When you combine best minds in the industry to a task, the outcome is expected to be extraordinary. With this belief, ET NOW – IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2011, an initiative by IndiaMART.com and ET NOW, bring together renowned leaders from different industries in the country to form the Grand Jury ahead of the Awards Ceremony scheduled to take place on November 28, 2011 in Mumbai.
Expressing his gratitude to the Jury, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, IndiaMART.com, said,“We are delighted to have the support of such exalted personalities for these Awards. Their wide and core experience would definitely shape futures of India’s best MSMEs who will be selected by them. It would be quite an experience itself for those who have been shortlisted in pre-jury rounds to meet these stalwarts.”
Moment of truth had arrived for the shortlisted MSMEs who were selected for the pre-jury rounds for 'IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2011' held in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru recently. These rounds were embraced by an excited group of entrepreneurs who were present in great numbers led by their aspirations to get shortlisted.
Pre-jury round in New Delhi saw a panel consisting of Mr. Partha Sarathi Guhapatra, Vice President - Strategic Initiatives & Offset Prog, Wipro, Raja Balasubramnian, VP – Marketing, Mastercard, Mr. R. Rajesh, Independent Consultant and Mr. Aashish Sethi, Vice President & National Head – Partnership, Apollo Munich; in Mumbai the panel comprised of Mr. Naresh K Gupta, Vice President - Finance, Deutsche Bank, Mr. VP Kamath, COO, Wockhardt, Mr. Sunil Madhok, Director - Business Operations, Pfizer Ltd, Mr. Vipul Prajapati, Director, Citibank, Mr. Bharat Parwani, Sr. Director – BD, Sanofi Aventis and Bengaluru pre-jury had Ms. Snigdha Rao, Partner, VenturEast, Mr. Rahul Raghavan, Partner, VenturEast, Mr. Indranil Chowdhury from Volvo.
The MSMEs shortlisted in these pre-jury rounds will meet the Grand Jury in the final round on November 11, 2011. The final names of winners will be disclosed at the felicitation ceremony which is expected to generate double the excitement and zeal as compared to last year's Awards function.
IndiaMART.com is India's largest online B2B marketplace for Small & Medium Size Businesses, connecting global buyers with suppliers. The company offers a platform & tools to over 1 million suppliers to generate business leads from over 5 million buyers, who use the platform to find reliable & competitive suppliers. The company has over 4500 employees located across 90+ offices in the country. Its existing investors include Intel Capital and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
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IndiaMART.com offers products that enable small & medium size businesses generate business leads (online catalogs/store-fronts), establish their credibility (third party verified trust profile) and use business information (finance, news, trade shows, tenders) for their business promotion.