Monthly Archives: February 2017

Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi


prithvi-raj-singh-oberoi     Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi

Delhi: Prithviraj Singh Oberoi or Biki Oberoi born 1929 is the Executive Chairman of the 7,000 crore East India Hotels the flagship company of India’s The Oberoi Group which runs a chain of luxury hotels, The Trident hotels and Oberoi Hotels & Resorts., the third largest hospitality chain in India.

In 2008, the Government of India awarded Oberoi with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honour in recognition of his exceptional service to the country.Popularly known as Biki in 2002 he took over as the Chairman of Limited with the death of Mohan Singh Oberoi his father and the founding chairman of The Oberoi group and remained  Ltd until 2013.

Oberoi was educated in St. Paul School Darjeeling, India, and later the United Kingdom and Switzerland. He served as a Director of Jet Airways India Limited since March 29, 2004. Oberoi is a graduate in Hotel Management from Lausanne, Switzerland.In 2010 he was recognised as the Corporate Hotelier of the World by Hotels magazine

He has a son, Vikram of  and daughter Natasha, who is married and lives in Australia. At 85 he continues to live at the  Oberoi  Farms farmhouse -cum-office on the outskirts of Delhi.


Shahnaz Husain


shahnaz-husain        Shahnaz Husain

India: Shahnaz Husain is the CEO of Shahnaz Herbals Inc. She is a prominent Indian female entrepreneur who is best known for her herbal cosmetics particularly skin care products. In 2006 she was awarded the Padma Shri a civilian award by the Government of India in 2006 and in 1996 Success Magazine’s World Greatest Woman Entrepreneur award.

Shahnaz Husain is the daughter of the late Justice Nasirullah Beg a former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court. Her grandfather Justice Samiullah Beg was a prominent Muslim politician of the United Provinces who later served as Chief Justice of the Hyderabad High Court. Her uncle, Mirza Hameedullah Beg was a former Chief Justice of India who controversially superseded Justice H.R. Khanna to the post. She was educated at La Martiniere Lucknow.

In a recent interview for Harvard Business School Creating Emerging Markets project, Husain describes the origins growth and development of her business explaining how her innovative approach to beauty made her products a global success.

The Shahnaz Husain Group has over 400 franchise clinics across the world covering over 138 without animal testing.

Wayne Rooney


wayne-rooney     Wayne Rooney

Croxteth, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Wayne Mark Rooney born 24 October 1985 is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team. He has played much of his career as a forward, but he has also been used in various midfield roles. He is the highest goal scorer for Manchester United.

Aged nine, Rooney joined the youth team of Everton, for whom he made his professional debut in 2002 at the age of 16. He spent two seasons at the Merseyside club, before moving to Manchester United for 25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window. Since then, with Rooney in the team, United have won the Premier League five times, the Champions League once the Club World Cup once, the  Community Shield four times the Football League Cup twice and the  Cup once. In September 2013 Rooney scored his 200th goal for Manchester United. He is currently on 250 goals in all competitions which makes him the club’s top goalscorer of all time. His 195 Premier League goals make him the competition’s second top scorer of all time, behind Alan Shearer. Rooney holds the record for most goals for one club in the Premier League, with 180 for Manchester United.

Rooney made his senior international debut in February 2003 aged 17 becoming the youngest player to represent England a record since broken by Theo Walcott and he is England’s youngest ever goalscorer.He played at 2004 and scored four goals briefly becoming the youngest goalscorer in the history of the European Championship. Rooney has since featured at the 2014 World Cups and is widely regarded as his country’s best player.He has won the England Player of the Year award four times in 2015. With 53 goals in 118 international caps, Rooney is England’s all-time record goalscorer and second most-capped player, behind Peter Shilton. Along with David Beckham Rooney is the most  red carded player for England, having been sent off twice.

In Rooney was awarded the Players Player of the Year and the Footballer of the Year. He has won the Premier League Player of the Month award five times, a record only bettered by Steven Gerrard. He came fifth in the vote for the 2011 Ballon d’Or and was named in the World 11 for 2011. Rooney has won the Goal of the Season award by the Match of the Day poll on three occasions, with his bicycle kick against rivals Manchester City winning the Premier League Goal of the 20 Seasons award.

Carl Icahn


carl-icahn   Carl Icahn

Queens, New York City, New York, United States

Carl Celian Icahn born February 16, 1936 is an American business magnate, investor, activist shareholder, and philanthropist. He is the founder and majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York City formerly known as American Real Estate Partners. He is also Chairman of Federal-Mogul, an American developer, manufacturer and supplier of powertrain components and vehicle safety products. In the 1980s Icahn developed a reputation as a corporate raider after profiting from the hostile takeover and asset stripping of the American airline .

Icahn has held substantial or controlling positions in many corporations, including Nabisco,Texaco, Phillips Petroleum, Western Union, Gulf & Western, Viacom, Uniroyal, Dan River, Marshall Field Culligan and Samsonite American Can, Marvel Comics, Revlon, Imclone, Federal-Mogul, Fairmont Hotels, Blockbuster, Kerr-McGee,Time Warner, Netflix, Motorola, and Herbalife.

On December 21, 2016, it was announced that Icahn would serve as Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform under President Donald Trump.