Over 30 Indian Americans are among the regional finalists selected for the Ernst and Young's (E&Y) Entrepreneur of The Year awards for 2007.
In the 20 years since they were instituted, Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of The Year awards have honoured entrepreneurial achievement in the US.
Indian American Dipak Jain, dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is a finalist from the Lake Michigan area. Also competing in the Lake Michigan region is Anil Sunkara, chief executive officer of AdvanSoft International, India West, an ethnic magazine reported.
Jaswinder Singh Chaddha, Francisco D'Souza, Roopa Makhija, Hiten Patel, Ranjani Posddar, Imran Shah and Karmit S Sidhu are the seven finalists from the state of New Jersey.
Other notable regional Indian American finalists include Prashanth Boccasam, Shankar Iyer, Rahul Sharma, Bala Sundar, Yatish Mishra, Puneet Nanda, Manu Shah, Raj, Pritam M Advani, Inderpal Guglani, Anurag Mehta, Naseem A Munshi, Asit J Choksi, Satin Mirchandani, Shri Thanedari, Dilip Dubey, Ravinder Sandhu, Ganesh Iyer, Gulam Khan, Sunil Hirani, Adnan Mjalli, Raman Kumar, Rohit H Patel and Raza Bokhari.
The regional finals are scheduled for June 22 in Chicago. The winners will be announced at an awards function to be held in Palm Springs, California, November 17.
The winners are inducted into the Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of The Year Hall of Fame. Ernst and Young is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and one of the biggest auditors. The headquarters of the firm are in New York.