Ravneet Pawha becomes Business Leader of the Year

first_imgRavneet Pawha has been honoured as the for Business Leader of Professional of the Year by the India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) on October 12.The Australian government gave away the prestigious award in presence of Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Marise Payne, Indian High Commissioner in Australia, Dr Ajay Gondane, and other Indian business and community leaders.On receiving the award Pawha commented, “This award recognises Deakin’s efforts in India towards education for jobs of the future and initiatives for the communities we serve.”It is indeed an honour to be felicitated on such a big platform. The award belongs to the highly-committed Deakin India team in New Delhi. We endeavour to continue our mission with passion, persistence and people to people connect,” she added.This has strengthened ties between India and Australia with this innovative strategic partnerships, uniting Australian higher education with Indian popular culture.A look at her work She headed the key strategic project — the Deakin India Research Initiative (DIRI), which aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry.Through DIRI, Deakin has established more than 100 projects involving 100+ PhD students and more than 50 industry, academic, and government partners in India.This includes the $15-million TERI-Deakin Nano-Biotechnology research facility in India, often cited as a standout example of India-Australia collaboration.Ravneet Pawha’s achievements:Ms Pawha has been a contributor to the Victorian Government’s India strategy and the recently published Australia-India Economic Strategy, featuring Deakin as a profile institution.She represents Australian higher education at various forums and is a member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Confederation of Indian Industry Sports Council.Under her leadership, the Australia India Business Council awarded the Deakin South Asia office for ‘Outstanding Contribution by an Australian Business in India in 2017.advertisementShe also brought Deakin into the limelight, winning several awards from the federal and state governments of Australia. The institution received the 2017 Australian Export Award for Education and Training.She did her master’s from Panjab University and has been working for Deakin University for over 17 years now.Also read: 8 major awards given by the Government of IndiaInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img

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