Sanjib Sahoo Honored with the prestigious Bharat Samman Award 2023 in London

Step into the world of excellence and achievement as we celebrate the remarkable journey of Sanjib Sahoo, a visionary leader who is leaving an indelible mark on the global stage and continuing to inspire greatness in others.

It is with great pride that we announce Sahoo’s recent accolade – the prestigious Bharat Samman Award 2023. Held in London at the esteemed UK Parliament, this distinguished honor recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to society and exemplify extraordinary leadership. 

Who is Sanjib Sahoo?

Sanjib Sahoo is a name that resonates with ambition, innovation, and relentless pursuit of excellence. Born with an innate curiosity and drive for success, he has emerged as a trailblazer in the field of technology and entrepreneurship.

Hailing from humble beginnings, Sahoo’s journey to success was not without its challenges. However, armed with unwavering determination and a thirst for knowledge, he carved his own path in the competitive world of business.

As EVP and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Ingram Micro Inc., Sanjib is driving the digitization of the tech distribution leader in India and worldwide. Under his astute leadership, Ingram Micro’s digital twin – Ingram Micro Xvantage™ – is transforming the tech distribution industry at scale.

With an impressive track record spanning over two decades, Sahoo’s expertise extends far beyond just business acumen. He is renowned for his strategic thinking abilities and holistic approach towards problem-solving.

But it is not just his professional accomplishments that define him. Sahoo is also passionate about philanthropy, focusing his efforts quietly behind-the-scenes to uplift underprivileged communities through education and healthcare initiatives.

In essence, Sahoo embodies passion, resilience, and limitless potential. His visionary mindset coupled with his commitment to making a positive impact on society sets him apart as an exceptional individual who continues to inspire others around the globe.

What is the Bharat Samman Award?

The Bharat Samman Award is a prestigious honor bestowed upon individuals who have made significant contributions to society and have brought glory to India on an international platform. Established in 1988, this award recognizes the outstanding achievements and remarkable accomplishments of Indian origin individuals living abroad.

The Bharat Samman Award holds great significance as it not only showcases the talent and excellence of the recipients but also serves as a source of inspiration for others. It celebrates their dedication, hard work, and commitment towards their respective fields, be it in academia, arts, science, or any other domain.

This distinguished award is presented annually by prominent organizations such as NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Institute and World NRI Council at a grand ceremony attended by dignitaries from around the world. The event provides a platform for like-minded individuals to come together and exchange ideas while honoring those who have made exceptional contributions.

Recipients of the Bharat Samman Award join an esteemed list of past winners who have left an indelible mark on society through their extraordinary endeavours. This recognition not only highlights their personal achievements but also shines a spotlight on India’s vibrant diaspora community that continues to make strides globally.

The Bharat Samman Award serves as a powerful reminder of how one individual’s efforts can positively impact communities across borders. By acknowledging these trailblazers’ accomplishments, we encourage future generations to strive for greatness in whatever they pursue.

What has Sanjib Sahoo accomplished?

Sanjib Sahoo, Chief Digital Officer of Ingram Micro, received the prestigious BharatSamman Award at the 34th annual NRI Pravasi Divas last week for his exemplary, innovative, and inclusive work as a Global Technology and Business Leader. The award was presented to Sahoo by Alastair Campbell, 4th Baron Colgrain, in the presence of other celebrated leaders at the House of Lords in London, United Kingdom. Sir Jeffrey Archer was also present along with Manu Jagmohan Singh, CEO of NRI Institute.

The Bharat Samman Award is bestowed upon a group of select People of Indian Origin(PIOs), living in India or abroad, for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields and their contribution to the socio-economic development of India as well as their country of residence. Presented annually by the NRI Institute, a non-profit NGO and registered body of PIOs connecting the Indian Diaspora since 1989, the award honors exceptional individuals and organizations for their global achievements, and it encourages overseas Indians to be a part of the socio-economic development of India. Recipients of The Bharat Samman Award also demonstrate an understanding of community needs through exemplary selfless voluntary service.

The 2023 recipients of the Bharat Samman include Sanjib Sahoo (Ingram Micro), Dr.Raghavpat Singhania (MD JK Cement), Mr. Ashok Todi (Chairman Lux Industries), and Mr.Biswanath Patnaik (Chairman Finnest).

Sahoo is an award-winning Global Technology and Business Executive, Digital Visionary, and the EVP and Chief Digital Officer of Ingram Micro, a worldwide leader in technology distribution and the brand behind today’s established and emerging technology brands. 

Reflecting on the award and achievement of all the nominees Sahoo said: “I’m incredibly honored and humbled. The recipients, the ceremony, the appreciation, the entire experience has been amazing. Thank you.” 

Sahoo joined Ingram Micro in 2021. As CDO, he is leading the global digitization of IngramMicro to a platform company. He is credited with the ideation and continued innovation of the company’s digital twin Ingram Micro Xvantage.  

Sahoo was recently recognized as CRN’s top disruptor, AsiaOne’s Global Person of the Year, and the Indian Achievers award for his continued leadership in digital transformation, digital platforms, and leading innovation.

Through his innovative ideas and leadership skills, Sahoo has revolutionized the way businesses operate in today’s digital age. His efforts have not gone unnoticed, as he was honored by the UK Parliament during the World Leaders Summit for his outstanding achievements.

As we look towards the future, it is clear Sahoo’s passion for technology and commitment to making a positive change will continue to drive him forward. With his sharp intellect and entrepreneurial spirit, there is no doubt that he will continue to make significant advancements in this ever-evolving industry.

Sahoo’s story serves as a reminder that with determination and hard work, anyone can overcome obstacles and achieve greatness. He truly embodies the essence of the Bharat Samman Award – recognizing individuals who bring honor to their motherland through their accomplishments.

We congratulate Sanjib Sahoo on this well-deserved recognition and eagerly anticipate what lies ahead for this visionary leader.

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