Mark Laitflang Stone is an entrepreneur committed to Social Enterprise, and is the Founding Chief Executive & Managing Director of Group Avenues- a brand synonymous with youth empowerment and human resource development in North East India. Headquartered in Shillong, Meghalaya, Avenues is recognised as the region’s Leading Grooming & Communication Skills Training initiative. He is an active member of civil society and the founder of the Avenues Youth Icon Awards- an annual exercise instituted to recognise and celebrate the work and achievements of role models and unsung heroes in fields of work that impact Youth and the future of the North East. A noted Motivational Speaker, Mr. Stone’s sessions across North East India, have engaged and inspired hundreds of young adults for almost a decade. His business group also has interests in Telecom, Infrastructure and Advertising apart from a Philanthropic arm devoted to Education & Community Uplift for the less fortunate.