EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Recognizing the unstoppable entrepreneurs who have shown incredible resilience to unlock new opportunities during uncertain times.


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Entrepreneurs shape our lives. They create jobs and stimulate innovation without any limitations. They contribute to the process of nation building by fuelling economic growth and prosperity. With their visionary ideas and relentless spirit, they challenge disruptive forces and bring with them innovative solutions even during the toughest times. Driven by their desire to improve the world around them, they stop at nothing to achieve their greatest ambitions.

The program was launched to celebrate the entrepreneurial ingenuity of such Unstoppables, to share their inspiring stories and recognize their achievements.

The first EOY program took place in 1986 in the US. In India, the EOY program was formally launched in 1999 in Mumbai. Over the last two decades, the EOY India program has felicitated over 230 entrepreneurs in several categories.

Every year, an independent jury comprising of some of India’s most eminent business leaders select the finalists and winners of the program. The EOY title winners include some of the most influential and recognizable names across the globe — Falguni Nayar, Harsh C. Mariwala, Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Siddhartha Lal, Sanjiv Bajaj, Vivek Chaand Sehgal, NR Narayana Murthy, Uday Kotak, Adi Godrej, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Anand Mahindra, Mukesh Ambani, Anil Agarwal and Dilip Shanghvi, to name a few.

Nominations for the EOY India 2022 program are open till 19 August 2022. 

We are waiting to unfold many more exceptional stories.

   Watch the stellar stories of EOY India 2021 Winners on cnbctv18.com

Webisode 1

This webisode features the entrepreneurial journeys of Falguni Nayar, Founder & CEO, FSN E-Commerce Ventures (Nykaa) and AM Naik, Group Chairman, Larsen & Toubro (L&T).

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Webisode 2

This webisode features the entrepreneurial journeys of Abhay Soi, Chairman & Managing Director, Max Healthcare; Shiv Kishan Agarwal & Manohar Lal Agarwal, Chairmen, Haldiram Group; Vidit Aatrey, Co-founder & CEO and Sanjeev Barnwal, Co-founder & CTO, Fashnear Technology (Meesho).

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Webisode 3

This webisode features the entrepreneurial journeys of Sunil Vachani, Chairman & MD, Dixon Technologies; Dr Satyanarayana Chava, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Laurus Labs and Girish Mathrubootham, CEO & Founder of Freshworks.

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Webisode 4

This webisode features the entrepreneurial journeys of Shashank Kumar, Founder, Razorpay and Harshil Mathur, Co-Founder & CEO, Razorpay; Vivek Vikram Singh, MD & Group CEO, Sona Comstar; Sahil Barua, Co-founder & CEO, Delhivery.

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Watch Highlights of EOY 2021 India Awards

Watch the highlights of the 23rd Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) Awards celebrations. THE EOY celebratory banquet was hosted on 12 April in Mumbai.

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Recognized as the truly global business awards, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program celebrates some of the country’s most innovative business leaders.

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Featured press releases

Falguni Nayar wins the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award 2021

New Delhi/Mumbai: 12 April 2022 – Ms. Falguni Nayar, Founder & CEO, Nykaa, was today named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2021 and will now represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) on 9 June 2022.

12 Apr 2022

EY announces the 21 Finalists for the 23rd EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards Program

New Delhi 28 March 2022: EY, the leading global professional services organization, today announced selection of 21 of the most exceptional entrepreneurs as Finalists for the 23rd Entrepreneur of the Year™ - India (EOY) 2021 Awards.

28 Mar 2022

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