Indian-origin entrepreneurs rank high on the 'Made it by 40' list

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Lobdon, Apr 25 (UNI) A number of Indian-origin entrepreneurs have made it to the Daily Telegraph's list of those successful below the age of 40, with Baljinder Kaur Boparan ranking ninth with her firm 130 million pound Boparan Holdings.

The 'Made It By 40' list also features entrepreneurs who have wealth from 56 million pounds to 106 million pounds, like Mehan and Raj Sehgal of the fashion company Visage Holdings; Sanjay Vadera of the Fragrance Shop retail chain; Mayank Patel, who owns Currency Direct, a foreign exchange specialist; and, Sanjay Kumar of the textiles company Rajan Group.

Arif and Munaf Patel, whose Faisaltex group of companies supplies socks, underwear and other children's clothing to discount stores; Sandeep Chadha, whose Supreme Imports Group is one of the largest sellers of batteries in Britain; and, Raj Chatha, heads of the Halifax-based European Food Brokers, a major wine and beer company also feature in the list.

In other lists, 10 of them according to sectors, like food and retail and technology, the Daily Telegraph has spotlighted the 1,000 most powerful in British business.

These top-ranked British-based business people have been drawn from a range of industries.

The Daily Telegraph said, ''we've divided British business into ten broad sectors. We are running a top 100 list in each sector, highlighting the achievements, colourful backgrounds and in some cases the unusual personal interests of the highest-placed executives.'' This is not a rich list, nor one confined to British nationals, though in the majority of cases, those on it spend most of their time in the UK, it added.

This list of most powerful British Business people also includes Indian-origin corporate heads. In the technology and communication list, Arun Sarin of Vodafone tops. Another India-born Mukesh Arora, figures high up at ninth position. He has been exceptionally successful as President of Google Europe, West Asia and Africa.

Lord Karan Bilimoria, of Cobra beer, who has forayed deep into the Indian beer market appears at 74th in the lsit of food and retail sector.

Notably most of the young entrepreneurs have almost identical beginnings, starting almost from the scratch and then going on to make their mark in the chosen business fields.

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