Winners - 2016
Entrepreneur for the Year
Vinita Gupta & Nilesh Gupta – Lupin

For having the execution skills to take Lupin towards becoming one of the biggest Indian pharma companies in the world. Vinita and Nilesh have aided exponential growth in Lupin’s turnover, profitability and global presence

Best CEO - Private sector
KBS Anand – Asian Paints

For getting into new business areas while maintaining solid growth in the mainstay paints business. Asian Paints has been a faithful painting partner for millions of house owners across India. Now, KBS Anand plans to extend the company's offerings to other parts of their homes

Best CEO - Public sector
Sutirtha Bhattacharya – Coal India

By streamlining the clearance process and investing in technology, Sutirtha Bhattacharya has engineered a turnaround at Coal India, while not losing sight of environmental issues

Best CEO - MNC
Kenichi Ayukawa – Maruti Suzuki India

For transforming the Japanese car maker’s operations in India through product innovation, a new distribution strategy and an empowering management style

Outstanding Startup for the year
Vijay Shekhar Sharma – Paytm

Paytm started as a mobile wallet to simplify payments. Today it is aiding financial inclusion, under the dynamic leadership of Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Conscious Capitalist for the Year
Mahindra Finance

Mahindra Finance has done its bit for financial inclusion by granting loans to over 4 million Indians in the rural parts of the country. At the same time, it has built a solid business model for itself. The company ventured into rural India, where no NBFC wanted to focus on because of the perception that people there cannot repay loans. It also created jobs by offering people in rural India loans to buy utility vehicles. Further, it also offered them insurance and housing finance.

NextGen Entrepreneur for the year
Shaunak Amin & Pranav Amin – Alembic Pharmaceuticals

For re-imagining a legacy enterprise and transforming their 109-year-old family business into a modern-day pharma company. At a time when the business was sagging, Pranav and Shaunak took difficult decisions to change Alembic Pharma’s business model and the mindset of its employees. The organisational restructuring and foray into new areas have resulted in a quantum rise in earnings and market value

Entrepreneur with Social Impact
P Namperumalsamy – Aravind Eye Care System

By expanding Aravind Eye Care's focus, P Namperumalsamy is taking the fight against avoidable blindness to the next level

Lifetime Achievement
Yusuf K Hamied – Cipla

For leading the crusade to provide affordable drugs, particularly relating to Aids, to millions in poorer nations and for pioneering efforts to break the monopoly of MNCs on the manufacture and distribution of drugs in India