The year 2016 seems to be winding up on a good note for India’s ecommerce giant Flipkart’s famous founders- Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. After making it to Times Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in the world, the entrepreneurial geniuses have now been chosen for the extremely prestigious “2016 Asian of the Year” as part of a group called the “The Disruptors” by the Straits Times of Singapore.
The other names included in the ‘disruptors’ group are the founders of Tencent, Go-Jek, Razer and Grab.
According to a joint statement released by the two Flipkart founders in Bengaluru, the two have humbly accepted this honor bestowed upon them by the Straits Times of Singapore on behalf of all the Indians. The founders feel that their company’s innovative steps over the years, each aimed at transforming commerce in India through technology, have truly disrupted the market and it makes them both really proud to be recognised for their efforts and achievements.
During the start of the year, Bansal and Binny made news for appearing on Time Magazine’s much famous and appreciated list of 100 Most Influential People in the world for the year 2016.
It is interesting to note that in the previous years, the award has been awarded to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the year 2014, and posthumously to Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father, in the year 2015.
The Asian of the Year 2016 awards aims to recognise and award entrepreneurs “operating at the frontiers of technology’s interface with business”, who have successfully been able to launch businesses that have disrupted the traditional business model and hugely benefited their end-consumers.