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.

Aayushi Khillan

Board Member

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Akash Ahluwalia

Managing Director

Jenny Craig Australia & New Zealand

Akshaya Borkar

Co-Founder

The Art and Craft Gallery

Dilpreet Kaur

Founder

South Asian Today

Jehan Kanga

Ag Clean and Deep Tech Lead

KPMG Australia

Dr. Karan Sinha

Consultant Psychiatrist

Vital Psychiatry Clinic

Karthikumar Krishnakaanth

WA State Manager

Baiada

Kirandas Sivadasan

Director & Founder

BRIKS Technologies

Dr. Partha Narayan Mishra

Geotechnical Engineer

Klohn Crippen Berger

Dr. Saba Nabi

Secretary & Board Member

Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga

Sri Harsha Reddy Mangammola

Director

VR Brothers Pty Ltd

Srikar Maddi

Director of Partnerships

Kolossus Digital

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.

Charishma Kaliyanda

Community Engagement and Development Officer

Headspace, Campbelltown

Devendra Singh
International Officer

Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations

Elvis Martin

 National Youth Chairperson

Australian Red Cross

Joseph F. Kolapudi

Brisbane Manager

ReachAcross Brisbane

Mallika Bajaj

Founder

Little Yellow Beetle Media

Mili Dakshin

Founder

Painting For Charity

Pace D Rapper

International Rap Artist

PDR International Productions

Saritha Ram Menon

Plus Size Model 

Winner, Mrs United Nations World 

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. 

Bapu Peace Drive - Gandhi 150th in Australia

Gandhi Salt March Limited

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Tulja Dance Academy

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. 

Indrani Ganguly

Author and Principal Policy Officer

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Dr. Madhumita Iyengar

Chair

Initiatives for Women In Need Inc (IWiN)

Priya Menon

Senior Account Manager

Modis

Ricky Kej

Grammy® Award Winner & US Billboard #1 Artist

Raveolution Studios

Sameer Borkar

Co-Founder

A3SB Films

Seema Chauhan

Migration Expert

Abode Australia Migration

Saroni Roy

CEO & Founder

Saroni Roy Foundation

Sreeni Pillamarri

President

United Indian Associations Inc.

Tammy Brennan

Excecutive Producer

The Daughters Opera Project

Vidhu Sharma

Director & Founder

Ayurveda for Wellness Centre

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.

Akshaya Borkar

Co-Founder

The Art and Craft Gallery

Dilpreet Kaur

Founder

South Asian Today

Mallika Bajaj

Founder

Little Yellow Beetle Media

Nirmala Gnanaratnam

Sole Proprietor

H&N Designer Wear

Nisha Bajaj

Owner & Creative Design Director

The Splendor Homes

Rinku Razdan

CEO & Founder

Connections Australia

Vahini Panda

CEO

Health Courses Australia

Vanessa Menezes

Managing Director

The Money Lifeline

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.

Abbas Kudrati

Chief Cybersecurity Advisor

Microsoft Asia’s Enterprise Cybersecurity Group

Gunasekar Doraiswamy

Co-Founder and Technical Director

Intergy Consulting Australia

Mannu Kalla

General Manager

Medlab Pathology

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

Navneesh Garg
Chief Executive Officer
Adactin Group Pty Ltd

Dr. Raj Khillan

Director

Western Specialist Centre

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.

Aarti Bajaj

Creative Director
Wild Dreamer Productions

 

Harleen Oberoi

Diversity & Workforce Planning Advisor

City of Sydney

Achala Datar

 Head of Operations

Zee Studios International

Malini Raj

Head of Strategy (Multicultural Community Banking) 

Commonwealth Bank

Sadhana Smiles

CEO

Harcourts Vic

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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Automated Fever Detection

iOmniscient

India's Reach Virtual Series

MySecurity Media Pty Limited

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SBI e-Remittance

State Bank of India Australia

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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.

Daman Shrivastav

Professional Chef Entrepreneur & Lecturer

Box Hill Institute

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Delhi 'O' Delhi

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Roshni Indian Restaurant

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Kebabiya

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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.

Prateeti Sabhlok

Founder

Eastern Sirens Synchronized Swimming Club Inc.

Mallika Bajaj

Former Indian Tennis Player & Sportscaster

Satinder Singh Chawla

Founder & President
Landmark Community Sports Club

 

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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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.

Alok Adholeya

 Director

TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre

Professor Asha Rao
Associate Dean
RMIT University

Devanshi Seth

Principal Scientist

Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology

Dr. Dhara Shah

Senior Lecturer

Griffith University

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

University of Queensland

Dr. Dharmica Mistry

Head of Medtech

Cicada Innovations

Mohan Yellishetty
Associate Proffesor
Monash University

Onisha Patel
Senior Scientist

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Professor S.S. Vasan

Senior Principal Research Consultant

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

IABCA Micro Business of the Year

Micro business of the year is defined as a business turnover of up to $2 million with less than 5 employees. This award recognises outstanding achievement and contribution made by a Micro Business.

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Chai Walli

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Ayur Health Ayurveda Clinic

Sterling Migration and Education Consultants Pty Ltd

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The Splendor Homes

IABCA Small Business of the Year

Small business of the year is defined as a business turnover of up to $2 million. This award recognises outstanding achievement and contribution made by a Small Business.

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Anitech

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BRIKS Technologies

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Health Academy Australia

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FLYONIT

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Soft Labs

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Studio 5253

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Virtua Technologies

IABCA SME of the Year

Small-to-medium enterprises - defined as economic groups with turnover of $2 million and up to $250 million. This award recognises outstanding achievement and contribution made by an SME.

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Healthy Smiles Dental Group

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IGA Xpress Supermarkets

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Pharmako Biotechnologies Pty Ltd

IABCA Australia India Impact Award (Individual)

IABCA Australia India Impact award recognises the contributions of an individual, (living or working across our two nations) OR an organisation or project that adds value to the bilateral relationship. The category celebrates projects and organisations that have expanded from Australia to India or India to Australia.

David Jordan

CEO

Enteruptors NexGen SM

Lochie Burke

Co-Founder & Director

 Bouddi Solutions

Radha Simhadri
Director

Hearing, Tinnitus & Implant Center

Ricky Kej

Grammy® Award Winner & US Billboard #1 Artist

Raveolution Studios

Shaun Star

Executive Director

Centre for India and Australia Studies

Vinod Daniel

CEO

India Vision Institute

Vish Padmanabhan

Digital & Technology Practice Head

KPMG

IABCA Australia India Impact Award (Organisational)

IABCA Australia India Impact award recognises the contributions of an organisational, (living or working across our two nations) OR an organisation or project that adds value to the bilateral relationship. The category celebrates projects and organisations that have expanded from Australia to India or India to Australia.

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Heat Application India

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State Bank of India Australia

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The Anganwadi Project

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CONTACT IABCA

 

Email:   awards@gandhicreations.com.au

Phone: 02 8005 6280

Mail:     Gandhi Creations
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