CNBC-TV18’s India Business Leader Awards (IBLA) is returning to celebrate its 18th year of recognising and honouring industrialists, business leaders, and luminaries who have made an impact on the global stage.
IBLA will honour the excellence in leadership which has contributed to India's growth story while creating profitable, sustainable, and socially responsible brands and businesses.
Scheduled to take place on May 11, the ceremony will be hosted by Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor of CNBC-TV18.
The event will bring together influential leaders in business, education, and government to recognise excellence and success in their respective fields.
The list of guests includes senior government dignitaries - such as Hardeep Singh Puri (Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, and the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, GoI); Devendra Fadnavis (Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra); and Amitabh Kant (G20 Sherpa, GoI).
Business leaders and luminaries that will grace the event include Azim Premji, Chairman - Azim Premi Foundation, Founder Chairman - Wipro Limited, Chairman - Wipro Enterprises; Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group; Uday Kotak, MD, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Zarin Daruwala, Cluster CEO, Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank, India and South Asia Markets; Salil Parekh, CEO, Infosys; T Narendran, CEO and MD, Tata Steel; Venu Srinivasan, Chairman Emeritus, TVS Motor; Prabha Narasimhan, MD and CEO, Colgate Palmolive; Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India; Rajiv Memani, Chairman and Regional MD, EY India; V Vaidyanathan, MD and CEO, IDFC First Bank; Jay Shah, Secretary, BCCI; Dilip Asbe, MD and CEO, NPCI; Raamdeo Agarwal, Chairman, Motilal Oswal Financial Services; Ramesh Damani, Veteran Investor and Member, BSE; Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt; and Indian Boxer Nikhat Zarin among others.
Avinash Kaul, CEO, Network18, said, "IBLA’s legacy of celebrating inspiring excellence in business for 18 years has been a remarkable journey. Over the years, it has become an essential date in the economic calendar of the Indian subcontinent as we honour the good work done by businessmen, policymakers, entrepreneurs, corporates, and other key influencers - who have demonstrated unwavering determination, bold vision, and courage to make a substantial impact on their industries and the economy. We are delighted to recognise and applaud their outstanding accomplishments on this prestigious occasion."
The awards will have Standard Chartered Bank as the presenting partner.