Atlanta,GA, June 9, 2016: Dr Indran Indrakrishnan and Sudhir Aggarwal are among the 25 people named by Georgia Asian Times in its annual list of Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia. The annual list documents the changing of power and the continual shifting of influence of Asian Americans in Georgia communities.
Individuals named have made an impact in business, government, politics, social work, education, judiciary, and areas that influence every aspect of a Georgian’s daily life.
Dr Indrakrishnan is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and has his private practice in Lawrenceville, GA.He is the immediate past president of GAPI- Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian heritage. He is a past president and currently in the board of directors of Georgia Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Society. He has served and has been serving on numerous committees of AmericanCollegeof Physicians, the AmericanCollegeof Gastroenterology and the Medical Association of Georgia. Dr. Indrakrishnan has won many distinguished awards from national and international scientific organizations.
Dr Indrakrishnan has a passion for educating the public on colorectal cancers. Governor Nathan Deal signed proclamations declaring March month as the colorectal cancer awareness month in Georgia for the last 3 years – the last one being March 2016 – at Dr Indrakrishnan’s request. He helps the Atlanta VA Hospital and its deserved veterans by performing cancer screening colonoscopies on Saturday mornings.
Dr Indrakrishnan is in the board of directors of Meals by Grace, a nonprofit organization by Grace Chapel church in Cumming, Forsyth County which provides food for poor hungry children and their families identified by school counselors and dept. of community health of Georgia. In addition, he is in the advisory board of Third eye dancers, a Georgia based not for profit organization which communicates social issues affecting children, through dance and prompting action while raising funds for the same through cultural events. He is in the leadership council of American India Foundation, a NPO helping rural communities with educational & job opportunities.
He is in the board of trustees of Hindu Temple of Atlanta, GA. In January 2016, he was honored with the globally reputed “Bharat Gaurav Award” and a Certificate of Excellence by the India International Friendship Society (IIFS).
Sudhir Agarwal is one of the three leaders (permanent positions) of Indian Professionals Network (IPN) that meets on a monthly basis. He represents the Indian community on the Board of Asian/Pacific-American Council of Georgia. He is a key leader of Rajasthani Association of Georgia (RAJA) that organizes events in Rajasthani language for people from that NW state inIndia.
He also played a crucial role in organizing the International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2015, under the request of the Consul General of India. More importantly, he is a team player that works tirelessly and readily contributes to the benefit of the community. His enthusiasm, smile and positive spirit is commendable.
Sudhir Agarwal completed his bachelors in Computer Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),Varanasi,Indiaand MBA in Finance and Strategy from IndianInstituteofManagement(IIM),Lucknow,India. He is currently working as Principal Business Consultant with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and providing strategy solutions to Fortune 100 companies like Walmart, Fedex, GM, Disney, CVS Caremark. He also serves on various advisory board of start up companies in US and India.