Indian Business Leader Awards (IBLA) 2006, to be held on December 7 at Mumbai, is the flagship award property of the TV18 Network. Aimed at recognising and rewarding the Indian corporate leaders and CEOs for their efforts in growing India Inc, the theme for this year’s award is ‘Indian business leadership going global’.
IBLA 2006 will have five more categories than the previous three, taking the overall figure to eight categories. Moreover, the high-profile jury for the year is led by Infosys Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy.
The widened award categories at IBLA 2006 will now include: ‘The most promising entrant into the big league’; ‘First Generation Entrepreneur of the Year’; ‘Global Achiever of the Year’; ‘Social Enterprise of the Year’; ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Indian Business’; ‘Lifetime Achievement’; ‘Business Woman of the Year’; and ‘Outstanding Business Leader of the Year’.
While IBLA scans India for the best, Asian Business Leader Awards (ABLA) scans Asia for the most outstanding business people. This year, they will hand out four awards to the best in the region and the award categories are: ‘The Asian Business Leader of the Year’; ‘Corporate Citizen of the Year’; ‘Innovator of the Year’; and ‘Talent Management Award’.
It may be recalled that Anand Mahindra, MD, Mahindra and Mahindra has won the Asian Business Leader of the Year, 2006.