The All India Management Association (AIMA) has bestowed the Business Leader of the Year award 2021 on Dr Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group.
"It is a real honour and a great privilege to get this award. AIMA Managing India Awards has become an institution and is very special," Dr Goenka said after receiving the award.
Dr Sanjiv Goenka (60) has served as Chairman of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group since its inception in 2011. A former president of the AIMA, he is also on the Board of Governors of IIT-Kharagpur.
Ranked 18 in India Today's List of 50 Most Powerful People in India in 2019, Dr Goenka was elected the youngest-ever president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 2011.
He is also a recipient of the Asian Leadership Award (2019), the Banga Bibhushan Award (2016) and the Indian Business Leader of the Year (2013), among others.
The 11th edition of the AIMA Managing India Award will be held virtually on September 22. Constituted in 2010, the awards aim to promote management in various spheres, including commerce, art, and cinema.
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, will be the chief guest at the AIMA Managing India Awards 2021.
Kalli Purie, Vice Chairperson of the India Today Group, has been honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Media award by the AIMA.
Kalli Purie, Vice Chairperson of the India Today Group
The AIMA also bestowed the Entrepreneur of the Year on Nykaa founder and CEO Falguni Nayar, the Young Entrepreneur Award on Oyo Rooms founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal, the Transformational Business Leader of the Year award on Ola Cabs co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal and the Director of the Year award on director and writer Zoya Akhtar.
Other recipients include State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara, awarded the Outstanding PSU of the Year award, Xiaomi India Director Manu Jain, awarded the MNC in India of the Year award and Larsen & Toubro Group Chairman AM Naik, who has received the Outstanding Institution Builder award.
Meanwhile, the AIMA has bestowed the Emerging Business Leader of the Year award on Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla and the Lifetime Contribution Award on Adi Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej Group.