A startup enterprise that has demonstrated an outstanding ability to carve out a distinctive niche for itself within the first four to six 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 four to six 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 from an Indian business family 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.
A leader under the age of 45, who has transformed his or her family enterprise through an innovative approach (either in technology, product or business model). The business should have a minimum turnover of ₹1,000 crore.
A public sector (state-owned) organisation that has shown superior performance over the past three years in terms of business transformation through resource efficiency, financial growth, and strategic foresight, while effectively managing all key stakeholders.
Public sector enterprises/undertakings (PSUs) with a minimum turnover of ₹1,000 crore.
The head of a private sector organisation who has shown strategic foresight and leadership and delivered superior performance over the all key stakeholders, transformed the current organisation as well as prepared it for the next phase of growth.
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 recognise a leader of a multinational company headquartered outside India that 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 (in which the foreign shareholding is over 50 percent and/or the management control is vested in the foreign company), 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. The CEO must be at the helm for at least two years.
This award recognises 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 for-profit 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 organisational 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 recognises an extraordinary individual whose leadership skills have had a profound impact on building an enduring enterprise with a deep beneficial impact on the wider community and society. Equally, it recognises 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 recognises a company that operates with a higher organisational purpose beyond just maximisation of profits. It is focussed on aligning and harmonising 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; they are able to successfully balance between doing well and doing good.
An organisation with an annual turnover of at least ₹100 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.