Nomination open for the 14th EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

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  • Award highlights EY’s long-standing association with entrepreneurs
  • Only award program to recognise business achievements of entrepreneurs
  • Only global business award program; hosted in 50 countries and 140 cities
  • Nominations open till 31 July 2012

New Delhi, 12 June 2012 - EY, a global leader in professional services, announces the opening of nominations for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Program. In its 14th year in India, the program.aims to ‘honor the engineers of growth’- the most exceptional entrepreneurs, who are laying the foundation of a new tomorrow with their vision, diligence and ingenuity. These also include entrepreneurs based in tier II & tier III cities, presenting them an opportunity to mark their presence on the national stage.

An eminent jury comprising the country’s most eminent business leaders will select the finalists and winners, across various categories, including a National Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Category awards in the past have included Start-Up, Manufacturing, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Consumer Products, Services, Lifetime Achievement, Manager and Business Transformation. Finalists and winners will be honored at a gala awards banquet at Mumbai in February 2013.

Reflecting the unique global nature of the program, the National Entrepreneur Of The Year represents India at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year held in Monte Carlo, Monaco..

Says, Rajiv Memani, Country Managing Partner, EY India, “We deeply value our association with entrepreneurs, who are the prime movers of the economy. Since the launch of the Program in India 13 years ago, we have celebrated many exceptional stories of individuals who have created unique business models, fostered innovation and substantially contributed to India’s growth. We hope to uncover many more such success stories across the country, including those from the tier II and tier III cities.”

Nominations are open till 31 July and both owners and managers can apply, subject to them being primarily responsible for the recent performance of a company. Apart from self-nominations, an entrepreneur may also be nominated by anyone else associated with the individual. The award judges the nominees on financial success, entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, strategic thinking, personal integrity and influence. More information and nomination forms are available on

Says Farokh Balsara, Program leader, Entrepreneur Of The Year - India, “The overwhelming response to the nominations each year is a testimony of the growing entrepreneurial success in the country and the stature of these awards. As the only global business award program, the Entrepreneur Of The Year brings tremendous recognition and prestige, apart from forging new relationships as winners and finalists are inducted into a worldwide network of the world’s finest entrepreneurs.”

Jury chairmen in the past have included Rahul Bajaj (Bajaj Auto); R C Bhargava (Maruti Suzuki); M Damodaran (The Damodaran Group); KV Kamath (ICICI Sunil Bharti Mittal (Bharti Enterprises); NR Narayana Murthy (Infosys).

More information is also available from the Entrepreneur Of the Year Helpdesk (91-124-464 4088) or email EY at:


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