Clearly identify the categories

Many of the themes for the categories are drawn from ideas that are core to Forbes India's editorial agenda. These are spaces that the magazine's writers and editors are on top of.

  • Outstanding StartUp
  • NextGen Entrepreneur for the Year
  • Best CEO - Public Sector
  • Best CEO - Private Sector
  • Best CEO - Multinational
  • Entrepreneur with Social Impact
  • Entrepreneur for the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Conscious Capitalist for the Year



Define objective and qualitative criteria for each category

We vetted the criteria with acknowledged experts in relevant areas, especially for social entrepreneurship and conscious capitalist categories.



Build a long-list of nominations

The entire Forbes India editorial team is involved in building the initial long-list. Our topic editors lead the nomination process in each category and take responsibility for the due diligence. Extensive research is done on each nomination. At the same time, KPMG team also generates a separate list of nominations.



Arrive at a short-list in a two-step process

The editorial team finally pick about ten nominees based on a set of profiles and data. These are then shared with KPMG for another round of vetting, before we pick the nominations based on an internal debate.



Jury meeting

The final stage of selection is through a jury meeting chaired by Mr Harsh Mariwala, Chairman, Marico. They select one winner in each of the nine categories.