Each year the World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding Zarathushti entrepreneurs in four different categories. Due to the pandemic the WZCC Global AGM was conducted virtually on zoom. The award winners were announced by the Global President of WZCC Edul Daver. The awardees will be felicitated in person at the WZCC Conclave in London, UK in October 2021.
The WZCC 2020 OUTSTANDING ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Dr. RUSTOM ADI KANGA
Dr. Kanga is founder & CEO of iomniscient Ptv Ltd, which was established in Sydney, Australia in 2001. The Company specializes in “ Building Solutions involving Artificial Intelligence Computer Vision Systems” for industry. It has implemented systems in 60 countries for entities such as Disney, Chicago Transit, 56 Airports, China Fast trains and Sydney’s Driverless trains. They have also developed a system to find lost children which is offered free everywhere in the world.
Rustom has helped the local Zoroastrian community by providing jobs and performing Navjotes, Weddings and Funeral prayers.
WZCC 2020 OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL AWARD
Dr. ZARTHUSTRA JAL AMROLIA
Dr. Amrolia helped set-up an AI based Fin Tech start-up, XTX Markets in the UK. He is currently Co-Chief Executive Officer of XTX Markets which is an Investment Banking Company using AI cutting edge technology. It is #1 in the European equity market, # 3 in FX-Foreign Exchange arena and in the top three players in the Commodity market which culminate in trading US 200 Billion a day, yes per day.
Zar, has always been willing to contribute ideas and donations to the UK Zoroastrian Community and also globally to Zoroastrian and non-Zoroastrian causes.
WZCC 2020 OUTSTANDING YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR/PROFESSIONAL AWARD
Rahul worked for Citi and then at GreenTech Capital Advisors, a Global Investment Bank with Jeff McDermott, former CEO of UBS. Here he acquired an entrepreneurial mind-set. After getting his MBA he launched his own Search Fund backed by a group of investors and closed on a deal to become CEO with an equity stake of Tribal Vision based in Boston, USA. Tribal Vision is a global outsourced Digital Marketing Service firm.
Rahul’s family is intimately involved with ZAGNY. Rahul has also played a leading role as a volunteer for the March of Dimes Charity from the age of 13. He visualized and organized a multi-cultural show called Rangeela which has netted $1.5 Million over the last 18 yrs. And all this while still in his early 30’s.
WZCC 2020 OUTSTANDING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Dr. YASMIN JAMSHED GHADIALI
Yasmin started and owned her own Dental practice in Brooklyn, USA for 40+ years serving many poor patients at a discount and even free. She has empowered Zarathushti women including providing seed money for their businesses. After visiting Parsi General Hospital in 1986 and seeing their dire need she started an annual PGH Fund Raiser and has raised a total of $ 812,000 which has helped PGH tremendously and in-turn the Zoroastrian community. This is not all, she has provided services to ZWIN-ZEAL; SAMAR (Bone Marrow Registry), Pentecostal Church and ofcourse everything you can think of for her beloved ZAGNY.