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Frost & Sullivan to Honor Global Icon and Indian Industrialist Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla at its Growth Innovation & Leadership (GIL) India 2017 Summit


Commending Mr. Birla’s Visionary Leadership in the presence of top business leaders; GIL India 2017 will deliberate transformation across business ecosystems amid the digital transformation wave

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Frost & Sullivan is all set to honor Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, with the “2017: GIL Visionary Leadership Award”. This award recognizes accomplished global business leaders who over the course of their careers have demonstrated significant excellence in driving growth, innovation and leadership through their personal contributions and efforts in the industry, along with a significant social impact. Frost & Sullivan is proud to acknowledge the visionary leadership, achievements, and tremendous contribution of Mr. Birla at the ninth edition of its flagship Summit – “GIL India 2017” on 5th October, 2017 at ITC Maratha, Mumbai, in the presence of top business leaders from across industries.

At the helm of one of the largest conglomerates in India, present across 36 countries worldwide, Kumar Mangalam Birla has relentlessly pursued his vision of turning aspirations into reality to build a premium global brand. He has provided a remarkable strategic direction for success of the Aditya Birla Group, rallying it around a compelling and exciting vision of the future. His diligence, perseverance and true leadership led the Group into the League of Fortune 500 Companies, making it a US $41 billion corporation with over 120,000 employees from 42 nationalities. Mr. Birla’s visionary perspectives transcended conventional barriers that made the Aditya Birla Group the finest global multinational company.

Apart from running a premium business group, he is also one of our country’s leading philanthropists. He actively champions the Group’s welfare driven activities that distinctively impact the quality of lives of the weaker sections of society in 5,000 villages, reaching out to 7.5 million people. Two projects deserve a special mention, as Mr. Birla personally oversees them. These are Aadyam Handwoven to preserve the rich heritage of hand-woven textiles, Aadyam Theatre to showcase high quality theatrical experiences and secondly Aditya Birla Skills Foundation, with more than 10 vocational education centers set up pan India.

Mr. Birla joins an elite roster of Visionaries, Innovators and Leaders who have received this award previously, including corporate honchos such as Ratan Tata, Anu Aga, Neftaly Malatije, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sir Richard Branson, Mitchell Baker, and Jack Andraka.

Announcing the 2017 GIL Award, Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan said, “It is our honor to present this year’s GIL Visionary Leadership Award to Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla. His indomitable spirit and leadership has led the company to become one of India’s leading global conglomerates. His philanthropic work, futurist approach and path breaking vision have made him a true global icon for all generations.”

For more information on the agenda and to register for GIL India 2017, please visit: www.frost.com/GILIndia.

In its ninth consecutive year, the coveted platform is set to open the next phase of Journey to Visionary Innovation – Digital Transformation: Business and Social Impact. India is on the path to technological transformation and Government initiatives such as Make in India, Digital India, Startup India, etc., act as catalysts to re-invigorate operational excellence across industries. GIL India 2017 will emphasize how imperative it is for organizations to implement concrete strategies around digital transformation along with a fundamental shift across processes, functions, customer engagement and many other aspects of the business.

With an elite set of panelists, thought leaders and insightful Q&A sessions, GIL India 2017 will provide insights on:
Opportunities in India – Growth Strategies for Businesses
Mapping Digital Readiness and Embracing Disruption
New Business Models
Women as a customer and an employee: What it means for economies and businesses in a Digital World

An interactive panel discussion on “Internet of Everything leading to unanticipated Innovation” will emphasize on new consumer and business behavior that will demand increasingly intelligent industry solutions, consequently driving opportunities worth trillions of dollars for the IT industry. We will have industry breakout panels on Automotive and Transportation, Media and Entertainment, and more. The summit promises to be thought-provoking: candid conversations with industry thought leaders discussing pertinent issues driving India’s future. The event is set to witness a perfect amalgamation of industry luminaries, economists, bureaucrats and Frost & Sullivan’s domain experts. The summit will identify growth opportunities enabled by digital transformation.

Frost & Sullivan will also recognize India’s most innovative companies at the 2017 India Best Practices Awards Banquet, to be held in the evening.

The event is supported by our media partners Automation Connect, Channel Times, Commercial Vehicle, Convergence Plus, CXO Today, Sustainability Next, Telecom Watch, The CEO Magazine and The Smart CEO.
About Frost & Sullivan

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