October 21, 2011 will be a red letter day for us. A galaxy of India's best known entrepreneurs and CEOs will vie for the first Forbes India Leadership Awards that evening at The Trident in Mumbai.
We've instituted these distinctive annual awards to recognise transformational leadership across the entire entrepreneurial firmament, from start-ups, mid-sized firms to the more mature organisations of global scale.
We've also picked a few categories that reflect our magazine's charter: The most outstanding global champions, multinational CEOs, conscious capitalists, social entrepreneurs and women leaders. And then there are two more prestigious categories: Life-time achievement and the flagship award, The Forbes India Entrepreneur for the Year. You'll find a clear delineation of all the 11 categories that make up this year's awards on page 30.
For the past few months, a special projects team, led by Associate Editor Cuckoo Paul, in collaboration with our knowledge partner Grant Thornton, has been hard at work to first build a rigourous methodology " based on quantitative and qualitative data " and then carefully vet each nomination on our long-list to arrive at a final shortlist of five nominees in each category. ...more
10:04 AM, Sep 10, 2011