04 Mar 2024  |   07:36am IST

When the past, present and future of excellence takes iconic proportions

O Heraldo honours business icons Dempo, Saldanha for carving lasting, indelible legacy at Herald Enterprise Excellence Awards 2024
When the past, present and future of excellence takes iconic proportions

O Heraldo honoured the stellar Business Icons of Goa, Shrinivas Dempo and Glenn Saldanha, whose respective legacies are deeply intertwined with the fabric of Goa’s business and social landscape, leaving an indelible mark on the region's economic and social development. 

Shrinivas Dempo, with his dynamic acumen and astute vision, has steered the Dempo Group to unprecedented heights across a myriad of sectors. From real estate and shipbuilding to education, sports, petroleum, food processing, and media, his visionary leadership has propelled the group’s growth trajectory and cemented its position as a prominent player in Goa’s business landscape. As the President of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dempo’s leadership qualities and statesmanship have earned him respect and admiration from all quarters. Moreover, his commitment to community development through philanthropic endeavours underscores his dedication to fostering social welfare and uplifting the lives of Goa’s residents.

Similarly, Glenn Saldanha’s return to India from the US symbolises a homecoming of sorts—a journey marked by a steadfast commitment to contributing to his homeland’s progress. As the driving force behind Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Saldanha has transformed the company into a global powerhouse, with a formidable presence in nearly 50 countries. Under his stewardship as Chairman and Managing Director, Glenmark has emerged as a $1.4 billion research-led organisation, pioneering innovative drug research and development initiatives that have revolutionised the healthcare sector. Saldanha’s entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with his unwavering dedication to excellence, exemplifies his family’s longstanding tradition of contributing to Goa’s growth and prosperity.

As Shrinivas Dempo and Glenn Saldanha receive the prestigious Herald Business Icon of Goa awards, their enduring legacies will continue to inspire future generations of entrepreneurs and business leaders, shaping Goa’s economic trajectory for years to come.


Idhar Udhar