London-Based GP Hinduja Is UK's 2nd Most Influential Asian

22/10/2015 12:38 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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CEO and chairman of Renault-Nissan, Carlos Ghosn (R) and co-chairman of Hinduja Group, G.P. Hinduja share a point during the launch of Hinduja Group's flagship brand, Ashok Leyland's multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) 'STILE', in Chennai on July 16, 2013. 'STILE' was developed as part of the joint venture between Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Company. Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Company had inked a Master Co-operation Agreement (MCA) in October 2007 for vehicle manufacturing, powertrain manufacturing and technology development. Under the MCA, one of the joint ventures is to manufacture Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs), in which Ashok Leyland has an equity stake of 51 per cent and Nissan 49 per cent. Stile is the second product offering from this joint venture. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON -- London-based NRI businessmen G P Hinduja and his brother S P Hinduja have been judged the second-most influential Asians in Britain, next only to UK's business secretary Sajid Javid, in a list of 101 prominent people including Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

Javid, who retains the top slot he won last year, is described as a "determined young man" who has enjoyed a "meteoric rise" since joining politics in 2010, according to the GG2 Power 101 list.

Priti Patel, Britain's Indian-origin Minister of State for Employment, emerged as the third most influential Asian followed by steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.

The list was released at the GG2 Leadership awards dinner last night in London.

Malala, placed at No 10, is the youngest entry on the list, aged just 18. The Pakistan-born schoolgirl, who was shot by Taliban militants for defending her right to education, is one of 23 women on the list.

Others in the top 10 are Ameet Gill, British Prime Minister David Cameron's director of strategy; Labour's London mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan; Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel winner for chemistry and Artist Anish Kapoor.

The GG2 Power 101, compiled and published by The Asian Media and Marketing Group (AMG),

At the ceremony, Rakeshs Kapoor, CEO of Reckitt Benckiser (RB) won the GG2 Hammer Award.

Kapoor took over the helm of one of UK's most successful and profitable company in 2011, spent four years developing its portfolio and turned it into a USD 65 billion company.

Film maker Asif Kapadia, bagged the GG2 Media and Creative Arts Award for his film production company On the Corner.

Gaurav Atreja, Consultant Neonatologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, won the GG2 Pride of Britain Award.

Priti Patel was also declared GG2 Woman of the Year, while Lord Kamlesh Patel emerged as the GG2 Man of the Year.

Other recipients were Polly Harrar, Chief Executive of the Sharan Project, the first online support network for South Asian women in the UK (Spirit in the Community Award); Sandy Rashty, Editor of the Jewish Chronicle (Young Journalist of the Year); Kwai Tsun Staneley Tse, Chairman of SeeWoo Foods Limited (World Food Award).

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