Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2019

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Celebrating entrepreneurial ingenuity and the legacy it creates.

Entrepreneurs shape our lives. They create jobs, stimulate innovation without limitations. They build nations by fuelling economic growth and prosperity.

Over the last two decades, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) India program has recognized and celebrated the country’s most exceptional entrepreneurs who have moved us all with their vision, innovation, courage and leadership and have truly emerged as ‘Builders of a better India’.

This year marks the 21st year of EOY India Awards program in India. The program has felicitated over 180 entrepreneurs across several award categories till date. Every year, an independent jury, comprising of India’s most eminent business leaders select the finalists and winners of the program.

The EOY title winners include some of the most influential and recognisable names in global and Indian business — Siddhartha Lal, Sanjiv Bajaj, Vivek Chaand Sehgal, NR Narayana Murthy, Uday Kotak, Ratan Tata, Adi Godrej, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Anand Mahindra, Mukesh Ambani and Anil Agarwal, to name a few.

Finalists and Winners of the EOY 2019 program will be felicitated at a grand Awards Gala, amidst a gathering of India’s leading entrepreneurs, business icons, investors and government leaders in New Delhi in February 2020. The National Winner will join other winners from different countries in June 2020 in Monte Carlo, where one entrepreneur will be announced as World Entrepreneur Of The Year.

We are waiting to unfold many more exceptional stories!

Follow #EOYIndia2019 and #BuildersOfaBetterIndia on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram for regular updates on EOY 2019.

Program details

It all begins with the nomination process. To be eligible to receive an award, the nominee must be an owner/manager primarily responsible for the recent performance of a company that is at least two years old. Founders of public companies are eligible, provided the founder is still active in the top management.

Program details


Watch the inspiring videos of EOY winners and finalists as they share their exceptional business stories with the world.



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About Julius Baer

Julius Baer is the leading Swiss private banking group, with a focus on servicing and advising sophisticated private clients and a premium brand in global wealth management. At the end of October 2018, assets under management amounted to CHF 395 billion. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., the renowned Swiss private bank with origins dating back to 1890, is the principal operating company of Julius Baer Group Ltd., whose shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: BAER) and are included in the Swiss Market Index (SMI), comprising the 20 largest and most liquid Swiss stocks.

Julius Baer is present in over 25 countries and more than 50 locations. Headquartered in Zurich, we have offices in key locations including Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Milan, Monaco, Montevideo, Moscow, Mumbai, Singapore and Tokyo. Our client-centric approach, our objective advice based on the Julius Baer open product platform, our solid financial base and our entrepreneurial management culture make us the international reference in private banking.

In India, Julius Baer is the only international, listed pure play wealth manager. The Indian business continues to build a very strong franchise based on its unique position and catering to HNIs and UHNIs to bring Julius Baer Group’s unsurpassed expertise, competence and commitment to what it does. Through its strong coverage of NRIs across the world, Julius Baer’s “global Indian” approach is one of the biggest competitive advantages and is a key part of the bank’s emerging market strategy. In India Julius Baer is present across key metros including Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.

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Siddhartha Lal is the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year 2018

India, Mumbai, 12 February 2019. Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Eicher Motors, was today presented the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award by Shri Devendra Fadnavis, the Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, who was the Chief Guest at the Awards Banquet. Over 500 business personalities attended the gala to celebrate the 20th edition of the EOY Awards in India. Siddhartha Lal has led an impressive transformation at Eicher Motors since he took over the reins in 2006, helping the company resurrect the Royal Enfield motorcycle brand in India and establishing it as a global brand icon.↓ [... more]

EY announces 16 Finalists for the 20th EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Awards Program

  • Azim Premji, honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award

EY, the leading global professional services organisation, today announced the selection of 16 of the most exceptional entrepreneurs as Finalists for the 20th Entrepreneur of the Year™ - India (EOY) 2018 Awards. The Finalists have been selected from among over 240 outstanding nominations and will be felicitated at a grand celebratory Awards Banquet to be held on 12 February in Mumbai.↓ [... more]


EOY Awards: EY honours inspiring and exceptional entrepreneurs

Ernst & Young (EY), global professional services organisation, has organised its 20th Entrepreneur of the Year- India (EOY) 2018 Awards in Mumbai.↓ [... more]

The Hindu

Siddhartha Lal gets EY award

Lifetime award for Azim Premji

Siddhartha Lal, MD and CEO, Eicher Motors, is named as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018. He will now represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) in Monte Carlo from June 6-8.
Azim Premji, chairman, Wipro, gets the Lifetime Achievement Award.↓ [... more]

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Hall of fame

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame is an elite corps of men and women who have been recognized for their exceptional entrepreneurial achievements. For nearly two decades now EY has been celebrating entrepreneurial ingenuity in India through the Entrepreneur Of The Year program. The program has recognized more than 170 outstanding entrepreneurs for their vision, innovation, courage, and leadership in building and growing successful businesses — that influence the way we live, the products and services we use, and the economic vibrancy of our local communities and global markets.

Hall of fame

Photo gallery

Catch glimpses of the annual EOY India awards celebrations over the years, which capture some of the most captivating entrepreneurial journeys of our time.

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Our team

EY - Farokh Balsar
Farokh Balsara

EOY Program Leader - India
Entrepreneur Of The Year

EY - Sunaina Uppal
Sunaina Uppal

EOY Program Manager - India
Entrepreneur Of The Year
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