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  • Mukesh Ambani: Chairman and MD, Reliance Industries
    Best CEO: Super Large Companies


    Mukesh Ambani is betting on consumer businesses to take RIL's story forward.
  • Vinod K Dasari: CEO and MD, Ashok Leyland
    Best CEO: Auto & Ancillaries


    Vinod Dasari's focussed leadership helped debt-ridden Ashok Leyland avoid a crash and turn around.
  • Varun Berry: MD, Britannia Industries
    Best CEO: FMCG


    Britannia Industries' MD Varun Berry is set to turn the company into a total foods company.
  • VC Nannapaneni: Chairman & MD, Natco Pharma
    Best CEO: Pharma & Healthcare


    Despite no big product launches in the US last year, Natco Pharma gained from its strategy of focussing on a few big products. It now hopes to build on this.
  • Rajeev Jain: MD, Bajaj Finance
    Best CEO: Financial Services


    Rajeev Jain has the unique ability to think like a customer and come up with marketable products.
  • HM Bangur: Managing Director, Shree Cement
    Best CEO: Cement


    Shree Cement believes in being different. So, it expanded during a downturn, and even bought a Gulf-based company. The bold bets are set to pay off.
  • Sajjan Jindal: Chairman & MD, JSW Steel
    Best CEO: Metals & Mining


    Sajjan Jindal, Chairman of JSW Steel, buys when everyone sells. When many of his industry rivals have lost their steel businesses due to high debt, Jindal has emerged as a strong contender for the distressed assets.
  • Kenichi Ayukawa: MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India
    Best CEO: Large Companies


    Kenichi Ayukawa led Maruti to a position of historic strength in 2017/18 and is prepping the company for future challenges.
  • Indu Shekhar Jha: Former CMD, PowerGrid Corporation of India
    Best CEO: PSU (Ex-BFSI)


    IS Jha's focus on speed of execution of projects has done wonders for PowerGrid.
  • CP Gurnani: MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra
    Best CEO: IT & ITES


    CP Gurnani's formula is to break down complex issues and tackle the parts one by one.
  • Bhaskar Bhat: Managing Director, Titan Company
    Best CEO: Medium Companies


    From selling mechanical watch movements in Tata Press way back in 1983, to building The Titan Company into a Rs 15,656 crore-lifestyle brand, Bhaskar Bhat has taken lifestyle to the masses.
  • Azim Premji: Chairman, Wipro

    Azim Premji is not only one of India's biggest entrepreneurs, he is also the face of corporate philanthropy.
  • Alluri Indra Kumar: Chairman & MD, Avanti Feeds
    Best CEO: Small Companies


    From human hair to shrimp feed to related opportunities, Alluri Indra Kumar can find the link, and make it work.