“Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life”
An augmentative quote marked by the most adorable APJ Abdul Kalam. Well, there are few who just don’t prescribe thinking as a capital asset, but a value that carves them a niche not just as a successful entrepreneur, but a valuable personality of congeniality and unparalleled nature.
Couple of decades and Selva Kumar is now a man of multiple values, high-profile appellations across the global maps embellishing his incredulous achievement of business relationship in more than seven countries. Spangled with a multi-faceted accomplishment in the field of media, service, International Trade and Business, his endeavouring attempts stretched across the film industry with an impeccable journey of Edison Awards that caters to the film buffs.
President – International Business
Speaker & Perak State & Executive Council Member of Common Wealth Parliamentary Association, an active personality plays a vital role in the investment sector of WTCC.
A self-starter with the ability to work in a fast paced environment with high interest in Business Analysis and Consultation. Have well verse knowledge in engineering manufacturing and worked with many level of people with various background. Helped company in various process improvement and cost down projects.
DR. S GURUSHANKAR
Vice President - Medical Wing
Vice President : Division - Architecture
A young talented architect, received Master Degree in Arch has professional proficiency, plays significant roles as a project manager, project architect or construction contract administrator on a diversity of multi project types. MM Arch Associates, followed by his father concern with over 30 years of professional experience. The concern provides complete architectural design services on small projects or architectural consulting services on large projects too.
BISHOP REV. DR. EDWARD SUBRAMANIAM
President: International Tourism Division
DR. HAJI. MOHAMMED SUIBU
International Money Exchange
MR. SAKTHIVEL – CHALLENGE ADS
President: Advertisement Division
Being an entrepreneur does not come easy. The playing field is not level ground and
conquering it takes passion, determination and razor sharp business acumen. Dr.Sakthivel,
the Managing Director of Challenge Advertising and Global Media Connexion is dynamic and
has not only dared to play on the turf but has also been a major game changer.
Challenge Advertising is a highly successful advertising agency headquartered at Chennai.
With a Rs.100 crore turnover, it handles leading brands across various verticals and has
helped many brands build brand equity from scratch. Challenge Advertising has spread its
wings to Singapore and now it’s an accredited agency with Media Corp, Singapore Press
Holdings in Singapore.
Dr.Sakthivel has been conferred a doctorate for his thesis on Usage of Languages in
Advertising. He unveils the secret of his success “Firstly, you need to have a strong passion
towards the industry of your choice, the capacity to spot a business opportunity, vision,
determination, unlimited confidence that you can overtake the odds, ability to take risks and
yes dream big, far bigger than your capacity. Once you have made it, never sit on your
laurels, stay competitive.”
Dr.Sakthivel’s life is inspiring. He was born in an agricultural family in a small village near
Tiruchirapalli, South India. Wanting their son to acquire a good education, his parents
admitted him to an English Medium CBSE School in Trichy. Blessed with a creative mind, he
was fond of drama, skits, writing scripts and poetry. While his peers who were from
educated families had their parents to guide them, he had to rely on his own wisdom.
The secret of his success though is his uniqueness in whatever he does. He stresses the
importance of strong messages in all of his campaigns “One of our very strong points is that
with our communication campaigns, we also try to bring in a social message. For instance in
one of the commercials, there are two friends talking. One shares that he plans to get his
daughter married since he has some money. However, his friend advises him to make her
study a Computer Course at CSC first as this would help her throughout life. This promoted
the importance of education of the girl community in Tamilnadu”
“Breaking into the Singapore market was a challenge. I studied the market for one full year
and it also took that much time to get the authorisation letter. We create full-fledged ad
campaigns for the Singapore and Malaysia market. Global Media Connexion is a new entity
started in 2015 that markets the 7 channels of Sun Network and 5 channels of Astro
including Malay Channels in Singapore. If you look at any 10 commercials in Malaysian
channels targeted to Indians, six will be ours. Recently as part of the Diwali celebrations, we
had organised a Solomon Pappiah Patti Mandram in Singapore for Sun TV coinciding with
the 50 th anniversary of Singapore Independence and it was a resounding success.
“Our future plans include starting international branches starting with the UAE and then
moving on to countries like the US and UK. I would also like to start FM channels and
spearhead some novel initiatives in the Online and Digital Media,” he signs off.