Sushma Berlia Bags 'Exemplary Leader Award'

Top Quote Mrs. Sushma Berlia, President, Apeejay Stya Group & Svrán Group was recently conferred the 'Exemplary Leader Award' for her 'Outstanding Contribution towards Industry & Academia in Asia'at the fourth Asia's Best Employer Brand Awards 2013, held in Singapore. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 15, 2013 - The award ceremony was hosted by the Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress with CMO Asia as Strategic Partner and is endorsed by the Asian Confederation of Businesses.

    Mrs. Sushma Berlia also unveiled the souvenir for the event. Organized for a professional cause, the awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have surpassed several levels of excellence and set an example of being a role model and an exemplary leader. The objective at core is bench-marking talent and HR practices.

    Mrs. Sushma Berlia is a leading woman entrepreneur and industrialist of the country, who has made outstanding contribution to the cause of industry, woman empowerment and education. She is the President of Apeejay Stya and Svrán Group - a leading industrial & business house with diversified interests in India and abroad, and President of Apeejay Education Society which runs 29 Schools and higher education institutions across the country. She is also the Chancellor of the Apeejay Stya University - India's first Liberal Arts & Meta University with a strong focus on research and technology.

    As the President of the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 2005-06, Mrs. Berlia was the first-ever woman to head a multi-state apex chamber in India. She has contributed and played a leading role in formulating policies in the field of educational reform and Industry and her suggestions on issues of access, equity & inclusive education, industry-academia linkages, skill development and implementable solutions for funding of higher education have been well-appreciated by the government and regulatory bodies. She is currently Co-Chair CII National Council for Higher Education, Governing body member FICCI & Chairman of ASSCHAM Economic Council as well.

    Mrs. Berlia plays a leading role in the Indian pharmaceutical industry and has been actively involved in taking up various important issues like drug norms, price regulations etc. She was nominated to represent India at the 'Commission of Biotech Society' by the International Chamber of Commerce. She was also nominated to represent OPPI in the Internet Task Force of the IFPMA (International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association). She has also represented India at

    BOAO: China Annual Conference & other International Platform.
    Mrs. Berlia has many awards to her credit, including Felicitation by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for her Outstanding Contribution to Academia and Industry (2012); the "Outstanding Businesswomen Award 2008" of the PHDCCI, the 'International Lifetime Achievement Award 2009' of the 'International Congress of Women' in Collaboration with the Govt. of India and the UNIC", and a Special Honour by the Punjab Technical University in 2005 for her contributions in the field of Biotechnology, Life Science and Research.

    About Apeejay Stya University:
    The Apeejay Stya University (ASU) is India's 1st Liberal Arts University. It has been established by Apeejay Stya Education Foundation in the state of Haryana. ASU allows its students to choose their fields of study; customize their schedule and alter their programs right up to the later semesters, based on their individual interests. With a flexible credit system, students can choose to take between 12 and 18 credits per semester and have no restriction on taking different and more advanced classes.

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