DAVOS, Switzerland–Time Inc. announced nine companies in sectors ranging from automobile engineering to steel manufacturing as the finalists for the inaugural TIME India Awards at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. McKinsey & Company is the knowledge partner on this project.
Norman Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer for Time Inc. will announce the winners at a ceremony in Mumbai on Feb. 13, at which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the guest of honor. The event will kick-off a weeklong series of events to mark the Indian government’s “Make in India” initiative to boost the country’s manufacturing sector.
The nine finalists were selected from a pool of approximately 3,000 manufacturing companies after a rigorous evaluation of qualitative and quantitative parameters.
A jury of leading international business figures will select the winners of the TIME India Awards in each category. Judges include General Electric Vice Chairman John Rice; Infosys Founder N.R. Narayana Murthy; ICICI Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Chanda Kochhar; Renault and Nissan Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn; TIME Assistant Managing Editor Rana Foroohar; and Kevin Sneader, Chairman, Asia, at McKinsey & Co. Pearlstine will chair the jury.
The awards encompass three categories: Best in Class Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovator of the Year and Young Maker of the Year.
The finalists for the 2016 TIME India Awards:
Best in Class Manufacturing
Hindustan Unilever Limited
Shahi Exports Private Limited
Tata Steel Limited
Manufacturing Innovator of the Year
Hero MotoCorp Limited
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
Samsung India Electronics Private Limited
Young Maker of the Year
Yogesh & Rajesh Agrawal, Ajanta Pharma Limited
Anant Vardhan Goenka, CEAT Limited
Anil Rai Gupta, Havells India Limited
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