CNBC TV18 & Airtel brings India Business Leader Award 2005 to India

MUMBAI: CNBC TV18 and Airtel has announced plans to bring to India, the inaugural India Business Leader Awards (IBLA).

The Awards programme is part of the prestigious regional-level Asia Business Leader Awards (ABLA), initiated by CNBC Asia, which has showcased and profiled outstanding examples of corporate leadership and excellence since its launch in 2001.



According to a press release, the winners of the India Business Leader Awards 2005 will proceed to qualify as finalists at the Asia Business Leader Awards 2005, scheduled to take place this November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The India Business Leader of the year 2005 will be felicitated in the

presence of the finance minister P C Chidamabaram at a grand awards function to be held in Delhi on 1 October.

As a build up to the India Business Leader Awards 2005 CNBC-TV 18 would also launch a special on air initiative. This would include a number of special 30-minute shows anchored by CNBCTV18 Govindraj Ethiraj.



Themed A Celebration of Achievement, IBLA 2005 will acknowledge

business leadership that has been able to harness the opportunities that

arise in today’s dynamic business landscape and for the ability to lead

and succeed in laying solid foundations for their organisations, informs the press release.

IBLA 2005 will see the introduction of the following four award


*India Business Leader of the Year – recognizes the chief

executive who is able to retain loyal customers, inspire and motivate

staff, grow profitability and turn corporate visions into reality.

*India Corporate Citizen of the Year – acknowledges outstanding

contribution to the arts, education, the environment and community


* India Innovator of the Year – focuses on achievements in new

product development and groundbreaking business processes, business

models and strategies.

*India CEOs’ Choice of the Year – will be determined by a poll

conducted with top executives throughout the region.



“CNBC-TV18’s has been at the forefront of bringing India to the world,

and in many ways, the ‘world to India’, said CNBCTV18 CEO Haresh Chawla.

He adds, “We proud to bring to India, this most definitive business

leadership award. The India Business Leader Awards 2005 is a further

acknowledgement of India’s importance and contribution to Asian and

Global business. These awards help Indian business leaders get

recognized globally and we hope that it helps strengthen India’s

position as an emerging economic power.”

According to Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd director & group chief marketing officer, mobility Atul Bindal said “Airtel is proud to partner the 2005 India Business Leader Awards. These awards recognize leadership

excellence, achievements, contribution and the spirit of

entrepreneurship in the Indian business community. As India’s leading

mobile service provider, Airtel is pleased to partner CNBC in the

recognition and development of inspiring & responsible business leaders in the country.”

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