Commending the winners, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon. Finance Minister said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be here at CNBC-TV18 'India Business Leader Awards 2010". Let me start by congratulating CNBC-TV18 for the sixth edition of this wonderful initiative that recognizes exceptional entrepreneurial talent and leadership in diverse fields of our economy. Over the years, the recipients of these awards in different categories have been individuals who epitomize courage, knowledge, ingenuity, vision and a drive to succeed and inspire. This year's list is no different."
Mr. Mukherjee further added, “Although a society can never thank enough the people who devote their time and energy in the pursuit of excellence within their respective domains of work, I believe recognition of their achievements and their contribution to the society through events like this can encourage them to explore new frontiers and inspire others to follow in their path. Your achievements send a very powerful message that success is achieved through hardwork and dedication. On that note, let me congratulate the Business Award Winners of the previous editions and the current edition for their effort."
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Joseph Massey, MD and CEO, MCX Stock Exchange said, “The Award showcases the best of Indian Business Leaders who have helped built India as one of the fastest growing economies in the world today. This acknowledgement further encourages Indian entrepreneurship to build the foundation of futuristic India. We would like to congratulate all the winners, the distinguished panel of judges and CNBC-TV18 for organising the event."
Adding further, Mr. Udayan Mukherjee, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18 said, “The Indian Business Leader Awards 2010 seek to recognize stellar efforts of individuals who epitomize strength, ingenuity, knowledge, foresight and successfully driven the growth of their businesses with vision and inspiration. IBLA 2010 is synonymous to excellence and achievements and hence has acclaimed a benchmark within the Indian business fraternity."
The India Business Leaders were selected basis a detailed three-phased methodology and judged by a jury comprising of world-respected management strategists, academics and corporate personalities under stringent, objective and a transparent criteria and process. The jury, along with research partners - The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (GSB), Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The CNBC-TV18 Research Team assessed candidates on a combination of criteria such as their financial performance, leadership, creativity, innovation and social responsibility. Further, candidates were also evaluated on their ability to create short-term advantage, long-term value, a competitive edge, and demonstration of leadership qualities in the business community. The business channel also conducted a national poll with a special group of business leaders, a peer group and the general public.
IBLA 2010 has witnessed the finest jury comprising of eminent names such as Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairperson of the Jury along with his members - Mr. Adi Godrej, Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Mr. K.V. Kamath, Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, and Mr. Raghav Bahl.
CNBC-TV18 is India's No.1 business medium and the undisputed leader in business news. CNBC-TV18 has been an integral part of the Indian economic story, spearheading and mirroring these enterprising times. The channel's benchmark coverage extends from corporate news, financial markets coverage, expert perspective on investing and management to industry verticals and beyond. CNBC-TV18 has been constantly innovating with new genres of programming that helps make business more relevant to different constituencies across India. India"s most able business audience consumes CNBC-TV18 for their information & investing needs. This audience is highly diversified at one level comprising of key groups such as business leaders, professionals, retail investors, brokers and traders, intermediaries, self employed professionals, High Net Worth individuals, students and even homemakers but shares a distinct commonality in terms of their spirit of enterprise.CNBC-TV18 is currently available in over 30 million households in India.
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