While our ranking includes many of the ‘usual suspects’, such as MukeshAmbani of Reliance Industries, Sunil Mittal of Bharti Airtel, and A.M. Naik of Larsen & Toubro, it also throws up some intriguing surprises.
The No. 1 CEO on my list is Naveen Jindal of Jindal Steel and Power, or JSPL, the most valuable steel company in India today with annual revenues of about Rs 13,200 crore, or approximately $2.6 billion. Buoyed by this success, JSPL has now set very ambitious decade-long targets of scaling up annual steel production six-fold to 20 million tonnes. The company also plans to become a large power producer by scaling up almost 15 times to deliver a generating capacity of 15 gigawatts of power.
Ratan Naval Tata is an Indian businessman and Chairman Emeritus of Tata sons. He was the chairman of TATA Group, a Mumbai-based conglomerate from 1991–2012.It is the largest Indian multinational conglomerate; more than 65% of the group’s income comes from
overseas and it has 98 operating companies (28 listed) spread across 56 countries in six continents.
We found that CEOs with an MBA degree did much better in my ranking. Interestingly, the successful CEOs in my list were as likely to head an Indian private sector company as lead a foreign multinational operating in India; there was no difference between these two types of enterprises.
In my final analysis,I feel leaders are born ,this is because the qualities cannot be inculcated in individuals but they are within individual since birth.Such men are real leaders and I am certain that they cannot be coined by any human efforts.
Author: Akshay Jindal