Sreenivasan Jain, Managing Editor, NDTV Profit said, "The award salutes business leaders and is a premier platform to recognize corporate and entrepreneurial abilities in India. This year's award ceremony allowed attendees to interact with one of the most influential figures of the world economy. The entire event reflects NDTV Profit's editorial perspective - that the Indian success story is no longer bound by geographical boundaries."
The award night brought together the best business minds and bureaucrats of the country under one roof. The awards were presented in 18 verticals and two special awards were presented for Corporate Social Responsibility. Winners included Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Samsung, Bharti Airtel, Mukesh Ambani, Aamir Khan, N R Narayana Murth, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Vikram Pandit and more.
Instituted in the year 2006, NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards have a seven stage nomination and selection process. After extensive research and guidance, the NDTV Profit content team and Knowledge Partners, Deloitte developed a nomination universe of 18 verticals represented by high growth industries that form a significant part of India's GDP. The top five to six companies were then reviewed, evaluated and decided upon by the jury.
The jury comprised of eminent personalities like Dr. Amit Mitra, Secretary General, FICCI; Dorab R Sopariwala, Editorial Advisor, NDTV; Kalpana Morparia, Chief Executive Officer, JP Morgan, India; Naina Lal Kidwai, Country Head, HSBC India; Shanti Ekambaram, Group Head Wholesale Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank; T N Ninan, Editor and Publisher, Business Standard; and Dr. Prannoy Roy, Chairman, NDTV.
NDTV partnered with Kanakia as their presenting sponsors; MCX, Trident, Chivas, PWC and Kingfisher as Associate Sponsors and Deloitte as the Knowledge Partners for the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2010.