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
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.
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.
Founder and CEO
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.
Head of Strategy
Malini has over 20 years of experience working across several prestigious domestic and international Financial Services organisations. She 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
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
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).
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.
Australian Actor & Co-Chair
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.
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 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 her MBA from Institute of Management and Technology.
IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2021
IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2019
Miss India Australia 2018
Business Development Manager
Chief Operations Officer
Senior Content Producer
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2018
Co-Founder and Director
First Crop Coffee and Maillard Atelier
Chief Executive Officer
Netik Quick Clinic
Dr. Payal Mukherjee
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Sydney
Corporate Communications Manager
Community Housing Ltd
Founder & President
First Impressions Resources
Multicultural Participation and Stakeholder Manager
Australian Football League
IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADOR 2017
CareerSeekers New Australian Internship Program
Global trade and investment strategist
India Australia Exchange Forum (QLD/NT)
Senior Manager - Future of Learning, Human Capital
Fusion Events International
ShoutOut! Youth Mental Health
IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2016
Miss India Australia International 2015
Manager Deals Desk SA/NT region
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Miss Colyton Galaxy Australia 2015-16
The Australian Financial Review
International Cricket Player
Institute of School Wellbeing
Human and Hope Association (HHA)
Australia India Youth Dialogue
Dr Tanveer Ahmed
psychiatrist, local politician and author
IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2015
Head of Group Development
Dun & Bradstreet
IABCA 2014 Young Professional Winner
Advisory Board Member
Adviser, Trade and Investment
Adviser to the Premier of Victoria
South Australian Leaders
Chief of Staff
NSW Treasurer - Dominic Perrottet
Clinical Lead and Associate Dentist
L-FRESH The LION
Rising star in Australian hip hop
AIBC & The Indian Telegraph
Priyanka Pri Pri
Singer, Composer, lyricist, Actor & Model
Semi-finalist on Masterchef Australia 2013
Head of Strategy & Major Projects
Australian Institute of Company Directors
IABCA YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2014
Dr. Eman Sharobeem
Immigrant Women's Health Service
Dr. Maala Lal