Anand G. Mahindra, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra Group, has been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year 2009. The Lifetime Achievement Award has gone to N. Vaghul for his unparalleled contribution to the Indian financial sector.

The jury was chaired by M. Damodaran, former Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

Mr. Mahindra will represent India at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monte Carlo, Monaco in May this year. Harsh C. Mariwala, Chairman & Managing Director, Marico, is the winner in the manufacturing category. The award for the Manager Entrepreneur of the year has gone to O. P. Bhatt, Chairman & Managing Director, State Bank of India. The award for the Start-up Entrepreneur of the year is given to Amit Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director, A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd.

The services category award has gone to Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman & Managing Director, Allcargo Global Logistics. Vikram Akula, Chairperson and Founder of India’s largest microfinance company SKS Microfinance Pvt. Ltd., is named the Business Transformation Entrepreneur of the year.

The Entrepreneur of the year healthcare & life sciences award has gone to Pankaj R. Patel, Chairman & Managing Director, Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.

Correction

The third paragraph of the report says that “the [Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the year 2009'] award for the Manager Entrepreneur of the year has gone to O. P. Bhatt, Chairman & Managing Director, State Bank of India”. The error was in Ernst & Young's press release. State Bank of India (SBI) clarifies that Mr. Bhatt is the Chairman, SBI. The bank has two managing directors (Mr. S.K. Bhattacharyya and Mr. R. Sridharan).

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