Running away is not the answer: Anand Mahindra

12 Apr,2013

By A Correspondent


Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra was acknowledged as the NDTV Business Leader of the Year at the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2012, held recently. The award was presented by Chief Guest Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission.


On receiving the award Mr Mahindra said, “Running away is never a successful strategy. You cannot simply run away abroad because you have a fear of the environment here. Time and again countries like South Korea and Japan have proven that you grow strong globally when you have a strong base in India.”


Other eminent awardees were:

> Deepak Parekh & Keshub Mahindra received Lifetime Achievement Awards

> N Chandrasekaran won the Business Visionary Award

> Mallika Srinivasan was the Business Thought Leader

> Most Inspiring Business Leader went to Kumar Mangalam Birla

> Samsung received the Dynamic Innovator of the Year Award

> Corporate Social Responsibility Awards went to Jubilant & TCS

> Wipro received the Award for Inclusion & Diversty

> John Abraham was declared Creative Entrepreneur of the Year


Winner of the Transformation Leader award Chanda Kochhar said, “In front of foreign and private banks, public sector banking has picked up a lot. Transformation is not done through one big step, it requires small steps to acquire it.”


Extensive research was carried out to determine the nominees and the winners under the guidance of leading names from the industry and business world on the jury, including Shanti Ekambaram, President, Corporate & Investment Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank; T N Ninan, Editor & Publisher, Business Standard; Dorab R Sopariwala, Editorial Advisor, NDTV; Naina Lal Kidwai, Group General Manager & Country Head, HSBC India; Kalpana Morparia, CEO, J P Morgan India; Tarun Das, Former Chief Mentor, CII; Prannoy Roy, Executive Co-Chairperson, New Delhi Television Ltd; and Aunindyo Chakravarty, Senior Managing Editor, NDTV Profit.


Supertech was the presenting sponsor. Associate Partners included Monnet, Sensodyne, Xerox and Rodeo Drive; Innovation Partner was3M; the Construction Solutions Partner was JCB; Driven by Toyota Camry; Hospitality Partner was Hyatt Regency with Knowledge Partners Deloitte, BCF and Sattva for the Awards this year.


The winners of the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2012 were:

Business Leader of the Year Anand Mahindra
Lifetime Achievement Deepak Parekh & Keshub Mahindra
N Chandrasekaran
Transformation Leader Chanda Kochhar
Business Thought Leader Mallika Srinivasan
Most Inspiring Business Leader Kumar Mangalam Birla
Infrastructure L&T
Aviation Indigo
Hospitality Indian Hotels
Banks HDFC Bank
Banks Growth Champion IndusInd Bank
Consumer Durables Samsung
IT Growth Champion Cognizant
Telecom Idea
Oil & Gas (U) ONGC
Metals Tata Steel
Pharmaceuticals Sun Pharma
Automobiles 4 wheeler M&M
Automobiles 2 wheeler Hero Motocorp
Dynamic Innovator of the Year Samsung
Engineering BHEL
Insurance: Life LIC
Insurance: Non-life National Insurance
Power NTPC
Corporate Social Responsibility Jubilant & TCS
Inclusion and Diversity Wipro


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