Wipro Chairman Azim Premji received ET Lifetime Achievement Award 2013

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji conferred with ET Lifetime Achievement Award for 2013.

Created On: Dec 11, 2013 10:48 ISTModified On: Dec 18, 2013 16:50 IST

Wipro Chairman Azim PremjiWipro Chairman Azim Premji, 68, won the Economic Times Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 for his role in creating India's third-largest software exporter and also for the impressive scale of his philanthropy.

The 2013 ET Awards for Corporate Excellence were given in Mumbai on 9 December 2013. The ET Awards were decided by a jury headed by Anshu Jain, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank.

The theme of the awards was Governance.


The list of the 2013 ET Award winners:




Kumar Mangalam Birla

Business Leader of the Year

Chairman of the 40 billion dollar commodities-to-telecom Aditya Birla Group was chosen for his feat in transforming a traditional Indian family enterprise - which he inherited in 1995 after the sudden death of his father - into a globalised conglomerate, with 51% of its revenues coming from abroad.

P Chidambram

Business Reformer of the Year

Finance Minister of India was chosen for his Herculean efforts in turning around the fortunes of the economy.

Vinod Khosla

Global Indian of the Year

A storied venture capitalist, Khosla was one of the founders of Sun Microsystems, where he pioneered open systems. He then went on an equally stellar career in venture capital at Kleiner, Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), which he joined in 1986. In 2004, he set up Khosla ventures, which has a bent for startups in the clean energy space and microfinance.

Sachin Bansal

Entrepreneur of the Year

The founder of Flipkart, was picked for creating an e-commerce company valued at over $1 billion that showed the appetite for risk-taking by Bansal.

Azim Premji

Lifetime Achievement Award

Chairman of Wipro was recognised by the jury not only for his role in creating India's third-largest software exporter but also for the impressive scale of his philanthropy.

Larsen & Toubro

Corporate Citizen of the Year

A M Naik led L & T got the award for its contribution to public good through commitment to critical social causes that influence the lives of thousands of needy Indians.


Start-up of the Year

Ashish Hemrajani led Bookmyshow is the India’s most popular ticketing website and the jury recognized it for its potential to rapidly establish itself as an innovative and financially successful company

Sun Pharma

Company of the Year

The jury recognised Dilip Shangavi led Sun Pharma for its considerable achievements: the number one Indian pharma company by sales, net profit and market capitalisation. The latter was an eye-popping Rs 1.18 lakh crore at the Wednesday close, up 54% in 2013.

ET Awards 2012
• Business Leader of the year: Anil Agarwal
• Corporate Citizen of the year: Aditya Birla Group
• Entrepreneur of the year: Devi Prasad Shetty
• Global Indian of the year: Anshu Jain
• Policy Change Agent of the year: Sam Pitroda
• Company of the year: HDFC Bank
• Emerging Company of the year: Jubilant FoodWorks
• Lifetime Achievement Award: PRS Oberoi

About ET Awards
The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence (also referred as ET Awards) are the awards conferred by The Economic Times in the field of business, corporate and government policies, economies in India.

It is an annual award conferred in various categories and is being given since 1998.

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