After opening its doors to Indian Billionaires in Dubai and Kerala, Indywood Billionaires Club (IBC) now launched at Karanataka by adding several billionaires from the State. The launch ceremony was held at Leela Palace, Bengaluru on 7th September 2019. The launching ceremony brought together over 100 luminaries from across the country. The event was co-hosted by Confident Group Chairman Dr. C.J.Roy.
The event also witnessed the presentation of the prestigious Indywood Business Excellence Awards,
Honoring business icons from the State of Karnataka.
Shishir Baijal (Chairman & MD Knight Frank India Pvt Ltd), bestowed with Excellence award in Infrastructure Sector. Dr K.C Samuel (M.D, Hindustan Academy) was presented with Excellence Award in the Aviation sector. Ibrahim A.K ( M.D Village Hypermarket) and Pradeep G Pai ( MF Sri Krishna Dairy Pvt. Ltd) awarded for excellent performance in the FMCG sector. Santhosh Kumar Mishra (CEO& Founder Skyrim Innovation Pvt Ltd), Manu Nichani ( CEO &Founder -M Nichani group ) - Education, TN Venkatesh ( Producer - Rockline Entertainments), NKP Abdul Azeez ( MD Empire Group) - Infrastructure, Mahindra Mishra (M.D TV 9) - Entertainment, Karan Virwani ( CEO- We Work) - Infrastructure, Uzma Irfan ( Director – Prestige Group) - Real Estate,
Nalapad Ahmed Haris (MLA / MD Nalapad Group) - Politics, Sunil Roshan ( CEO – Manikya Spirit and Breweries Pvt Ltd) - FMCG, D A Thejeswari ( Director - Mysore Fruit Product Pvt Ltd) - FMCG, Syed Faisal Rizvi ( Chairman & MD – United Sustainable developments Pvt Ltd) - Real Estate , K Manju ( Film Producer- K Manju Cinemas) - Entertainment, Rijish AV ( Co-Founder Transworld International ) - Logistics, ,S. N Venkata Lakshmi Narasimha Raju (Chairman – The Oxford Educational Institutions ) - Education, V C Prakash, Vishnu Pillai, Pavitra Halkatti (Fashion Designer), Caption. K.N.G Nair (M.D Thumbi Aviation ) - Aviation, Feroz Sattar Sait (M.D Safina Plaza) - Infrastructure, Manohar K.G (Director- Gold Jaguars Lifts ) - Elevator Dealers, N. Nanjundaiah ( Chairman- Kanva Group of Companies) - Service Provider, Ramesh Shivanna ( Chairman - Pride Group ) - Infrastructure, Hema Malini (MD - Champions Group ) - Hospitality , Indumathi ( Vijayalakshmi Silks) - Textile, Anita Kartiri were also awarded in various categories.
The Indywood Billionaires Club is a first of its kind elite network comprising India’s wealthiest individuals who fall into this category. They will be exposed to investment opportunities that can help in the nation’s rebuilding process. The consortium aims to achieve the collective dream of strengthening the Indian Rupee and making it equal to One Dollar.
The global Indian Billionaire Community was formally launched during Project Indywood at the prestigious 2nd Indywood Film Carnival which was held from Sep 24-27, 2016, at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.
Indywood Billionaires Club has continued to grow in stature adding several Indian billionaires and visionaries to its fold, while bringing systematic changes in India’s cinema economy. The club recently opened doors to Indywood Billionaires from the South Indian state of Kerala and UAE, inaugurating its illustrious chapters in Kochi and Dubai on September 19 and October 4th, 2018 respectively. As part of the 4th Indywood Film Carnival, IBC also played host to the prestigious Indywood Pravasi Ratna, Indywood Vanitha Ratna and Indywood Yuva Ratna awards which were conducted on Dec 2, 3 and 4, 2018 at HiTEX Exhibition Center respectively.