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Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 program - Past winners

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 160 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.

EOY 2016 Winners

 
 
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016

EY - Vivek Chaand Sehgal

Vivek Chaand Sehgal
Chairman, Samvardhana Motherson Group
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Mr. Nandan Nilekani

Mr. Nandan Nilekani
Co-founder, Infosys and Former Chairman,
Unique Identification Authority of India (Aadhar card)
 

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Business Transformation

EY - Dr Abhay Firodia

Dr Abhay Firodia
Chairman, Force Motors
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Consumer Products & Retail

EY - Chandubhai Virani

Chandubhai Virani
Whole time Director, Balaji Wafers
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Entrepreneurial CEO

EY - Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Star India
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Financial Services

EY - Vishwavir Ahuja

Vishwavir Ahuja
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Life Sciences & Healthcare

EY - Samprada Singh and Basudeo Narain Singh

Samprada Singh and Basudeo Narain Singh
Chairman Emeritus, and Executive Chairman, Alkem Laboratories
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing

EY - Hari Mohan Bangur

Hari Mohan Bangur
Managing Director, Shree Cement
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Real Estate & Infrastructure

EY - Vikas Oberoi

Vikas Oberoi
Chairman and Managing Director, Oberoi Realty
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - R Dinesh

R Dinesh
Managing Director, TVS Logistics Services
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-Up

EY - Darshan Patela

Darshan Patel
Chairman and Managing Director, Vini Cosmetics

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
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

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

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

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

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

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

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

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

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

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


 
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014

EY - Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla

Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla
Chairman and Managing Director
Serum Institute of India Ltd
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Dr. K. Radhakrishnan

Dr. K. Radhakrishnan
Chairman
Indian Space Research Organization
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-Up

EY - Kunal Bahl EY - Rohit Bansal

Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal
CEO and COO
Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd (Snapdeal)
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Ajit Prabhu

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

EY - Yogesh Mahansaria

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

EY - Arundhati Bhattacharya

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

EY - Sanjiv Bajaj

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

EY - Salil Singhal

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

EY - M.B. Parekh

M B Parekh
Chairman and Managing Director
Pidilite Industries 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

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

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

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

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

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

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

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

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

EY - EOY Finalists 2014

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

 
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013

EY - Uday S Kotak

Uday S Kotak
Executive Vice-Chairman & Managing Director
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Yusuf K Hamied

Yusuf K Hamied
Chairman
Cipla Ltd
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2013: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-Up

EY - Rizwan Koita

Rizwan Koita
Chief Executive Officer
CitiusTech
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - V.S.S. Mani

V.S.S. Mani
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Just Dial Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manufacturing

EY - Rajju Devidas Shroff

Rajju Devidas Shroff
Chairman & Managing Director
Amara Raja Batteries Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manager


EY - Vineet Nayyar EY - CP Gurnani
Vineet Nayyar and CP Gurnani
Executive Vice Chairman / Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Tech Mahindra Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction

EY - Ravi Menon

Ravi Menon
Chairman
Sobha Developers Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Life Sciences & Health Care

EY - Amit Bakshi

Amit Bakshi
Chairman, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
UPL Ltd (formerly United Phosphorus Ltd)
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Consumer Products

EY - Qimat Rai Gupta

Qimat Rai Gupta
Chairman & Managing Director
Havells India Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Business Transformation

EY - Ajay Bijli

Ajay Bijli
Chairman & Managing Director
PVR Ltd
 

EOY 2012 Winners

 
 
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012

EY - Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Godrej Group
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata
Chairman
Tata Trust
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2012: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Business Transformation

EY - Cyrus S Poonawalla

Cyrus S Poonawalla
Chairman and Managing Director
Serum Institute of India
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Life Sciences

EY - Devi Prasad Shetty

Devi Prasad Shetty
Chairman
Narayana Hrudayalaya
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Services

EY - Dhiraj C Rajaram

Dhiraj C Rajaram
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mu Sigma
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manager

EY - Francisco D'souza

Francisco D'souza
Vice Chairman
Cognizant
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-Up

EY - Naresh Trehan

Naresh Trehan
Chairman & Managing Director
Medanta - The Medicity (Unit of Global Health (P) Ltd)
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing

EY - Onkar S Kanwar

Onkar S Kanwar
Chairman & Managing Director
Apollo Tyres Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Consumer Products

EY - T T Jagannathan

T.T. Jagannathan
Chairman
TTK Group
 

EOY 2011 Winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011

EY - Rahul Bhatia

Rahul Bhatia
Group Managind Director
Interglobe Enterprises
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Deepak Parekh

Deepak Parekh
Chairman
HDFC
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2011: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-up

EY - B S Ajaikumar

B S Ajaikumar
Chairman
Healthcare Global Enterprises
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Analjit Singh

Analjit Singh
Chairman
Max India Group
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manufacturing

EY - Vivek Chaand Sehgal

Vivek Chaand Sehgal
Chairman
Samvardhana Motherson Group
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manager

EY - Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Natarajan Chandrasekaran
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Tata Consultancy Services
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Consumer Products

EY - Anand C Burman

Anand C Burman
Chairman
Dabur India
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Healthcare

EY - Desh Bandhu Gupta

Desh Bandhu Gupta
Chairman
Lupin

EOY 2010 Winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010

EY - Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi
Chairman & Managing Director
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Brijmohan Lall Munjal

Brijmohan Lall Munjal
Chairman & Whole Time Director
Hero Group
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2010: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-up

EY - N.K. Chaudhary

N.K. Chaudhary
Managing Director
Jaipur Rugs Company Pvt. Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing

EY - Mallika Srinivasan

Mallika Srinivasan
Chairman
Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manager

EY - R. Sridhar

R. Sridhar
Managing Director
Shriram Transport Finance Company Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Life Sciences & Consumer Products

EY - Shyam S. Bhartia Hari S. Bhartia

Shyam S. Bhartia / Hari S. Bhartia
Chairman & Managing Director / Co-Chairman & Managing Director
Jubilant Lifesciences Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Energy & Infrastructure

EY - Naveen Jindal

Naveen Jindal
Executive Vice Chairman & Managing Director
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Business Transformation

EY - Rajiv Bajaj

Rajiv Bajaj
Managing Director
Bajaj Auto Limited
 

EOY 2009 Winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009

EY - Anand G. Mahindra

Anand G. Mahindra
Vice Chairman & Managing Director
Mahindra Group
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - N Vaghul

N Vaghul
Ex-Chairman
ICICI Bank Ltd
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2009: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-up

EY - Amit Mittal

Amit Mittal
Chairman & Managing Director
A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Shashi Kiran Shetty

Shashi Kiran Shetty
Chairman & Managing Director
Allcargo Global Logistics Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing

EY - Harsh C. Mariwala

Harsh C. Mariwala
Chairman & Managing Director
Marico Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manager

EY - O. P. Bhatt

O. P. Bhatt
Chairman
State Bank of India Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Healthcare & Life Sciences

EY - Pankaj R. Patel

Pankaj R. Patel
Chairman & Managing Director
Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd

EOY 2008 Winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008

EY - Anil Agarwal

Anil Agarwal
Chairman
Vedanta Resources
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - P.R.S.Oberoi

P.R.S.Oberoi
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Oberoi Group
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2008: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-up

EY - Arvind Rao

Arvind Rao
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
OnMobile Global Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Rohinton Screwvala

Rohinton Screwvala
Chief Executive Officer
UTV Software Communications Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing

EY - Gautam Thapar

Gautam Thapar
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Avantha Group
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manager

EY - A. M. Naik

A. M. Naik
Chairman & Managing Director
Larsen & Toubro Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Business Transformation

EY - Sanjeev Bikhchandanil EY - Hitesh Oberoi

Sanjeev Bikhchandani & Hitesh Oberoi
Co-Founder & Vice-Chairman / Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Info Edge (India) Ltd

EOY 2007 Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Keshub Mahindra

Keshub Mahindra
Chairman
Mahindra Group
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2007: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-up

EY - Manoj Kumar Upadhyay

Manoj Kumar Upadhyay
Chairman & Managing Director
Acme Telepower Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar
Founder
HCL Enterpises
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing

EY - Sajjan Jindal

Sajjan Jindal
Chairman & Managing Director
JSW Steel Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manager

EY - Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Axis Bank
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Infrastructure & Construction

EY - Atul Punj

Atul Punj
Chairman
Punj Lloyd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Healthcare & Life Sciences

EY - Cyrus S Poonawalla

Cyrus S Poonawalla
Chairman & Managing Director
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Social Entrepreneurship

EY - Ela Ramesh Bhatt

Ela Ramesh Bhatt
Founder
SEWA
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Transformation

EY - Raghav Bahl

Raghav Bahl
Managing Director
Network 18

EOY 2006 Winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2006

EY - Tulsi Tanti

Tulsi Tanti
Chairman & Managing Director
Suzlon Energy Ltd
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Karsanbhai Patel

Karsanbhai Patel
Chairman
Nirma Ltd
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2006: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Kishore Biyani

Kishore Biyani
Managing Director
Pantaloon Retail India Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manager

EY - S Ramadorai

S Ramadorai
Chairman
Tata Consultancy Services
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manufacturing

EY - Anil Agarwal

Anil Agarwal
Chairman
Vedanta Resources Plc
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – ICE

EY - Girish Agarwal

Girish Agarwal
Director
Writers and Publishers Ltd (Dainik Bhaskar)

EOY 2005 Winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2005

EY - Kumar Mangalam Birla

Kumar Mangalam Birla
Chairman
Aditya Birla Group
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - S.S. Badrinath

S.S. Badrinath
Chairman Emeritus
Sankara Nethralaya
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2005: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Start-up

EY - Rana Kapoor

Rana Kapoor
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Yes Bank Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Harish Kumar Mittal

Harish Kumar Mittal
Executive Chairman
Mercator Lines Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manufacturing

EY - B N Kalyani

B N Kalyani
Chairman and Managing Director
Bharat Forge Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – ICE

EY - Shobhana Bhartia

Shobhana Bhartia
Chairperson
HT Media Ltd

EOY 2004 Winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004

EY - Sunil Bharti Mittal

Sunil Bharti Mittal
Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer
Bharti Enterprises
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Rahul Bajaj

Rahul Bajaj
Chairman
Bajaj Auto Ltd
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2004: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Start-up

EY - Ashish Dhawan

Ashish Dhawan
Senior Managing Director
Chrys Capital
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Ramdas M Pai

Ramdas M Pai
President
Manipal University
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – ICE

EY - Kalanithi Maran

Kalanithi Maran
Chairman and Managing Director
Sun TV Networks Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Healthcare & Life Sciences

EY - Habil F Khorakiwala

Habil F Khorakiwala
Chairman
Wockhardt Limited

EOY 2003 Winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2003

EY - Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata
Chairman
Tata Industries
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Dr. Verghese Kurien

Dr. Verghese Kurien
Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2003: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Start-up

EY - Devi Prasad Shetty

Devi Prasad Shetty
Chairman
Narayana Hrudayalaya (P) Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Uday S Kotak

Uday S Kotak
Executive Vice-Chairman & Managing Director
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manager

EY - Jagdish Khattar

Jagdish Khattar
Managing Director of Maruti Udyog Limited
Maruti Udyog
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manufacturing

EY - Ashwin Dani

Ashwin Dani
Non-Executive Vice-Chairman
Asian Paints
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – ICE

EY - Radhika Roy EY - Prannoy Roy

Radhika Roy and Prannoy Roy
Director / Chairman & President
New Delhi Television Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Healthcare & Life Sciences

EY - Ajay G Piramal

Ajay G Piramal
Chairman
Nicholas Piramal

EOY 2002 Winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2002

EY - Narayana NR Murthy

Narayana NR Murthy
Chairman Emeritus
Infosys Technologies Ltd
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Late K M Mammen Mappillai

Late K M Mammen Mappillai
Chairman and Managing Director, MRF
MRF Limited
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2002: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Start-up

EY - Sanjeev Aggarwal
Sanjeev Aggarwal
Managing Director - Investment Advisor
Helion Ventures Pvt. Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Naresh Trehan

Naresh Trehan
Chairman & Managing Director
Escorts Heart Institute
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manager

EY - Pramod Bhasin

Pramod Bhasin
President and CEO of Genpact
GE Capital
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manufacturing

EY - Ratul Puri

Ratul Puri
Executive Director
Moser Baer India Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – ICE

EY - Rajesh Hukku

Rajesh Hukku
Senior Vice-President and Member of the Board of Directors of Oracle Financial Services Software limited
i-flex solutions
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Healthcare & Life Sciences

EY - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Nicholas Piramal
Chairman & Managing Director

EOY 2001 Winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2001

EY - Brijmohan Lall Munjal

Brijmohan Lall Munjal
Chairman
Hero Group
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Dr. JJ Irani

Dr. JJ Irani
Director-Tata Sons
TISCO
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2001: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Start-up

EY - Ekta Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor
Creative Director
Balaji Telefilms Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Prathap Chandra

Prathap Chandra Reddy
Executive Chairman
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manager

EY - Y C Deveshwar

Y C Deveshwar
Chairman
ITC Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manufacturing

EY - Suresh Krishna

Suresh Krishna
Chairman & Managing Director
Sundram Fasteners Limited Moser Baer India Ltd
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – ICE

EY - Jaithirth Rao

Jaithirth Rao
CEO of the software company MphasiS
MphasiS BFL
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Healthcare & Life Sciences

EY - K Anji Reddy

K Anji Reddy
Chairman
Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited

EOY 2000 Winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2000

EY - Mukesh D Ambani

Mukesh D Ambani
Chairman & Managing Director
Reliance Industries Ltd
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Azim Premji

Azim Premji
Chairman & Managing Director
Wipro Ltd
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2000: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Start-up

EY - Suresh Rajpal
Suresh Rajpal
Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of TransTech Services
Trigyn Technologies
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Services

EY - Naresh Goyal

Naresh Goyal
Chairman
Jet Airways (I) Ltd
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manager

EY - Late Dewang Mehta

Late Dewang Mehta
President of NASSCOM
NASSCOM
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Manufacturing

EY - Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar
Vice Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer
Strides Arcolab
 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – ICE

EY - Sunil Bharti Mittal

Sunil Bharti Mittal
Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer
Bharti Enterprises
 
Entrepreneur of the Year – Healthcare & Life Sciences

EY - KI Varaprasad Reddy

KI Varaprasad Reddy
Managing Director
Shantha Biotechnics

EOY 1999 Winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 1999

EY - Subhash Chandra

Subhash Chandra
Chairman
Zee Telefilms Ltd
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

EY - Rajendra S Pawar

Rajendra S Pawar
Chairman & Co-founder
NIIT Ltd
 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 1999: Category Winners

 
Entrepreneur Of The Year – Manufacturing

EY - K.Raghavendra Rao

K.Raghavendra Rao
Managing Director
Orchid Chemicals
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