The Economic Times 40 Under Forty

The Economic Times released the most awaited list of 40 hottest business leaders of India under the age of 40 today. The Economic Times 40 under Forty is brought out in partnership with consulting firm Spencer Stuart, and recognizes those who have surpassed all metrics of success to become India Inc.’s leading young business leaders.

The final list is created over two phases – research and assessment. The initial list of young business leaders is drawn up basis primary research, recommendations from companies and senior industry leaders. It is then handed over to a jury for the final selection.

This year’s jury comprises Harsh Goenka (Chairman, RPG Enterprises), Janmejaya Sinha (Chairman, BCG – Asia Pacific), Naveen Tewari (CEO, InMobi), Roopa Kudva (MD, Omidyar Network), Shikha Sharma (MD, Axis Bank), D Shivakumar (CEO, PepsiCo India) and Vani Kola (MD, Kalaari Capital).

Without doubt, picking the list of 40 was challenging. The youngest winner in the list this year is 28 years old, while the oldest is just under 40. The list includes lawyers, consultants and financial advisors. The new generation from promoter families find place next to startup entrepreneurs. There are executives from multinational corporations as well as home grown companies. This year there are seven women in the list, the highest number ever.

Winners will be felicitated in an exciting awards event scheduled to take place in Mumbai on 7 July 2017.  The evening will include a fire-side chat with Rahul Narayan (Lead, Team Indus) and talks by past winners Naveen Tewari (CEO, InMobi) and Amiya Pathak (Co-founder, Zipdial).

Pick up The Economic Times of 7 July for the full coverage of The Economic Times 40 under Forty. Proceedings from the event will be published in ET Panache on 10 July 2017.  

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