Top Story

e4m_logo.png

Home >> Media - Others >> Article

Subir Raha, Debu Bhattacharya among winners at India Business Leader Awards 2005

03-October-2005
Font Size   16
Subir Raha, Debu Bhattacharya among winners at India Business Leader Awards 2005

The winners of the India Business Leader Awards for 2005 were declared at a glittering awards ceremony, organised by CNBC TV 18 in association with Airtel, on October 1 in the Capital.

The India Business Leader Awards are classified into three categories – the ‘India Business Leader’, ‘Innovator of the Year’ and ‘India Corporate Citizen of the Year’.

Finance Minister P Chidambaram handed over the most coveted ‘India Business Leader’ award to Debu Bhattacharya, MD, Hindalco Industries Ltd. Subir Raha, CMD, ONGC, was adjudged the ‘Innovator of the Year’, while Satish Reddy, MD and COO, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, was felicitated with the ‘India Corporate Citizen of the Year’ award.

The evening commenced with a lively discussion on ‘Indian Leadership: Poised to go global’ steered by Sam Pitroda, Chariman and CEO, World-Tel Ltd, and Nandan Nilekani, CEO, President and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies.

Commenting on the confidence factor that Indian companies had started to discover, Nilekani said, “I think it’s not just in IT but in every industry that leaders and managers are far more confident about themselves, about their products, about their ability to achieve global success.”

Elucidating on the issue of whether we had a single blueprint that India Inc was moving towards, Nilekani said, “I think by and large people do see brand India as a knowledge based brand. People see this as the largest growing big market economy, so I think our brand is very strong in human capital and a brand, which has got innovations in the way they do processes and outsourcing. I think these are the things that seems to run in people’s mind if you look at brand India in the corporate sense.”

Echoing the same thought, Sam Pitroda said, “Today, brand India is based on IT, software and knowledge. No matter whichever corporation you are going to, you will always see Indian brand. We need to take a step to go beyond IT branding to some other areas as well and that’s the challenge for all of us.”

Agreeing with the fact that Indian leaders had discovered the confidence that the world had vested in them, Chidambaram laid stress on rural India, which required that confidence and urged the leaders in the service sector and the industry sector to spread this message to the rural hinterland.

The winners of the India Business Leader Awards were selected in a three-phase judging process with panels comprising lead judge Professor Mark E Zmijewski, Dean of Executive MBA programs, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, while the Indian representative on the jury included Dr Amit Mitra, Secretary General, FICCI.

Speaking at the ceremony, Raghav Behl, Managing Editor, CNBC TV 18, said, “Indian business leadership has achieved significant global recognition and that has been the biggest impetus for us when we said that the time has come to get the awards to India, to have the awards instituted here and that’s when the Indian Business Leader Awards were born.”

He described the awards as the most intangible and the most indefinable quality of leadership.

All the winners will be representing India at the Asia Business Leader Awards to be held in Kuala Lampur in November this year.

The awards ceremony culminated with a musical rendition by musical maestro and Grammy award winner, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and ace percussionist, Sivamani.

Tags

Kranti Gada joined the family business at Shemaroo in 2006 after a successful stint of over two years in marketing at Pepsi Co. She has been associated with the company for 12 years.

Exchange4media interacted with Jaspreet Chandok, Vice President and Head (Fashion) , IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd on seamless brands integrations planned for Lakme Fashion Week, walking tall despite blazing trails like GST, demonetization and being a part of the larger cultural space

Their strategy to educate the consumers to make well informed decisions at all stages has worked out well.

Bobby Pawar, MD, CCO - South Asia, Publicis India, talks about his idea of chilling out

WhatClicks promises to be an unbiased, objective, third-party audit firm that will work with advertisers and agencies alike to help build an effective and integrated digital strategy.

V-Guard Industries, a household name for consumer electrical appliances in India, has revamped its logo in order to reflect the strength gained by the brand over the years. The company has also unveil...

The report reveals that there has been nearly 5 times more growth in video consumption in the last 12 months, with 96 percent of all usage being focused on long form video