2022 IABCA FINALISTS

On behalf of the IABCA Jury, we are pleased to unveil and congratulate our IABCA Global Finalists. Having received nearly 200 nominations from businesses, professionals, exporters and Not-for-Profits from across the globe, our Jury underwent an extensive and strenuous process in deliberating this incredible list of organisations and leaders. We wish our IABCA Global Finalists the very best of luck heading into the 2022 IABCA Gala, and we look forward to positioning these success stories as essential driving forces behind the India-Australia relationship.

To download the PDF list of our IABCA Finalists 2022, please click here

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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Gaurang Gahoi
Founder and Director
Foreign Return

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Pace D Rapper
​Director
PDR International Productions

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Manisha Nebhani

IT Product Manager

Cuscal Limited

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Pranjal Pawar
​Project Manager
Development Victoria

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Mehul Panchal
Group Finance Manager
CJC Management

Mohit Makhija

Risk Management Specialist

Nextgen.net

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Rishi Kher
Co-Founder and CEO
​Holy Sanity

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Robin Chandla
​Creative Artist

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Tarun Bajaj
Bank Manager
Commonwealth Bank

IABCA Business Leader of the Year

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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Amit Chaubey
Head of Cyber Security Risk
Governance & Compliance – Ausgrid

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Dhananjay B Mande
Country Director-India
WTP Cost Advisory Services India Pvt Ltd

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Ehsan Ali
Co-Founder of Engage AI.Digital
Creator and Producer of 'Empowering Indian Expats' - Podcast Show

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Gunjan Pagare
Executive Manager Financial Empowerment
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Jai Patel
Senior Director and Head of India Business Practice (IBP)
Asia & International Markets (AIM) Group 
KPMG Australia

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Kaushik Sridhar
Group Manager - Social Responsibility & ESG Reporting
Evolution Mining

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Krishan Prasad
Lecturer, School of Business
Western Sydney University

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Dr. Saba Nabi
Health Manager, NSW Health
Member of the Rural & Regional Advisory Council (RAC)

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Shailendra Kumar
Global AI Thought Leader & Practitioner
Author of Amazon Bestseller

"Making Money Out of Data"

IABCA Managing Director of the Year

This award recognises outstanding achievements of a CEO or managing director who has built a successful career and is over 35 years of age.

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Akash Ahluwalia
Managing Director
Tupperware Australia

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Neelam Rai

Managing Director

Homecaring Craigieburn

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Alpesh Prajapati
Principal Owner and Founder
RD Facilities Management

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Dr Niraj Shekhawatia
Managing Director
Hello Home Doctor Service

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Ifham Ahsan
Chief Executive Officer and Founder 
Elumina eLearning

Mayank Manish
Founder and Executive Director
OpEzee

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Sanjeev Kumar
Managing Director
EMT Group

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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Health Awareness Society of Australia (HASA)

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REACH for Training (REACH)

Sydney Community Group

The Association of Haryanvis in Australia (AHA)

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The Australia–India BRIDGE School
(Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement)

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The Indian Sun

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Women’s Mentoring Foundation (WMF)

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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Deepak Vinayak OAM
Community Leader and Mentor

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Dilpreet Kaur Taggar
Founder
South Asian Today

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Dr Kanan Shah
Founder and Director
Dance Institute of Sydney-Nartan and Institute of Performing Arts (NIPA)

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Kerry-Anne Peterson
Psychology Student and Motivational Speaker

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Professor Manjula O’Connor
Psychiatrist, Clinical Hon Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Melbourne

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Saroni Roy
Founder and CEO
Saroni Roy Foundation

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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Elaine Starkey
CEO
Global Study Partners

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Neelam Rai
Managing Director
Homecaring Craigieburn

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Nupur Tomar
CEO & Founder, Vaastu Pty Ltd
Master of Planning & Design, Uni. of Melbourne
B. Architecture (IIT Roorkee) (Gold Medalist)

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Pushpa Vaghela

Founder, Leaders by Design

The Women's Mentoring Foundation Charity, and NuMe Movement

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Shivani Gopal

Founder & CEO

The Remarkable Woman (TRW)

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Sunaina Gursahaney
Director
Soul Tree Cafe

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.

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Ganesh Loke
CEO
Indo Aus Entertainment

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Dr Meenakshi Arora
Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering
The University of Melbourne

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Natasha Jha Bhaskar
General Manager
Newland Global Group

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Rohina Joshi
Scientia Associate Professor 
School of Population Health 
UNSW

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Salvatore Babones
Political Sociologist
The University of Sydney

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Sandip Hor
Founder & Chairman
Australia India Travel & Tourism Council

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Dr Sharon Rundle
Author, Editor, Lecturer and Researcher

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Vidhu Sharma
Owner and Founder
Ayurveda for Wellness, Health and Wellness Clinic

IABCA Australia India Impact Award (Organisation)

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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Australia India Travel & Tourism Council (AITTC)

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INQ Innovation Global

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Macquarie University College

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Newland Global Group (NGG)

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Pollinate Group

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Proteomics International Pty Ltd

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Sannam S4 Group

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Tega Australia

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.

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Dr. Achinto Roy

Academic Lecturer, Author and Researcher

Deakin University

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Agripower Australia Limited

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Dr Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan
Lead Adviser and Head, Trade and Commerce, NITI Aayog
Government of India

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Professor Manjula O’Connor
Psychiatrist, Clinical Hon Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Melbourne

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Dr Meenakshi Arora
Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering
The University of Melbourne

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Dr Pamela Humphreys
Director
Macquarie University College

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Rohina Joshi
Scientia Associate Professor of Global Health, School of Population Health
UNSW

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Tanmay Arora
Founder & CEO
Unwired India & Bully The Bears

IABCA Micro Business of the Year

Micro Business of the year is defined as a business with less than 5 employees. This award recognises outstanding achievement and contribution made by a microbusiness. 

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Connect2MyDoctor

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Desi Australia

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Saara Holidays

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Simply Lentils

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Soul Tree Café

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The Colonial British Indian Cuisine (The Colonial)

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Wrapped Gestures

IABCA Excellence in Trade & Investment

This award recognises the accomplishments of organisations and projects who have generated new trade and investment opportunities between India and Australia.

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EMT Group

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Global Study Partners

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NITI Aayog

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OpEzee (India)

IABCA Excellence in Partnerships

This new award acknowledges the organisational achievements/outcomes of partnering for prosperity between our two nations.

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8secondz India

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Bare Necessities

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Culture Aangan 

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DeakinCo. & The Tata Management Training Centre (TMTC)

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Global Study Partners (GSP)

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Link Group

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The Australia–India BRIDGE School Partnerships Program

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The University of Melbourne

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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AirPhysio

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Carisma Solutions

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RD Facilities Management

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Coral Healthcare

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TechForce Services Pty Ltd

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Western Specialist Centre