India’s Best CEOs 2018- Business Today
Best CEO 2016
  • Kenichi Ayukawa: Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India
    Best CEO: Auto and Auto Ancillaries


    Kenichi Ayukawa's tenure has seen Maruti stem the slide in marketshare and further consolidate its hold on the Indian market.
  • M.K. Jain: MD & CEO, Indian Bank

    M.K. Jain led a successful transformation of South-based Indian Bank. He is now heading the much bigger IDBI Bank with multiple challenges.
  • Varun Berry: Managing Director, Britannia Industries
    Best CEO: FMCG


    Varun Berry aims to make Britannia Industries a total foods company in another three years.
  • Yadupati Singhania: Chairman and Managing Director, JK Cemant
    Best CEO: Cement


    The 64-year-old chairman and managing director of JK Cement is a self-effacing mix of legacy and modernity who remains rooted to Kanpur.
  • Y.C. Deveshwar: Chairman, ITC

    Y.C. Deveshwar has been hugely successful in using cash flows from the tobacco business to build multiple drivers of growth.
  • Sajjan Jindal: Chairman and Managing Director, JSW Steel
    Best CEO: Mining and Metals


    Steel baron Sajjan Jindal beefed up capacities and turned around sick steel mills during the commodity downturn.
  • Kapil Wadhawan: CMD, Dewan Housing Finance Corporation

    Kapil Wadhawan has built a large financial services empire by serving people at the bottom of the pyramid.
  • Navin Agarwal: Executive Chairman, Vedanta
    Best CEO: Mining and Metals


    Navin Agarwal spearheaded the consolidation, debt reduction and capacity expansions plans of Vedanta group companies. He has more on his plate
  • Romesh Sobti: MD & CEO, IndusInd Bank

    Romesh Sobti, who has turned around the mid-sized private sector bank over the past 10 years, is now working on doubling the size in the next three years.
  • Indu Shekhar Jha: Chairman and MD, Power Grid Corporation of India
    Best CEO: Power

    As head of Power Grid, Indu Shekhar Jha's role is crucial to achieving the government's ambitious energy objectives.

  • V.C. Nannapaneni: Chairman and Managing Director, Natco Pharma
    Best CEO: Pharma and Health Care


    By following the strategy of doing a few things well, V.C. Nannapaneni has helped Natco Pharma carve out a space for itself.
  • A.M. Naik: Non-executive Chairman, L&T
    Lifetime Achievement Award


    A.M. Naik transformed the company into a global engineering & technology powerhouse.

  • B. Ashok: Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation
    Best CEO: Oil & Gas


    After his success at Indian Oil, B. Ashok takes on the challenge of building a mega refinery

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