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Entrepreneur announces winners of India Business Icons Awards 2011

Honors the entrepreneurs leaving a mark in their field of business with sharp business acumen and corporate style.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | June 14, 2011

Group photo of the winners of India Business Icons Awards 2011

The winners of Seagram’s Blenders Pride Entrepreneur India Business Icons Awards 2011 were announced at a grand ceremony in Hotel ITC Grand Central. Ajay Bijli, Chairman & MD, PVR was given the award in the Male category, while Meher Pudumjee Chairperson, Thermax Limited received the award in the Female category. Anirban Roy, Founder & MD, SEED was awarded under the Young India Business Icon category while Tara Thiagarajan, Chairperson and MD, Madura Micro Finance Limited received awards in the Social category. The Lifetime Achievement award went to Deepak Puri, Chairman and Managing Director, Moser Baer.

The winners across each category were presented as below –

  • India Business Icon MALE - Ajay Bijli, Chairman & MD, PVR
  • India Business Icon FEMALE - Meher Pudumjee Chairperson, Thermax Limited
  • YOUNG India Business Icon - Anirban Roy, Founder & MD, SEED
  • SOCIAL India Business Icon – Tara Thiagarajan, Chairperson and MD, Madura Micro Finance Limited
  • India Business Icon PATH BREAKING - Chetan Maini, Chief, Strategy and Technology, Mahindra Reva
  • India Business Icon PHARMA - R C Juneja, Chairman & CEO, Mankind Pharma
  • India Business Icon IT & TELCOM - Sanjeev Bhikchandani, Vice Chairman & Founder, Infoedge
  • India Business Icon TRAVEL & TOURISM - Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group
  • India Business Icon POPULAR - Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Vice Chairman and Founder, Info Edge India
  • India Business Icon LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT - Deepak Puri, Chairman and Managing Director, Moser Baer.

The process behind these awards was started six months ago via an online call for nominations that saw a large number of entries across verticals. These nominations were then vetted internally in association with the process auditors from Earnst & Young. The jury bench comprised of the below names –

JURY MEMBERS

  • Ved Prakash Arya, MD & CEO, Milestone Capital Advisor
  • Harish Mehta, CEO, Onward Technologies
  • Fashion Designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed
  • Mahesh Chauhan, Founder, Salt Brand Solutions
  • Bharat Banka, CEO, Aditya Birla Private Equity
  • Senthil Chengalwarayan, President and Editorial Director, Network18

The awards evening was attended by a gathering of corporate dignitaries including founders, CEOs, VPs and MDs. Some noteworthy mentions are Rajeev Sathe, CEO, DHFL, George Varghese, President, KEC International Ltd., Prateek Jain, CFO, AIG Mutual Fund, Subhash Goyal, Chirman STIC Travel Group, Ritesh Gugle, VP-Corporate & Institutional Banking, Yes bank, Sujeet Kumar, VP Operations, Flipkart, Cumi Banerjee, CEO & CS, IITL Group, Sohini Sen, Head SME Acquisition Marketing, ICICI, Ashish Sable, Snr. VP & Group Head, SBI Capital Market, Rajiv Gerela, VP Deutsche Bank Global Technology Information Enterprise Service, Namit Arora, Director Standard Chartered Private Equity Advisory, Sudarshan Jain, Director, Abbott, Rushabh Gala, Director, Aargus Private Wealth Management

The awards were organized by Entrepreneur Magazine, India’s best selling magazine for entrepreneurs. The title partner of the awards were Seagram’s Blenders Pride, outdoor partners were Bright Outdoor Media Pvt. Ltd., online partners Best Media Info, process partner Ernst & Young and media partner CNBC TV18.

Commenting on the awards Bipin Chandran, Editor, Entrepreneur Magazine said “ While statistics and strategies are paramount in determining which businesspeople rule the roost, a leader is not just about profit and cash flows. Business leaders are those men and women who display a sense of style and stature in their respective industries while creating big businesses that stand distinct from the crowd-much like themselves. India Business Icons Awards 2011 honors these entrepreneurs who are leaving a mark in their field of business with sharp business acumen and corporate style.”

Sandeep Khosla, CEO Publishing, Infomedia 18 “The India Business Icons Awards are first and foremost a platform for these entrepreneurs to be honored in front of their peers, industry professionals, and the media for the efforts they have put in to bring their entrepreneurial ventures on the path to success."

The event will be televised on CNBC TV18 as below.

Build-up show – 2nd July, 5pm

Final Awards show – 3rd July, 6pm

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