Jay Harris, Entrepreneur, the Entrepreneur of the Year
The Lad bible – A publication of the International Centre for the Study of the English Language (ICSL) – named Harris one of the 10 most influential people in the world.
Harris is also the first person to be inducted into the British Academy of Engineering’s Hall of Fame.
The Lad bible says he founded the company Harris Electronics in 1989.
The company has now grown to become one of India’s largest technology companies.
In an interview with the Lad bible, Harris said that India needs to have “the technology and the entrepreneurial spirit to be a superpower”.
He said the country must have the ability to innovate in the areas of medicine, technology, space and renewable energy, and also to lead in defence.
“We need to be able to take on the challenges that India faces, but also the challenges of our neighbours.
We have to take it on.””
The whole world is watching us,” Harris added.
“India has become an amazing place to be.
India is now an incredible power, but it has to keep growing.”
Harris founded Harris in 1989 to build a small, affordable home electronics company.
Harras home electronics business, Harries Electronics, has become one the biggest names in the Indian market.
The company was started by Harris’s parents who were engineers.
He was only 18 when Harris started Harris.
In 2006, the company was acquired by Harries parent company, Bharti Enterprises.
The family was also the founders of the World Bank, the Bank of International Settlements, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the International Monetary Fund.
The Harris family is also believed to be one of three billionaires in India.
The other two are billionaire businessman Lakshmi Mittal and former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Harris also founded and was the chairman of two of the world’s largest mobile phone companies, Reliance Jio and Reliance Communications.