Monica Malhotra Kandhari
Designation: MD , MBD Group
Award Name: Women of the Decade in Innovation & Enterprise
Monica Malhotra Kandhari started her entrepreneurial journey at a very young age. Presently a Managing Director in MBD Group, she learned her ropes in this very outfit at the shop floor. Under her aegis MBD group has ventured globally with the launch of its first publishing branch in South Africa (Cape Town). MBD is the only Indian origin publisher to be included in the National catalogue of South Africa. She has also been working towards creating synergies with leading international brands like Microsoft. Ms Kandhari is also the driving force behind MBD Skills Division, formed to provide skill development training in the field of IT, ITES & Hospitality, with the aim of bridging the gap between the supply and demand of skilled manpower. MBD Alchemie, an e-learning company of MBD Group is another clinching proof of her undying enthusiasm, unlimited spirit of innovative and unbounded energy to keep pace with the times. Under Ms. Malhotra’s direction, MBD has also announced its foray into Virtual Reality (VR) space in education, launched MBD Nytra an Augmented Reality app (watch books come alive), MBD smart books (educational tablets) and MBD Nyx (collaborative classrooms) for the end users.