Friday, April 6, 2012


Business news channel BloombergUTV will present the Financial Leadership Awards 2012 to honor the extraordinary Financial Leaders and Visionaries of India's Financial Sector on 7th April, 2012. As the Chief Guest, Hon'ble Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee will present the awards to the winners.

Mr. Deepak Lamba, Business Head – BloombergUTV, said, "It is an honour and privilege for BloombergUTV that Shri. Mukherjee has consented to grace the Financial Leadership Awards and give away the awards. This is the second consecutive year that Mr Mukherjee will be giving away the awards and this is a testimony to the fact that these Awards are held in high esteem by all the stakeholders of the Indian financial system."

The Financial Leadership Awards are being bestowed on 20 corporates across banking, equity, currency, commodity, insurance and mutual fund sectors and two new individual awards have been instituted this year viz., the 'Woman Leader of the Year' and the 'Life Time Achievement Award.' 

Mr. Deepak Lamba, speaking about the awards said, "Our vision was to create the most comprehensive, authentic, and exhaustive platform in the space of Financial Markets. The process, parameters of eligibility and measurement were framed by ICRA, our knowledge partners and auditors of the entries. These parameters were strictly enforced by them and no BloombergUTV executive was privy to the entire process."

The Jury Panel comprised of well-known and highly respected personalities from the Indian Financial sector. The jury members were Ashok Wadhwa (Group CEO - Ambit Holdings), Keki Mistry (Vice Chairman and CEO - HDFC), Shardul Shroff (Managing Partner - Amarchand Mangaldas), Ridham Desai (MD and Co-Head - Morgan Stanley), G N Bajpai (Former Chairman – SEBI), Dr. Janmejaya Sinha (Chairman - Asia Pacific – BCG), Shailesh Haribhakti (Exec Chairman and Managing Partner - BDO Consulting), Amarjit Chopra (President – ICAI), Tamal Bandopadhyay (Dy. Managing Editor – MINT), Kaushal Aggarwal (MD - Avendus Capital), Dr. Chiragra Chakrabarty (Director - Financial Advisory, Deloitte), Karthik Srinivasan (Co-Head - Financial Sector, ICRA) and L Shivakumar (Sr. Group VP and Head - Western Region – ICRA).

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