Sabeen Ali, founder and CEO of AngelHack, Subha Barry, vice president and general manager of Working Mother Media, Kaushal Dugar, founder of Teabox, Fiza Farhan, CEO of the Buksh Foundation, Don Mohanlal, executive director of the National 4-H Council, M.R. (Madhavan) Rangaswami, co-founder of the Sand Hill Group, Punit Renjen, CEO of Deloitte Global, and Paul Shrivastava, Executive Director of Future Earth are the six Indian Americans are among eight South Asians joining former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Walmart founder Sam Walton on the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business’s inaugural list of “100 Influential Leaders.”
“Throughout the past 100 years, business graduates can be found across all facets and levels of commerce — in large corporations, small business, the nonprofit industry, the public sector and government alike — pioneering change, fostering global exchange, and improving quality of life,” noted the AACSB, in its announcement of the list Sept. 22.
“The story of how alumni have positively influenced society through their actions and ideas is one that should be told,” stated the Tampa, Florida-based organization, which will celebrate its centennial next year. “If told, the success stories of all business school graduates would fill immeasurable volumes.”
“The Influential Leaders Challenge recognizes business schools for their work in developing exceptional leaders and industry innovators, and the 100 individuals announced today represent a global medley of alumni, with diversity across industry, background, position, culture, gender and age,” said AACSB president Thomas Robinson in a press statement.
“We congratulate our inaugural group, and thank their nominating schools for providing both a solid business foundation, as well as the encouragement for all alumni to engender dramatic community or social change,” he said. AACSB-accredited colleges were allowed to submit their nominations for the list from April to June 2015.