The much anticipated Asian Power Couples Hot 100 2018 list was launched online on Thursday 28th December 2017 with Jeff & Rita Chowdhry chosen as the featured couple for the cover. Investment manager Jeff Chowdhry & coaching consultant Rita Chowdhry have, like so many of the other shortlisted nominees, had a spectacular year with Rita recently honoured at the International Coaching Awards 2016 as Small Business Coach of the Year, and she was a finalist for the Most Inspiring Business Woman category at the Best Business Women Awards 2017.
The purpose of the Asian Power Couples Hot 100 2018 list is to showcase and celebrate the dynamism and energy of couples and pay homage to the true advancement and innovations that can come from two successful people working together; combining their efforts to better themselves, their families and often their communities.
A spectacular year for Asian Partnerships
This has been a spectacular year for Asian partnerships – the UK India Year of Culture has spurred on many of Britain’s largest cultural institutions to host an array of flagship events celebrating the arts, culture, language and relationships between the two countries – and Britain saw the rise of the New North South network to bring prominence to the work of leading Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists. The network consists of eleven arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia to enhance intellectual exchange to celebrate shared heritage across continents and develop artistic talent and will include new artistic commissions, exhibitions and performances in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Karachi and Kochi.
Top 5 Asian Power Couples in Arts & Entertainment 2018
The Top 5 Asian Power Couples in Arts & Entertainment for 2018 are: Anita Anand & Simon Singh, Sharnita Athwal & Manga Singh, Soumilya & Sangeeta Datta, Idris Khan & Annie Morris and Anoushka Shankar & Joe Wright.
5th Edition of the UK’s Asian Power Couples Hot 100 list
The fifth edition of the definitive list of the UK’s Asian Power Couples Hot 100 comprises one in five couples who are new to the list – many of the newcomers are younger too, working in sectors previously not featured in this list, like the healthcare, design and the arts. The Top 5 Asian Power Couples to Watch in 2018 are all newcomers and include Mayuri Parmar Amin & Himal Amin, Rajay Naik & Chandni Shah, Neel & Dipti Patani (pictured below), Rishi & Meenal Sachdev and Darshan & Priya Sanghrajka.
Top 5 Asian Power Couples to Watch in 2018
“Bringing in 20% new entrants means that, sadly, we have had to wish farewell to many, not because they are any less of a “power couple” but many have emigrated and this is a list of those primarily resident in the UK. As with any list there are spectacular break-ups too – divorces and business dissolutions – but the spirit of togetherness will always live on, “ said list curator Lopa Patel MBE, Editor of NewAsianPost.com.
Couples aIso have to meet a defined set of entry criteria for selection onto the list, “unlike any Rich List, the Asian Power Couples list is not about how much money you make, but about what you do. So, it is particularly pleasing to see the unsurpassed level of charitable giving by so many of those featured; either directly to individual institutions, via charity fundraisers or dedicated campaigns.The task of selecting the Top 5 Couples in Philanthropy was all the more difficult because nearly all top 100 are involved in fundraising and charitable ventures. It is heartening that just as the UK has been good to so many Asian immigrants, many are now paying back through social, societal and community initiatives for the benefit of Britain.”
Top 5 Asian Power Couples in Philanthropy 2018
The Top 5 Asian Power Couples for Philanthropy in 2018 – who play a significant part in creating and funding charitable organisations, not for profits and NGOs – are Simon and Shalni Arora, Surinder & Sunita Arora, Apurv & Alka Bagri, Zeenat Noon Harnal & Arun Harnal and Thembalath & Sreedevi Ramachandran.
Top 5 Asian Power Couples in Business 2018
This year a new category was introduced to recognise the Top 5 Asian Power Couples in Business who have significant sway in their respective fields, in revenue generation, job creation and supporting entrepreneurship. “Although entry into the list is not about how much money you make, it is important to appreciate the real contribution that Asian Power Couples make to Britain’s economy in terms of innovation, skills development and building global businesses,” added the list curator. The Top 5 Couples in Business 2018 are Professor Shafi Ahmed & Dr Farzana Hussain, Radhika Seth Bowen & Michael Bowen, Dr Sanjeev & Sangita Kanoria, Tej & Tara Lalvani and Dr Rami Ranger CBE & Renu Ranger.
Top 5 Asian Power Couples in Community Affairs 2018
Many of the Asian Power Couples are also involved in community affairs – from running charities, to being magistrates, fundraising, mentoring, trusteeship and civic engagement at a local or national level. The Top 5 Asian Power Couples in Community Affairs 2018 are Anil and Santosh Bhanot, Ravi and Sushma Bhanot, Avnish and Anita Goyal, Ramesh and Pratibha Sachdev and Nilesh Solanki and Heena Shah.
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