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Since its inception in India, sixteen years ago, EY has honored more than 120 outstanding Indian entrepreneurs for their vision, innovation, courage, and leadership in building and growing successful businesses — that influence the way we live, the products and services we depend on, and the economic vibrancy of our local communities and global markets.

Click on the links below to retrace the EOY India Journey and view the elite panel of men and women who have been recognised for their exceptional entrepreneurial achievements.

EOY 2015 Winners

 
 
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015

EY - Vinita Gupta EY - Nilesh Gupta

Vinita Gupta and Nilesh Gupta
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Lupin Ltd
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Dr. F. C. Kohli

Dr. F. C. Kohli,
Former Vice Chairman,
Tata Consultancy Services
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-Up

EY - Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Vijay Shekhar Sharma
One97 Communications Limited (Paytm)
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Business Transformation

EY - Siddhartha Lal

Siddhartha Lal
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Eicher Motors Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Retail & Consumer Products


EY - R.S. Agarwal EY - R.S. Goenka

R.S. Agarwal and R.S. Goenka
Executive Chairman and Whole-time Director
Emami Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Life Sciences & Health Care

EY - Samir Mehta

Samir Mehta
Chairman
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manufacturing

EY - Dr. Ramachandra N. Galla

Dr. Ramachandra N. Galla
Chairman
Amara Raja Batteries Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Krishnakumar Natarajan

Krishnakumar Natarajan
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Mindtree Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Financial Services

EY - Chandra Shekhar Ghosh

Chandra Shekhar Ghosh
Chairman and Managing Director
Bandhan Bank
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Entrepreneurial CEO

EY - Romesh Sobti

Romesh Sobti
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
IndusInd Bank Ltd
 
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Energising the Indian ecommerce ecosystem

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Kunal Bahl | Rohit Bansal
Jasper Infotech (Snapdeal.com)

When high school friends, Kunal Bahl, a Wharton graduate and Rohit Bansal, an alumnus of IIT Delhi decided to start a business together few would have imagined that they were setting the foundations of an enterprise that will in a way shape the e-commerce ecosystem in India. They launched an offline couponing business in 2007 offering deals from local merchants, In early 2010, few merchants working with them suggested that Kunal and Rohit look at the online business. Based on this feedback, in February 2010 Snapdeal.com was born; within two years Snapdeal.com commanded 70% of the online coupons market. Over a period of further business model evolution, at the beginning of 2012, Snadpeal.com emerged as an online marketplace, providing a platform for buyers and sellers of products across the country to connect.

Snapdeal is today, India’s leading online marketplace that connects over 60000+ merchants, mostly small businesses, with 30 million customers spread across 5000+ cities and towns in India with a team of 4000 people.

The Company today aims to create life changing experiences for buyers and sellers. It provides access to the widest assortment of products across a variety of categories to millions of customers across India. Snapdeal is also the first and only ecommerce firm in India to sell pre-fabricated homes online.

Snapdeal has witnessed remarkable growth from FY12 to FY14 when its revenue grew at a CAGR of approximately 212%. Snapdeal is also at the forefront of the m-commerce revolution, with over 60% of its orders coming from mobile phones.

Under the leadership of Kunal and Rohit, Snapdeal has been widely recognized for its commitment to grow the ecommerce ecosystem in the country. Recently, Kunal featured in the 2014 Fortune Global 40 under 40 list and has also been named Dataquest IT person of the year 2014.

Snapdeal is actively working with the Government and Non-Government bodies to bring artisans and craftsmen of our country into the ecommerce fold thereby providing a national market to them. It is engaged in delivering better life experiences for people with initiatives like ‘Assisted ecommerce’ to bring the lower income group into the ecommerce fold, a special store for differently-abled people and partnering with a delivery company that employees deaf people from low income groups.

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Insuring long-term success

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Sanjiv Bajaj
Bajaj Finserv

An MBA from Harvard, Sanjiv assumed the leadership of Bajaj Finserv in 2008, determined to break the mould and expand the scope of operations of Bajaj Finance, the primarily captive 2 wheeler financing arm of the Bajaj Group. He moved the company beyond the bread-and-butter Bajaj products business to other businesses such as consumer durable loans, small-scale enterprise loans, funding construction equipment and offering loans against property.

Coming from a family of influential business leaders with a history of creating brands that have often defined the narrative around Indian business, Sanjiv took the mantle of expanding the family business. However, he created a niche for himself by focusing on the side of business which was in its infancy and turned it around to make it one of the most valuable entities in the Bajaj fold.

It is primarily due to the innovative new approach and ambitious plans that he brought to the table that turned the fortunes of Bajaj Finserv. The company is today a leading name in the financial services industry, with insurance, lending and wealth management services. Under his leadership, the company has seen a surge in income with a CAGR of 24% between FY12 and FY14. Bajaj Finserv operates in the Insurance business through Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Limited and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Limited, and in the lending business through Bajaj Finance Limited.

Sanjiv’s focus on innovation has played a key role in the success of Bajaj Finserv. The company was the first financier to launch an electronic KYC swipe card that enables the secure processing of loans faster to customers allowing for a quick check out of showrooms with their purchases. The variety of new products and service offerings grew by over 3 times in the last 6 years. With over 6000 retail outlets across India, Bajaj Finance’s sheer volumes provide good margins to the company.

Sanjiv has aggressive plans for the next leg of growth. The company which has now ventured into rural financing is disbursing loans for auto re-financing and farm equipments. In addition, the continued focus on deepening and strengthening the insurance business has created new products and channels for future growth.

Bajaj Finance was ranked in India amongst the Top 3 Financial Services Companies to work for by Great Places To Work in June 2014, while Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has won a host of awards for its prompt service, and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance for its Micro Insurance initiatives, amongst others.

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Health for all

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Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla
Serum Institute Of India

A visionary leader and philanthropist, Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla founded the Serum Institute of India in 1966 with a small capital investment of $25,000. Today Serum Institute is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer (1.3 billion doses annually). Because of his entrepreneurial abilities, drive and zest, Serum Institute has attained a staggering coverage of over 65% of the global infant population immunized, culminating in saving millions of lives annually, which otherwise would have been lost, without the availability of vaccines at very affordable prices.

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Lifetime achievement award

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Dr. K. Radhakrishnan
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

When India’s Mars Orbiter Mission ‘Mangalyaan’ entered the orbit of the red planet on 21 September 2014, Dr. K Radhakrishnan had successfully overseen the world’s cheapest yet most innovative mission to Mars.

Dr. Radhakrishnan, who took over as the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in 2009, joined in 1971 as an avionics engineer and steadily moved up the ranks occupying several decisive roles at ISRO. As Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre he immensely contributed to Chandrayaan-1, India’s first lunar mission. In the half a decade of his tenure as the head of ISRO, Dr. Radhakrishnan has lead the organisation to accomplish 37 space missions (including 16 launcher missions and 21 spacecraft missions), a commendable feat for a space agency of any size.

Dr. Radhakrishnan is an accomplished technocrat with a successful career spanning 38 years in space technology, applications and space programme management he has been a key man in the Chandrayaan mission. Under Dr. Radhakrishnan, ISRO’s emphasis has been on self-reliance and innovation in space technology. For the ‘Mangalyaan’ mission, the team based their work on proven indigenous technologies and built on it. Smart selection of hardware developed and qualified by ISRO in the past including the long-proven workhorse launch vehicle, PSLV, along with innovative refashioning of the technology and equipment were the clear defining factors of the mission. Named among the best inventions of 2014 by TIME magazine, the Mangalyaan is the cheapest inter-planetary mission that, at just USD 74 million, is just a tenth of NASA’s Mars mission Maven.

A Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Bangalore, he is a recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Allan D. Emil Memorial Award (2014) of International Astronautical Federation, the Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award of Indian Science Congress (2010); and Social Sciences Award of the International Academy of Astronautics (2009).

Nature Science Journal recently chose Dr. Radhakrishnan as one of the top ten scientific personalities in 2014. He is also the recipient of Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour.

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The Life of PI

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Salil Singhal
PI Industries

PI Industries is as old as independent India – and maybe almost as diverse, too. Founded in 1947 as an edible oil-producer, it ventured into agrochemicals in 1962-63, and then into Mining and Mineral Processing, Energy Metering and Energy Management, which were hived off into separate group companies namely Wolkem India Ltd. and Secure Meters Ltd. Today PI is one of the fastest growing Company in the agro chemical space in India with a market cap in excess of USD 1 billion. The person who has overseen this remarkable journey is it’s Chairman and Managing Director, Salil Singhal.

A second-generation entrepreneur, Salil was instrumental in spearheading PI’s transformation from a manufacturer of generic agrochemical formulations to a unique and non-conflicting business model of offering CRM (contract research manufacturing) services to global Innovators on one hand, and a strong rural marketing/ distribution network in India on the other.

PI continues to build on its strong relationships with global innovators, world class R&D and chemical manufacturing units with strong capabilities in the areas of complex chemistry. The company has developed a strong connect with the agri-based community and invests in brand building efforts in rural India.

Salil has committed PI to continue to be a technology and knowledge driven Company. He brings a strong marketing and business development focus to the Company making it international in outlook and strong in R&D.

Recognitions and adulations have been coming in thick and fast for Salil and PI. It was conferred the ‘Best Supplier to the Crop Protection Industry’ Award at the “Agrow” Awards in 2014 in London, and was honoured with the ‘Agriculture Leadership’ Award at the Agriculture Leadership Summit 2014. The Business Today magazine recently recognised him as the Best CEO (Mid sized Companies: Chemicals).

Salil is strongly committed to the community. PI Foundation, has a team of 1,200 ‘Plant Doctors’ focussing on increasing farm productivity and food security measures by providing complete farming solutions to the farmers. It started a major skills development training programme in collaboration with DD University Nadiad and Govt. of Gujarat, and has taken up village upliftment initiatives. He is also actively involved with Industry associations and various educational & cultural organisations and has addressed many seminars on agriculture, environment and other subjects.

For Salil the growth of PI Industries is a journey not a goal.

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Engineering a positive change

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Ajit Prabhu
QuEST Global

As the Chairman & CEO, Ajit Prabhu provides the vision and strategic direction for the growth of QuEST Global, which he co-founded in 1997. Ajit is passionate about organizational development and he strives to build a timeless institution. He has been the force behind the Company’s phenomenal growth. From a small 100 sq ft office in Schenectady in 1997, QuEST Global has grown to an organization with nearly 7000 employees operating from more than 30 global delivery centers spread across North America, Europe & APAC. The Company has recorded an impressive 5-year CAGR of 36% as against an industry average of 15-20%. Ajit’s determination, ability to open up new markets, passion and ability to understand customer challenges and address them have enabled QuEST Global to establish itself as a leader in Engineering Services Outsourcing in many of Verticals it serves.

Ajit began his career at General Electric’s Corporate R&D Center, in Schenectady, NY, while working on power generation, aircraft engines; appliances and locomotive related engineering problems. Later, he went on to establish QuEST Global.

For his research in Rensselaer, he received the prestigious ‘Young Investigator Award’ from the International Association for Dental Research. Ajit was inducted as a life time member into distinguished Livingston W. Houston 13 Society of Patrons of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and serves on the Engineering School Advisory Council at Rensselaer. Ajit was inducted into prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society, UK as a Fellow in 2010. Earlier this year, he was awarded the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year by the Singapore Prime Minister on behalf of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Ajit holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, VA and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer, NY and strongly believes that engineers hold the key to the future. He strongly believes in education playing a role in building successful lives and society. Education of underprivileged deserving students ranks high in his personal agenda and through QuEST Global he runs a novel initiative called “Engineering Positive Change through Education”.

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Sticky tale of a ‘majboothjod’

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M.B. Parekh
Pidilite Industries

A second generation entrepreneur, M. B. Parekh started his journey with Pidilite in 1972. Mr. Parekh joined Abbot Laboratories, USA, soon after his Masters in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin, USA before joining Pidilite. In his four decades long journey with Pidilite he helped convert a product in an unexciting category into one of the country’s top brands. Its key brands ‘Fevicol’, ‘Fevikwik’, ‘Dr. Fixit’ and ‘M-seal’ are market leaders with high shares in their respective segments.

He not only steered the company to become the market leader in the adhesives and sealants segment in India, but focused on setting a foothold in the overseas market. Under his guidance, PIL has acquired several companies to enter International markets and enhance its products portfolio. The company exports to more than 80 countries and has 13 overseas subsidiaries (4 direct and 9 step-down subsidiaries) manufacturing and selling in the USA, Brazil, Thailand, Dubai, Egypt and Bangladesh.

With its focussed approach to product and brand innovation, it clearly differentiated itself from competition in this otherwise generic market. Quick to identify new opportunities the company heavily invested in the R&D centre at Kondivita, Mumbai and also set up a step-down subsidiary, Pidilite Innovation Centre in Singapore.

Mr. Parekh’s influence in the Company’s social endeavours is primarily in the areas of rural development, education and health. In FY13, Fevicol Champion’s Club members, 22,000 contractors set a Limca record by volunteering a day of their labour on Shramdaan Diwas to fix and repair furniture in 362 institutions, including schools for the under privileged, across the country. This is how Mr. Parekh ensures that the brand promise comes out alive with an energy and emotion that is so intrinsic to the brand that is much loved and adored by one and all.

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The turn-around man

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Yogesh Mahansaria
Alliance Tire Group

Yogesh Mahansaria is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Tire Group (ATG). Yogesh is a resolute leader and it’s a testimony to his courage and conviction that he was able to turn an enterprise running under financial duress into the world’s sixth largest off-highway tire manufacturer within six years. He has effected one of the biggest Private Equity transactions in India, when KKR bought a 90% stake in Alliance Tire Group during 2013.

Yogesh was just 18 when he entered his family business, Balkrishna Tyres (BKT), a two-wheeler manufacturing company. In 1993, BKT was going through a rough patch, and Yogesh was entrusted with the task of reviving its fortunes. He devised a game plan that transformed BKT into a global company in the off-highway tire business,with revenues of INR 632 crore and profit of INR 70 crore in just over a decade. Yogesh saw opportunity in off-highway tyres and grabbed it when it was not on anybody’s radar. In 2006, at 31, Yogesh quit Balkrishna Tyres, to take on a new challenge by acquiring Alliance Tires in Israel

Yogesh fought great odds and became the turn-around man to get Alliance Tires back on track. With strategic changes he brought about in key business operations and by bringing in international expertise he managed to breathe life into ATG in no time. He then led the foray of the company into forestry and construction tires with the acquisition of the off-highway tire business of US based GPX International when it filed for bankruptcy in 2009. That this acquisition was conceived of and executed during the peak of the financial crisis of 2008-09 is a testament to his vision and risk taking ability.

Yogesh has also been a firm believer in the future of India as a strategic manufacturing hub. This has been demonstrated with ATG having invested over USD 250 million to build two state of art manufacturing facilities in India over the last 6 years. Yogesh’s efforts over the last 20 years have led to,India today being a leading supply source for agriculture tires to global markets.

ATG today is a global leader, with revenues reaching USD 600 million, with operations across Asia, Europe and North America, and customers in over 120 different countries worldwide. He plans to expand ATG to be amongst the top three global manufacturers of agriculture, construction and forest tires.

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Banking on excellence

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Arundhati Bhattacharya
State Bank of India

An accomplished banker with a successful career of over 36 years with the State Bank of India (SBI), Arundhati Bhattacharya has many firsts to her name. She is the first woman chairperson of India’s largest bank, SBI. Arundhati is also the first woman to ever lead a Fortune 500 company in India, and the only woman banker on this influential list.

Arundhati joined the State Bank of India in 1977 as a Probationary Officer (PO), and since then has grown quickly through the ranks to become the Chairperson of this 208 year old legacy institution. Before taking charge as Managing Director, she was MD & CEO of SBI’s investment banking arm, SBI Capital Markets. Earlier, as Dy. Managing Director in SBI, she headed the largest Human Resources Department of the Banking Industry consisting of a work force of over two lakh employees, which includes 65,000 Officers.

Arundhati helped establish some of the most prominent joint ventures for the bank, including the alliance with Insurance Australia Group for general insurance, Macquarie for private equity and Societe Generale for custodial services. She was also instrumental in the launch of new IT platforms such as Mobile Banking and Financial Planning in the Bank. As Chief General Manager, Bengaluru circle, she took keen interest in promoting financial inclusion and financing of Self Help Groups.

A brief stint in SBI’s New York office where she was in charge of monitoring branch performance, overseeing External Audit and Correspondent Relations, helped pave the way for a key leadership role, given her better understanding of all major businesses of the bank.

A Post Graduate from the Jadavpur University, West Bengal, Arundhati has been recognised as the Most Powerful Woman in India by Business Today. She was also ranked 36th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes magazine.

EOY 2014 Winners

Introducing the innovative game-changers – The most exceptional entrepreneurs who have placed India on the path of progress with their bold vision, innovation and exemplary performance.

The winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 awards have been announced! Read their exceptional entrepreneurial stories by clicking on the links below:



 
 
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014

Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla
Founder
Serum Institute of India Ltd.
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

Dr. K. Radhakrishnan
Former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-Up

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Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Jasper Infotech (Snapdeal)
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

Ajit Prabhu
Chairman and CEO
QuEST Global
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

Yogesh Mahansaria
CEO
Alliance Tire Group
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Entrepreneurial CEO of the Year

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

Arundhati Bhattacharya
Chairman
State Bank of India
 
Entrepreneur of the Year - Financial Services

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

Sanjiv Bajaj
Managing Director
Bajaj Finserv
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Life Sciences and Agrochemicals

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

Salil Singhal
Chairman and Managing Director
PI Industries
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Consumer Products

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

M.B. Parekh
Chairman and Managing Director
Pidilite Industries
 
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Energising the Indian ecommerce ecosystem

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Kunal Bahl | Rohit Bansal
Jasper Infotech (Snapdeal.com)

When high school friends, Kunal Bahl, a Wharton graduate and Rohit Bansal, an alumnus of IIT Delhi decided to start a business together few would have imagined that they were setting the foundations of an enterprise that will in a way shape the e-commerce ecosystem in India. They launched an offline couponing business in 2007 offering deals from local merchants, In early 2010, few merchants working with them suggested that Kunal and Rohit look at the online business. Based on this feedback, in February 2010 Snapdeal.com was born; within two years Snapdeal.com commanded 70% of the online coupons market. Over a period of further business model evolution, at the beginning of 2012, Snadpeal.com emerged as an online marketplace, providing a platform for buyers and sellers of products across the country to connect.

Snapdeal is today, India’s leading online marketplace that connects over 60000+ merchants, mostly small businesses, with 30 million customers spread across 5000+ cities and towns in India with a team of 4000 people.

The Company today aims to create life changing experiences for buyers and sellers. It provides access to the widest assortment of products across a variety of categories to millions of customers across India. Snapdeal is also the first and only ecommerce firm in India to sell pre-fabricated homes online.

Snapdeal has witnessed remarkable growth from FY12 to FY14 when its revenue grew at a CAGR of approximately 212%. Snapdeal is also at the forefront of the m-commerce revolution, with over 60% of its orders coming from mobile phones.

Under the leadership of Kunal and Rohit, Snapdeal has been widely recognized for its commitment to grow the ecommerce ecosystem in the country. Recently, Kunal featured in the 2014 Fortune Global 40 under 40 list and has also been named Dataquest IT person of the year 2014.

Snapdeal is actively working with the Government and Non-Government bodies to bring artisans and craftsmen of our country into the ecommerce fold thereby providing a national market to them. It is engaged in delivering better life experiences for people with initiatives like ‘Assisted ecommerce’ to bring the lower income group into the ecommerce fold, a special store for differently-abled people and partnering with a delivery company that employees deaf people from low income groups.

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Insuring long-term success

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Sanjiv Bajaj
Bajaj Finserv

An MBA from Harvard, Sanjiv assumed the leadership of Bajaj Finserv in 2008, determined to break the mould and expand the scope of operations of Bajaj Finance, the primarily captive 2 wheeler financing arm of the Bajaj Group. He moved the company beyond the bread-and-butter Bajaj products business to other businesses such as consumer durable loans, small-scale enterprise loans, funding construction equipment and offering loans against property.

Coming from a family of influential business leaders with a history of creating brands that have often defined the narrative around Indian business, Sanjiv took the mantle of expanding the family business. However, he created a niche for himself by focusing on the side of business which was in its infancy and turned it around to make it one of the most valuable entities in the Bajaj fold.

It is primarily due to the innovative new approach and ambitious plans that he brought to the table that turned the fortunes of Bajaj Finserv. The company is today a leading name in the financial services industry, with insurance, lending and wealth management services. Under his leadership, the company has seen a surge in income with a CAGR of 24% between FY12 and FY14. Bajaj Finserv operates in the Insurance business through Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Limited and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Limited, and in the lending business through Bajaj Finance Limited.

Sanjiv’s focus on innovation has played a key role in the success of Bajaj Finserv. The company was the first financier to launch an electronic KYC swipe card that enables the secure processing of loans faster to customers allowing for a quick check out of showrooms with their purchases. The variety of new products and service offerings grew by over 3 times in the last 6 years. With over 6000 retail outlets across India, Bajaj Finance’s sheer volumes provide good margins to the company.

Sanjiv has aggressive plans for the next leg of growth. The company which has now ventured into rural financing is disbursing loans for auto re-financing and farm equipments. In addition, the continued focus on deepening and strengthening the insurance business has created new products and channels for future growth.

Bajaj Finance was ranked in India amongst the Top 3 Financial Services Companies to work for by Great Places To Work in June 2014, while Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has won a host of awards for its prompt service, and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance for its Micro Insurance initiatives, amongst others.

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Health for all

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Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla
Serum Institute Of India

A visionary leader and philanthropist, Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla founded the Serum Institute of India in 1966 with a small capital investment of $25,000. Today Serum Institute is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer (1.3 billion doses annually). Because of his entrepreneurial abilities, drive and zest, Serum Institute has attained a staggering coverage of over 65% of the global infant population immunized, culminating in saving millions of lives annually, which otherwise would have been lost, without the availability of vaccines at very affordable prices.

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Lifetime achievement award

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Dr. K. Radhakrishnan
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

When India’s Mars Orbiter Mission ‘Mangalyaan’ entered the orbit of the red planet on 21 September 2014, Dr. K Radhakrishnan had successfully overseen the world’s cheapest yet most innovative mission to Mars.

Dr. Radhakrishnan, who took over as the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in 2009, joined in 1971 as an avionics engineer and steadily moved up the ranks occupying several decisive roles at ISRO. As Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre he immensely contributed to Chandrayaan-1, India’s first lunar mission. In the half a decade of his tenure as the head of ISRO, Dr. Radhakrishnan has lead the organisation to accomplish 37 space missions (including 16 launcher missions and 21 spacecraft missions), a commendable feat for a space agency of any size.

Dr. Radhakrishnan is an accomplished technocrat with a successful career spanning 38 years in space technology, applications and space programme management he has been a key man in the Chandrayaan mission. Under Dr. Radhakrishnan, ISRO’s emphasis has been on self-reliance and innovation in space technology. For the ‘Mangalyaan’ mission, the team based their work on proven indigenous technologies and built on it. Smart selection of hardware developed and qualified by ISRO in the past including the long-proven workhorse launch vehicle, PSLV, along with innovative refashioning of the technology and equipment were the clear defining factors of the mission. Named among the best inventions of 2014 by TIME magazine, the Mangalyaan is the cheapest inter-planetary mission that, at just USD 74 million, is just a tenth of NASA’s Mars mission Maven.

A Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Bangalore, he is a recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Allan D. Emil Memorial Award (2014) of International Astronautical Federation, the Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award of Indian Science Congress (2010); and Social Sciences Award of the International Academy of Astronautics (2009).

Nature Science Journal recently chose Dr. Radhakrishnan as one of the top ten scientific personalities in 2014. He is also the recipient of Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour.

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The Life of PI

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Salil Singhal
PI Industries

PI Industries is as old as independent India – and maybe almost as diverse, too. Founded in 1947 as an edible oil-producer, it ventured into agrochemicals in 1962-63, and then into Mining and Mineral Processing, Energy Metering and Energy Management, which were hived off into separate group companies namely Wolkem India Ltd. and Secure Meters Ltd. Today PI is one of the fastest growing Company in the agro chemical space in India with a market cap in excess of USD 1 billion. The person who has overseen this remarkable journey is it’s Chairman and Managing Director, Salil Singhal.

A second-generation entrepreneur, Salil was instrumental in spearheading PI’s transformation from a manufacturer of generic agrochemical formulations to a unique and non-conflicting business model of offering CRM (contract research manufacturing) services to global Innovators on one hand, and a strong rural marketing/ distribution network in India on the other.

PI continues to build on its strong relationships with global innovators, world class R&D and chemical manufacturing units with strong capabilities in the areas of complex chemistry. The company has developed a strong connect with the agri-based community and invests in brand building efforts in rural India.

Salil has committed PI to continue to be a technology and knowledge driven Company. He brings a strong marketing and business development focus to the Company making it international in outlook and strong in R&D.

Recognitions and adulations have been coming in thick and fast for Salil and PI. It was conferred the ‘Best Supplier to the Crop Protection Industry’ Award at the “Agrow” Awards in 2014 in London, and was honoured with the ‘Agriculture Leadership’ Award at the Agriculture Leadership Summit 2014. The Business Today magazine recently recognised him as the Best CEO (Mid sized Companies: Chemicals).

Salil is strongly committed to the community. PI Foundation, has a team of 1,200 ‘Plant Doctors’ focussing on increasing farm productivity and food security measures by providing complete farming solutions to the farmers. It started a major skills development training programme in collaboration with DD University Nadiad and Govt. of Gujarat, and has taken up village upliftment initiatives. He is also actively involved with Industry associations and various educational & cultural organisations and has addressed many seminars on agriculture, environment and other subjects.

For Salil the growth of PI Industries is a journey not a goal.

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Engineering a positive change

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Ajit Prabhu
QuEST Global

As the Chairman & CEO, Ajit Prabhu provides the vision and strategic direction for the growth of QuEST Global, which he co-founded in 1997. Ajit is passionate about organizational development and he strives to build a timeless institution. He has been the force behind the Company’s phenomenal growth. From a small 100 sq ft office in Schenectady in 1997, QuEST Global has grown to an organization with nearly 7000 employees operating from more than 30 global delivery centers spread across North America, Europe & APAC. The Company has recorded an impressive 5-year CAGR of 36% as against an industry average of 15-20%. Ajit’s determination, ability to open up new markets, passion and ability to understand customer challenges and address them have enabled QuEST Global to establish itself as a leader in Engineering Services Outsourcing in many of Verticals it serves.

Ajit began his career at General Electric’s Corporate R&D Center, in Schenectady, NY, while working on power generation, aircraft engines; appliances and locomotive related engineering problems. Later, he went on to establish QuEST Global.

For his research in Rensselaer, he received the prestigious ‘Young Investigator Award’ from the International Association for Dental Research. Ajit was inducted as a life time member into distinguished Livingston W. Houston 13 Society of Patrons of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and serves on the Engineering School Advisory Council at Rensselaer. Ajit was inducted into prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society, UK as a Fellow in 2010. Earlier this year, he was awarded the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year by the Singapore Prime Minister on behalf of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Ajit holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, VA and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer, NY and strongly believes that engineers hold the key to the future. He strongly believes in education playing a role in building successful lives and society. Education of underprivileged deserving students ranks high in his personal agenda and through QuEST Global he runs a novel initiative called “Engineering Positive Change through Education”.

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Sticky tale of a ‘majboothjod’

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

M.B. Parekh
Pidilite Industries

A second generation entrepreneur, M. B. Parekh started his journey with Pidilite in 1972. Mr. Parekh joined Abbot Laboratories, USA, soon after his Masters in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin, USA before joining Pidilite. In his four decades long journey with Pidilite he helped convert a product in an unexciting category into one of the country’s top brands. Its key brands ‘Fevicol’, ‘Fevikwik’, ‘Dr. Fixit’ and ‘M-seal’ are market leaders with high shares in their respective segments.

He not only steered the company to become the market leader in the adhesives and sealants segment in India, but focused on setting a foothold in the overseas market. Under his guidance, PIL has acquired several companies to enter International markets and enhance its products portfolio. The company exports to more than 80 countries and has 13 overseas subsidiaries (4 direct and 9 step-down subsidiaries) manufacturing and selling in the USA, Brazil, Thailand, Dubai, Egypt and Bangladesh.

With its focussed approach to product and brand innovation, it clearly differentiated itself from competition in this otherwise generic market. Quick to identify new opportunities the company heavily invested in the R&D centre at Kondivita, Mumbai and also set up a step-down subsidiary, Pidilite Innovation Centre in Singapore.

Mr. Parekh’s influence in the Company’s social endeavours is primarily in the areas of rural development, education and health. In FY13, Fevicol Champion’s Club members, 22,000 contractors set a Limca record by volunteering a day of their labour on Shramdaan Diwas to fix and repair furniture in 362 institutions, including schools for the under privileged, across the country. This is how Mr. Parekh ensures that the brand promise comes out alive with an energy and emotion that is so intrinsic to the brand that is much loved and adored by one and all.

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The turn-around man

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

Yogesh Mahansaria
Alliance Tire Group

Yogesh Mahansaria is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Tire Group (ATG). Yogesh is a resolute leader and it’s a testimony to his courage and conviction that he was able to turn an enterprise running under financial duress into the world’s sixth largest off-highway tire manufacturer within six years. He has effected one of the biggest Private Equity transactions in India, when KKR bought a 90% stake in Alliance Tire Group during 2013.

Yogesh was just 18 when he entered his family business, Balkrishna Tyres (BKT), a two-wheeler manufacturing company. In 1993, BKT was going through a rough patch, and Yogesh was entrusted with the task of reviving its fortunes. He devised a game plan that transformed BKT into a global company in the off-highway tire business,with revenues of INR 632 crore and profit of INR 70 crore in just over a decade. Yogesh saw opportunity in off-highway tyres and grabbed it when it was not on anybody’s radar. In 2006, at 31, Yogesh quit Balkrishna Tyres, to take on a new challenge by acquiring Alliance Tires in Israel

Yogesh fought great odds and became the turn-around man to get Alliance Tires back on track. With strategic changes he brought about in key business operations and by bringing in international expertise he managed to breathe life into ATG in no time. He then led the foray of the company into forestry and construction tires with the acquisition of the off-highway tire business of US based GPX International when it filed for bankruptcy in 2009. That this acquisition was conceived of and executed during the peak of the financial crisis of 2008-09 is a testament to his vision and risk taking ability.

Yogesh has also been a firm believer in the future of India as a strategic manufacturing hub. This has been demonstrated with ATG having invested over USD 250 million to build two state of art manufacturing facilities in India over the last 6 years. Yogesh’s efforts over the last 20 years have led to,India today being a leading supply source for agriculture tires to global markets.

ATG today is a global leader, with revenues reaching USD 600 million, with operations across Asia, Europe and North America, and customers in over 120 different countries worldwide. He plans to expand ATG to be amongst the top three global manufacturers of agriculture, construction and forest tires.

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Banking on excellence

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

Arundhati Bhattacharya
State Bank of India

An accomplished banker with a successful career of over 36 years with the State Bank of India (SBI), Arundhati Bhattacharya has many firsts to her name. She is the first woman chairperson of India’s largest bank, SBI. Arundhati is also the first woman to ever lead a Fortune 500 company in India, and the only woman banker on this influential list.

Arundhati joined the State Bank of India in 1977 as a Probationary Officer (PO), and since then has grown quickly through the ranks to become the Chairperson of this 208 year old legacy institution. Before taking charge as Managing Director, she was MD & CEO of SBI’s investment banking arm, SBI Capital Markets. Earlier, as Dy. Managing Director in SBI, she headed the largest Human Resources Department of the Banking Industry consisting of a work force of over two lakh employees, which includes 65,000 Officers.

Arundhati helped establish some of the most prominent joint ventures for the bank, including the alliance with Insurance Australia Group for general insurance, Macquarie for private equity and Societe Generale for custodial services. She was also instrumental in the launch of new IT platforms such as Mobile Banking and Financial Planning in the Bank. As Chief General Manager, Bengaluru circle, she took keen interest in promoting financial inclusion and financing of Self Help Groups.

A brief stint in SBI’s New York office where she was in charge of monitoring branch performance, overseeing External Audit and Correspondent Relations, helped pave the way for a key leadership role, given her better understanding of all major businesses of the bank.

A Post Graduate from the Jadavpur University, West Bengal, Arundhati has been recognised as the Most Powerful Woman in India by Business Today. She was also ranked 36th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes magazine.

EOY 2013 Winners

Introducing the innovative game-changers – The most exceptional entrepreneurs who have placed India on the path of progress with their bold vision, innovation and exemplary performance.

The winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 awards have been announced! Read their exceptional entrepreneurial stories by clicking on the links below:

 
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013   Lifetime Achievement Award

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 - Uday Kotak

Uday Kotak
Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Profile and video
 
Lifetime Achievement Award - Dr. Yusuf K Hamied

Dr. Yusuf K Hamied
Chairman
Cipla
Profile and video
 
EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2013: Category Winners
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-Up   Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

Entrepreneur Of The Year - Start-Up - Rizwan Koita

Rizwan Koita
Chief Executive Officer
CitiusTech
Profile and video
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year - Services - VSS Mani

VSS Mani
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Just Dial Ltd.
Profile and video
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing   Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manager

Entrepreneur Of The Year - Manufacturing - Rajju Devidas Shroff

Rajju Devidas Shroff
Chairman & Managing Director
UPL Ltd. (formerly United Phosphorus Ltd.)
Profile and video
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year - Manager - Vineet Nayyar and CP Gurnani

Vineet Nayyar and CP Gurnani
Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer & MD
Tech Mahindra Ltd.
Profile and video
 
Entrepreneur of the Year - Real Estate, Energy and Infrastructure   Entrepreneur Of The Year – Life Sciences and Healthcare

Entrepreneur of the Year - Real Estate, Energy and Infrastructure - Ravi Menon

Ravi Menon
Chairman
Sobha Developers Ltd.
Profile and video
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year - Life Sciences and Healthcar - Amit Bakshi

Amit Bakshi 
Chairman, Managing Director & CEO
Eris Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd.
Profile and video
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Consumer Products   Entrepreneur Of The Year – Business Transformation

Entrepreneur Of The Year - Consumer Products - Qimat Rai Gupta

Qimat Rai Gupta 
Chairman & Managing Director
Havells India Ltd.
Profile and video
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year - Business Transformation - Ajay Bijli

Ajay Bijli
Chairman & Managing Director
PVR Ltd .
Profile and video

EOY 2012 Winners

EY - EOY 2009 Winners

1. Adi Godrej
    Godrej Group
    Entrepreneur Of The Year India 2012

2. Ratan Tata
    Tata Group
    Lifetime Achievement Award

3. Dr. Cyrus S Poonawalla
   Serum Institute of India
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Business Transformation

4. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty
    Narayana Hrudayalaya
    Entrepreneur of the Year - Life Sciences and Healthcare

5. Dhiraj C Rajaram
    Mu Sigma Business Solutions
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

6. Francisco D'souza
    Cognizant Technology Solutions
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manager

7. Dr. Naresh Trehan
    Medanta - The Medicity
    Entrepreneur Of The Year - Start-Up

8. Onkar S Kanwar
    Apollo Tyres
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing

9. T T Jagannathan
    TTK Group
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Consumer Products

EOY 2011 Winners

Saluting the visionaries of the universe

Our winners are touching millions of lives everyday with unique business models, breakthrough ideas and exceptional customerfocus.

EOY 2010 Winners

EY - EOY 2009 Winners

1. Dilip Shanghvi
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
    Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010

2. Brijmohan Lall Munjal
    Hero Honda Motors
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Lifetime Achievement

3. N. K. Chaudhary
   Jaipur Rugs
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-up

4. Rajiv Bajaj
    Bajaj Auto
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Business Transformation

5. R. Sridhar
    Shriram Transport Finance
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manager

6. Rahul Bhatia
    InterGlobe Enterprises Limited
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

7. Shyam Bhartia
    Jubilant Life Sciences
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Life Sciences & Consumer Products

8. Hari S. Bhartia
    Jubilant Life Sciences
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Life Sciences & Consumer Products

9. Naveen Jindal
    Jindal Steel and Power
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Energy & Infrastructure

10. Mallika Srinivasan
     Tractors and Farm Equipment
     Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing

EOY 2009 Winners

EOY 2009 Winners

1. Anand G. Mahindra
    Mahindra Group
    Entrepreneur Of The Year

2. N Vaghul
    ICICI Bank Ltd.
    Entrepreneur Of The Year - Lifetime
    Achievement

3. Amit Mittal
    A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services
    Pvt. Ltd.
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-up

4. O. P. Bhatt
    State Bank of India Ltd.
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manager

5. Harsh C. Mariwala
    Marico Ltd.
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing

6. Pankaj R. Patel
    Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Healthcare &    
    Life Sciences

7. Shashi Kiran Shetty,
    Allcargo Global Logistics Ltd   
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EOY 2008 Winners

EOY 2008

1. Anil Agarwal
    Vedanta Resources
    Entrepreneur Of The Year

2. P.R.S.Oberoi
    The Oberoi Group
    Lifetime Entrepreneur Of The Year

3. Jaiprakash Gaur
    Jaypee Group.
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Infrastructure &
    Construction

4. Dr. P Namperumalsamy
    Aravind Eye Care Systems
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Health Care &
    Life Sciences

5. Arvind Rao
   OnMobile Global
   Entrepreneur Of The Year - Start-up

6. Sanjeev Bikhchandani & Hitesh Oberoi,
    Info Edge (India)
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Business
    Transformation

7. Gautam Thapar
    Avantha Group
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing

8. A.M. Naik
    Larsen & Tourbo   
    Entrepreneur Of The Year - Manager

9. Rohinton Screwvala
    UTV Software Communications
    Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EOY 2007 Winners

EOY 2007 Winners

1. Atul Punj
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Infrastructure &     Construction

2. Cyrus Poonawalla
    Serum Institute Of India Ltd.
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Health Care & Life     Sciences

3. Ela Ramesh Bhatt
    Self-Employed Womens Association (SEWA)
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Social     Entrepreneurship

4. Keshub Mahindra
    Mahindra Group
    Lifetime Entrepreneur Of The Year

5. Manoj Kumar Upadhyay
    Acme Tele Power
    Entrepreneur Of The Year - Start-Up

6. Raghav Bahl
    Network 18
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Business
    Transformation

7. Sajjan Jindal
    JSW Steel Ltd.
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manufacturing

8. Shikha Sharma
    ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manager

9. Shiv Nadar
    HCL Enterprise
    Entrepreneur Of The Year - Services

EOY 2006 Winners

EOY Winners 2006

1. Girish Agarwal
    Writers and Publishers Ltd.
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-IT, Communication     & Entertainment

2. Tulsi Tanti
    Suzlon Energy Ltd.
    Entrepreneur Of The Year

3. Kishore Biyani
    Pantaloon Retail India Ltd.
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Services

4. S Ramadorai
    Tata Consultancy Services
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manager

5. Jignesh Shah
    Financial Technologies Limited
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Business
    Transformation

6. Anil Agarwal
    Vedanta Resources Plc
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manufacturing

7. Karsanbhai Patel
    Nirma Ltd.
    Lifetime Entrepreneur Of The Year

EOY 2005 Winners

EOY 2005 Winners

1. B N Kalyani
    Bharat Forge
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manufacturing

2. Chandra Prakash Jain
    NTPC
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manager

3. Dilip Shanghvi
    Sun Pharmaceuticals
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Healthcare & Life     Sciences

4. Dr. SS Badrinath
    Sankara Nethralaya
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Life time     Achievement

5. Harish Kumar Mittal
    Mercator Lines
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Services

6. Kumar Mangalam Birla
    Aditya Birla Group
    Entrepreneur Of The Year

7. Rana Kapoor
    Yes Bank
    Entrepreneur Of The Year- Start-up

8. Shobhana Bhartia
    HT Media
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-IT, Communication     & Entertainment

EOY 2004 Winners

 EOY 2004 Winners

1. Sunil Bharti Mittal
    Bharti Enterprises
    Enterpreneur Of The Year

2. Rahul Bajaj
    Bajaj Auto
    Enterpreneur Of The Year-Life time     Achievement

3. Narotam Sekhsaria
    Gujarat Ambuja Cements
    Enterpreneur Of The Year-Manufacturing

4. Dr. Ramdas Pai
    Manipal Education & Medical Group
    Enterpreneur Of The Year-Services

5. Kalanithi Maran
    Sun TV
    Enterpreneur Of The Year-IT, Communication     & Entertainment

6. Habil F Khorakiwala
    Wockhardt Limited
    Enterpreneur Of The Year-Healthcare & Life     Sciences

7. Subir Raha
    ONGC
    Enterpreneur Of The Year-Manager

8. Ashish Dhawan
    ChrysCapital
    Enterpreneur Of The Year - Start-up

EOY 2003 Winners

EOY Winner 2003

1. Ratan Tata
    Tata Group
    Entrepreneur Of The Year

2. Dr. Verghese Kurien
    Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing
    Federation
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Life time
    Achievement

3. Ashwin Dani
    Asian Paints
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manufacturing

4. Uday S Kotak
    Kotak Mahindra Bank
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Services

5. Radhika & Dr. Prannoy Roy
    NDTV
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-IT, Communication     & Entertainment
 
6. Ajay G Piramal
    Nicholas Piramal
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Healthcare & Life     Sciences

7. Jagdish Khattar
    Maruti Udyog
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manager

8. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty
    Narayana Hrudayalaya
    Entrepreneur Of The Year - Start-up

EOY 2002 Winners

1. Narayana N R Murthy
    Infosys Technologies
    Entrepreneur Of The Year

2. Late K M Mammen Mappillai
    MRF Limited
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Life time
    Achievement

3. Ratul Puri
    Moser Baer
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manufacturing

4. Naresh Trehan
    Escorts Heart Institute
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Services

5. Rajesh Hukku
    i-flex solutions
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-IT, Communication     & Entertainment

6. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    Biocon
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Healthcare & Life     Sciences

7. Pramod Bhasin
    GE Capital
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manager

8. Sanjeev Aggrawal
    Daksh eServices
    Entrepreneur Of The Year - Start-up

EOY 2001 Winners

EOY Winners 2001

1. Brijmohan Lall Munjal
    Hero Group
    Entrepreneur Of The Year

2. Dr. JJ Irani
    TISCO
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Lifetime
    Achievement

3. Suresh Krishna
    Sundram Fasteners
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manufacturing

4. Prathap Chandra Reddy
    Apollo Hospitals
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Services

5. Jaithirth Rao
    MphasiS BFL
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-IT, Communication
    & Entertainment

6. K Anji Reddy
    Reddy's Lab
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Healthcare & Life
    Sciences

7. Y C Deveshwar
    ITC
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manager

8. Ekta Kapoor
    Balaji Telefilms
    Entrepreneur Of The Year - Start-up

EOY 2000 Winners

1. Mukesh D Ambani
    Reliance Petroleum
    Entrepreneur Of The Year

2. Azim Hasham Premji
    Wipro
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Lifetime Achievement

3. Arun Kumar
   Strides Arcolab
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manufacturing

4. Naresh Goyal
    Jet Airways
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Services

5. Sunil Bharti Mittal
    Bharti Enterprises
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-IT, Communication &
    Entertainment

6. K I Varaprasad Reddy
   Shantha Biotechnics
   Entrepreneur Of The Year-Healthcare & Life
   Sciences

7. Late Dewang Mehta
    NASSCOM
    Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manager

8. Suresh Rajpal
    Trigyn Technologies
    Entrepreneur Of The Year - Start-up

EOY 1999 Winners

EY - EOY 1999 Winners

1. Subhash Chandra
   Zee Telefilms
   Entrepreneur Of The Year

2. Rajendra S. Pawar
   NIIT
   Entrepreneur Of The Year-Lifetime Achievement

3. K. Raghavendra Rao
   Orchid Chemicals
   Entrepreneur Of The Year-Manufacturing