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Nandan Nilekani to be given Legend in Leadership award by Yale

IT Czar Nandan Nilekani has been selected for the 'Legend in Leadership Award', becoming the first Indian to receive Yale University's top honour.

business Updated: Nov 03, 2009 21:09 IST

IT Czar Nandan Nilekani has been selected for the 'Legend in Leadership Award', becoming the first Indian to receive Yale University's top honour.

Nilekani, 54, Chairman of India's Unique Identification Database Authority will be presented with award given by the Yale University President Richard C Levin at the Yale CEO Leadership Summit of The Chief Executive Leadership Institute in New Delhi on November 6.

The summit will convene one hundred world-renowned business leaders in New Delhi on November 5 and 6 to discuss the theme of 'Navigating the Global Oceans of Opportunity for Indian Business,' a media release said.

The 'Legend in Leadership Award' was created 20 years ago to honor current and former CEOs who serve as living legends to inspire chief executives across industries, sectors, and nations.

Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase; Robert Iger of The Walt Disney Company; Stephen Schwarzman of The Blackstone Group; Roger Enrico of PepsiCo; John Pepper of Proctor & Gamble and Don Keough of The Coca-Cola Co were some of the other people who received the prestigious honour.

Others who had earlier received the honour include were McKinsey founder Marvin Bower;Richard Teerlink of Harley-Davidson.; Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson; financier Wilbur Ross; and Lou Gerstner of IBM.