Sitting(L-R) Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and MD, Nestle India; Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer, Serum Institute of India; Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Government of India; Shekhar Gupta, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint; Palki Sharma Upadhyay, Executive Editor, WION; C K Ranganathan, President, AIMA and Chairman & Managing Director, CavinKare Pvt Ltd. Standing (L-R) Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18; Rekha Sethi, Director General, All India Management Association; Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, Managing India Awards Jury and Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group; Harsh Pati Singhania, Immediate Past President, AIMA and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, JK Paper Ltd; Harsh Jain, CEO & Co-founder, Dream11 & Dream Sports; S. Somanath, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bhavit Sheth, COO & Co-founder, Dream11 & Dream Sports.
In all of AIMA’s history spanning more than 6 decades, it has been promoting excellence in the discipline of management in business and education. The AIMA Managing India Awards were constituted in 2010 to promote management in every sphere of life and be recognised as a patron of management in fields as varied as commerce, art and cinema.
India is not just about management and thriving businesses, but it is also about arts, cinema, media and social change. The AIMA Managing India Awards aim to recognise the achievers who have made a fundamental difference, creating an edge above peers for others to emulate. This is a platform to recognise the contributions of these stalwarts from different fields, all outstanding performers in their own right, who epitomise strength, ingenuity, knowledge, foresight, who excelled in their respective spheres with vision and inspiration and are worthy of emulation and admiration.
Over the years, AIMA has conferred awards on several stalwarts like Mukesh D Ambani, Chairman & MD, Reliance Industries Ltd; RP Goenka, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, RPG Group; Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL, Shiv Nadar Foundation; N Chandrasekaran, then CEO & MD, Tata Consultancy Services; Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto Ltd; Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives & Rural Development; Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC; Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India; Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India; Late YC Deveshwar, then Chairman, ITC Ltd; Nita M Ambani, Chairperson, Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation; Prathap C Reddy, Founder Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group; Pawan Munjal, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd; Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman & MD, Hindustan Unilever Ltd; A M Naik, Group Chairman, Larsen & Toubro Ltd; Gautam Gambhir, Cricketer; Rajkumar Hirani, Director; GV Sanjay Reddy, Vice Chairman, GVK Industries Ltd; Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto; Bhaskar Pramanik, then Chairman, Microsoft Corporation India; Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Ola Cabs; Zoya Akhtar, Film Director and Writer; Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Film Writer, Producer, Director; Prannoy Roy, Executive Co-Chairperson and Editor-in-Chief, NDTV to name a few.