Mrs. Vandana Luthra conferred Power Brands Hall of Fame Corporate Icon of the Year

Recognition reinforces VLCC Founder & Mentor’s stature as the leading authority in the Wellness domain

Online PR News – 26-December-2011 – – London 12th December 2011: Mrs. Vandana Luthra, Founder & Mentor of the VLCC Group has been conferred the “Power Brands Hall of Fame Corporate Icon of the Year” award for her entrepreneurship and contribution in the Health & Wellness industry. The award was presented at a gala ceremony held atthe Marriot Grosvenor Hotel in London. The evening also recognized and honored some corporate big wigs like Mr.Subroto Roy, (Sahara Group), Mr.Adi Godrej (Godrej Group), Dr.KiranMajumdar Shaw (Biocon Ltd.), Lord Billomoria (Cobra Beer).The event witnessed the presence of some of India’s biggest business Icons and dignitaries from around the world such as Sir Robert Worcester (reknownedpsephologist), Lord Meghnad Desai, Lord Swraj Paul, Mr. Guy Kawasaki(former chief evangelist of Apple), Canadian Politician& Former MP Dr. Ruby Dhalla, British MP Ms. Priti Patel, Mr. SiddharthMallya, Dr. Raghupati Singhania (Vice Chairman& MD, JK Tyres),Mr. AnirudhDhoot (Director, Videocon Industries), Actor - Director Mr. FarhanAkhtar, Mr. Raman Roy (Chairman & MD, Quattro BPO Solutions), Mr. MehulChoksi (Chairman & MD, Gitanjali Group) among several others.

Mrs. Luthra was also featured last month in the Fortune magazine’s list of the 50 most powerful women in business in India. In fact, it is for the first time that “Fortune” listed India’s 50 most powerful businesswomen, proving that women are increasingly making their mark in every field of business. The rapid emergence of the corporate sector and the spread of higher education among girls have meant that women are more than ever before taking up professional positions in companies.

As the Founder &Mentor of VLCC, Mrs. Vandana Luthra is the guiding force behind the region’s premier health, beauty and wellness brand. VLCC’s presence currently spans 260 locations across 109 cities in nine countries, including the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The Groupemploys nearly 6000 professionals, the majority of whom are doctors, neurologists, psychologists, cosmetologists, beauticians and physiotherapists.

As a part of her philanthropic efforts Mrs. Luthraactively helps the underprivileged and physically challenged by providing them with free scholarships. She is also the Vice Chairperson of Khushii, one of India’s leading NGO, which has projects such as tele-medicine centers, a remedial school with mid-day meals and other support facilities. She is a trustee of the National Children’s Fund, constituted by the Government of India, under the aegis of the Ministry of Women & Children’s Development, and a member of a special task force for empowerment of women. The peer recognition and the laurels she received in recent years include the Enterprise Asia Women Entrepreneur of the year 2010, E&Y Entrepreneur of the year 2009 finalist, Rajiv Gandhi Award 2008, Outstanding Businesswoman award (PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry) in 2007, Amity Woman Achiever Award for promoting Health & Fitness solutions in 2006.

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