Top 5 couples in Business
A new category for this year, the Top 5 Asian Power Couples in Business have significant sway in their respective fields, in revenue generation, job creation, innovation and supporting entrepreneurship. 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 Business 2018
Presented in alphabetical order by surname
Professor Shafi Ahmed is a surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator, entrepreneur and an evangelist in augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR), who was awarded the accolade of Top Asian Star in UK Tech 2017. His wife Dr Farzana Hussain is a General Practitioner who holds a board director role for the local GP federation and champions quality improvement in General Practice. Radhika Seth Bowen & Michael Bowen are Co-Founders of Sequoia London and Sequoia London Developments catering to the luxury architecture and interior design market which helped them scoop the 2017 Residential Project in the £1.0 – 2.5 million (by value) category at the International Design & Architecture Awards 2017. Radhika is also a Board Member and Co-Chair of TiE Women Entrepreneurs (TWE), the women-focused initiative of TIE London, part of TIE Global, the world’s largest non-profit network for entrepreneurs.
Dr Sanjeev & Sangita Kanoria have had a spectacular year with their healthcare business Advinia purchasing 22 large nursing and residential homes from BUPA, pushing it into the top 15 care providers in the UK. Tej & Tara Lalvani need little introduction having appeared on the Asian Power Couples list for some years. Tej Lalvani is CEO of Vitabiotics, the largest vitamin company in the UK by value sales with a current group turnover of over £300 million a year. He recently joined the panel of investors on the BBC Two show ‘Dragon’s Den’. Tara Lalvani is a dental surgeon and a director at Lucero Estates Ltd, a property investment company, which is jointly owned by Tara and Tej Lalvani.
Dr Rami Ranger CBE and Renu Ranger are also rarely off the Top 5 couples list – Rami is a successful entrepreneur and social and political reformer. He founded Sea Air and Land Forwarding Group and Sun Mark Ltd in 1987 and it is now one of Britain’s fastest growing companies with an annual group turnover in excess of £160 million per annum. Sun Mark is the only company in the UK to win The Queen’s Award for Enterprise a record five times, consecutively. Renu Ranger is the Company Secretary for the Sun Mark Group of companies.