The globe-trotting Director of Motif India, is a woman on a mission to foster better trade & business ties between companies in Israel, India, UAE and GCC, and the USA (I2U2). As a business matchmaker, Eddna seeks to become a bridge between companies in Israel & US seeking to trade with those in India and the Middle-East and of course global markets.
In order to enhance business & trade ties between India and Israel, U.S. and the Middle East, Eddna is targetting emerging technology sectors and breakthrough companies in cleantech, renewable energy, logistics and blockchain supply chains, smart systems, gen-next re-engineering tech and agrotech, in addition to safety & security systems.
Realizing the potential of these businesses to meet the global challenges of climate change, as well as commercial goals, Eddna is pushing for an enhanced need and effort for cooperation and collaboration between Indian start-ups, entrepreneurs and established players, in accordance with Indian programs such as Start Up India and Make in India, together with cutting-edge innovators from Israel and the USA to tap vast opportunities in I2U2 countries and Europe.
As a master communicator, Eddna guides companies in their corporate profiling and positioning, corporate communications and corporate brand-building, through traditional and social-digital media platforms.
Eddna has more than two decades of dynamic experience with the corporate world. Her illustrious body of work represents a perfect blend of corporate excellence and individual brilliance. Leveraging her creativity and business acumen, she has had exemplary successes for a host of Indian and international clients (B2B and B2C) catering to diverse requirements such as advertising, public relations, brand and celebrity management, sponsorship, marketing, media and communication strategy and event management in film, fashion, food and lifestyle, amongst others.
As an accomplished solution provider, she has worked with leading corporate entities in India, in a wide host of domains, such as realty, construction, FMCG, jewellery, automobile, sports and industry associations. With an eye on new vistas of opportunities, she has always given a special focus on emerging companies.
As a master strategist and consultant, Eddna has remained a friend, philosopher and guide to several top management leaders and is often seen rubbing shoulders with the rich and the famous at high profile events or elite venues.
With her 360-degree global perspective, Eddna brings an astute understanding and matches it with out of the box thinking for clients and customers. She has a socially responsible facet and is often seen espousing causes and public affairs initiatives.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Satish Bhanghar is an industry veteran and a technocrat with over four decades of impeccable experience as an entrepreneur and corporate chieftain in India in addition to an eminent international trading consultant for setting up export-imports.Born in Burma (now Myanmar), he migrated to India and graduated from Mumbai University and went on to complete his Master's degree in marketing from Wisconsin University, USA.
Satish started his career by joining his family business of manufacturing electric motors and water pumps and soon diversified the traditional business into exports through aggressive market development in the Middle East. BBC brand pumps and motors (Bhangar Bros & Co Pvt Ltd)became a recognized brand in several markets.
Satish is an authority in consumer products and FMCG business. He diversified into consumer products and started his own enterprise Magna Home Products manufacturing soaps and detergents. He made headlines for his path-breaking deal of acquiring Swastik division of Sarabhai Group, which had the best consumer brands of India namely Detdetergent, Shikakai and Maxfactor. In fact, he created corporate history on 3 June 1989 when he proudly walked into the Ambernath plant of Swastik. He became the talk of the town for effecting an ‘impossible’ turnaround story - taking the company’s turnover from Zero turnover to Rs. 470 million within six months – a feat never achieved by the Company ever in its corporate history. Satish then braved a hostile takeover and many challenges but did not lose hope or his passion. He converted Magna Home Products to Magna Industries and Exports Ltd and worked day and night to complete a public listing of his company on India’s stock exchanges in 1993.
Satish became the first Indian to become a member of PLMAUSA (Private Lable Manufacturers Association USA). Magna Industries became the largest exporter of FMCG products to dollar stores business in the US. Satish has excellent global connects at the highest levels of the following organizations in Germany --- PWC,KFW,Euller Hermes,Thyssenkrupp,DB (Deutsche Bahn), etc.
Satish has established strong relationships within the Indian core infrastructure industry. He was instrumental in arranging the entire financing from KFW For Nagpur Metro PWC for providing the 5D BIM technology for the first time ever. This is the first completely elevated Metro (39 km) projectin India completed in just 18 months; creating a new record for the cost of Rs. 1.8 billion per km (whereas the average cost in India is Rs. 3.5 bn and average time is 6 years). He has excellent connections in PWC, which is the global leader in capital infrastructure, and can cobble up consortiums of companies in India, Israel, Europe or the US for building Metro projects or core/capital infrastructure projects anywhere in the world. He can also arrange funds and finance.
With new geo-political equations and shifts happening globally, Satish is now focusing on emerging opportunities. For example, Alain is going to be the new capital of Abu Dhabi - the most beautiful city built at an estimated budget is USD 75 trillion. He can leverage the involvement of the best Indian companies. He is exploring opportunities in agriculture and allied businesses such as fertilizer, agri-technology, bio-tech, etc. He is also tapping the potential of medical equipment and technology for which Israel could be the best partner.
Bharat Limaye, MBA, MSc., is the Founder and Managing Director of Probity Strategy Consulting.
With over 20 years’ experience in management consulting, Bharat has worked with blue-chip organizations such as IBM and PwC (for ten years each). He has worked extensively in Europe, US and Middle East for a variety of clients in Telecoms, Media, Entertainment, Public Sector, Retail and Banking industries.
More specifically, since 2012 he has worked in Saudi Arabia providing Strategy Advisory services for various ministries such as Ministry of Labor & Social Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, National Water Company, HRDF, TVTC, GOSI, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, National Security Center and also for Saudi Telecom.
Happy Bains is a former Indian and international model, actor, fashion & event director, celebrity manager as well as certified professional consultant, speaker, seminar leader, career and business advancement coach. He is the proud founder of GURU! GLOBAL CONSULTING LTD., a successful licensed Canadian company based in Vancouver, Canada. In 2018, he became the first male Canadian & Indian who was honoured to become a Certified Instructor of Napolean Hill Foundation USA for Science of Success Philosophy. (Napolean Hill was the author of #1 self-help book called "Think and Grow Rich"). Happy Bains is a best selling author of his new self-help book "Pathway to a Positive Mental Attitude". Happy Bains has 20+ years of experience of global career & business coaching/ consulting/ speaking. He was honoured three times to be a judge for Business Graduating students of UBC Sauder College of Business - World Fanous University of Canada.He was honoured to be a Mentor for the University of San Francisco USA and many Indian universities. He was honoured to give the commencement speech/guest speaker for the Canadian Immigration Consultant of Canada's - CDI's graduating student in BC, Canada. He has received several prestigious awards and acknowledgement in TV, Radio, Magazine and Newspaper of Canada, USA, UK, Vietnam, Thailand and India. His global vision and passion are to advise & coach young adults on topics such as personal, career, leadership and business advancement. He has helped his global clients to generate millions of dollars through his coaching and consulting. He is the People's Choice #1 Canada for career, youth and women empowerment coach. As a proudly honoured licentiate of Canadian Immigration Consultant of Canada (CDI) and Certified instructor of the Napoleon Hill Foundation USA, his definite major purpose of life is to "Empower" Young adults, women and passionate people for success by coaching/consulting them to advance their Personal, Career and Business Lifestyle. Also, experienced in global investors tie-ups.
Dr Tausif Malik
Dr. Tausif Malik is an Indian American Social Entrepreneur based out of Chicago, USA & Pune, India. He is the creator of the World's 1st & Largest Bitcoin Mining Training Program in association with the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DICCI). He believes in the Gandhian Philosophy of empowerment of Rural India through sustainable development. The sole objective is to promote and create a talent pool in Future Technologies creating sustainable development through "Reverse Migration”.
He recently launched World's First Halal Angels Network targeting $ 5 Trillion dollars Halal Consumer market and wants to support the Government of India $ 5 Trillion dollars GDP target 2024.
Dr. Tausif Malik was appointed as the first Global Chair of Muslim Democrats Abroad, to establish country chapters, support and educate about Democratic Party of USA to Non-Resident Americans and their right to vote from abroad.
He was elected as a Treasurer to Democratic Party USA's India Chapter (Democrats Abroad India). He is the creator of America's Second Largest Spelling Bee competition Muslim Spelling Bee competition, AIMBSN.com, India’s only ecosystem to connect with the Indian Muslim Entrepreneurs, Businesses, Investors & Startups and MAHAft (Maharashtra - Future Technologies) is the only platform to promote investment in the "State of Maharashtra & INDIA" as THE Ideal Destination for investment in Future Technologies such as Blockchain, Fintech, IoT, Machine Learning & Future Technologies.
He is Managing Editor & Publisher for www.GCCStartup.news - Gulf regions 1st Startup & Entrepreneurship News portal, www.StartupBerita.com -1st Startup & Entrepreneurship News portal for Brunei, Indonesia & Malaysia, Editor for the TheDesiTimes.com Chicago and Managing Publisher for Asianlite.com US editor.
He has been nominated and shortlisted for Ellis Island Medal of Honor, USA; Global Islamic Economy Award promoted by His Highness Sheikh Muhammad Al Makhtoum ruler of Dubai, Prime Minister of U.A.E Dubai Government in association with Thompson Reuters. He has been a panelist for Guardian Newspaper, U.K.
Dr. Tausif Malik was born and raised in Pune studied at Bishops School, Crescent SchooI, Poona College (B.Com & M.Com), Institute of Management Education (IME)(PGDBM), Pune & Argosy University-Chicago, USA Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) thesis Online Purchase and Impact of Word of Mouth (WOM).
He has been visiting & adjunct faculty at Suryadatta Group of Institutions, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, Balaji Management Institutions, Pune. External Review committee member the University of Wisconsin, USA School of Architecture.
His first successful venture was when he created the recruitment advertising branding format for IT companies in the year 1994; which has become an industry standard.
He had established Press Club Oman, this achievement was recognized by Government of Oman and was invited to co-author a book "Doing Business with Oman" co-published by UK Government
He is invited to various startup events as Judge, Mentor at major startup competitions. He has been written and featured in local, national and international media.