1 Grand Evening
10 Awards
Celebrating Excellence Beyond Boardroom

July ’19
CEO Awards 2018


Outstanding CEO

An extraordinary individual with strategic foresight and leadership to deliver superior performance.

The Guru

Nominated by the Outstanding CEO, this is guru/mentor/teacher of note.

The Boundary Breaker

An extraordinary Chairman/Promoter actively driving the firm to new heights.

The Lifestyle Magnate

Extraordinary leader, working on fantastic innovations in the premium lifestyle industry, with a penchant for iconic passions and interests.

The Emergent

A promising leader who has showcased extraordinary leadership, handling difficult corporate challenges.

The Corporate Chieftain

Long-lasting well-known leader (>25 years of experience) with major contributions to industry leadership and policy.

The Social Stylist

Outstanding individual with an extraordinary social impact, in addition to an extraordinary corporate career.

Outstanding Leader – SAARC

An extraordinary individual with strategic foresight and leadership to deliver superior performance.

The Dynamic Duo

Outstanding couple with a strong impact in the corporate/ policy/ social enterprise space.

The Champion of Tomorrow

An outstanding established startup founder, with a disruptive business model with a platform for continued growth.

Our Esteemed

Jury Members

Meet our jury who has diligently worked to identify outliers from amongst top CEOs of the country.


Subodh Bhargava


Ravi Dhariwal


Anjali Bansal


Keki Mistry


Sanjiv Mehta


Anand Kripalu


Banmali Agrawala


S Ramadaroi


Harsh Mariwala


Zia Mody

Our Story

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From Last Year’s

Glimpses of CEO Awards 2018.

From the Past Years

Glimpses of CEO Awards 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Winners of CEO Awards 2018

Outstanding CEO Bhaskar Bhatt, MD, Titan Company Ltd.
The Corporate Chieftain Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC India
The Emergent Pirojsha Adi Godrej, MD & CEO, Godrej Properties
The Lifestyle Magnate Sanjeev Kapoor, Celebrity Chef & Entrepreneur
Outstanding Leader – SAARC Latifur Rahman, Transcom Group, Bangladesh
The Champion of Tomorrow Sumant Sinha, Founder, Chairman & CEO, ReNew Power

The Guru Late Xerxes Desai, First MD, Titan Company Ltd.
The Boundary Breaker G.V. Prasad, CEO, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories
The Visionary S. Ramadorai, Chairman, Governing Board of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences
The Social Stalwart Shaheen Mistry, Founder and CEO, Teach For India
The Duo Ronnie & Zarina Screwvala, Entrepreneurs & Producers

Winners of CEO Awards 2017

Outstanding CEO N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons
Corporate Chieftain Narayanan Vaghul, Philanthropist and Former CEO, ICICI Bank
Lifestyle Magnate Piyush Pandey, Co-Executive Chairman and National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather India and Vice-Chairman, O&M Asia-Pacific
Outstanding Leader: SAARC Latifur Rahman, Chairman, Transcom Group, Bangladesh
Champion of Tomorrow Hari Menon, Co Founder & CEO, BigBasket.com
The Guru Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Principal Adviser, Minister of Power & MNRE Government of India
The Boundary Breaker Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
The Visionary Harsh Mariwala, Chairman, Marico Limited
The Social Stalwart Jayashree Vyas, MD, SEWA Bank
The Duo Sajjan & Sangita Jindal, JSW Group

Winners of CEO Awards 2016

The Emergent Vivek Gambhir, Godrej Consumer Products Limited
Champion of Tomorrow Sanjay Sethi & Radhika Aggarwal, ShopClues
Champion of Tomorrow Krishna Kumar, Simplilearn
Outstanding CEO: Manufacturing Vinod Dasari, Ashok Leyland
Lifestyle Magnate: Ashish Hemrajani, BookMyShow
Impact Leader Dr. Devi Shetty, Narayana Hrudayalaya
The Duo Bunty Chand & Dr.Rajiv Lall
Boundary Breaker Debu Bhattacharya, Hindalco Industries
The Guru Vijay Gokhale
Outstanding CEO Sanjiv Mehta, Hindustan Unilever Limited

The Visionary Subodh Bhargava

Corporate Chieftain Arun Nanda

Winners of CEO Awards 2015

Outstanding CEO Himanshu Kapania, MD, Idea Cellular Limited Lifestyle
Impact Leader Niraj Bajaj, Director, Bajaj Group of Companies
Lifestyle Magnate Dr Preetha Reddy, Joint MD, Apollo Hospital
The Duo Ashok Wadhwa, CEO, Ambit Group & Reena Wadhwa, Chairperson, RW Media & RW Brands
Innovative Leader Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder & CEO, Snapdeal
The Guru Sanjeev Aga, Kedaara Capital
Boundary Breaker Atul Singh, Group President, Asia Pacific, The Coca-Cola Company
The Emergent Prameela Kalive, Head — Strategic Services, Zensar Technologies
Outstanding CEO: Real Estate Pirojsha Godrej, CEO & MD, Godrej Properties Limited
Outstanding CEO: Financial Services Ramesh Iyer, MD, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited
Leaders Of The Year Farida Lambay & Dr Madhav Chavan, Pratham
Young CEO Punit Goenka, CEO, Zee Entertainment
Champion of Tomorrow Pranay Chulet, Co-Founder & CEO, Quikr

Winners of CEO Awards 2014

Outstanding CEO Ajay Kaul, CEO, Jubilant FoodWorks Limited
The Emergent O P Manchanda, CEO, Dr Lal PathLabs
Young CEO Vineet Agarwal, MD, Transport Corporation of India
Impact Leader Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, The Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development
Innovative Leader Kamal Sagar, MD, Total Environment Building Solutions
Lifestyle Magnate Pratibha K Advani, CFO, NIIT Technologies
Impact Leader M G George Muthoot, Chairman, Muthoot Group
Lifestyle Magnate Deepa Misra Harris, Senior VP, Taj Hotels & Resorts
Champions of Tomorrow Sweta Mangal, CEO, Zigitza Health Care Limited
The Emergent V S Parthasarathy, Group CFO, Mahindra & Mahindra
Outstanding CEO: Manufacturing Vipin Sondhi, MD, JCB.
The Guru Lata Vaidyanathan, Principal, Modern School
Outstanding CEO: Real Estate Brotin Banerjee, CEO, Tata Housing
Boundary Breaker Dr Santrupt B Misra, CEO, Carbon Black

Future Leader Sunil Kharbanda, Chief Customer Officer, SAP

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