Malabar Group chairman named ‘Most Promising Business Leader of Asia’

M.P. Ahammed, chairman of Malabar Group, receives the award from Mustapa Mohammed, minister of industrial and international trade, Malaysia.
Updated 06 December 2017
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Malabar Group chairman named ‘Most Promising Business Leader of Asia’

M.P. Ahammed, chairman of Malabar Group, has won a business excellence award at the second edition of the Asian Business Leaders Conclave presented by Economic Times in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ahammed won the “Most Promising Business Leader of Asia” award in the gold and diamond business category that consisted of several other top corporate leaders in Asia.
He received the award from Mustapa Mohammed, minister of industrial and international trade, Malaysia, in the presence of T.S. Tirumurti, Indian high commissioner to Malaysia, and Deepak Lamba, president of TSSL and CEO of Worldwide Media.
The jury selected the winners based on their performance track record measured on a number of criteria including their leadership quality in respective business verticals, quality to guide the establishment to excellence in business as well as making their contribution to society as best corporate citizens, according to the organizers of the conclave. “The jury selected the winners after carrying out the necessary due diligence, tracking their performance continuously over a period of time,” they added.


Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Stunt driver Terry Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb.
Updated 19 July 2018
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Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Land Rover and international stunt driver Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Grant’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Grant’s old record for a mile traveled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.
Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb as he set the new Guinness World Record time.
Grant snatched the record in a dramatic last gasp attempt on Sunday afternoon, having attempted four runs earlier in the weekend, none of which Grant managed to complete.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is a 575hp performance SUV, capable of 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 174mph — with four wheels on the road, at least. The Range Rover Sport only required one modification for the world record run, a tweak to its differential to allow the car to deliver more power to the two wheels on the ground — both of which were pumped up to 90PSI.
Grant is a multiple world-record holder, with 25 Guinness World Records already to his name, and with this latest record, Grant has bested a 2:55 run that he himself set at Goodwood in 2011.
Stunt driver Grant said: “It really shouldn’t be underestimated how difficult a two-wheeled speed run like this is; you are always fighting to keep the car balanced right on the edge, as it tries to tip either one way or the other. You need to be conscious of everything, from the camber of the road to the strength of the wind. Thankfully, conditions were excellent and the Range Rover Sport SVR was the perfect precision tool for the job.”
The world record was not the only amazing Land Rover moment of the Festival of Speed, as 70 historic and important Land Rovers took to the hill in what was the largest batch of cars to ever tackle the famous route in one go. From 1948 to 2018, the parade of cars celebrated 70 years of one of Britain’s most iconic automotive brands.