Sudhir M. Parikh, M.D., is one of the most honored Indian Americans. Topping the honors is the 2010 Padma Shri conferred by the President of India, Prathibha Patil. With this award, Dr. Parikh has become the only Indian American to receive all three of the most prestigious awards – The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the PravasiBharatiyaSamman and the Padma Shri. In March 2012, recognizing his philanthropic contributions, Dr. Parikh has been nominated as Knight of the Ecumenical Hospitaller Order of St. John Knights of Malta. He is the recipent of the 2006 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, bestowed on non-resident Indians by the Indian government. The U.S. Congress recognized this honor with a mention in the Congressional Record.
Mr. Bharat Bhargava, is the Chairman and CEO of Bankworld Inc.a management consulting firm headquartered in metropolitanWashington, D.C. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Since 1993, Mr. Bhargava has managedand provided advisory servicestostrengthen central banks, banks, entrepreneurship and tradeinnearly 80 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe, former Soviet Union, Middle East, North America and South America. Mr. Bhargavawas dubbed a “thought leader” in international economic developmentby Booz, Allen & Hamilton.
Mr. Suresh Ramachandra is actively involved in business and entrepreneurial activities in the Washington DC metropolitan area. He was the CEO and President of MTECH, Director of Info Soft Systems, Chairman of US Indian American International Chamber of Commerce, and executive board member of American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI). He has demonstrated a successful leadership in running a small business and understands many challenges faced by small business community. Suresh was also on the board of directors for many small businesses and advised them leading to a successful path.