Newsmakers

Redefining excellence

February 2010

Absolute pragmatism and a passion to address challenges defined the eight winners of the KPMG-Infrastructure Today Awards, held recently by the Asapp Media Information Group. The awards were given to entrepreneurs who have facilitated a model of growth that not only inspires, but also motivates. The awardees included Sudhir Mehta, Chairman, Torrent Power; Virendra D Mhaiskar, Chairman & Managing Director, IRB Infrastructure Development; GM Rao, Chairman, GMR Group; and Gautam Adani, Chairman, Mundra Port & SEZ- as the Most Admired Developers in the power, roads, airports and ports and maritime categories. Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Infrastructure was chosen as the most admired infrastructure developer; GV Krishna Reddy, Chairman, GVK Group as the most promising infrastructure developer; and Indian Infrastructure Finance Company as the most admired infrastructure financier. The awards for most admired facilitators at the Centre and state levels were bagged by S Jaipal Reddy, Union Minister for Urban Developer and Narendra Modi, Chief Minister, Gujarat; while the award for emerging state for infrastructure went to Bihar. The award for the most admired group for strong ethical practices was bagged by the Tata Group; while Mumbai Metro Line1 was adjudged as the project of the year.