World Brand Affairs announces Transformational Indian Leaders in 2023

These names are changing the nation via social movements, breakthrough companies, and government policy


New Delhi : While we’re unaware, our leaders inspire and drive positive change every day. Many people are contributing to business, politics, social activity, education, and more at a period of continual change. Transformational Indian Leaders to Watch in 2023 list, curated by World Brand Affairs are one of them. All of the above data are dedicated to improving India for everyone. They’re game-changers in their areas. These names are changing the nation via social movements, breakthrough companies, and government policy. We’re certain they’ll continue to shape India’s future.

Paytm Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Paytm, India’s most popular online payment system, was founded by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, an Indian business tycoon. Sharma, an Indian native from Aligarh, began his entrepreneurial career at age 19 and went on to create a multi-billion dollar corporation that revolutionised internet commerce in India. In January 2022, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group, with ICANN’s backing, nominated him as the UA Ambassador in India.

Navi Group Chairman Sachin Bansal

The Indian entrepreneur Sachin Bansal is well recognised for his role in establishing Flipkart, the biggest online marketplace in India. Bansal, who was born in Chandigarh, India, cofounded Flipkart in 2007 with his buddy Binny Bansal. They developed the firm into a multibillion dollar enterprise, which they sold to Walmart in 2018. He established the financial services firm Navi Group in 2018 and serves as its Chairman.

Author and Infosys Foundation Chairwoman Sudha Murty

Indian writer, activist, and philanthropist Sudha Murty. Murty, who was born in the Indian state of Karnataka, is the current head of the Infosys Foundation. In addition to her academic pursuits, she is active in a number of social issues, such as those that aim to better society at large. The Government of India has recognised her tireless dedication to helping the poor by awarding her the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.

Falguni Nayar, Nykaa’s Founder and CEO

Falguni Nayar is an Indian entrepreneur who established Nykaa, India’s most popular online destination for beauty and wellness products. Nayar, a native Mumbaikar who founded Nykaa in 2012, is responsible for the company’s meteoric rise to prominence. Fortune India named her one of the most influential women in business for her work in the cosmetics and e-commerce sectors.

Yasmin Jal Mistry, Entrepreneur & Social Activist

Yasmin Jal Mistry is a renowned entrepreneur and social activist who has made an indelible mark in both business and community service. She is the MD of Durand Forms (India) Pvt. Ltd., YM Securities, and Mistry Logistics. She is also the founder and trustee of ZTFI, an NGO that provides relief to underprivileged members of the Parsi/Irani Zoroastrian community. Her journey is a testament to exceptional crisis management and the power of determination.

Rajesh Reddy, Founder of SR Agro Farms & Proteins Pvt.

S Rajesh Reddy is a successful entrepreneur and business personality with over two decades of experience in the poultry farming industry. With his passion for high-quality, locally sourced poultry products, he founded SR Agro Farms & Proteins Pvt. His dedication to sustainability and ethical farming practices has made the company a leading producer of antibiotic-free poultry products.

Dr. Basant Goel, Owner & Chief of Goel Medicos

Dr. Basant Goel is the Chief of Goel Medicos & Director of ANT, Sparshmart, Elastage Pharmaceuticals Private Limited. Also Known as “King of Medicines” he made a name for himself not just in India but abroad. Goel Medicos is serving mostly government & private institutions in Delhi & NCR. He is the Chairman of Mission Sarvarth Seva Foundation (Regd) Delhi, General Secretary of RDCA, North East Delhi, Jyoti Nagar Vyapar Sangh (Regd.) & part of more than 100 NGO & Gaushalayas.

Sudarshan Sabat, Mind Trainer

Mr Sudarshan Sabat is a renowned mind trainer who has inspired lakhs of people with his mind power techniques. Mr Sabat offers a wide range of programs, including life coaching, business coaching and professional growth training. He has received over 50 national and international awards for his work as a mind trainer. He has published 13 books and written multiple articles in training magazines across the globe.

Tushar Nihalani, Actor and Filmmaker

Tushar Nihalani is a versatile artist who began his career as a model and has since branched out into acting and filmmaking. Tushar has recently been selected by Digital Prapanch and Sajiv Chalchitra Nirmiti to star in their upcoming web series “Bel Patra,” a poignant tale about self-discovery and confronting one’s past.

Rashmi Bajaj, Interior Designer & Founder of Green Apple De

Rashmi Bajaj is an expert interior designer based in Kolkata, India. With over 15 years of experience in the field, she is the founder of Green Apple De, an interior designing firm that has completed more than 100 projects in and around India. Rashmi’s creative vision and dedication have made her a sought-after designer in the region.

Ayush Gupta, CEO of Bafel Academy Pvt Ltd

Ayush Gupta, the astute CEO of BAFEL, is renowned for his bold, intelligent, and reliable leadership. With unwavering commitment, he drives BAFEL to deliver tailored language and soft skills training for all. Right from kids to corporates, he is empowering individuals and championing healthcare professionals in securing jobs abroad.

Dr. Siddharth Bhattacharya, HR Leader & Life Coach

Dr. Siddharth is an award-winning life coach and influencer who inspires excellence and empathy. With a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University and global leadership roles in Fortune-500 companies, he is a member of prestigious organizations and utilizes a unique approach to help individuals achieve their goals and overcome obstacles.

Ajit Sigamani, Vice President & Technical Director of MMA India

Apart from being the founder vice president and technical director for MMA India and holding key positions in national Jiu-Jitsu and Sambo federations, Ajit Sigamani has also been successful in establishing himself as a seasoned entrepreneur. With over 15 years of experience, he has created multiple specialist services concerning sports, healthcare, and longevity.

Mahesh Sharma, Entrepreneur

Mahesh Sharma is a successful entrepreneur with extensive experience in various sectors such as Real Estate, Sales, AI-enabled Automation, and Fintech. Mahesh is currently involved in BuddyX, which aims to decentralize the Forex market using Blockchain and Web3.0 technologies. He has been awarded a doctorate degree from Victorian University (USA) and featured in several publications, including Outlook.

Dr. Abdulrazaq Habibkhan Pathan, CMD of Haya Infrastructure

Dr. Abdulrazaq Habibkhan Pathan is a prominent award winning social entrepreneur, and the CMD of Haya Infrastructure, a company that is dedicated to providing affordable housing solutions to people. A pronounced ground-level educator and advocate of women’s and children’s education, Dr. Pathan has constantly worked towards establishing prosperity, peace, and harmony in society.

David White, Chief Marketing Officer of BuddyX

David White is a highly accomplished business professional in the blockchain, forex, and fintech sectors. As the Chief Marketing Officer, David is playing a pivotal role in developing the European and African market for BuddyX – a blockchain start-up that is decentralizing Forex Trading using Blockchain and Web3.0.

Ankit Agrawal, Co-founder & Product Director of

Ankit Agrawal is a Co-Founder and Product Director of, India’s largest career counselling and study abroad counselling tech platform since 2010. Over the years, he has been instrumental in creating a next-generation psychometric career assessment platform that is widely used by over 4,200 counsellors across 27+ countries.

Chintan Vasani, Partner at Wisebiz Developers

As the director of the B D Vasani Group, Chintan has extensive business interests in real estate and finance. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wisebiz, a Real Estate Market Research, Strategic Planning, and Closure Management Company. Chintan is also the Vice President of Brihanmumbai Developers Association YUVA, and the Youth President of Shree Lohana Mahaparishad, a representation of 3.5 million Lohanas’ all around the globe.

Dr. Abhishek Singh, Oncologist

Dr. Abhishek Singh is a renowned oncologist who has dedicated his life to spreading cancer awareness and ensuring that all patients, regardless of their financial status, have access to quality cancer treatment for more than one and a half decades. Many of his advanced stage cancer patients improved with personalized care and treatment.

Tarun Anand, Founder and Chancellor of Universal AI University

Tarun Anand, the Founder and Chancellor of Universal AI University, has made significant strides in the world of education by establishing India’s first AI-focused university and the country’s premier eco-friendly management institution, Universal Business School in Mumbai. Before these accomplishments, Tarun became the youngest Managing Director of Thomson Reuters in South Asia. His international career has taken him to London, New York, Hong Kong, and over 50 countries spanning six continents.

Aman Saluja, Founder and CEO of Digital Impression

Aman Saluja’s leadership and expertise as Founder and CEO of Digital Impressions are invaluable assets to the company. With his extensive experience in digital media and business, Aman is committed to driving growth and delivering exceptional results. His vision and dedication are critical to the success of the company.