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CONTACT IABCA

 

Email:   awards@gandhicreations.com.au

Phone: 02 8005 6280

Mail:     Gandhi Creations
              PO BOX 235,
              Neutral Bay, NSW 2089

AMBASSADORS 2014

Sam Almaliki

Senior Manager, Cricket Australia

overseeing the sport's engagement strategies for female, multicultural, Indigenous and disability communities. Sam serves on numerous Boards and Committees including being a member of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Community Advisory Committee and the Board of the Victorian Chapter of the Australia India Business Council (AIBC).

Aisha Amjad

Aisha

is an accomplished young leader across law, politics, media and international relations. Aisha has a strong focus on Interfaith Dialogue and Multicultural Affairs, and works passionately on building relationships between cultures and communities. She was invited for a delegation to Washington DC by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, and also participated in the Australian-American Young Leadership Dialogue. 

Nicholas Brown

SBS Pop Desi

Nicholas Brown is an Australian actor, screenwriter, singer, songwriter and the host of SBS Pop Desi. A graduate from NIDA, Nicholas starred in the Bollywood film Kites opposite Hrithik Roshan and in the Hinglish film Love You To Death. His TV credits include Mr and Mrs Murder, The Elegant Gentleman's Guide To Knife Fighting, Home And Away, Packed To The Rafters, Underbelly: The Man Who Got Away, The Cooks, City Homicide and White Collar Blue. 

Raman Bhalla

 Principal, Proactive CFOs

Divya Dhingra

Has a highly decorated and distinguished academic and professional career. He worked with a number of top investment banks before starting his own corporate advisory firm where he advises on capital raising, financial management and corporate governance. At the same time, he plays a leading role in broader community activities. 

Divya is the young attraction of Australian and Indian media for continuing to bring pride and recognition to our community nationwide. Divya has received much well-deserved recognition including "Role Model Award 2014” from NSW Premier Hon. Mike Baird, Award from Chief Minister of New Delhi and "Youth Icon” trophy covered by Channel 9's Today show, Sky news, ABC national news and Woman's Day magazine. With stage hosting and charity close to her heart, Divya is the "Youth Voice” for White Ribbon Day, "Community Ambassador” for Cancer Council Australia

Vishal Gupta

Managing director, Sumo Global Australia

Vishal is a passionate and accomplished realtor guiding Indian Diaspora with their residential and commercial real estate acquisition, leasing obligations, asset repositioning and dispositions in India and Australia An Ex Banker from Commonwealth Bank in Strategy, Vishal has been significantly adding value in the Australia – India Real Estate investment space. While he has facilitated NRIs investments from Asia Pacific, US, Canada and the Middle East into India.

Dr. Maala Lal 

Clinical Psychologist

She established her private practice in Sydney’s CBD and has consulted at a private psychiatric hospital in the north shore for almost 6 years. She has worked with hospitals and schools in India undertaking original research to complete her thesis titled ‘Cultural and developmental factors relating to eating disorder pathology in Indian and Australian females’. 

Esha Oberoi

Director Afea

Matthew John "Matt" Kean MP

Health Care services provider that Esha founded at the age of 24 with a second hand PC and a Uniden handset. In 6 years afea has grown to proudly deliver care services to the Australian community on behalf of the state Government and Not-for-Profit sector,fostering strong relationships in the industry. The journey began in 2008, when Esha worked at a nursing home during night shifts and weekends. 

He is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Hornsby for the Liberal Party since 2011. At 32-years-of-age, Mr Kean is one of the government’s most energetic and proactive MP’s with a significant community profile in Hornsby and in the metropolitan media. He is currently chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer-General . 

Paul McKenzie

AIBC & The Indian Telegraph

Ruma Mundi

 Director Principal, Century 21 North Western 

Paul has been involved with Australia-India relations for over 15 years and popular at Indian events around Sydney. A property legal professional working for Sydney Conveyancing, Paul is a law graduate from Macquarie University, with a Professional Law Certificate from Sydney University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury. 

Migrating to Australia at the age of 22 and owning her business at 29 after giving birth to her first child, Ruma was the youngest female Principal in the Australasian Century 21 network. A successful entrepreneur who is consistently ranked in the top 1% Real Estate Salespersons world-wide and also in the Top 3 Principals in Australia within the Century 21 network.

Farah Rizvi-Hammond

Managing Director, Medijobs Australia

Farah is an intrepid entrepreneur who moved to Australia in 1994 to study at University (Bachelor of Business). She started Medijobs Australia in 2003 and has successfully grown this specialist Medical Recruitment Agency to be the leading recruitment solution partner for Health, Medical and Biotech employers and employees Australia wide. While at University, Farah was involved with working with international students who had just moved to Australia

Dr. Eman Sharobeem

Director, Immigrant Women's Health Service 

She is also the CEO, NESH Women's Scheme INC Statutory Members, Anti-Discrimination Board NSW Member of NSW Domestic& Family Violence Council. Eman Sharobeem has been an active advocate of migrants and refugee communities since 1987. In 2014, Eman was selected as the Australian Egyptian of the year and in 2013 was selected as a finalist in the Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year

Sapna Tolani Singh

 Director of operations, Macquarie Links International Golf Club

Sapna, born and brought up in Sydney Australia and has been working passionately alongside her father’s enterprise for the past 10 years. Helping her father grow his property portfolio to a multi-million dollar enterprise, Sapna is responsible for all day to day operations as well as reinvention of greater opportunities for the business.

Pallavi Sinha

Principal Lawyers with Solutions

She completed Economics (Social Sciences) and Law degrees with honours from Sydney University. She was one of two people appointed as a People of Australia Ambassador in NSW in 2013 and the youngest person appointed to the Indian Ministerial Consultative Committee. She is regularly interviewed by the media including by the 7.30 Report on ABC, SBS and as a Panellist on Q & A where she debated government policy with Federal Ministers.

Ruchir Punjabi

Founder of Langoor

Langoor is an agency of 100+ creative technologists with offices across Australia and Asia. Ruchir is the Founding Chair of the Australia India Youth Dialogue, a Non-Executive Director of the Foundation for Young Australians and Member of Council of International House at the University of Sydney. 

Pallavi Sharda

Actor is Australia’s true blue Aussie-Indian

Born in Perth and brought up in Melbourne, Pallavi is a lawyer by training, classical Indian dancer and international film actress. In 2013 Pallavi starred in one of Bollywood’s biggest releases, ‘Besharam’, opposite Indian megastar Ranbir Kapoor. She has become a leading cultural ambassador for India-Australia relations as well an advocate for women’s rights and development issues in India. Pallavi has been a delegate and panelist at the Asialink Generation 21 Young Leaders forum in Jakarta.