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Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 program - About

The Entrepreneur Of The Year call for nominations is now closed and we are excited to announce that we received numerous entries from some of the country's deserving entrepreneurs.

With EOY 2016 India program, EY celebrates 18 years of outstanding entrepreneurial achievements with the aim of recognizing inspirational and exceptional leaders and sharing their stories with the world. The award has over the years honoured more than 140 exemplary men and women, who have played a pivotal role in India's ascent in the global business sphere. We are waiting to uncover many more exceptional stories.

Finalists and Winners of the EOY program will be felicitated at a grand Awards Gala among a gathering of India’s leading entrepreneurs, business icons, investors and government leaders in February 2017, in Delhi.

Stay tuned for more updates!

EOY 2015 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. Read their exceptional entrepreneurial stories.

EOY 2015 winners

Program details

It all begins with the nomination process. To be eligible to receive an award, the nominee must be an owner/manager primarily responsible for the recent performance of a company that is at least two years old. Founders of public companies are eligible, provided the founder is still active in the top management. Find out more.

Programme details


Watch the inspiring videos of EOY winners and finalists as they share their exceptional business stories with the world.


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Hall of fame

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame is an elite corps of men and women who have been recognized for their exceptional entrepreneurial achievements. For 18 years now EY has been celebrating ingenuity in India through the Entrepreneur Of The Year program. The program has recognized more than 140 outstanding 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.

Photo gallery

Catch glimpses of the annual EOY India awards celebrations over the years, which capture some of the most captivating entrepreneurial journeys of our time.

Photo gallery

Our team

EY - Farokh Balsar
Farokh Balsara

EOY Program Leader - India
Entrepreneur Of The Year

EY - Sunaina Uppal
Sunaina Uppal

EOY Program Manager - India
Entrepreneur Of The Year
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