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Mittal, Sarin top UK's powerful biz leaders list

April 30, 2008 14:56 IST

It's not only the rich lists where persons of Indian origin are making it big in the UK -- they have also emerged among the most powerful businessmen of their respective sectors, led by the likes of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and telecom titan Arun Sarin.

While Mittal, recently named UK's richest persons for fourth year in a row, has been identified as the fifth most powerful in the UK manufacturing business, Sarin has beaten all to grab the top slot in the 100 most powerful persons list for country's technology and telecom sector.

These are based on the top 100 business people lists currently being published by the Daily Telegraph newspaper in London. The daily is spotlighting UK's 1,000 most powerful in business and has divided it into ten sectors.

The lists of top 100 for each sector are being published in a span of two weeks. So far, at least 16 persons of Indian origin have made to the various lists published so far, including half a dozen in the healthcare and chemicals sector list, released on Wednesday.

These include Necessity Supplies' co-founders Barat Mehta and Ketan Mehta at 54th and 55th position, Subhanu Saxena, head of Novartis UK, at 65th, Waymade Healthcare's founder Vijay Patel at 72nd, Jumbogate's founder Naresh Shah at 91st and Kartar Lavani, head of Vitabiotics, at 99th position.

In manufacturing business, where Mittal has been ranked fifth, another India-origin businessman Anil Agrawal, founder and Chairman of mining giant Vedanta, has been ranked 48th, while Philippe Varin, CEO of Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus, now part of Indian conglomerate Tata group, is at 22nd.

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