Anand Mahindra is Forbes India “Entrepreneur for the Year 2013”

MUMBAI: Forbes India has been a champion of entrepreneurial capitalism, in line with the Forbes DNA defined almost a century ago in the US.

It shares the vision that over the next 10 years, India will have a never-before chance to create an entrepreneurial renaissance. It believes in the spirit of fair play. It believes that entrepreneurs need to follow the rules. And this is recognised through Forbes India Leadership Awards wherein outstanding leaders are appreciated every year.

Anand Mahindra at the Forbes India Leadership Awards

This year, the entrepreneur of the year went to Mahindra & Mahindra chairman and managing director Anand Mahindra, who was chosen for the high honour for growing his group more than 10-fold in 10 years in several continents.

The long-list of nominees for each category was prepared by June and was judged by jury headed by ICICI Bank non-executive chairman KV Kamath. McKinsey & Co India chairman Adil Zainulbhai, Blackstone Advisors India chairman Akhil Gupta, Indian School of Business Dean Ajit Rangnekar, AZB Partners senior partner Zia Modi, and founder and group editor of Network18 Raghav Bahl brought in years of experience to the jury.

KPMG was the knowledge partners for the event, which helped with the number crunching essential for the process.

The following are the Forbes India winners for 2013:

1)Start Up for the Year

Phanindra Sama  - redBus

2)Nextgen Entrepreneur for the Year

Tarang Jain - Varroc Engineering

3)Entrepreneur with Social Impact

Ranjan Sharma – IKSL

4)Conscious Capitalist Company for the year


5)Best CEO – Multinational Company

Francisco D'souza - Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp

6)Best CEO - Public Sector

Rakesh Tandon - IRCTC

7)Best CEO - Private Sector

Chanda Kochhar - ICICI Bank

8)Woman Leader for the Year

Chitra Ramkrishna - NSE

9) Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year

Brijmohan Lall Munjal - Hero MotoCorp

10)Entrepreneur for the Year

Anand Mahindra  - Mahindra & Mahindra

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