Entrepreneur for the Year

Uday Kotak - Executive vice chairman & MD, Kotak Mahindra Bank

For creating one of India's largest private sector banks from scratch and taking it to the next level with the acquisition of rival ING Vysya Bank

Best CEO - Private sector

CP Gurnani - CEO & MD, Tech Mahindra Ltd

In a career spanning three decades, his leadership traits are hard to ignore. In 2009, he nursed the scam-hit Satyam Computer Services back to health and then, in 2013, spearheded its merger with Tech Mahindra to create India's fifth largest IT services company. He is the quintessential people's manager, who always leads by example

Best CEO - Public sector

Arundhati Bhattacharya - Chairman, State Bank of India

For driving transformational change at the country's largest bank, pushing through major digital initiatives and restructuring the bank's HR practices to ensure it is future-ready and in step with changing customer trends

Best CEO - MNC

Uday Shankar - CEO, Star India Pvt. Ltd

For positioning Star India as India's largest television broadcaster by number of channels and viewership, through some bold business decisions. Shankar is also leading Star India's foray into future-looking businesses like Hotstar, the digital entertainment platform and the Pro Kabaddi League, where Star has an equity interest

Outstanding Startup


Ola is a market disruptor in the personal transportation space, and is going beyond just cab services. Ola's mobile app can be used to book from over 250,000 cabs and 65,000 vehicles across auto-rickshaws, kaali peeli taxis and yellow taxis as well as bus shuttle services

Conscious Capitalist for the Year

Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) - (Joint Winner)

GCMMF has ensured it increases value for its shareholders (farmers who own it) and enhances the value of brand Amul. It is led by a team of conscious leaders who work assiduously for a much higher purpose than maximising profits. They have demonstrated that doing well can also be coupled with doing good .

NextGen Entrepreneur

Siddhartha Lal - MD & CEO, Eicher Motors Ltd

For reviving the iconic Royal Enfield, charting a growth path for the commercial vehicle business through a JV with Volvo, and increasing Eicher Motors' fortune

Conscious Capitalist for the Year

Godrej Consumer Products (Joint Winner)

For aligning the interests of multiple stakeholders—employees, suppliers, shareholders, customers and the community at large—while ensuring profit maximisation for the business. GCPL has helped generate employment, reduce the carbon footprint of its business operations, focussed on developing 'Good and Green' products and ensured employee morale remains high. Initiatives like Godrej LOUD reflect the extent of engagement that the conglomerate wants to build with its employees

Entrepreneur with Social Impact

Samit Ghosh - CEO & MD, Ujjivan Financial Services Private Limited

For setting up an institution that provides financial access to over 2.6 million of India's urban and semi-urban working poor, a majority of whom are women. It also provides financial services to the hitherto unbanked population in rural areas and has 464 branches across 24 states in India

Lifetime Achievement

RC Bhargava - Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd

For not only shaping Maruti's success but also for the transformation he consequently brought about to the Indian automotive sector which has grown to become the small car hub for the world