Madhur Kakkar, angel investor of Quantl AI, honoured with the 'Icons of the UAE’

Dubai:— Madhur Kakkar, a prominent figure in the financial industry, has been recognised for his outstanding contributions with the prestigious ‘Icons of the UAE’ award. The accolade was presented to him by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, a prominent Indian politician and diplomat, at a distinguished ceremony organised by NKN Media and India Today Group.With an illustrious career spanning over 18 years in the financial sector, Madhur’s journey began in 2006 when the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) recently opened its doors for business. He embarked on a path focused on foreign currency-based complex structures, demonstrating an early aptitude for computational mathematics and risk assessment.At the young age of 23, Kakkar immersed himself in intensive training programs, which fortified his understanding of computational mathematics and equipped him to factor in risk when formulating strategies to generate returns for clients. This experience ignited a perpetual thirst for in-depth product knowledge, allowing him to deconstruct complexities, assess risks, and guide clients with unparalleled expertise.In his last role as the Executive Director at Century Financial, Madhur was pivotal in positioning Century’s platform as a preferred choice for High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs) and family offices. Leveraging his profound understanding of risk, he devised innovative hedging strategies that garnered widespread acclaim and expanded the platform's client base exponentially.Reflecting on his recent accolade, Madhur said: "This recognition is profoundly humbling. It is a source of great joy to be acknowledged for the journey, especially at this particular stage in time when I can feel the wind under my wings as I am looking to soar to newer heights. The sky truly is the limit. I always say if you are going to carry a burden, carry the burden of your dreams.”At the end of his speech, Madhur unveiled Quantl AI, a revolutionary systematic trading platform designed for trading digital assets. He emphasised his objective of identifying automated solutions for trading in the financial markets and highlighted the forward-looking approach at the core of Quantl's offerings.Regarding Quantl, Madhur stated: "Having a forward-looking approach is essential. We intend to provide a solution that encompasses a clean machine-learning model capable of processing terabytes of data within fractions of seconds. This data is meticulously cleansed for all market events, allowing users to test strategies before committing to real capital. Moreover, our library of models can be tailored to individual preferences, incorporating parameters that define personal risk and return expectations. Once deployed, these algorithms seamlessly execute strategies from start to finish, providing clients unmatched efficiency.”Madhur Kakkar was honoured alongside a distinguished group of recipients of the ‘Icons of the UAE’ award. Among them were Paras Shahdadpuri, Chairman of Nikai Group of Companies; Rizwan Sajan, Chairman and Founder of Danube Group; Dr. Dhananjay Datar, Chairman and Managing Director of Adil Trading Company; Naresh Kumar Bhawnani, Group Founder and chairman of Westzone; Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder and President of Thumbay Group; Prashant Goenka, Director of Emami; Dr. KP Hussain, Chairman and Managing Director of Fathima Healthcare Group; and Yogesh Mehta, CEO of Petrochem Middle East. These esteemed individuals were recognised for their exceptional contributions and achievements, standing alongside Madhur Kakkar as icons in the UAE.

NKN Media, India Today Group honour Indian entrepreneurs in UAE

‘Icons of the UAE,’ an exclusive award ceremony hosted by NKN Media and India Today Group, brought together 16 outstanding Indian entrepreneurs based in the UAE to recognise their impact on the UAE’s business landscape and community. The ceremony occurred at Taj Exotica, the Palm, Dubai, on September 27, with Dr. Shashi Tharoor as the esteemed guest of honour.Dr. Shashi Tharoor, a prominent Indian politician, diplomat, and acclaimed author, expressed with heartfelt appreciation, "Though NRI traditionally signifies 'Non-Resident Indian,' in my view, they equally embody the essence of being the 'National Reserve of India. Their remarkable journeys inspire everyone, especially Indians worldwide, reflecting their enduring impact and unwavering passion.”The event also featured India Today’s leading anchors, including Rajdeep Sardesai, Sweta Singh, Anjana Om Kashyap, and Nabila Jamal, who brought their insightful perspectives and engaging presence to the occasion.The brilliant list of awardees included Paras Shahdadpuri, Chairman of Nikai Group of Companies; Rizwan Sajan, Chairman and Founder of Danube Group; Dr.Dhananjay Datar, Chairman and Managing Director of Adil Trading Company; Naresh Kumar Bhawnani, Group Founder & Chairman of Westzone; Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder and President of Thumbay Group; Prashant Goenka, Director of Emami; Dr. KP Hussain, Chairman and Managing Director of Fathima Healthcare Group and Yogesh Mehta, CEO of Petrochem Middle East.The award ceremony continued with honouring Praveen Sharma, Founder and CEO of Meteora Developers; Abdulla Ajmal, CEO of Ajmal Group; Ankur Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of Bricks N Woods; Madhur Kakkar, Executive Director of Century Financial and Partner at Quantl AI; Nasir Syed, Founder and Chairman of CHS Group; Jamsheer Poozhithara, Director of Scribe Management Consultancy and Managing Partner at Global Chartered Accountants; Harsh Patel, Founder and Global CEO of Water and Shark; and Ravinder Soni, Founder and CEO of BlueChip Group of Companies.Dr. Bu Abdullah, Chairman of Bu Abdullah Group, received a special award for 'The Rising Emirati businessman of the Year'.In addition to the celebrations, Abdul Majid Khan, CEO of NKN Media, remarked, "Thanks to the immense success of the premiere season, NKN media and India Today Group are launching season 2 that will proudly feature the journeys of 20 visionary leaders, recognising their impact on UAE’s business landscape and community.”Viewers can experience the remarkable narratives of these iconic figures through 30-minute episodes airing on India Today and Aaj Tak, starting this October.

NKN Media to honour Indian entrepreneurs in UAE with 'Icons of the UAE' Awards

NKN Media is hosting an award ceremony to celebrate the success stories of Indian business leaders in the UAE. The ceremony will take placei n Dubai on the 27th of September. India’s leading media house India Today Group is a media partner for this prestigious event.Boasting 16 icons from different industries, the event will be graced by the presence of Honourable Dr Shashi Tharoor, a prominent Indian politician, diplomat, and acclaimed author. He is a luminary known for contributing to human rights, education, and environmental advocacy.Abdul Majid Khan, CEO of NKN Media, expressed his enthusiasm about the event, stating, "The Icons of the UAE Awards is a testament to these entrepreneurs' unyielding spirit and resilience. Their fervour for business and success has created a lasting impact on the community, showing everyone that the sky is the limit. Additionally, we are proud to announce a special award for the rising Emirati Businessman of the Year, which recognises the exceptional contributions of a local entrepreneur."The ceremony will be broadcast on India’s leading news channels namely Aaj Tak and India Today TV. Aiming to celebrate visionary leaders and recognise their remarkable impact on UAE's business landscape and community, viewers can also watch engaging 30-minute episodes highlighting the Icons' inspiring journeys and accomplishments.Renowned actors and influencers, including Vivek Oberoi and Salman Yusuff Khan have shared exclusive video messages with their dedicated fan base, eagerly anticipating their presence at the ceremony. Furthermore, India's leading news anchors from Aaj Tak and India Today TV including Anjana Om Kashyap, Rajdeep Sardesai, Sweta Singh and Nabila Jamal shall make the event memorable.

UAE's startup funding show 'The Falcons' accepting applications from June 1st

Dubai:  Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs! 'The Falcons' launch event was held on 1st June at The Hilton, Al Habtoor City, Dubai. 'The Falcons,' UAE's highly anticipated startup funding show, is now open for applications. From 1st June onward, startups can seize the opportunity to secure on-the-spot investments and propel their business to new heights on this promising platform.Prashant Agarwal, Founder and CEO of HPPL, expressed his excitement about the show's launch and the opportunities it presents to UAE startups. "We are thrilled to bring this show to the forefront, offering startups a platform to gain visibility and branding opportunities. 'The Falcons' aims to foster a vibrant ecosystem for startups, and we look forward to supporting and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs," he said.'The Falcons' will comprise eight to ten exciting episodes, showcasing a new group of startups competing for investments in each episode. Selected startups will have the unique opportunity to pitch their innovative business ideas directly to a distinguished panel of investors known as ‘The Falcons’. This direct interaction will provide invaluable feedback and potential on-the-spot investment decisions, propelling their ventures to new heights.Hosted by the dynamic Rannvijay Singha, an Indian actor, television personality, and VJ known for his contributions as a host, 'The Falcons' promises an engaging and insightful experience for both participants and viewers.Anjana Om Kashyap, an acclaimed Indian news anchor and Senior Executive Editor at Aaj Tak, was the launch event host on 1st June in Dubai. With her vast experience in journalism and her previous work with channels like Doordarshan, Zee News, and News 24, Anjana added her charisma and expertise to the mix."With 'The Falcons,' our primary objective is to create a win-win situation for both startups and investors,” said Abdul Majid Khan, CEO & Managing Director of NKN Media.Startups seeking this exceptional investment opportunity are invited to submit their applications to 'The Falcons' starting from 1st June. Startups interested in applying for 'The Falcons' can begin the application process by clicking the 'Apply Now' button on the show's official website. The registration page will prompt applicants to provide basic information about themselves and their business. Additionally, startups will be required to submit a pitch deck or video showcasing their business idea and explaining why it holds the potential for success. The Falcons team will carefully review all submissions and select the most promising startups to participate in the show.

India Today Group channels now available in UAE

Dubai:  India Today Group, India’s most prestigious news network will now be available for viewers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) region. Exclusive feeds of India Today and Aaj Tak channels are now available on the Etisalat (#AAJ TAK – 560, #India Today - 554) and DU platforms (#AAJ TAK – 84, #India Today - 76). NKN Media FZC has been appointed as the exclusive sales partner to market the two flagship news channels of the India Today Group that continue to dominate the country's television market for nearly three decades. NKN Media FZC, UAE’s top Sales and marketing brand will whet the appetite of advertisers and brands seeking opportunity to target the Indian Diaspora across the UAE. Speaking about the Partnership, Dinesh Bhatia, Group CEO, India Today Group said “The UAE region has a large diaspora of viewers with high interest in Indian news content. This offers a huge opportunity for India's prestigious news network to bring timely and accurate news directly to these viewers. Besides, NKN will further bring us closer to advertisers and trade partners wanting to leverage the presence and following of India's leading news brand." Abdul Majid Khan, CEO & Managing Director, NKN Media says: “I am delighted to join hands with India Today Group which is most prestigious and one of the largest media group of India, to lead their brand presence in the UAE. I believe this will add immense value to our portfolio of channels and propositions for the region. The addition is evident to our strategic vision and objective of leading by enhancing our services to the growing market needs and demands and directing communications towards the specific Indian diaspora”.

India TV expands global reach with UAE launch in collaboration with NKN Media

Dubai: India TV, a leading Hindi news channel based in India, has announced its launch in the UAE on April 29th in collaboration with NKN Media, which has been appointed India TV's exclusive ad sales and distribution partner for the UAE region.The launch event witnessed Bollywood megastar Salman Khan and Rajat Sharma, the chairman and editor-in-chief of India TV, come together in Dubai to shoot an episode of the longest-running show in India, 'Aap ki Adalat'. During the shoot at Hilton, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, Salman entertained the crowd with his witty responses to Rajat Sharma’s questions. At the end of the shoot, Rajat Sharma surprised the audience with the announcement that India TV will now be available in the UAE, starting with the airing of Salman Khan's episode.This move is a significant milestone towards India TV's goal to inform and empower global Indians with accurate, in-depth, and fact-based journalism without bias or sensationalism. Ritu Dhawan, Managing Director of India TV, emphasised the channel's goal to inform and empower global Indians with accurate and fact-based journalism, establishing India TV as the most trusted and reliable news source. The expansion of India TV's reach to the UAE marks a significant milestone towards achieving this objective. The channel aims to cater to the needs of the Indian diaspora residing in the UAE and provide them with comprehensive news coverage of India and the rest of the world.

NKN Media announces Exclusive Ad Sales Partnership with NDTV for UAE

NDTV, India's leading English news channel has most recently joined hands with NKN Media FZC as an Exclusive A sales partner in the UAE region. This partnership offers advertisers & brands in the region an opportunity to partner with one of the most viewed news channels for the astute South Asian Diaspora in the region.The channel is available on Etisalat Ch No.551 and Du Ch No. 86, both the local networks in UAE.Since its inception NDTV has been leading the viewership charts in performance and TRPs in UAE’s Indian TV market segment. This strategic partnership is a significant step in that direction, as the channel is striving to strengthen its footprint further. This again affirms the channels dedication towards the advertisers and brands using this as a unique Ad Innovation Platform, additionally creating local content for the South Asian Diaspora in the region.??Abdul Majid Khan, Chief Executive Officer - NKN Media said,” We are optimistic that this partnership is going to yield the desired outcome commercially for both entities. The partnerships that we have engaged with in the past has led to a phenomenal growth for NKN Media over the last few years. We are confident that our expertise in this media arena as well as our experience will benefit this partnership hugely making it a profitable venture.Also, the brand awareness of NDTV will be a big plus, making this partnership an exciting journey ahead”, he further added.Pankaj Chandra, Senior Vice President – NDTV is very confident that this partnership will be fruitful, enhancing the channels presence in UAE and neighbouring GCC markets.