President in SmartCEO's Circle of Excellence
Oct 17, 2013
Umakant C. Shah, President of Bio-Pharm Inc., was recognized for his dynamic, diligent and diverse skill set by induction into the SmartCEO Circle of Excellence. Philadelphia SmartCEO recognized this year’s Circle of Excellence finalists at the 2013 Circle of Excellence Awards Celebration, which took place on Thursday, October 17 at PECHE Sherman Mills. Thirty finalists were celebrated for their leadership in 10 industry categories: Construction, Family-Owned, Franchise, Healthcare/Biotech, Hospitality, International Business, Manufacturing, Minority-Run, Professional Services and Real Estate. Umakant Shah, a finalist in the Manufacturing category represents a cadre of leaders who have successfully taken their companies to the forefront of their chosen industries.
This year’s finalists collectively generate more than $1.9 billion in annual revenue and employ over 7,000 individuals in Greater Philadelphia. The Circle of Excellence program, now in its third year of celebration in Philadelphia, kicked off with a nomination process ending June 2013. More than 350 executives, friends and family, including Bio-Pharm's CFO Surekha Shah (photo right), Operations Director Amit Shah, Regulatory Affairs Manager Reddy Neravetla, Executive Staff Margaret Scenna and Communications Director Ami Shah attended the event to celebrate the finalists’ and winners’ achievements as well as the 2013 CEO of the Year.
“The Circle of Excellence finalists have shaped the Philadelphia business community in ways that have not gone unnoticed. They are distinguished leaders in their fields of business and have found unbelievable success,” said Craig Burris, founder and CEO of SmartCEO. “We are proud to recognize them for their achievements and excellence. They have set the bar high and are admirable role models for the Philadelphia community.”
SmartCEO is an exclusive community of CEOs and business executives, highly regarded mentors and well-respected thought leaders whose experiences benefit their organizations and the communities in which they serve. SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through the pages of its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources.SmartCEO's Circle of Excellence awards program recognizes the Greater Philadelphia area's most accomplished business leaders.