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Jan 10, 2021
Cover Story Staying on Top

Staying on Top

How India's best CEOs are steering their companies through crisis and chaos
Network Panag's Shooting Escapades

Panag's Shooting Escapades

Skeet has taught Sherbir Panag not to make excuses for last-minute changes or for factors outside ones control, but focus on delivering

The Horse Rider

In 2015, at the EIRS, Jitu Virwani, Chairman and MD of Embassy Group, gave the go ahead for the first breeding programme in India to produce top-quality sport horses for young aspirants

Kataria's Sporting Adventures

"My diving experiences have taught me to trust my instincts even at work. It has taught me to take decisions at the spur of the moment", says Sandeep Kataria
India's Best CEOs 2018 Best Yet to Come

Best Yet to Come

The 70-year-old Aditya Puri, who spent over two-and-a-half decades as CEO & MD, banked on risk mitigation, technology and retail/rural outreach to create India's second-largest bank from scratch

The Caretaker

Alluri Indra Kumar ensured that prawn farmers were not impacted during the lockdown

Self-reliant CEO

Anil Rai Gupta of Havells is reaping the fruits of relying on own resources and an acquisition that is starting to pay off

Coach and Captain

Ashish Bharat Ram is putting the pedal to the metal at SRF as focus on chemicals and exports pays off

Raising the Bar

C Vijayakumar transformed HCL Tech with focus on products and digital services

Reinventing Businesses

How the pandemic has changed CEO's agenda for the future

The Chemical Man

Backed by aggressive product-expansion strategies and big investments, D.C. Mehta-led Deepak Nitrite is taking the global chemical industry by storm

Eye on the Future

Gurdeep Singh has proved his mettle as CMD of NTPC by steering the company from coal-based generation to green energy

Cementing Gains

H.M Bangur keeps costs and debt under check to deliver a winner

How We Did It

Providing direction in uncertain times

Institution Builder

After using technology to transform Indian banking and steering Infosys past its biggest crisis, K.V. Kamath, former Chairman, ICICI Bank, helped multilateral lender New Development Bank scale up massively during his five-year stint

The CEO for All Seasons

In a tough year, with the odds stacked against him, Kenichi Ayukawa ensured Maruti Suzuki stayed on course and ahead of its peers

Mercurial Transformer

Mukesh Ambani built three sector-dominating businesses under RIL and cleaned off the conglomerate's debts by raising Rs 2.89 lakh crore

Back From the Brink

From facing a potential collapse to becoming one of the best performing automotive firms in the country, Nikhil Nanda has scripted a remarkable turnaround story at Escorts

The Pain Controller

Premchand Godha's strategy for IPCA has not changed, it's about being integrated and focusSING on profitability

Quantum Leaper

Rajeev Jain focussed on product creation in retail and SME lending at Bajaj Finance, while engaging more with customers using data analytics

Universal Reinventor

Under Rajesh Gopinathan, TCS has integrated a wide cross-section of automation products to create the machine first delivery model

Full Throttle

State PSU Gujarat Gas made the most out of pipeline network in its home state and rising demand from industrial consumers

The Empowerer

Sanjiv Mehta delegated responsibility and relied on quick market feedback and cost control in order to thrive in the marketplace

Growth Architect

From a fuddy-duddy, old fashioned multinational to a young, agile and innovative food major - Suresh Narayanan has ensured a turnaround for Nestle India
Real Estate Good Time to Buy Real Estate

Good Time to Buy Real Estate

Affordable housing to see more demand; peripheral markets to perform better
Mutual Funds Stay Invested, Rebalance Your Portfolio

Stay Invested, Rebalance Your Portfolio

Innovations in debt funds and rise of international investments will continue to attract investors
Insurance Go Beyond Life, Health Policies

Go Beyond Life, Health Policies

Product innovation will gain traction as the industry Gets set to go on a digital overdrive
Investment Lower Rates, More Tech

Lower Rates, More Tech

Complete digitisation of loan disbursal and repayment processes to become reality soon

Hold and Buy the Dips

Every dip will be an opportunity to add more of the yellow metal to your portfolio
Editors note Mettle of the Best CEOs

Mettle of the Best CEOs

As one of history's most disruptive and dreaded year draws to a close, we look forward to 2021 with renewed hope and excitement. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year, with gratitude
Leadership Spotlight "The Choices You Make Determine How Far You Will Go"

"The Choices You Make Determine How Far You Will Go"

Anand Kripalu, MD and CEO, Diageo India