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Percept ICE successfully executed the Forbes India Leadership Awards 2015
7 October, 2015

Percept ICE, a company of Percept Limited, successfully conceptualized and executed the Forbes India Leadership Awards 2015, the second time in a row. The evening of 30th September, 2015 witnessed the glittering awards function held at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai
Forbes India has been a champion of entrepreneurial capitalism, in line with the Forbes DNA defined almost a century ago in the US. We share the vision that over the next decade, India has a never-before chance to create an entrepreneurial renaissance. We believe in the spirit of fair play: that entrepreneurs need to follow the rules while creating value for all stakeholders. One way we seek out and recognize outstanding leaders who lead from the front every year is the Forbes India Leadership Awards.
We have instituted the distinctive annual awards to recognize transformational leadership across the entrepreneurial firmament, from start-ups and mid-sized firms to the more mature organizations of global scale. The categories also reflect our magazine's charter. The nine awards recognizing outstanding CEOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders who have built enterprises that have had a deep and enduring impact on the wider society were presented at a function attended by the crème-de-la-crème of India Inc in Mumbai today.
The achievement of this year’s winners assumes added significance since many of the business leaders felicitated have braved difficult local and global economic conditions to steer their organizations towards operational excellence.
Our process started almost six months ago, with extensive research on qualitative and quantitative parameters. The long-list of nominees for each category was whittled down by June and we had a strong set of five nominees for each category. In late June, our high-powered jury headed by Mr. Harsh Mariwala, Chairman of Marico Ltd., examined the nominations and came up with our set of winners. The other eminent members of the jury were Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman, HSBC India and director, HSBC Asia Pacific; Manish Sabharwal, Co-founder and Chairman of Team Lease Services; Noshir Kaka, Managing Director of McKinsey India; Sanjay Nayar, CEO of KKR India; and Akhil Gupta, Former Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Blackstone India. Together, they bring years of experience in the corporate sector to our jury. KPMG, our knowledge partners for the event, helped with the number crunching so essential for the process. 
Here are the winners of the Forbes India Leadership Awards 2015:
1) Outstanding Start-up for the Year
Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati – Ola 

2) Nextgen Entrepreneur for the Year
Siddhartha Lal – Eicher Motors Ltd
3) Entrepreneur with Social Impact
Samit Ghosh – Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd
4) Conscious Capitalist Company for the year
Godrej Consumer Products Ltd 
Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (Amul) 
5) Best CEO – Multinational Company
Uday Shankar – Star India Pvt. Ltd
6) Best CEO - Public Sector
Arundhati Bhattacharya – State Bank of India
7) Best CEO - Private Sector
CP Gurnani – Tech Mahindra Ltd
8) Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year
RC Bhargava – Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
9) Entrepreneur for the Year
Uday Kotak – Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd