New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) Shiv Nadar, Keshub Mahindra and Ela Bhat are in the run for the prestigious Ernst and Young (E&Y) Entrepreneur of the Year award to be announced here tonight.
The list of finalists comprises of names like Atul Punj (Punj Lloyd Ltd), B Ramalinga Raju (Satyam), Cyrus Poonawala (Serum Institute of India Ltd), Dasari Jai Ramesh (Vijai Electricals), E Sudhir Reddy (IVRCL), Glenn Saldanha (Glenmark), H M Bangur (Shree Cement Ltd), Harsh C Mariawala (Marico), Manoj Upadhyay (Acme Tele Power).
''Selecting the winners and finalists from a galaxy of exemplary nominees is indeed a demanding task,'' said E&Y CEO and CMD Rajiv Memani.
The list also includes Nirmal Jain (India Infoline Ltd), Raaja Kanwar and Sanjay Gaikwad (UFO Moviez), Raghav Bahl (Network 18), Sajjan Jindal (JSW Steel), Sanjeev Bikhchandani (Naukri.com), Shashi Kiran Shetty (Allcargo Global Logistics Ltd), Shikha Sharma (ICICI Prudential) and Vineet Nayyar and C P Gurnani (Tech Mahindra).
The jury consists of industry barons like K V Kamath, Ashish Dhawan, Keki Dadiseth (former Chairman of Unilever), Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Biocon), Kumar Mangalam Birla and S Ramadorai.
Past winners of the coveted award were Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Ekya Kapoor etc.