Chief Minister of Maharashtra presents award to Rajesh Mehra of Jaquar Group

Rajesh Mehra, promoter and director of Jaquar Group was conferred the Consumer Products & Retail category award at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Awards Program by Devendra Fadnavis, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, who was the chief guest at the awards banquet.

This was in recognition of Mehra creating a brand with appealing designs, high quality, innovation and world-class manufacturing, while competing successfully with multinationals and local players.

Awards were also announced for nine other category winners who represent mature industries and unicorns, and are riding the wave of change and transforming India’s business landscape. Over 500 business personalities attended the gala to celebrate the 20th edition of the EOY Awards in India.

A distinguished eight-member independent jury panel led by Uday Kotak, MD & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank selected the winners. The jury included Jalaj Dani, co-promoter, Asian Paints; Harsh Goenka, chairman, RPG Enterprises; Rishad Premji, chief strategy officer, Wipro; Meher Pudumjee, chairperson, Thermax; Sameer Sain, co-founder & managing partner, Everstone Group; Vijay Sankar, deputy chairman, The Sanmar Group and Kunal Shroff, managing partner, ChrysCapital Advisors.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018: Winners

  • Siddhartha Lal

Managing Director and Chief Executive Office, Eicher Motors

  • Lifetime Achievement: Azim Premji

Other Category Winners

  • Start-up: Byju Raveendran

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Think & Learn (BYJU’S)

  • Business Transformation: Kishore Biyani

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Future Group

  • Manufacturing: Nirmal K Minda

Chairman and Managing Director, Minda Industries

  • Services: Ritesh Agarwal

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Oravel Stays (OYO Hotels and Homes)

  • Financial Services: Sanjay Agarwal

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, AU Small Finance Bank

  • Life Sciences & Healthcare: Binish Chudgar

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Intas Pharmaceuticals

  • Entrepreneurial CEO: Bhaskar Bhat

Managing Director, Titan Company

  • Energy, Real Estate & Infrastructure: Atul Ruia

Chairman and Managing Director, The Phoenix Mills

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