About the Awards

Pragati Leadership has instituted the Inspiring and Successful Leadership Awards to recognize outstanding individuals in the Indian corporate sector. These leaders inspire their teams and steer organizational initiatives toward success. The awards will form a platform on which stellar leadership qualities are celebrated, catalyzing more leaders to be inspiring and successful.

Awards Category and Eligibility

The awards are categorized by industry segment, and five awards will be presented in each sector. The first round is for the Manufacturing & Supply Chain sector. Any individual employed in the Indian corporate sector can be nominated for the awards. 

Selection Process

Nominations will be accepted from any individual, organization, or institution, including self-nominations.

If shortlisted, you will be contacted for an interview. Carefully evaluated nominations will be presented to the Inspiring and Successful Leadership Awards Jury.

Inspiring and Successful Leadership Awards

Judges Spotlight

Satish Kumar Anavangot

Former MD, Henkel India Limited

Currently serving as Chairman, Joy App Technologies, Independent Board Member on Sheenlac Paints Limited, Member of the Executive Committee of Chennai Angels, and Trustee of IIMPACT. Mr. Anavangot has served on the boards of Laxmi Vilas Bank and Amrutanjan, amongst other companies, and is a Past President of the Madras Management Association.

Biji K. Kurien

Former MD - CPS Color India, Berger Paints and Author

A gold medalist from IIM Ahmedabad and an electrical engineer, Biji Kurien’s corporate experience spans CPS Color India, Berger Paints, Asian Paints, and the Mysore State Electricity Board. He is the author of Half a Century and Still at the Crease – a journey through 50-plus years as a management professional.

Dr. Sayalee Gankar

Vice Chancellor, D. Y. Patil University

Dr. Gankar’s areas of expertise span academic leadership, strategic planning, institution building, academic programming & planning, research, consultancy, industry collaborations, rankings, and accreditation. She has worked as Dean and Director of two business schools at MIT, Pune. She is a research guide for doctoral studies and has been the Board of Studies Chairman and member at Savitribai Phule Pune University, JKLU, SIU, and NIBM.

S. Deenadayalan

Founder, Center for Excellence in Organization

S. Deenadayalan works with the underprivileged to discover their extraordinary talent. Over 30,000 students of municipal schools in India have benefited from his model and evolved into leaders and entrepreneurs. He is the founder of the CEO (Customer, Employees, Owner, or Organization) that has extended services to organizations In India, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa, including GE, Philips, Corning, Saint Gobain, Pepsi, and Coca-Cola, Mondelez (Cadburys), Kellogg’s. Isuzu, and others.

Anu Wakhlu

Chairperson and Executive Director, Pragati Leadership

A strategic HR consultant, coach, and facilitator – Ms. Anu Wakhlu’s experience covers over 15,000 hours as a Consultant and Facilitator, and over 2500 hours of Coaching for clients. Her international certifications include Certified Executive Coach – ICF (MCC) and Certified in Barrett’s Values & Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT – 1, 2). Ms. Anu Wakhlu is an Ashoka Fellow and author of the book, Time and Life Management.

Raman Chadha

ex Head Oil & Gas, Gammon Engineers

An alumnus of IIT, Delhi, and FMS, Delhi, Mr. Raman Chadha has worked as Executive VP at Punj Lloyd, and Advisor Operations at Bahwan Engineering in Muscat, Oman, before taking on the role of Head Oil & Gas at Gammon Engineering.

Deadline for Nominations

16 August 2022


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