(Dallas, Texas – April 20, 2015) CEO of Dallas-based home textiles company Nextt, Arun Agarwal, was among 16 successful Indians honored at the second annual “TIMES NOW/ICICI Bank NRI of the Year Awards” at a ceremony in Mumbai on April 14, 2015, attended by top government officials, celebrities and entrepreneurs.
TIMES NOW, India’s No. 1 news channel, and ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, celebrated the success and achievements of Indians across the world with the announcement of the winners in seven different categories – Entrepreneur, Professional, Academics, Art & Culture, Philanthropy, Special Jury Award, and India’s Global Icon Award. The achievers are contestants from four regions – North America, United Kingdom, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Dallas-based home textiles company Nextt is as a key supplier to big retailers such as Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Dillard’s; the $500-million company manufactures home textiles, garments, apparel fabrics and polyester yarns, primarily from India, and sells under popular name brands such as Trina Turk, Kathy Ireland, Jessica McClintock and Raymond Waites.
“I am thrilled to be honored with this group of the most accomplished people in their fields around the world,” said Agarwal. “Due to their perseverance and creativity, non-resident Indians are making their mark in various industries, and we salute platforms such as these which recognize the diligence and accomplishments of those of living away from the mother land.”
Agarwal, who studied at Harvard University before pursuing his dream to become an entrepreneur, has been building and nurturing the Indian home textiles sector in the U.S. for the past 15 years. Under his leadership last year, Nextt unveiled a 17,000 square feet flagship showroom on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. For more information about Nextt, please visit: www.nextt.com.