CNBC-TV18 hosted the 14th edition of the ‘India Business Leaders Awards’ (IBLA). The event was attended by eminent dignitaries and politicians like Jayant Sinha – Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Nitin Gadkari – Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Piyush Goyal – Railways minister. Arun Jaitley – Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, currently recovering in the USA, left behind a heart-warming message to all present via a video call. The awards, going strong for over a decade, were conceived with an aim to felicitate those business leaders who have made revolutionary advancements in their sphere and risen beyond the industry threshold by setting new standards in terms of growth, scale and market leadership. The platform recognized these champions at a grand event on 17th January 2019 at Trident, Mumbai.
Speaking about the awards, Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18 said, “In-keeping with this year’s theme, the 14th edition of IBLA celebrated those industry leaders who have broken the mould/ taken unconventional routes towards stellar achievements. It is the effort of such leaders that has contributed towards the exponential growth of their sphere and invariably the economic development of the country, while bringing about a significant transformation of their respective industries. CNBC-TV18 takes immense pride in acknowledging these change-makers, who are the true inspiration for a whole generation.”
As CNBC-TV18 completes 19 years in India, its marquee property, India Business Leader Awards has evolved to become a prestigious benchmark in honouring the leaders in India’s business landscape. With each year, India Business Leader Awards continues to scale to provide an enriching platform for corporate doyens, who are responsible for creating history while keeping a keen eye on India’s future. Inspired by the evolving business and economic ecosystem of the country, “Leaders of Change” was selected to be the theme for this edition.
India’s leading industrialist Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries Ltd. was one of the eminent business personalities present at the event. Some of the other prominent luminaries comprising Piyush Pandey, Global CCO, Ogilvy, Raamdeo Agrawal, MD, Motilal Oswal Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, Keki Mistry, MD, HDFC and Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and MD, JSW were in full attendance at the event.
The jury panel chaired by Uday Kotak, Chairman & MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank, included industry veterans such Harsh Mariwala, Chairman- Marico, Rajnish Kumar, Chairman- State Bank of India, Kalpana Morparia, CEO- JP Morgan India, Sanjay Nayar, CEO- KKR India, Vani Kola, MD – Kalaari capital, Nimesh Kampani, Chairman- JM Financial, Rajiv Memani, Chairman & Regional Managing Partner of EY India and Zarin Daruwala, CEO- Standard Chartered Bank, who selected the winners of the prestigious awards with due deliberation.