Seven British Indians among 100 most influential Britons’ list


Seven British Indians have secured a spot in top 10 of the ‘GG2 Power 101 list’.

The GG2 Leadership Awards recognise and reward high achievers within ethnic minorities and celebrate the very best of multicultural Britain.

The awards were presented at the 17th annual GG2 Leadership Awards dinner on Wednesday in London, The Guardian reported on Wednesday

Pakistan-origin business secretary, Sajid Javid, has topped the list of 101 prominent people with Indian-origin Hinduja brothers — S.P and G.P.Hinduja of the global conglomerate Hinduja Group — have jointly secured the second spot.

Indian-origin employment minister, Priti Patel, becomes the highest-ranking woman, taking the third place slot.

Britain-based Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal and wife Usha have jointly secured the fourth spot. Mittal is the chairman and chief of ArcelorMittal — the world’s largest steelmaking company.

Fifth in the list is Ameet Gill. He writes British Prime Minister David Cameron’s speeches and is one of the permier’s most trusted advisors.

Indian businessman Rakesh Kapoor finds seventh spot in the list. He is Chief Executive of Reckitt Benckiser — a Britain-based multinational consumer goods company, a major producer of health, hygiene and home products.

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel winner for chemistry has been placed on eighth spot. He is an India-born American and British structural biologist.

Anish Kapoor, an India-born Briton sculptor secures ninth spot. He is famous for his “Cloud Gate” sculpture in the US.

The list also includes youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She is a Pakistani activist for female education and placed at tenth spot.

The second youngest catwalk model, Neelam Gill and sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar also featured in the list.