MUMBAI: Disney India managing director Siddharth Roy Kapur has been awarded The Economic Times – Spencer Stuart ‘40 under Forty’ India’s Hottest Business Leaders Award 2014. Kapur received the award from HDFC executive chairman Deepak Parekh, one of the doyens of Indian industry.
Spencer Stuart and The Economic Times initiated the study by assembling a jury responsible for evaluation of all individuals under play in this category. A list of 2000 business leaders was drawn up and this was condensed on the basis of early market due diligence to a long-list. The assessment was done against criteria predefined by the jury, which shortlisted 80 business leaders in the interim meeting, who were taken to the final stage. The final 40 winners were identified based on a combination of quantitative business results (growth, margins and turnaround) as well as qualitative attributes (innovation, reputation, people leadership, and contribution to the ecosystem).
The jury was chaired by Parekh, while the other members on the panel were Spencer Stuart India managing director Anjali Bansal, Tata Communications chairman Subodh Bhargava, Boston Consulting Group, Asia Pacific chairman Janmejaya Sinha, Hindustan Unilever non-executive chairman and Unilever COO Harish Manwani, PepsiCo India chairman and CEO D Shivakumar and Info Edge India CEO and co-founder Sanjeev Bhikchandani.
Some of the other prominent names who received the honour included Zee Entertainment MD & CEO Punit Goenka, Snapdeal co-founder and CEO Kunal Bahl, Parle Agro CEO Schauna Chauhan and Flipkart co-founder and CEO Sachin Bansal, amongst others.