The 21st Century Icon Awards are Global, Unique and Distinctive. They Celebrate Success of the Next Generation and are the ultimate platform between successful individuals, their businesses, the Next Generation of inheritors and creators of wealth with entities and individuals most likely to connect and interact with them. The awards have been acclaimed internationally. They symbolise and embody true success and offer an opportunity to celebrate achievements of the Next Generation.
The 21st Century Icon Awards 2018 have included a new Award Category the ‘ELITE Rising Star Award’. ELITE will Award a place on the London Stock Exchange Groups’s Elite Program, for the private business with over $5m of revenue that have shown significant growth over the last two years and genuine innovation in realising their goals. Two winners of this Award will allow these undeniably rising star businesses to join the leading SME growth and fund raising platform in Europe.
The Panel of Judges for the 21st Century Icon Awards met on 6th September 2018 at the London Stock Exchange. Over 400 nominations were received from 20 countries and the Judges had the unenviable task of deciding winners from around 40 finalists.
There are 16 Award Categories and the esteemed judges include: Rt Hon. Baroness Verma of Leicester (Member of the House of Lords), David Sayer (Vice Chairman- Financial Services KPMG), Hugo Van Vredenburch (Chairman of Interactive Investor Former Partner and Managing Director Goldman Sachs), Ibukun Adebayo (Co-Head Emerging Markets International Markets Unit London Stock Exchange), Surinder Arora (Founder and Chairman The Arora Group (Hotelier) and Tom Tyler (Global Head of Sales, ELITE London Stock Exchange Group), Dr. David Landsman OBE (Executive Director of Tata Limited), Denise Lewis OBE (Former British Olympic Champion), Deepak Parekh (Chairman HDFC Ltd), Dr. Amin Jaffer (Senior Curator of Al Thani Collection & Former International Director of Asian Art at Christie’s), William Asprey (Chairman of William & Son).
Tarun Ghulati President & CEO & Preeti Rana Chief creative Officer, Squared Watermelon presented to the Panel of Judges who debated, discussed and finalised the Winners.
Other Key partners are Bentley and Stefano Ricci.
The 21st Century Icon Awards 2018 will be hosted on 21st September at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge, London. Around 300 successful entrepreneurs across many industries, celebrities, politicians, film stars, sports personalities and thought leaders will attend. Nominees/Finalists are expected from 20 countries.
Tarun Ghulati, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer and Preeti Rana, Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Squared Watermelon Ltd said:
“The 21st Century Icon Awards have become the preeminent Awards celebrating success of the Next Generation. We are absolutely delighted to see the very high calibre of the nominees/finalists. It is wonderful to see participation from all all corners of the globe. We remain ardent admirers and believers of the Next Generation of successful individuals who are truly inspirational”