Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in the 36th Bombay Management Association (BMA) Awards ceremony held at the YB Chavan Centre in Mumbai on Monday.
The annual event, which felicitates eminent business leaders for their contributions to the growth of professional management and popularising good governance practices, also saw Kotak Mahindra group executive vice-chairman and MD Uday Kotak get the Entrepreneur of the Decade Award.
The management ‘man of the year’ award went to YC Deveshwar, chairman, ITC and the management ‘woman achiever’ was Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson, State Bank of India. Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, founders of e-commerce major Snapdeal, were named ‘entrepreneur of the year’.
“I think, being a woman, it’s said often that a successful man has a great woman behind him,” said SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya. “It’s also said that a successful woman very often has a large basket of dirty laundry behind her.
Hopefully that’s not the case here. But I do know that women have to really struggle in many ways, especially in a country like ours, to ensure they can carry on with their career. I would like to receive this award on behalf of all the women out there,” she added.
The winners are chosen by an internal jury group which then sends its list to an external jury for the final selection.