India
Countries: India

Guria India is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to fighting child prostitution, second generation prostitution, trafficking of women and children for forced labour or sex primarily in Northern India. Ajeet Singh founded Guria in 1993. His journey into this foray started when he adopted three children of a woman from a red light area at the age of 17. Ajeet Singh was almost the pioneer in fighting sex trafficking. Since founding the organisation, Ajeet and the Guria team have now rescued more than 2,500 children/women from brothels and other forms of slavery, pursued 3120 criminal cases against traffickers/brothel keepers including 15 Public Interest Litigations. Ajeet Singh and Guria have won many National and International awards 

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Raman Kant (Generous Philanthropist Award)

Founder, Neer Foundation
Countries: India 

Raman Kant, has dedicated his life to society. NEER Foundation, a not- for- profit (NEER: Water in Hindi) was founded in 2004. The mission is to protect the environment through water conservation and rural development. NEER produced the first detailed census of natural water resources structures in India. Raman Kant and his team of over 5,000 volunteers have cleaned up several ponds and rivers to reduce contamination. They also conduct training programmes in schools. Initiatives are focused on improving river water quality in the region. Many villages have received water filters for every household to provide a safe drinking water source. Thousands benefit from NEER Foundation programs. Raman Kant and his Foundation have received numerous National and International awards. 

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Aaron Shephard, Nick Cooke, Harry Hugo (Outstanding Media & Entertainment Award)

Co-Founders, Goat Agency
Countries: UK, USA, Singapore 

Goat is one of the leading global influencer marketing agencies. Started in 2015, the agency has grown to a global group. In 2019 Goat was named the #1 Fastest Growing Agency in Europe and #4 Globally by Adweek, as well as LinkedIn’s #8 in its Top 10 Startups to work for. The agency has also been shortlisted on two occasions for the BT Sport Industry Agency of the year award.

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Dr Indranil Chakravorty 

Dr. Subodh Dave 

Professor Geeta Menon 

Dr Sunil Daga 

Dr Neeraj Bala

Dr Subarna Chakravorty (Specialist Professional Award)

The BAPIO Institute for Health Research (BIHR) part of British Association of Physicians of Indian
Countries: UK

These experts/doctors teamed together to produce one of the most important body of research during COVID 19. Their studies have directly/indirectly saved thousands of lives. These doctors were the first to draw attention of the UK government based on the research and studies establishing Black Asian and Minority Ethnicity (BAME) as independent risk factors for acquiring COVID-19 infections in health care worker at NHS. This study featured in Channel 4 prime time news and the studies were submitted as evidence for parliamentary committee review for unequal impact of coronavirus on BAME.