Food & Drink Award (supported by Sun Mark): Karan Chanana, chairman of the Amira Group
Karan Chanana has grown Amira into a global brand since taking the helm in 2006. Best known for its premium quality basmati rice, Amira’s products are available across five continents and the company has offices in Dubai, Britain, Germany, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the US.
Chanana is widely recognised as visionary and a strategic thinker and is a familiar face on business programmes on BBC World News, CNBC and Bloomberg. In 2012, he took the Amira Group public, floating the company on the New York Stock Exchange.