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Business Man
Rattan Chadha, chief executive officer MEXX Multi millionaire Rattan Chadha is the founder and CEO of Mexx modebedrijf. Born into a wealthy family of steel manufacturers in Delhi, India, he seemed destined to be a businessman. He is the example of an international success story. The Indian born businessman came to the Netherlands in 1971 with only thousand guilders.
He began importing clothes from India and the Far East, which he then wear stores and department stores. In 1980 he launched two clothing brands: Mustache for men and Emanuelle for the ladies. The two international brands were known as clear-cut clothing, focusing on lifestyle and young fashion. With Mustache Emanuelle and he had two successful clothing brands in the hands. But Rattan Chadha wanted more. So he plotted the two into one and created a global brand in 1986: Mexx.

Chadha describes Mexx (M Mustache of the E, Emanuelle and the two kisses which the marriage was sealed) and more than clothing. It is a feeling, an attitude to life. Affordable and modern. Stylish, positive, sometimes idiosyncratic. Chadha made Mexx an international brand with outlets in more than fifty countries with women, men and children. With an output of 40 million pieces Mexx is now in the top thirty largest brands in Europe.

In 2001 he sold hundreds of millions of the majority of its shares to the U.S. modebedrijf Liz Claiborne in New York. This sale is now Chadha to the thirty richest people in the Netherlands. His current assets by business magazine Quote estimated at EUR 500 million. In 2004, Chadha top fashion award from the Netherlands, the Grand Seigneur, because he in the last thirty years of nothing and no one a fashion empire of world renowned in business. Vision, courage, inspiration, style and a formidable sense of organization, marketing and public relations were at this base. All these aspects are united in Rattan Chadha, the jury of Grand Seigneur. Besides business, he is also a generous man and he is funding projects to Indian street.


Business Man
Lakshmi Mittal, chief executive officer, Mittal Steel Company Lakshmi N. Mittal is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Mittal Steel Company. Lakshmi Mittal was born in 1950 in Sadulpur, Rajasthan (India). He studied business economics at the St. Xavier's College in Calcutta. He has his business in 1976 and has since been responsible for the strategic direction and development of the company.

Mittal Steel is the only international steel producer in the world, with operations in fourteen countries in four continents. Mittal's leadership has ensured the expansion of the world's fastest growing steel producer. He began his career in the family business of steel production in India, where he more than thirty years experience in the steel business. Over the years he excelled in the development of integrated mini-mills, the use of Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) as a substitute for steelmaking and led the consolidation process in the international steel industry. Other related activities of Mittal Steel are shipping, power generation, distribution and mining.

In December 2004 merged with Mittal Steel Ispat International and LNM Holdings. Then followed the announcement on the acquisition of International Steel Group in the United States, which Mittal Steel the largest steel producer would be As he received in 2004, Fortune Magazine, entitled 'European Businessman of the Year 2004'. There he received all of the 'Steel Maker of the Year' in 1996 by New Steel in the United States and 'Willy Korf Steel Vision Award' in June 1998 from American Metal Market and Paine Weber's World Steel Dynamics, for his outstanding vision, corporate power, leadership and success in the development of the steel industry.

Lakshmi Mittal is an active member of several filantropist and funds. Mittal Steel is making a significant contribution to the local community and welfare activities for employees in countries where the Group is established. Mittal is a member of the Foreign Investment Counsil in Kazakhstan, World Economic Forum's International Business Counsil and the International Iron and Steel Institute. He is a director of Icici Bank

NV and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Management in the United States.


Business Man
Sabeer Bhatia, Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia was born in Chandigarh, India. He has studied at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science. Then he studied at the California Institute of Technology, where he earned his Bachelor degree. Then he took his Masters degree from Stanford University. He worked on portable computers during his time at Apple Computers, after which he moved to Fire Power Systems. In 1995 he started working with colleague Jack Smith the famous Hotmail. Bhatia and Smith had been dissatisfied with the way companies in a lack of privacy with the e-mail systems. They jointly developed a concept that provided simple, free and secure e-mail traffic. When Sabeer Bhatia's name for the business was developing, he experimented with all kinds of names that ended with e-mail. Ultimately, they opted for Hotmail, because the letters HTML is occurring. HTML is the language "used for writing Web pages.

Hotmail on July 4, 1996 (U.S. Independence Day) was launched, which symbolized freedom from ISPs. In December 1997, Hotmail had more than 8.5 million registered in the same month and was sold to Microsoft, which under the MSN umbrella was placed. After more than two years had their e-mail system and method 400 million dollar ad delivered.

Bhatia belongs to a select group of anonymous masters of the Internet Universe, by a click of the fingers to convince the biggest capitalists to invest in an Internet idea. And he belongs to the Indian business elite, a young, motivated entrepreneur, to the world new products, management attitudes and unwavering faith in the power of technology has given. No wonder that thirty percent of the software engineers in the United States from India.

After a moment of silence, he launched his new website A network of computer experts and consultants, mainly from India, would help to solve IT problems. He chose India because he wanted to give something back to his country of origin. Arzoo was not the expected success, but Bhatia does it not work for the money, it was him for joy. Bhatia is not his entire life known as' Mr.. Hotmail. "He works among others on a project in the field of online hotel ratings and a project to a mobile phone can convert into a personal organizer.


Business Man
Arun Sarin, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Arun Sarin is of Indian origin, has an American passport and currently lives in Great Britain. Sarin was born in 1954 in Pachmari, Madhya Pradesh in India. The son of a family from the middle class learned to excel in school for languages and mathematics. He studied at the elite Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, which is equivalent to the MIT in the United States. Sarin did the army, but his mother advised him to enter the arena of business to enter. He took her advice and did what many others do, he went to the United States. After earning his MBA at Berkeley, the University of California, he was a management consultant. At the end of 80 years he started a company that would bring him into contact with Vodafone. That company was called Pacific Telesis, a telecommunications group that in 1993 changed in Airtouch.

Sarin knew Airtouch eventually a target of takeover would be for Vodafone. Vodafone was currently run by the ambitious Christopher Gent, who thanks to the assistance of Sarin many mergers and acquisitions in operation could make. In the meantime, Sarin had an excellent reputation among his colleagues and his technical knowledge, his business strategies and financial skills were legendary. After the departure of Gent, Sarin in 2003 was chief executive officer of Vodafone.

Sarin became CEO when shareholders put pressure on Vodafone, after less successful attempts at takeovers. His tasks are enormous. He is responsible for the successful launch of the third generation of Vodafone, in which music, movies and video games with great quality shown and played. Vodafone now has offices in thirteen countries and more than 140 million subscribers. He wants to invest in the brand of Vodafone, not through massive marketing campaigns, but through better communication with the customer. Vodafone should be known as value for money, good quality and service and innovation.


This article appeared in the Vidyarthi spring 2006. The Hindu Students Forum vereningdsblad of the Netherlands.

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