The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence -2012 have named Anil Aggarwal (of the Vedanta group) the CEO of the Year for his untiring efforts to take the company to greater and greater heights.
HDFC Bank, the private sector banking gaint, has been named the ET Company of the Year. Aditya Puri's bank has consistently and profitably set newer performance benchmarks for others to follow.
Besides, Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, globally renowned heart surgeon and the founder of Narayan Hrudayalya, Bangalore has been named the Entreprenuer of the Year for his efforts in making possible economical yet world-class heart care available to the common man. He has also launched the cheapest ever health insurance plan for the poor in Karnataka in collaboration with the government. Dr. Shetty’s hospital in Bangalore charges those who can pay but offers subsidized or free treatment to those who cannot pay. His vision is to create several replicas of his Bangalore experiment across India by taking the total bed strength to 30000.
The Aditya Birla group gets the ET Corporate Citizen of the Year Award for discharging its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) in a most responsible manner, engaging the local communities in its initiatives.
Sam Pitroda, Chairman of the National Innovation Council, has been named the Policy Change Agent of the Year for his seminal work in revolutionizing the telecom sector in India. Pitroda had headed the National Telecom Mission as well as founded the Centre for Development of Telematic (C-DAC).
Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi, the veteran hotelier got the ET Lifetime Achievement Award.
Anshu Jain, the India-born CEO of the Duetche Bank in Germany has been awarded the ET Global Indian of the Year. The award seeks to honour Indians who have set standards in excellence on a global platform and have emerged as role models for people of Indian origin world over.
The Award for the Emerging Company of the Year has gone to Jubilant Foodworks, which owns the Domino's and Dunkin Donuts brands in India for its scorching pace of 50 % growth last year. For a company that had been in losses for 5 years in 2000, it has quickly turned around to make India second most important market for the pizza, next only to the USA.