Lt Cdr Abhilash Tomy is the first Indian and the 79th person in the world to perform
a successful solo and non-stop circumnavigation of the globe under sail.
He cast off from Mumbai on the 1st Nov 2012 and returned after spending 150 days
at sea during which time he covered 23000 nautical miles in a sail boat, sailing south
of the five great capes of the Southern Hemisphere.
A reconnaissance pilot with the Indian Navy, Lt Cdr Tomy is the most experienced
offshore sailor in the country with upwards of 50,000 nautical miles of sailing
experience. On the 15th Aug 2013 he was awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second
highest peacetime gallantry award in India, for his endeavors. He was recently also
awarded the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award by the President of India.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.