At the 16th edition of the India Business Leaders Awards, 2021, Nestle was judged as the Outstanding Company of the Year while Laurus Labs bagged the award in the Most Promising Company of the Year category.
Nestle India was the winner of the Outstanding Company of the Year award that had Divi’s Lab, Avenue Supermarts, Asian Paints, Pidilite and HUL as the remainder of the nominations.
Laurus Labs was judged the winner in the Most Promising Company of the year category that had Lal Pathlabs, Dixon Technologies, Coforge, Relaxo Footware and Navin Fluorine as the other nominations.
Mondelez India, for their Cadbury Diwali campaign, was judged the winner in the Brand Campaign of the Year category, which had Titan Industries, Colgate, Phillips and Facebook India as competitors.
Indian Medical Association and Trained Nurses Association were judged winners of Covid Champions Award. Also, late Faquir Chand Kohli, founder and first CEO of TCS was honoured in memory of his outstanding services for IT in India.
Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL, was awarded the lifetime achievement award.
The India Business Leadership Awards (IBLA) is a platform to recognise industry disruptors and leaders, across various industries, for those creating history with their exceptional leadership skills, while keeping a keen eye on India’s future.
The jury was helmed by Industry veteran Mr. K.V. Kamath and also comprised illustrious names such as Dinesh Khara, Chairman, SBI, Rajesh Gopinathan, MD & CEO, Tata Consultancy Services, Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RPSG Group, Sanjiv Puri, CMD, ITC, Zarin Daruwala, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, Niasba Godrej, Chairperson & Managing Director, GCPL.
This year, keeping in mind the mandates of social distancing, IBLA broke away from the confines of walled venues. IBLA was celebrated as a week-long event culminating with the Awards presentation.