Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2018

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20 years of celebrating entrepreneurial ingenuity

Entrepreneurs accelerate economic growth. They stimulate innovation, job creation and prosperity, both during periods of growth and disruption. At EY, it is our purpose to build a better working world. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program in India has over the years honoured entrepreneurs who with their creative ideas and exceptional enterprises have emerged as builders of a better India.

The program has felicitated over 170 entrepreneurs who lead high-growth companies across several award categories till date. Every year, an independent jury, comprising of India’s most eminent business leaders select the finalists and winners of the program.

The EOY title winners include some of the most influential and recognisable names in global and Indian business — Sanjiv Bajaj, Vivek Chaand Sehgal, NR Narayana Murthy, Uday Kotak, Adi Godrej, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Anand Mahindra, Mukesh Ambani, Anil Agarwal and Dilip Shanghvi, to name a few.

This year marks the 20th year of EOY India Awards program and finalists and winners of the program will be felicitated at a grand awards gala, amidst a gathering of India’s leading entrepreneurs, business icons, investors and government leaders in Mumbai in February 2019.

The National Winner will join other winners from different countries in June 2019 in Monte Carlo, to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year.

We’ll announce the names of this year’s shortlisted candidates soon. Watch this space for more updates!

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Program details

It all begins with the nomination process. To be eligible to receive an award, the nominee must be an owner/manager primarily responsible for the recent performance of a company that is at least two years old. Founders of public companies are eligible, provided the founder is still active in the top management.

Program details

EOY 2018 Jury

An eight-member jury panel, comprising of some of India’s most eminent business leaders came together to select the best of finalists for the EOY India 2018 Awards program.

Read more about our jury members


Watch the inspiring videos of EOY winners and finalists as they share their exceptional business stories with the world.



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About Julius Baer

Julius Baer is the leading Swiss private banking group, with a focus on servicing and advising sophisticated private clients and a premium brand in global wealth management. At the end of October 2018, assets under management amounted to CHF 395 billion. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., the renowned Swiss private bank with origins dating back to 1890, is the principal operating company of Julius Baer Group Ltd., whose shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: BAER) and are included in the Swiss Market Index (SMI), comprising the 20 largest and most liquid Swiss stocks.

Julius Baer is present in over 25 countries and more than 50 locations. Headquartered in Zurich, we have offices in key locations including Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Milan, Monaco, Montevideo, Moscow, Mumbai, Singapore and Tokyo. Our client-centric approach, our objective advice based on the Julius Baer open product platform, our solid financial base and our entrepreneurial management culture make us the international reference in private banking.

In India, Julius Baer is the only international, listed pure play wealth manager. The Indian business continues to build a very strong franchise based on its unique position and catering to HNIs and UHNIs to bring Julius Baer Group’s unsurpassed expertise, competence and commitment to what it does. Through its strong coverage of NRIs across the world, Julius Baer’s “global Indian” approach is one of the biggest competitive advantages and is a key part of the bank’s emerging market strategy. In India Julius Baer is present across key metros including Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.

For more information, visit www.juliusbaer.com/in/en/services-solutions/.



The Times of India

Sanjiv Bajaj is EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

NEW DELHI: Sanjiv Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Finserv, on Thursday was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. Bajaj Finserv emerged as the country’s leading name in financial services with solutions across lending, life and general insurance and wealth advisory.↓ [... more]

The Economic Times

Sanjiv Bajaj is the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Sanjiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv, was today named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. Dr. E Sreedharan was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for transforming the face of public transportation in India. Winners were also announced in nine other Award Categories as follows:↓ [... more]

The Hindu

EY 2017 award for Sanjiv Bajaj

Sanjiv Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Finserv, has been named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He will represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) in Monte Carlo from June 13.↓ [... more]

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Hall of fame

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame is an elite corps of men and women who have been recognized for their exceptional entrepreneurial achievements. For nearly two decades now EY has been celebrating entrepreneurial ingenuity in India through the Entrepreneur Of The Year program. The program has recognized more than 170 outstanding entrepreneurs for their vision, innovation, courage, and leadership in building and growing successful businesses — that influence the way we live, the products and services we use, and the economic vibrancy of our local communities and global markets.

Hall of fame

Photo gallery

Catch glimpses of the annual EOY India awards celebrations over the years, which capture some of the most captivating entrepreneurial journeys of our time.

Photo gallery

Our team

EY - Farokh Balsar
Farokh Balsara

EOY Program Leader - India
Entrepreneur Of The Year

EY - Sunaina Uppal
Sunaina Uppal

EOY Program Manager - India
Entrepreneur Of The Year
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