Dr. Shan Nair honored
with 'Bharat Samman' Award
Sunnyvale, Jan 15, 2009
(ANI/Business Wire India)
Dr. Shan Nair, Co-founder of Nair and Co., a leading global integrated
solution provider helping companies expand internationally, recently
received the 2008 'Bharat Samman', an expatriate award that recognizes
the economic and philanthropic achievements of the Indian Diaspora.
The award was presented by Sir Richard Stagg, British High Commissioner
to India and hosted by the N.R.I. Institute during Pravasi Divas
Over 500 Diplomats, industrialists and government dignitaries including
Mauritius High Commissioner to India Choonee Mookhesswur, U.K.'s
Lord Khalid Hameed and Baroness Sandip Verma and Blair Gulland of
U.K.'s Gulland Solicitors joined the five-hour extravaganza held
at the Lalit Hotel's grand ballroom.
"I am humbled that my compatriots see my efforts as an achievement.
Nair and Co. is proud that it has been able to reach such heights.
We NRIs are clearly committed to contributing to India's growth,"
Dr. Nair said.
The awards were part of a three-day celebration during which Dr.
Nair met with Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, and chairman
of India's law commission A.R Lakshmanan and also gave a talk on
India's emergence as a world force. During his speech, Dr. Nair
urged the business community to not forget India's poor.
"No one is mentioning India's poverty anymore. Perhaps some
might not think it's business-like but if India's wealth is built
up to include those 70 per cent of people living in poverty.India's
consumer market would be the best in the world," said Dr. Nair.
Jagmohan Singh, general secretary for the N.R.I. Institute, said,
"Dr. Nair is a path breaking entrepreneur who is among top
50 outstanding Asian Americans in business. His contributions to
the field of science and technology and business remain both unique
and constructive and they place him in the league of some of the
most reputed and successful Indians around the world."
An Oxford-educated scientist, Dr. Nair began his career as a scientist
in the U.K. nuclear industry but retrained as an accountant in the
early 1990s. He founded Nair and Co. in 1994. He currently oversees
the group's overall development, its policies, strategies and goals.
Today, Nair and Co. supports 700+ client operations in over 40
countries, offering a one-stop solution for companies seeking to
make their overseas expansion less risky, stress free and more strategic
in the finance, tax, HR, compliance and legal arenas.
Headquartered in the U.K., Nair and Co. has key offices in India,
China, U.S. and Japan. ith the Bharat Samman award, Dr. Nair joins
an illustrious list of past awardees that include Sam Pitroda, chairman
of India's National Knowledge Commission; Lord Swaraj Paul, British
parliamentarian and founder of Caparo Group; and Baron Karan Bilimoria,
CEO of Cobra Beer.
In addition to Dr. Shan Nair of Nair and Co., here are some this
year's winners; Peter Dillon, CEO of Richberry Group of Companies,
Canada; Prasad Srinivasan, Chairman of the Public Health Foundation
of Connecticut, U.S.; K.S. Kadar Pillai, CEO of AL- Hokook Intl.,
Kuwait; K. Kumar, Committee Chairman of Indian Business Group, Dubai;
Sanjeev Sharma, General Manager of Ecocell Technologies, Dubai;
and Dr. Rami Ranger, Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Oil Ltd,
Dr. Shan Nair of Nair &
Co. Wins the Gullands Excellence Award
LONDON, Sep. 03, 2008
Dr. Shan Nair, Co-founder of Nair & Co., a leading global
integrated solution provider helping companies expand internationally,
will accept the Gullands Excellence Award presented by the NRI Institute
for his contributions in the science and IT sectors at London’s
Radisson SAS Portman Hotel on September 27, 2008 at 7:00 pm.
Hosting its 11th award ceremony, the Gullands Excellence Award
will be presented to fifteen leaders representing a wide variety
of industries and professions from around the globe. The rigorous
judging was conducted by previous award winners, business leaders,
and prominent social personalities.
The 2008 awards ceremony invitees include previous awards winners
Lord Swaraj Paul, British Parliamentarian and founder of Coparo
Group; Baron Karan Bilimoria, CEO, Cobra Beer Ltd; Baroness Sandip
Verma, member of the House of Lords; along with U.K. Members of
Parliament Keith Vaz and Paramjit Dhanda, and Minister of State
for Borders and Immigration Liam Byrne.
Other former Gullands Excellence Awardees include Sam Pitroda,
chairman of India's National Knowledge Commission (NKC); Yousaf
Ali M.A., managing director of the Abu Dhabi-based retail giant
EMKE Group; Sudhakar Shenoy, chairman and CEO of Information Management
Consultants; and Narayan S. Hosmane, a pioneering cancer research
“This award isn’t about my accomplishments but about
the hard work, dedication and emphasis right from the beginning
by the entire Nair & Co. team on using technology to secure
a business advantage. It establishes our credibility as a global
services provider and a serious player in the outsourcing industry
worldwide,” Dr. Nair said. “I think the NRI Institute
is doing a great job recognizing global trendsetters and leaders
and I’m honored to be part of that esteemed group.”
An Oxford-educated scientist, Dr. Nair began his career in the
UK nuclear industry. He worked as an accountant in the early 1990s,
and founded Nair & Co. in 1994 jointly with Vyoma Nair. He currently
oversees the group’s overall development, its policies, strategies
Today, Nair & Co. is a company with 350+ staff supporting over
700 client operations worldwide. With offices in UK, US, India,
China and Japan, Nair & Co. offers a one-stop solution for companies
seeking to make their overseas expansion less risky, stress free
and more strategic in the finance, tax, HR, compliance and legal
“Dr. Shan Nair has been selected for his excellence in science
research and IT Business. The NRI Institute is honored to recognize
Dr. Shan Nair at this year’s award gala,” said Jagmohan
Singh, National General Secretary of the NRI Institute.
The NRI Institute is an influential non-profit organization with
chapters in over 13 countries. Since its inception in 1989, it has
served as a platform to connect Indians and their expatriate counterparts,
and organizes various events and awards to recognize expatriate
The Gullands Excellence Award adds to a growing list of accolades
for Dr. Nair who also received the “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans
in Business” award earlier this year.
Nair & Co.
Nair & Co. provides businesses an integrated solution geared
to making your company’s thrust to expanding business overseas
less risky, stress free and more strategic in the finance, tax,
HR, compliance and legal arenas. Specialized in working with the
unique challenges of US-based technology companies, Nair & Co.
has headquarters in the UK and offices in USA, China, Japan and
India and acts for nearly 700 foreign operations in over 40 countries.
Nair & Co. employs highly qualified international specialists
as your one point of contact client service directors to support
your international registration, tax, accounting, compliance, HR
and payroll needs. Our unrivalled knowledge base, attention to detail
and superior work ethics protect your company’s operations
more effectively and save you time and money in the long run. For
more information, visit our web site at www.nair-co.com.