The CNBC-TV18 India Business Leader Awards
Celebrating visionary leadership, CNBC-TV18 returns with the 4th edition of the India Business Leader Awards and aims to recognize leaders who have made the difference, creating an edge above peers.
Winning an IBLA is a defining moment for the leader and the company. The award for corporate excellence is an indication of greater achievements to come over time CNBC with the Asia Business Leader Awards, pioneered the business leadership awards to recognize leaders who create and sustain entrepreneurial initiatives, develop best practices and carve out powerful businesses in the global economy. CNBC-TV18 is proud to carry on this tradition in India with the India Business Leader Awards.
This year the jury comprised of Mukesh Ambani, CMD, Reliance Industries Ltd., as chairperson of the Jury, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC, R. Seshasayee, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland, Jagdish Khattar, CMD, Carnation Auto India Pvt. Ltd. And Raghav Bahl, MD, Network18
Dignitaries who were present for the award ceremony included Ashok Chavan, Chief Minister, Maharashtra, Narendra Modi, Chief Minister, Gujarat, Kamal Nath, Union Minister of Commerce and Industries, Mukesh Ambani, Aamir Khan, KM Birla, Atul Punj, S. Ramadorai, Uday Kotak, Ajay Piramal, Naresh Goyal, Chitra Ramakrishnan, Anand G. Mahindra, Sumit Bannerjee, Swati Piramal and Nita Ambani.
The event brought together the most revered names in India’s political, economic and social circles on 22nd January 2009 in Taj Lands End, Bandra, Mumbai
CNBC-TV18 Indian Business Leader Award winners:
1. First Generation Entrepreneur Of The Year – Atul Punj, Chairman, Punj Lloyd
2. Most Promising Entrant Into The Big League - Ashwin Dani, MD, Asian Paints
3. Taking India Abroad! (Brand India) - Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways
4. Social Enterprise Of The Year - Akshay Patra
5. Outstanding Contribution To The Cause Of Indian Business – Shri Kamalnath, Minister, Commerce & Industry
6. Lifetime Achievement Award - Keshub Mahindra, Chairman, M & M
7. CNBC-TV18'S Entertainment Business Leader – Aamir Khan
8. CNBC-TV18'S Sport Business Leader – Lalit Modi, Chairman, IPL
9. CNBC-TV18' Outstanding Woman Business Leader – Chitra Ramakrishnan,Deputy MD, NSE
10. CNBC-TV18'S Outstanding Business Leader –Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC
11. CNBC-TV18'S Outstanding Company Of The Year – Mukesh Ambani, CMD, RIL
12. The India Business Leader Of The Year – Uday Kotak, VC & MD, Kotak Mahindra
13. India Innovator Of The Year – Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Healthcare
14. The Corporate Citizen Of The Year – Sumit Banerjee, MD, ACC Ltd
15. The Talent Management Award – S Ramadorai, MD & CEO, TCS