Maxell Award Winner - 2014
|Excellence in Business Leadership|
|Excellence in Entrepreneurship|
| Parshuram S. Jadhav (Bapusaheb)
Chairman & Managing Director, Saroj Group of Companies
Bapusaheb Jadhav's journey is the quintessential rags-to-riches story. Having begun working early in life, actually as a laborer, he has risen up in life to head a group with an annual turnover rivaling some of our corporate houses. His company – Saroj Iron Industries is a foundry manufacturing iron castings for engine cylinder heads and has global automotive leaders among its customers.
|Ravi Pandit, Chairman & CEO (of KPIT Technologies Ltd., Pune.)
Mr Kishor Patil Co-Founder & CEO (of KPIT Technologies Ltd., Pune.)
Mr Ravi Pandit is CA and Cost & Works Accountants who co-founded their venture KPIT Technologies in Pune, India. Mr Pandit has demonstrated dynamism and financial insights to steer KPIT to global success, while Mr Patil being an innovator with a sharp entrepreneurial instinct has shown astuteness in establishing overseas operations, maneuvering profitable integrations and effecting strategic mergers and acquisitions across 6 continents. Today, the company has operational presence in 16 countries.
|Excellence in Innovation|
B.E. (Chem), MBA Managing Director Valuable Group
Technopreneur Mr Sanjay Gaikwad, founder and MD, Valuable Group of Companies has been a game changer for the entertainment industry. His digital media distribution business UFO Moviez has virtually eliminated the problem of piracy.
| Nirmala Girish Kandalgaonkar
Chairperson, Vivam SWM Pvt. Ltd.
As the founder and chairperson of Vivam SWM, Mrs Nirmala Kandalgaokar has helped India reduce its carbon footprint through effective solutions in solid waste management. Vivam develops vermicomposting and biogas plants for installation in schools, residential complexes, government offices, industries and farms.
|Maxell Social Entrepreneurship|
Founder, Rural Relations
Mr Pradeep Lokhande has more than redefined the role of an entrepreneur. He has established an effective 2-way communication between India's rural society and those who wish to reach it for commercial, academic or development purposes. In the process, he has also brought positive transformation with sustainable measures like Gyan-Key - a free library in village schools.
|Maxell Special Recognition|
|Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (MCED), Aurangabad
MCED is a fountainhead of entrepreneurial talent, the chief engine behind Maharashtra's industrial growth and excellence. Since 1988, it has proven that idea is true capital and has created approx. 1mn. entrepreneurs by empowering them with requisite training, skills and know-how.
|Maxell Life Time Achievement Award|
|Dr. Ashok Joshi
President Ceramantec Inc, US.
Dr Ashok Joshi is a technopreneur, investor, philanthropist and one of our brightest minds in technology. He has over 100 issued US patents to his credit and is currently the President of Ceramantec Inc.US. His body of work includes founding six technology companies in the US, 3 of which he sold and in 3 he continues to be a stakeholder. He is also engaged actively in many charitable, educational and societal development endeavors, both in his home town Utah as well as in India.