IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS

Each year, IABCA works in conjunction with a team of ambassadors to ensure that the platform can continue to identify and celebrate the businesses, professionals and community leaders who are furthering the India-Australia relationship. Offering a familiar and friendly face for the IABCA platform, our IABCA ambassadors add tremendous value in keeping the IABCA community continually engaged with one another.  Featured below are our IABCA Ambassadors from 2014 until date, so please feel free to reach out to any of our IABCA ambassadors or connect with them the next time you see them at an IABCA event!

IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2022

Dr. Tanya Unni
Director-Founder
Amtan Medical

Dr Tanya Unni is an Internationally recognised Doctor, skin specialist, brand developer, motivational speaker, columnist, vlogger and award-winning entrepreneur. Dr Tanya is the Director-founder of Amtan Medical, Skin Lab & Beauty clinics, and owner of her own Dr Tanya skincare line. Dr Tanya is working with the community to bring better health care systems, working with schools on different programs including an anti-bullying campaign, and increasing access to timely medical care for chronic disease management and mental health. Dr Tanya inspires women with her initiatives such as 'EWE' (Empowering Women Entrepreneurs), helping underprivileged women learn skills leading to financial independence.

Elvis Martin
Principal Ambassador
Youth Development Australia 

Elvis Martin is a youth leader who has managed to overcome very difficult circumstances and inspire many with his advocacy for social justice. The recipient of awards such as Victorian Government Leadership award 2021, Elvis has worked, volunteered and spoken publicly in many roles, addressing mental health, homelessness, family violence and LGBTIQA+ community
issues. Currently Elvis is working as Principal Ambassador of
Youth Development Australia, Victorian government Anti-Racism task force and on the Board of VMIAC.

Jehan Kanga
Founder and CEO
Rux Energy 

Jehan Kanga is the Founder and CEO of Rux Energy, delivering game changing volumetric and gravimetric efficiency gains in Hydrogen storage for mobility, aerospace, refuelers, H2 supply chain transporters and pipeline injectors. Also developing next gen cathodes and anodes for high performance solid state energy storage. Winner of NSW MVP Grant, IMCRC Activate Grant and AusIndustry CRC-P Round 11 Grant.

Director of Innovation (Global) at iOmniscient, Founder of iOmniHealth, developing new businesses to deploy iOmniscient's globally leading computer vision suite technologies (over 70 patents) to achieve impact in Health in Hospitals, Aged Care, and Home Care in partnership with Intel. Winner of Intel Alliance Partner of the Year 2021 (Asia Pacific Japan) for our digital Anti-Contagion suite with precision Fever Detection on a crowd and digital track and trace capability.

Malini Raj
Head of Strategy
Commonwealth Bank

Malini has over 20 years of experience working across several prestigious domestic and international Financial Services organisationsShe is currently Head of Community Engagement at the Commonwealth Bank. She leads the team responsible for building and enhancing the Bank’s relationship with the community sector and providing a community voice back to the business.

 

Previously she was Head of Strategy for Multicultural Community Banking at the Bank, a role focussed on promoting cultural diversity and financial and social cohesion through authentic/meaningful engagement with multicultural communities. The role involved in engaging at a strategic and government level, with business communities and at a local grass roots level through programs focussing on financial inclusion

Natasha Jha Bhaskar

General Manager

Newland Global Group

Natasha is IABCA's 2019 Young Professional of the Year. Her current role in Sydney at the Newland Global Group (NGG), focuses on India – Australia trade and investment ties. Natasha has 12 years of Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) experience, in analysis – communication – advocacy of federal government policies. She has been a delegate to SAARC, ASEAN, BRICS parliamentary conferences, invited participant at National Legislators Conference, Raisina Dialogue. She is an Influencer, Australia for Womennovator Global 2019, has been awarded by UNFPA and worked with UNIFEM. She is Deliberative Democratic Exchange Fellow 2019 (Kettering Foundation, Ohio, USA).Natasha is a regular commentator on India - Australia issues and aims for stronger, outcome-driven India - Australia bilateral ties

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Reet Phulwani

Director

Medsurge Healthcare

Reet has more than 10 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry as one of the Directors of Medsurge Healthcare. Medsurge Healthcare is one of the fastest growing & an award winning pharmaceutical companies in Australia. She is also founder of K.R Impex Pty Ltd , a gemstone wholesale & jewellery designing company. Reet is a qualified Gemmologist and Diamond grader registered with the National Council of Jewellery Valuers (NCJV) since 2013. Reet was a finalist in the "multicultural excellence category" at Ausmumpreneur awards in 2019. Under her management company has won many awards like Westpac "Top 200 Businesses of Tomorrow" 2017 & "SME of the Year" 2019 at IABCA Awards and Finalist in the "Medium to Large Business" Category at Ethnic Business Awards 2019. Reet is involve in conceptualizing and directing business development initiatives and streamlining operations, as well as managing sales, marketing and business augmentation. She is also member of "Women in Business" & "Make in India" chapters of Australia India Business Council (AIBC).

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Simran Gulati

Actress/Model

From Mrs India Australia First-runner up in 2016 to winning Mrs India Global 2018. From the Runway to the Big Screen. Simran has appeared in many commercials for Westfield, Microsoft, Woolworths, HCF and many more.  She has acted in shows such as Home & Away, Back to the Rafters on Amazon Prime,  Deadly Woman on Netflix and Total Control.  She made her debut as the lead a feature film; Geometry The Movie, currently airing on Amazon Prime.  Most recently Simran took Australia by storm representing India on Channel 7s; Plate of Origin, the World cup of cooking. Also, She represented Global Indian Talent at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019, covered IFFM (Indian Film Festival Melbourne) and AACTA (Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts) Awards as a media personality.

If that was not enough, she is also an entrepreneur running her own successful Pie business; MyTeamIndia.com.au, which brings together India & Australia by combining flavours of the two countries.  They have launched many Indian flavours, which are available online & in café's across in Sydney.

Saroni Roy
Australian Actor & Co-Chair
Equity Diversity-MEAA.

A multi-hyphenate, Saroni Roy is an Australian Actor & Co-Chair Equity Diversity-MEAA, Model, Social Entrepreneur, AACTA-accredited Media & PR professional. Saroni has worked in a number of International screen projects including Film, TV, Amazon Prime Web Series, Commercials, Music Videos, and Documentaries. Saroni was named Ms India Australia Goodwill Ambassador at Miss/Mrs/Mr. India Australia 2018 beauty-pageant, and is the face of brands like M.A.C Cosmetics, Nancy Ganz, Commonwealth Bank Australia and many more. She has won several awards for her extensive contribution towards peace & global community-welfare and is the Creator & Producer of the global community-cohesion initiative Ahimsa Peace Symposium, a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. A cancer-survivor, facing invisible-disabilities, Saroni is a Body-Activist, Founder & CEO, Saroni Roy Foundation & Director, SRf Creatists perpetuating socio-economic, environmental well-being through ‘Diversity, Sustainability & Social-justice’ initiatives.

Tammy Brennan
Cultural Strategist &

Multidisciplinary Arts Practitioner

Tammy Brennan is an Australian multidisciplinary arts practitioner and changemaker. Her practice supports arts-orientated social change through highly collaborative interdisciplinary arts and education experiences. Her work is experimental, and positions art to address systemic injustice, abuses of power, and cultural and societal prejudice and discrimination. Tammy develops and supports capacity building, place based working and social entrepreneurship.

Yashika Khurana
Senior Manager

Invest India

Yashika Khurana is a Senior Manager at Invest India.  She is a country lead for the ASEAN and Oceania region. Her primary responsibility is to facilitate investments coming in from ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand regions. She is part of the core team from last 5 years. Prior to Invest India, she had worked in Finnish company in the marketing division. She has an overall experience of 10 years in client servicing and consulting. Yashika has completed his MBA from Institute of Management and Technology.

IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2021

Arijit Banarji

Director

Accelerator Ventures

Dr Astha Singh

President

The Australian Science Communicators, NSW

Melvyn GIlbert

Director

Fortuna Foundation

Dr. Devika Kamath

Lecturer

Macquarie University

Natasha Jha Bhaskar

General Manager

Newland Global Group

Pragya Singh

Community Fundraising Officer

McGrath Foundation

Reet Phulwani

Director

Medsurge Healthcare

Simran Gulati

Actress/Model

Tarang Chawla

Founder 

Not One More Niki Campaign

IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2019

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Akashika Mohla

Founder 

Abhaya

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Aanchal Shankar

Miss India Australia 2018

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Jonathan Lees

Sydney Thunder

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Jason Sangha

Australian cricketer

Cricket NSW

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Khusaal Vyas

 UNSW

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Malika Singh

Business Development Manager

Accor Hotels

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Rishi  Kher

Chief Operations Officer

MetaliCoin

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Shivali Nayak

Senior Content Producer

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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Xavier Moloney

Diversity Manager

AFL

IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2018

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Arka Das

Actor

Lion

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Celina Lazarus

Co-Founder and Director

First Crop Coffee and Maillard Atelier

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Mandeep Sodhi

Chief Executive Officer

HashChing

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Michael Koss

CEO &Co-Founder

Netik Quick Clinic

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Dr. Payal Mukherjee

Clinical Associate Professor

University of Sydney

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Preeti Daga

Corporate Communications Manager

Community Housing Ltd

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Prerna Pahwa

Founder & President

Simply Human

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Sam Freeman

Director

First Impressions Resources

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Sunil Menon

Multicultural Participation and Stakeholder Manager

Australian Football  League

IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADOR 2017

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Ash Nugent

Deputy CEO

CareerSeekers New Australian Internship Program

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Ben Scott

Global trade and investment strategist 

President

India Australia Exchange Forum (QLD/NT)

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Deepti Sachdeva

Senior Manager - Future of Learning, Human Capital

Deloitte

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Francesca McMillan

Managing Director

Fusion Events International

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Indranil Halder

 Sales Executive

Crown Group

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Peter Doukas

Managing Director

Denison Toyer

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Pritika Desai

Project Leader/Founder

ShoutOut! Youth Mental Health

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Reena Augustine

Founder/Director

Redcarpet Functions

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Simran Sapra

Actress/Model

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Uppma Virdi

CEO

Chai Walli

IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2016

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Ananya Soni

Miss India Australia International 2015

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Deepa Mathew

Manager Deals Desk SA/NT region

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Kerry-Anne Peterson

​Miss Colyton Galaxy Australia 2015-16

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Indranil Halder

Sales Executive

Crown Group

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Ky Chow

 Associate Editor

The Australian Financial Review

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Lisa Sthalekar

International Cricket Player

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Navdeep Pasricha

 Director

Institute of School Wellbeing

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Sally Hetherington

Operations Manager

Human and Hope Association (HHA)

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Shaun Star

Co-founder

Australia India Youth Dialogue

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Dr Tanveer Ahmed

psychiatrist, local politician and author

IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2015

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Adam Siddique

Head of Group Development

Dun & Bradstreet

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Ajay Khandhar

IABCA 2014 Young Professional Winner

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Dai Le

​Director

DAWN

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Del Irani

Presenter

ABC

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Devpaal Singh

Advisory Board Member

Multicultural NSW

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Divya Skene

Adviser, Trade and Investment

Austrade

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Jasvinder Sidhu

Adviser to the Premier of Victoria

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Karan Anand

Management Consultant

Deloitte

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Natasha Malani

 CEO

South Australian Leaders

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Nigel Freitas

Chief of Staff

NSW Treasurer - Dominic Perrottet

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Mohit Tolani

Clinical Lead and Associate Dentist

Dapto Dentists

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 L-FRESH The LION

Rising star in Australian hip hop

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Paul McKenzie

AIBC & The Indian Telegraph

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Priyanka Pri Pri

Singer, Composer, lyricist, Actor & Model

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Rishi Desai

Semi-finalist on Masterchef Australia 2013

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Rohan Singh

Head of Strategy & Major Projects

Australian Institute of Company Directors

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Sam Almaliki

Senior Manager

Cricket Australia

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Sanushka Seomangal

 Senior Associate

HWL Ebsworth

IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2014

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Esha Oberoi

Director

Afea

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Aisha Amjad

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Dr. Eman Sharobeem

Director

Immigrant Women's Health Service 

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Divya Dhingra

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Farah Rizvi-Hammond

Managing Director

Medijobs Australia

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Dr. Maala Lal 

Clinical Psychologist

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Matthew John "Matt" Kean MP

Local Member for Hornsby

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Nicholas Brown

SBS Pop Desi

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Paul McKenzie

AIBC & The Indian Telegraph

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Pallavi Sharda

Actor is Australia’s true blue Aussie-Indian

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Pallavi Sinha

Principal Lawyers with Solutions

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Raman Bhalla

Principal, Proactive CFOs

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Ruchir Punjabi

Founder

Langoor

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Ruma Mundi

 Director Principal

Century 21 North Western 

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Sam Almaliki

 Senior Manager

Cricket Australia

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Vishal Gupta

Managing director

Sumo Global Australia