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FILA event 2015 – Salute to Indian Business Leaders

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The fifth edition of Forbes India Leadership Awards (FILA), 2015 opened the doors for recognizing the efforts of business leaders and their contribution in raising the Indian economy up to another level. The awards were presented at an event in Grand Hyatt hotel, Mumbai.

  • The award acknowledged their valuable contribution to the Indian business community and exemplary transformations done by them over the years.
  • FILA was launched in 2009.

FILA event 2015 – Salute to Indian Business Leaders

The awards were judged by the powerful jury of India corporate sector.


Name Company
Harish Mariwala Marico India chairman
Naina Lal Kidwai HSBC India chairman
Noshir Kaka McKinsey India MD
Sanjay Nayar Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Co. CEO
Akhil Gupta Former CMD of Blackstone India



Category Name Work
Best CEO – Public Sector Arundhati Bhattacharya

(State Bank of India)

Boosting digital initiatives and restructuring of bank’s HR practices
Best CEO – Private Sector CP Gurnani

(Tech Mahindra Ltd)

Fronted Satyam’s merger with Tech Mahindra thereof created India’s fifth largest IT services company.
Best CEO – MNC Uday Shankar

(Star India Pvt. Ltd)

With his bold decision making quality Star India became the India’s largest television broadcaster
Entrepreneur for the Year Uday Kotak

(Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd)

Moved up the bank’s level by fronted acquisition of rival bank ING Vysya
Entrepreneur with Social Impact Samit Ghosh

(Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd)

Providing financial access to over 2.6 million of India’s urban and semi-urban working poor
NextGen Entrepreneur for the Year Siddhartha Lal

(Eicher Motors)

Boosting the growth of commercial vehicle business through a JV with Volvo and revitalize Royal Enfield
Outstanding Startup for the Year Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati


Its mobile app can be used to book from over 250,000 cabs and 65,000 vehicles
Lifetime Achievement Award RC Bhargava

(Maruti Suzuki India Ltd)

Transformed Indian automotive sector which has charted to small car hub for the world
Conscious Capital for the Year Godrej Consumer Products Ltd


Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (Amul)

Godrej developed ‘Good and Green’ products by generating employment and by reducing the carbon footprint


GCMMF increased the value for its shareholders