Lava International’s Chairman and Managing Director, Hari Om Rai, has been conferred the coveted ‘Entrepreneur of The Year’ award, in the Manufacturing Industry category, at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 India (APEA). The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards recognize business leaders who have shown outstanding efforts, perseverance and growth in the business in their respective countries.
Hari Om Rai was felicitated by General Vijay Kumar Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and William Ng, President, Enterprise Asia at a special award ceremony in New Delhi.
Graciously acknowledging the award, Hari Om Rai, Chairman & Managing Director, Lava International said, “I am humbled to receive the award on behalf of every person who has been involved in Lava’s growth journey of last nine years. The journey has been extremely rewarding and I see this Award as a reinforcement of our vision to empower people to do more, be more. Recognitions such as these reiterate our commitment make Lava the most respected and world-class global brand, from India.”
Lava International Limited is a leading Mobile Handset Company in India and has expanded its operations to 13 other countries in rest of the world as well. In line with Govt. of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, Lava has taken a lead in support of this important nation-building program and has already set up a design team in India, becoming the first to do so in the country. With this ‘Design in India’ initiative Lava is now the only Mobile handset company that makes truly Make In India phones with complete control on design and manufacturing within India.
The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) is a regional recognition programme organized by Enterprise Asia, the leading association for entrepreneurship in Asia Pacific region. The Awards are presented to a handful of entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific each year, with annual award ceremonies held in over fourteen countries. APEA is now in its ninth year in India and recognizes companies and their leaders for their exemplary business acumen and excellence.