Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Six Forbes India must reads for the weekend

Our best stories this week are profiles of some of the winners of the 2017 Forbes India Leadership Awards

Published: Nov 26, 2017 06:56:07 AM IST
Updated: Nov 26, 2017 09:21:22 AM IST

Six Forbes India must reads for the weekendImage (Clockwise, left to right): Hari Mohan Bangur, Adi Godrej and AP Hota clicked by Vikas Khot; Anant Goenka clicked by Mexy Xavier

We recently held the 2017 edition of the annual Forbes India Leadership Awards in Mumbai, which recognised some of the stalwarts of India Inc and some rising stars, in a grand event which had the crème-de-la-crème of the business community in attendance.

Our best stories this week are profiles of some of the winners of the 2017 Forbes India Leadership Awards.

1) Shree Cement’s Hari Mohan Bangur: On solid ground
Hari Mohan Bangur won the Entrepreneur for the Year award at the 2017 Forbes India Leadership Awards. The entrepreneur from Kolkata has all the trappings of an industry leader: He has survived tough times, innovated to grow and is bold to a fault. Read our Associate Editor Samar Srivastava’s story

2) Adi Godrej: An entrepreneur and a gentleman
Adi Godrej was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Forbes India Leadership Awards. Forbes India editor Sourav Majumdar and Associate Editor Aveek Datta write about the Godrej Group patriarch’s five decade-long entrepreneurial journey – which is also the story of Indian capitalism’s evolution and all that is good about it. Read more here

3) Britannia’s Varun Berry: On the ball
Varun Berry was awarded the Best CEO award for the private sector. Associate Editor Anshul Dhamija writes “while Britannia Industries continues its surge in market share, under the hood there has been a visible change in the work culture at the 125-year-old biscuit maker, thanks to the company's managing director, Varun Berry.” Read more here

4) Anant Goenka: One for the road
Innovation and customer focus have ensured that Anant Goenka's Ceat is motoring ahead in the Indian market, Senior Correspondent Varsha Meghani writes. Goenka won the GenNext Entrepreneur award at 2017 Forbes India Leadership Awards

5) Nestle India Suresh Narayanan: Showing courage under fire
“When it comes to dousing a crisis, Nestlé India's Suresh Narayanan is no novice. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with his staff, he is resurrecting the company after the Maggi imbroglio, and putting it on a new growth path,” Associate Editor Aveek Datta writes. Narayanan won the Best CEO – Multinational award at FILA 2017.

6) AP Hota: Taking India's digitalisation story forward
“Veteran banker Abhaya Prasad Hota helped execute a series of reforms in India's payments solutions space . Now, he's using his skills in a project that could transform the world of trade and commerce,” writes Associate Editor Salil Panchal in this profile of the former managing director and CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).  He was awarded the Best CEO – Public Sector at FILA 2017.

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