“Whatever businesses we are into must improve the experiences and the lives of as many people as possible. Our businesses must be validated by our conscience on the ecological implications and must add a new dimension to design.”
When designing for some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, celebrities, and socialites over the course of the last 25 years, this was the guiding message I told my team as the Founder and CEO of real estate and hospitality company, the Della Group. Throughout my career, I have aimed to create and have developed new standards in design, architecture and development. Della Resorts, Adventure Park & Villas fulfilled my desire for modern functional design married with the greatest that luxury can offer.
Yet, in addition to my career,I also felt the impetus to do more for my community.
With this in mind, I formed a Parsi Resource Group in 2006 to bring to focus our collective energy toward an issue of social impact: our Parsi religious leaders, who even then, were surviving on minimum wages while bearing a strong influence as leaders in our community. In the following years, I served as a trustee for Bombay Parsi Panchayat, a 300-year-old charitable organization, for seven years. What I lacked in community service experience, I like to think I made up for with a deep passion to serve others. Following the tragic loss of lives on 9/11, I developed D.A.T.A (Della Adventure Training Academy) as a tribute to every innocent life lost, which aims to ignite a passion to serve the country among youth and to provide them with cutting-edge counter-terrorism and survival training.
Through several of my experiences, especially in my journey as an entrepreneur, I also realized that the people I came across were hungry to learn and stay ahead of the curve. Della Leaders Club was developed from my desire to create a comprehensive support ecosystem for the modern leader. This encompassed leaders’ needs to contribute and help others, which resonated with my own record of social entrepreneurship. The DLC Global Community was created for members who are all keen to share their experiences, knowledge, and domain expertise to enrich the lives of members and create transformative leaders. Della Leaders Club defines a transformative leader as someone who will reinvigorate a company, reinvent an industry, and reboot society.
A highly curated technology-enabled global business platform, DLC is composed of international chapters and members in 26 diverse industries and is a global community of entrepreneurs, professionals, and leaders who are eager to contribute, share with others and give back to society. We have taken the traditional “forum” experience and made it bigger and virtual, as well as fusing it with peer-to-peer business knowledge, lifestyle guidance, and social responsibility. The forum encourages participating leaders to make their successful life into a life of significance to others.
We currently have over 2,000 Global Honorary Committee Members across 15 cities globally. Cities include London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Indore.
The purpose of the technology platform is to give ready-to-apply business knowledge across 26 management and lifestyle disciplines covering the latest trends to keep business leaders ahead of the curve. DLC has been able to successfully onboard men and women of prominence: Ivy League alumni, unicorn start-up founders, YPO members, Forbes listers, Grammy Award winners, top government attorneys, and UN members. The organization lives by an ethos of diversity and equality that encompasses all nationalities, faiths, genders, and ages, and these areas are tied together by a spirit of entrepreneurship.
Our work includes the following:
- DLC Forums & Apps: We are democratizing the world of forums by bringing the world’s best forum facilitators on one of the most advanced forum applications.
- DLC Knowledge: DLC is a technology and content generation platform with in-house production, post-production, and edit facilities, helping its members make more informed decisions for the sustained growth of their organizations.
- Brand Collaborations and Experiences: Via DLC, executives can more easily learn from and collaborate with others at their same level of professional achievement.
- YouTurn Events: Each DLC Chapter will host three theme-based events a year which will be an ensemble of professional learning, recreation, and entertainment.
- DLC Genie App: The DLC Genie App has been conceptualized precisely to deliver a support system using the power of the DLC Global Community.
- 19 Global Summits & Apps: These Global Summits are dedicated to various specialized knowledge streams under the DLC umbrella, and these conferences will be curated by Committee members.
We are planning a New York City launch for Della Leaders Club this October. For more information, please visit https://www.dellaleaders.com.
Jimmy Mistry is a design thought leader with more than two decades of experience in the field of design. Jimmy is the founder, designer, and operator of India’s finest luxury Resort- Della Resorts & creator of ‘experiential hospitality’ with India’s only military-themed Resort – DATA. He is the founder of the DLC. He is the Chairman & MD of Della Group, a renowned business conglomerate with 5 business verticals. Jimmy is a pioneer in a world-class largest extreme adventure destination in India and developer of luxury villas in the second home segment with Della Villas.