Mumbai, 18th December 2017: Shinning spotlight on the achievers of the Indian steel industry, for the first time Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI) culminated a festive award ceremony in an event held on 16th December 2017 at Sofitel Hotel, BKC in Mumbai. The SUFI Steel Awards 2017 was held in the grand presence of chief guest Shri Subhash Desai, Industries Minister, Govt of Maharashtra and Guest of Honor Dr. A. S. Firoz, Chief Economist JPC Ministry Of Steel among other eminent officials and industry personalities.
The awardees of three distinct categories were Kalyani Steel Ltd. winner of Emerging Company of the year, Shri Anil Mittal- CEO of ACCIL and Shri R. Sridhar- CEO of Essar Steel Pune Facility, were the joint winners of Steel CEO of the year as there was a tie for this category and the Steel Company Of The Year Trophy went to JSW STEEL.
The winners were selected by a panel of jury comprising of eminent personalities from different walks of life. The evaluation of nomination process was conducted by using a point based qualitative approach to determine the overall winners, earlier this month.
Congratulating the winners, Shri Nikunj Turakhia, President of SUFI, said “SUFI was born because there was no consolidated and united front, as to who can approach the government. It is vital to understand that steel stakeholders are not independent but they are interdependent. They have to co-exist. Last few years steel industry has seen lot of ups and down and it is imperative that excellence is recognized and awarded. It creates a bench mark for the industry to emulate.” He further laid down the road map for future plans of SUFI in order to help kick start consumption cycle in steel so as to achieve target of 160 kgs/head by 2030.
The SUFI Steel Awards is launched with an objective to recognize world class innovation, out of box approach, adapting to changing times, best practices and excellence in steel.
The event was attended by eminent jury panel Shri Ramesh Chander – Commissioner Customs, Mumbai, Shri Abhijeet Sinha – Consultant Govt. Affairs & Dir, EODB & ASSAR, Shri Mohan Gurnani- Trade Leader & Chairman, CAMIT and Shri Hinesh Doshi – Income Tax Expert and VP, Chamber of Tax Consultants.