IABCA NATIONAL FINALISTS

On behalf of the IABCA Advisory and Panel of Experts, we are pleased to unveil and congratulate our IABCA National Finalists. Having received nearly 300 nominations from businesses, professionals, exporters and Not-for-Profits from across the globe, our Panel of Experts underwent an extensive and strenuous process in deliberating this incredible list of organisations and leaders. We wish our IABCA National Finalists the very best of luck heading into the 2021 IABCA Gala, and we look forward to positioning these success stories as essential driving forces behind the India-Australia relationship.

To view a complete PDF list of IABCA National Finalists, please click below

IABCA Young Professional of the Year

This award recognises outstanding achievements of a young professional in middle or senior management who has built a successful career and is under 35 years of age.

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Aayushi Khillan

Board Member

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

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Akash Ahluwalia

Managing Director

Jenny Craig Australia & New Zealand

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Akshaya Borkar

Co-Founder

The Art and Craft Gallery

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Dilpreet Kaur

Founder

South Asian Today

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Jehan Kanga

Ag Clean and Deep Tech Lead

KPMG Australia

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Dr. Karan Sinha

Consultant Psychiatrist

Vital Psychiatry Clinic

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Karthikumar Krishnakaanth

WA State Manager

Baiada

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Kirandas Sivadasan

Director & Founder

BRIKS Technologies

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Dr. Partha Narayan Mishra

Adjunct Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering

University of Queensland

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Dr. Saba Nabi

Secretary & Board Member

Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga

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Sri Harsha Reddy Mangammola

Director

VR Brothers Pty Ltd

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Srikar Maddi

Founder & Director

WeClan

IABCA Young Community Achiever of the Year

This award recognises the community achievement of an individual who has shown strong community leadership, has brought about a positive change and is under 35 years of age.

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Charishma Kaliyanda

Community Engagement and Development Officer

Headspace, Campbelltown

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Devendra Singh
International Officer

Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations

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Elvis Martin

 National Youth Chairperson

Australian Red Cross

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Joseph F. Kolapudi

Brisbane Manager

ReachAcross Brisbane

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Mallika Bajaj

Founder

Little Yellow Beetle Media

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Mili Dakshin

Founder

Painting For Charity

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Pace D Rapper

International Rap Artist

AB & PDR INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS.

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Saritha Ram Menon

Plus Size Model 

Winner, Mrs United Nations World 

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Saroni Roy

CEO & Founder

Saroni Roy Foundation

IABCA Community Services Excellence Award (Organisation)

This award acknowledges the achievements of an organisation that has enhanced community spirit through initiatives that empower communities including/ or through the promotion and integration of arts and culture in Australia and/or India. 

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Australian Multicultural Theatre Association

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Bapu Peace Drive - Gandhi 150th in Australia

Gandhi Salt March Limited

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Down to Bhangra

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India Vision Institute

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Konkani Association of Australia

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Mita Wellness Centre

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Tulja Dance Academy

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Water for Birds: A Documentary Film

Good Grief Productions

IABCA Community Services Excellence Award (Individual)

This award acknowledges the achievements of an individual that has enhanced community spirit through initiatives that empower communities including/ or through the promotion and integration of arts and culture in Australia and/or India. 

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Indrani Ganguly

Author and Principal Policy Officer

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

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Dr. Madhumita Iyengar

Chair

Initiatives for Women In Need Inc (IWiN)

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Priya Menon

Senior Account Manager

Modis

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Ricky Kej

Grammy® Award Winner & US Billboard #1 Artist

Raveolution Studios

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Sameer Borkar

Co-Founder

A3SB Films

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Seema Chauhan

Migration Expert

Abode Australia Migration

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Saroni Roy

CEO & Founder

Saroni Roy Foundation

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Sreeni Pillamarri

Forma President

United Indian Associations Inc.

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Tammy Brennan

Excecutive Producer

The Daughters Opera Project

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Vidhu Sharma

Director & Founder

Ayurveda for Wellness Centre

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Yogen Lakshman

Executive Member

Australian Indian Innovations Inc (AIII)

IABCA Businesswoman of the Year

This award recognises outstanding achievements of a female leader who has built a successful business or career over time.

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Akshaya Borkar

Co-Founder

The Art and Craft Gallery

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Dilpreet Kaur

Founder

South Asian Today

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Mallika Bajaj

Founder

Little Yellow Beetle Media

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Nirmala Gnanaratnam

Sole Proprietor

H&N Designer Wear

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Nisha Bajaj

Owner & Creative Design Director

The Splendor Homes

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Rinku Razdan

CEO & Founder

Connections Australia

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Shipra Shah

Owner & Founder

Shippi's Art

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Susan Venables

Director

Juju & Co

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Dr. Tanya Unni

Director

Amtan Medical Centres

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Vahini Panda

CEO

Health Courses Australia

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Vanessa Menezes

Managing Director

The Money Lifeline

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Vidhu Sharma

Director & Founder

Ayurveda for Wellness Centre

IABCA Business Leader or Professional of the Year (Male)

This award recognises outstanding achievements of a business leader, professional or researcher in middle or senior management who has built a successful career and is over 35 years of age.

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Abbas Kudrati

Chief Cybersecurity Advisor

Microsoft

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Daman Shrivastav

Lecturer

Box Hill Institute

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Gunasekar Doraiswamy

Co-Founder and Technical Director

Intergy Consulting Australia

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Hitesh Mohanlal

Owner
MediSuccess

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Mannu Kala

General Manager

Medlab Pathology

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Prof. Mukti Kanta Mishra
President
Centurion University of Technology and Management

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Navneesh Garg
Chief Executive Officer
Adactin Group Pty Ltd

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Dr. Raj Khillan

Director

Western Specialist Centre

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Rohit Pathak

Associate Vice President

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Shubhneet Tyagi

CEO

Australian Institute of Engineering

IABCA Business Leader or Professional of the Year (Female)

This award recognises outstanding achievements of a business leader, professional or researcher in middle or senior management who has built a successful career and is over 35 years of age.

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Aarti Bajaj

Creative Director
Wild Dreamer Productions

 

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Harleen Oberoi

Diversity & Workforce Planning Advisor

City of Sydney

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Achala Datar

 Head of Operations

Zee Studios International

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Malini Raj

Head of Strategy (Multicultural Community Banking) 

Commonwealth Bank

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Sadhana Smiles

CEO

Harcourts Vic

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Vidhu Sharma

Director & Founder

Ayurveda for Wellness Centre

IABCA Excellence in Innovation Award

This award recognizes a start-up or business that has exercised innovation in contriving a new and unique business model. This category is also open to established businesses who have shown innovation by introducing a novel product or service, or by executing an innovative policy or strategy to generate a competitive advantage.

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Agriscan EiI

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Australian Institute of Engineering

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FairVine Super

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Automated Fever Detection

iOmniscient

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India's Reach Virtual Series

MySecurity Media Pty Limited

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LipiSperse

 Pharmako Biotechnologies

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Neuromersiv

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SBI e-Remittance

State Bank of India Australia

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SkinDNA

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Sportido

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SwitchDin

IABCA Tourism, Hospitality and Catering Award ( Organisation/ Individual)

This award recognises an organisation that has made significant contribution in the Inbound and Outbound Australia India space to the tourism, hospitality and or catering industry. Entry is open – but not limited to – creative agencies, tour, food and beverage operators, hotels or stand-alone restaurants, including event caterers and retail outlets.

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Cheeky Bites

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Daman Shrivastav

Professional Chef Entrepreneur & Lecturer

Box Hill Institute

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K2K Inbound Pty Ltd

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Delhi 'O' Delhi

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Roshni Indian Restaurant

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Kebabiya

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Saara Holidays

Sony Sodhi & Sony's Tandoori Food & Cate

Sony Sodhi & Sony's Tandoori Food & Catering

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Target Travel & Tours

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The Colonial British Indian Cuisine

IABCA Spirit of Sport Award (Organisation/ Individual)

This award acknowledges an organisation/individual who has demonstrated excellence in the field of sport.

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Prateeti Sabhlok

Founder

Eastern Sirens Synchronized Swimming Club Inc.

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India Sports Club Incorporated

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Punjabi Cultural Association of Queensland

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Mallika Bajaj

Former Indian Tennis Player & Sportscaster

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Satinder Singh Chawla

Founder & President
Landmark Community Sports Club

 

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Simon Taufel

Former International Cricket Umpire & Motivational Lecturer

International Cricket Council

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Sydney Thunder

IABCA Australian Exporter or Service Provider of the Year

This award recognises the outstanding achievements and contributions of an Australian exporter and service provider from Australia to India.

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Automated Fever Detection

iOmniscient

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SalDoce Fine Foods

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The George Institute for Global Health

IABCA Australia India Science, Research & Development Award

Central to the purpose of this award is the recognition and support of outstanding contributions to the advancement of science, technology and research made by an organisation or an individual. Entry is open – but not limited to – academics, researchers, doctors, scientists, institutions, and universities.

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Alok Adholeya

 Director

TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre

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Professor Asha Rao
Associate Dean
RMIT University

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Devanshi Seth

Principal Scientist

Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology

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Dr. Dhara Shah

Senior Lecturer

Griffith University

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Dr. Dhaval Vyas
ARC DECRA & Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

University of Queensland

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Dr. Dharmica Mistry