A pioneering enterprise which has demonstrated an outstanding ability to carve out a distinctive niche for itself within the first five years of its existence and also established a strong, sustainable platform for future growth that includes its leadership pipeline, business model and innovation capability.
Enterprise with a maximum market presence of five to seven years and an annual turnover of at least ₹100 crore. The company must have demonstrated outstanding innovation by creating a platform that is scalable.
A GenNext entrepreneur who has displayed the dynamism to revitalise an existing enterprise and, in the process, redefined the rules of business and prepared the enterprise for a whole new vector of growth.
The new generation leader of a family-owned business, who has transformed his or her enterprise through an innovative approach (either through technology, product or business model). The business should have a minimum turnover of ₹ 1,000 crore.
The head of a public sector organization who was shown the strategic foresight and leadership to deliver superior performance over the past three years, in effectively managing all key stakeholders and preparing the organization for the next phase of growth, and in the process, helped transform the current organization.
CEO/head of a public sector company with a minimum turnover of ₹1,000 crore. The person must have demonstrated ways to mesh strategic needs of the country with profits for the enterprise.
The head of a private sector organization who was shown the strategic foresight and leadership to deliver superior performance over the past three years, effectively managed all key stakeholders and prepared the organization for the next phase of growth, and in the process, helped transform the current organization.
CEO of a company with a turnover of at least ₹2,000 crore, and with at least two years at the helm. The ability to harness talent, to lead a diverse team and to build a leadership pipeline in the company.
This award is to recognize CEO of a multinational company who has successfully used the Indian market as a test bed for significant emerging market innovation and has in the process discovered a whole new way of doing business.
Leader of an organisation with an annual turnover of at least ₹5,000 crore. The business the Indian CEO leads has a significant impact on the MNC’s global business. The CEO would have created innovative ways of doing business in India, some of which have been taken to other markets overseas.
This award recognizes the most innovative social entrepreneur who has combined passion and entrepreneurial chutzpah to bring dramatic solutions to a major social issue in India.
Leader of a social organisation with a significant contribution to society. Must have been in the business for at least five years and have a sustainable model.
An outstanding individual who has set new benchmarks of sustained superior performance and transformational leadership backed by innate risk-taking ability, the discovery of new horizons of growth and the building of new organizational capabilities.
A top-notch professional who has founded and built a world-class enterprise with a market presence of at least 10 years and turnover of at least ₹5,000 crore. Who has demonstrated consistent performance and the ability to attract talent and retain it. Has a pioneering approach to the business, and is trusted industry-wide. Has carved out a successful growth strategy in a competitive market. Has very strong corporate governance norms. Has put in place a succession plan for the enterprise.
This award recognizes an extraordinary individual whose leadership skills have had a profound impact in building an enduring enterprise with a deep beneficial impact on the wider community and society. Also, this is to recognize his contribution in pushing India Inc to improve standards and also raise its profile in the international arena.
An eminent person who leads an organisation and has, over the years, gained international stature. The nominee must have built an institution with enduring values as well as championed larger causes for Indian business. The individual should also have played a stellar role in setting policy framework for business.
This award recognizes a company which operates with a higher organizational purpose beyond just maximizing profits. It is focused on aligning and harmonizing the interests of multiple stakeholders - customers, employees, partners, industry participants, investors, the community and the environment. It is led by a team of conscious leaders who are aware of their deeper purpose, are obsessed with harmonizing the interests of multiple stakeholder orientation, and are able to successfully balance doing well and doing good.
An organisation with an annual turnover of at least ₹1,000 crore. The organisation must have demonstrated a higher purpose, apart from profit maximisation. This should be evident in the way the company deals with all its five stakeholders—employees, customers, suppliers, the community and shareholders.
A fast-growing company that is on the cusp of breaking out and exhibits future growth potential though high-quality management, robust corporate governance practices and the ability to anticipate and effectively deal with opportunities and challenges in the marketplace.
A profitable company, which is at least 10 years old, with a turnover of at least ₹500 crore. The enterprise should be listed and have at least a 20 percent CAGR in market value over the last five years.