Five Indian Americans win Regional ‘EY Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award

EY recently announced the regional winners of the Entrepreneur of the year award who will now can compete at the national level.

According to EY, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

The business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges.

Among the dozens of Indian-American finalists for the regional prize the winners were Jyoti Bansal, Dr. Subhash Makhija, Shri Thanedar, Raj Malik and Anurag Jain.

Bansal, the founder, executive chairman and chief strategist of San Francisco-based AppDynamics won in the technology category of the California Regional.

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Makhija, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Clark, N.J.-based Global eProduce, was chosen in the New Jersey regional at a June 23 gala event.

Thanedar is the owner, chief executive and chief scientist at Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Avomeen Analytical Services.

Malik is the president and chief executive officer of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas-based BIOWORLD Merchandising. He won in the consumer products category at the Southwest regional June 25 banquet.

Malik’s company is a leading design and distribution company of licensed and private-label apparel and accessories with a focus on pop culture and youth brands. The company went from a one-man operation to now having more than 250 employees.

Jain is the chairman at Access Healthcare, a Dallas, Texas-area company. The company, which is an outsourcer of healthcare information technology and business process related work, was honored in the technology and tech services category.

For winning their respective regional competitions, Bansal, Makhija, Thanedar, Malik and Jain will advance to the EY Entrepreneur of The Year national program.

Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur of The Year Overall National Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum.

The winner of the national program then will have the chance to compete in the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year in Monaco in June 2017.

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