Instituted in 2006, the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards have successfully established themselves as the premier platform to recognise individuals and establishments who have achieved notable entrepreneurial success in the country. The 7th edition will salute business pioneers whose inexorable pursuit of excellence has fuelled India’s journey to the forefront of the world economy. The Award ceremony will be attended by the crème de la crème of the corporate world with the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia as Chief Guest.
Announcing the 7th edition of the awards, Vikram Chandra, Group CEO, NDTV said, “In the past couple of years, India has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. One of the backbones of this achievement is Corporate India and with these awards we aim to recognise their contribution to the country. We at NDTV are proud to announce the 7th edition of the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards, a credible and distinguished platform to recognise and honour the most resilient and the strongest business leaders of this year.”
Leading names from industry and the business world comprised the jury for this year’s NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2012 including Ms. Shanti Ekambaram, President, Corporate & Investment Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Mr. T N Ninan, Editor & Publisher, Business Standard; Mr. Dorab R Sopariwal, Editorial Advisor, NDTV; Ms Naina Lal Kidwai, Group General Manager & Country Head, HSBC India; Ms Kalpana Morparia, CEO, J P Morgan India; Dr Tarun Das, Former Chief Mentor, CII, Dr. Prannoy Roy, Executive Co-Chairperson, New Delhi Television Ltd; and Mr Aunindyo Chakravarty, Senior Managing Editor, NDTV Profit.
The categories to receive awards are Automobile (Four Wheelers and Two Wheelers), Aviation, Banking (Public and Private), Consumer Durables, Consumer Product Goods, Engineering, Hospitality, Infrastructure and Insurance Life, Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion and Diversity.
Some earlier recipients of the NDTV Profit ‘Business Leadership Awards’ who have been honoured for their entrepreneurial excellence include Mukesh Ambani, Uday Kotak, Anand Mahindra, Sunil Bharti Mittal, AM Naik, Kumar Mangalam Birla, N Chandrasekaran, Pawan Munjal, Vikram Pandit, NR Narayana Murthy and Deepak Parekh.