After much deliberation we have made the decision to rest the India forum and awards in 2020. This will allow our team to spend more time planning the 2021 event to ensure that it is the most informative and valuable event to date.
We are keen to keep connected with the IR community in India and are looking at ways that we can deliver content virtually this year. Please fill in the register your interest form to be kept updated.
The IR Magazine Forum & Awards – India is must-attend for those wanting to keep up to date with the latest in the world of investor relations. The 2019 event aimed to recognise, promote and set benchmarks of IR excellence across the region.
The forum: More than 100 CFOs, IR professionals and advisors spanning multiple industries and cap sizes shared their experiences and teachings on the key issues impacting public companies and their investors. Over a series of panel discussions, interactive roundtables and keynote talks from both international and domestic investors, analysts and heads of IR, delegates learned how to adjust their IR program at a time when elections, policies and global trends are shifting the framework of capital markets and communication.
Delegates attending the forum had the opportunity to understand what the buyside and the sell-side really want, hear from award-winning IR Officers about how they redesign investor relations in a changing environment and discover effective ways of managing the news flow and ensuring good corporate governance for the benefit of their company and shareholders alike.
The awards: A networking drinks reception and awards ceremony, which recognized those leading the way in IR excellence in India, concluded the event and we are pleased to announce our winners for 2019 here!
Whatever challenges you’re facing today, it will be covered as part of the event, see the discussion topics below, and click on each session for more detailed information.
Registration and breakfast
Welcome to the IR Magazine Forum & Awards
Anand MS, co-founder, The Investor Relations Society of India
Laurie Havelock, editor-at-large, IR Magazine
Keynote address: The current state of the capital markets in India
In this keynote address, we look at the forces impacting public companies in India, focusing on the social, economic and political trends that are changing equities and examine what it means for the investor relations function.
Anuj Sonpal, Founder and chief executive officer, Valorem Advisors
Redesigning investor relations practices to succeed in a changing environment
Equity investing is rapidly transforming: capital markets are increasingly global, more funds flow into passive vehicles, there is more direct interaction with investors than ever before and corporate access models are adjusting. We assemble winners from the IR Magazine Awards – India 2018 who will share how they are adapting their IR programs to remain competitive and current in a changing investment environment.
Moderator: Laurie Havelock, editor-at-large, IR Magazine
Deepak Balwani, associate vice president of IR, Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation
Pulkit Bhandari, head of group corporate finance, RPG Enterprises
Sandeep Mahindroo, head of IR, VP and financial controller, Infosys
All speakers on this session were winners at the IR Magazine Awards India 2018 – so you can hear directly from award winning IR professionals.
Refreshment break and networking
Attracting foreign institutional investors: Q&A with a leading global asset manager
APG Asset Management is a leading Dutch pension fund that invests globally across multiple asset classes. Hear directly from its head of EMEA and India equities to get insight into how the investment process works across multiple regions and how IROs in India can increase their appeal to global investors.
Moderator: Laurie Havelock, editor-at-large, IR Magazine
Egon Vavrek, Head of EMEA and India equities, APG Asset Management
Investor relations best practices: A series of interactive discussions between IROs (Click for more information)
Participate in roundtable discussions with your IR peers. Choose three discussion topics, share best practices and debate the big issues facing IR. The session will conclude with a summary discussion from the roundtable leaders.
Q&A with the buy side and the sell-side: The evolution of investor expectations for public companies
Hear from a panel of foreign portfolio investors, local mutual funds and pension funds to learn more about the changing expectations investors have for IR.
Moderator: Ashwin Bajaj, head of investor relations, Adani Energy Companies
Bharat Iyer, Head of equities and managing director, JP Morgan
Harish Krishnan, Senior vice president and equity fund manager, Kotak AMC
Communicating strategy, purpose and value to a wider audience: Integrated reporting in action
Learn how to approach a more holistic form of reporting that can be used to develop and showcase long-term business strategy to your management, shareholders and potential investors.
• Go beyond compliance: Understand the value that an integrated report can provide and set relevant objectives
• Learn how to enhance decision-making, break down internal silos and enhance reputation through your reporting
• Maximize the return on your efforts by integrating a communication strategy that ensures your report is widely read by a variety of stakeholders and shareholders
Arvind Agrawal, Founder and CEO, AICL
ESG part one: The next frontier for investor relations
Over the last year, ESG has had some milestone developments in India: the country’s first asset management company became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment and the first ESG fund was launched. The increase in domestic investors integrating ESG criteria into their investment decisions, coupled with the rapid growth of ESG globally, means investor relations professionals need to develop their understanding and communication of ESG risk factors now more than ever before.
Moderator: Gaurav Kapur, Head of India policy, ACCA
Abhay Laijawala, managing director, Avendus Capital Markets Alternate Strategies
ESG part two: Transparency, news flow management, false news and governance
Governance issues continue to dominate business headlines and, in an era of hyper-transparency, social media and false news continue to influence investment decisions. IR has a pivotal role in ensuring good governance practices and protecting shareholder value.
Moderator: Laurie Havelock, editor-at-large, IR Magazine
Nitin Mohta, Head of IR & treasury investment, Larsen & Toubro Infotech
Neha Agarawal, Director of corporate development, CMS Info Systems
Closing keynote: Raising the profile for investor relations
This closing keynote will focus on what lies ahead for the investor relations profession in India and discuss challenges and opportunities over the next 12 months. Specifically, we will share views on how IR can build its strategic influence.
Moderator: Laurie Havelock, Editor-at-large, IR Magazine
Kailash Gupta, Chief financial officer, Inox Leisure
IR Magazine Awards - India presentation ceremony and networking drinks reception
IR briefing pack: Articles on the latest Sebi governance reforms, IR best practice and a case studyDownload your free pack here
Senior vice president and equity fund manager
Harish currently manages large cap, thematic equity funds at KMAMC, including Kotak 50, Kotak India Growth Fund, Kotak Infrastructure & Economic Reform Fund. Harish has more than a decade of experience spread over Equity Research and Fund Management. Prior to joining Kotak Mutual Fund, he was based out of Singapore and Dubai, managing Kotak’s offshore funds, having varied experience managing all-cap diversified, concentrated mid-cap strategies for overseas investors. He has also worked at Infosys Technologies Ltd in his earlier stint. Harish is a Bachelor of Technology (Electronics & Communications) from Government Engineering College, Trichur, a post Graduate in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and a Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute. On the personal front, Harish has a passion for travel, reading and technology.
Head of equities and managing director
Bharat Iyer is Managing Director and Head of India Research for J P Morgan. Bharat serves as a Director on the Board of J P Morgan India Private Ltd and is a Member of J P Morgan’s India Management Committee.
His team has been consistently ranked in the top-3 positions for India Research over the last five years in Institutional Investors Asia Research Poll.
Prior to joining JP Morgan, Bharat worked as an Analyst at Citigroup and UBS.
Bharat has been ranked amongst the top analysts for India in surveys conducted by Asia Money and II.
Bharat holds an MBA from Poona University and a BSc from Bombay University.
Head of investor relations
Avendus Capital Markets Alternate Strategies
Abhay Laijawala joins Avendus as Managing Director and Fund Manager from Deutsche Bank where he was the Managing Director and Head of Equity Research. With an experience stretching close to a quarter century, Abhay Laijawala is a veteran in India’s capital markets, having seen their evolution since they were liberalized and opened to foreign institutional investors post the 1991 reforms. At Deutsche, he spent a decade overseeing research coverage of more than 120 stocks across sectors, lead covering Indian metals companies and writing India Equity Strategy. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank he was Regional Head for Metals and Mining research at JP Morgan. He has been a highly ranked analyst and strategist and prior to Deutsche bank and JP Morgan he has worked for Citigroup, DSP Merrill Lynch, HSBC and BZW Barclays.
Abhay has earned his MBA from the University of Rhode Island, USA with a specialization in finance and holds a Master’s degree in commerce from the University of Bombay. Apart from equity markets his other interests include global macro, international finance and the economics of climate change.
Deepika Gupta Padhi
Head of investor relations
Armed with a masters in Economics and MBA in Finance, Deepika Gupta Padhi, entered the corporate world 15 years back. Since then she has worked with reputed companies like Radico Khaitan, Cairn India and Aurobindo Pharma, where she looked after Investor Relations, Treasury, MIS etc. Currently, she heads the Investor Relations of the 5th largest housing finance company of India, PNB Housing finance. But there is more to this go-getter and diligent professional. When she is not working to build/increase valuations, she immerses herself in books and theatre.
Director of development and policy research and head of investor relations
Nishant Baranwal heads the Investor Relations team for Jindal Steel a business conglomerate with global interests in Steel, Power, Mining and Infrastructure.
In his role, Nishant is responsible for both Equity and Debt Investor Relations and is the primary contact & nodal agency for continuing relationships with Foreign Institutions, Brokerage houses and other financial institutions across the world.
Nishant was also ranked #1 IR Professional in Asia by institutional investor magazine in 2016/2017.
Head of group corporate finance
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Pulkit Bhandari is the Head of Group Corporate Finance for RPG Enterprises. In his current role he is responsible for the Group’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Financing activities and Investor Relations across the Group. In his earlier role Pulkit, was an Investment Banker and worked for Deutsche Bank and a few domestic banks in India. He has managed transactions in excess of Rs. 30,000 cr across M&A and capital raising in different sectors.
RPG Enterprises, one of India’s largest industrial conglomerates with a turnover of c. Rs. 20,000 crores. The group has over 15 companies managing diverse business interests in the areas ranging from core infrastructure sector to technology.
In order to achieve market leadership in a diversified portfolio, RPG Group is organized as a cluster of 4 key sectors viz: Infrastructure (KEC International), Tire (CEAT Limited), Information Technology (Zensar Technologies) & Specialty (RPG Life Sciences, Raychem RPG & Harrisons Malayalam).
Chief Financial Officer
Kailash Gupta is A seasoned Finance Professional with 21 years rich experience in General and Business Accounting, Taxation, Banking, Treasury, Business planning & review, Budgeting, Commercials, Legal, Controlling and relationship Management. As the Chief Financial Officer at Inox Leisure Limited, Kailash is responsible for the overall finance, accounts, taxation, legal and investor relations of the 33 B+ INR market cap entertainment company. Prior to joining the company in 2015, Kailash was the general manager at Torrent Pharmaceuticals where he was responsible for business finance operations of Europe and India, and also worked in finance roles at Entertainment Network, Thomas Cook India, Tata Teleservices, Aditya Birla Nuvo and Grasim Industries.
Founder and CEO
Arvind founded AICL to unite his love for all things creative and his passion for corporate reporting. With 15+ years of experience in corporate communications consulting, he is a Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary who brings stakeholder messaging to life and has clients rooting for his expert views.
Associate vice president of investor relations
Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation
Deepak is currently, Associate Vice President of Investor Relations at Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd having had over 13 years of post qualification experience in Investor Relations, Corporate Finance, Strategic Planning and Investment Analysis. He has earlier worked with reputed organisations like UBS Investment Bank (Hyderabad), Sovereign Wealth Fund (Middle East), Churchgate Partners (New Delhi) and Minda Corporation (Gurgaon)
Deepak is a Chartered Accountant, Masters in Business Finance (ICAI) and PGDBA (Finance). He also holds a B.Com (Hons) degree from Delhi University
As the Head of Investor Relations at Minda Corporation, Deepak won the prestigious ‘Best Investor Relations Officer’ (‘small to mid cap’ category) at inaugural IR Magazine Forum & Award 2018 in Mumbai. At Minda Corporation, he was also instrumental in raising equity of Rs. 310 Crores through qualified institutional placement (QIP) in May 2018.
Founder and chief executive officer
Anuj Sonpal is the Founder and CEO of Valorem Advisors, India’s foremost Investor Relations Management Service company. After completing his college education in Finance in the United States, Anuj worked in New York for around 10 years with multinational companies like Ernst & Young, Pepsi Co, and Goldman Sachs across various financial roles like Business Consulting, Corporate Finance, Strategic Planning and Banking.
Upon returning to India and working for a few years on the sell side, Anuj realised the dire need for Investor Relations services in India, which is when he founded and launched Valorem Advisors. After 8 years, Valorem is one of the largest and most differentiated Investor Relations Management Service companies in India with a proven track record of working with more than 100 companies in India.
Head of policy
Gaurav Kapur is the Head of Policy, India at ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK). His current role builds on over 15 years of his experience in knowledgebased intervention in financial industry and capital markets
Prior to joining ACCA, Gaurav was at YES Global Institute, a think tank at YES Bank heading the Design Innovation and Creativity led Entrepreneurship (DICE) vertical focused on sustainability based social and impact value creation in the digital economy. His diverse experience spans across industries and verticals in financial sector, which include being an Equity Fund manager at BOI AXA Investment Managers, Senior Analyst at Birla Sunlife Asset Management and also other roles in organisations like Aditya Birla Nuvo, Hindustan Unilever and Hindalco.
Gaurav has been exceptional in academics and has been recognized at various levels for his achievements and intellect. He is a qualified Chartered Accountancy (CA) and an MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) where he was awarded with prestigious Ratan Tata Scholarship for academic excellence. He was also awarded a Full scholarship to study at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University (USA). Apart from this, he is also a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Co-founder and managing director
Saket Somani is the co-founder and managing director at Churchgate Partners. Since its inception in 2010, Saket has led the firm’s growth across India, Middle East, and South East Asia. Prior to joining Churchgate Partners, Saket worked for about 5 years at UBS Investment Bank in India and the US. His experience includes investor relations, capital markets, corporate finance and M&A advisory. Saket is a Chartered Accountant and a commerce graduate from Rajasthan University.
Director of corporate development
CMS Info Systems
Neha is currently heading the M&A and Strategy initiatives of CMS, India’s largest cash management company. In her role, Neha she also closely interacts with CMS’s PE investors, Baring Asia.
Previously Neha was with the consumer goods company, Marcio Limited. Neha joined Marico in 2012 and in her 7 year stint in the company handled various profiles including Investor Relations, M&A, Strategy, Business Finance and Commercial.
At Marico, Neha was responsible for working with promoters of investment companies to drive the scale-up agenda, driving the M&A agenda, leading the finance and commercial aspects for the new business team and to build and drive the long term strategic business plan and integrated group strategy. Neha also has previous experience having worked at Vodafone, Tata Motors and Edelweiss Capital.
Neha holds an MBA in Finance from the Institute of Management Technology in Ghaziabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics.
Director of global emerging markets equities fundamental strategies
APG Asset Management
Egon Vavrek is The global director of emerging markets equities – Fundamental Strategies at APG Asset Management, the largest investor in the Netherlands with over €4.7 Bn in assets under management.
Egon was previously responsible for APG’s Emerging Europe, Middle East, Africa and India direct equity investments when he served as Head of EMEA and India Equities and a Senior Portfolio Manager of Equities at the Dutch pension fund.
Before joining APG, Egon worked as head of LGT Capital Management’s EMEA Equity Investments. He joined this Swiss based multi-boutique asset manager in 2008.
Egon attended the ICMA Centre, part of Henley Business School in the United Kingdom, where he obtained his MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking in 2006.
The international integrated reporting council
Vrushali leads the IIRC efforts in India through advocacy and outreach, where she is responsible for liaison with regulatory bodies and institutional partners, actively leading awareness and outreach towards adoption by Indian companies, supporting
Vrushali is also engaged in next-gen strategy initiatives on Integrated Thinking and Hidden Capitals and is a contributing author for articles for institutional magazines, conference proceedings and academic publications.
Head of investor relations
Adani energy companies
Ashwin Bajaj has recently taken charge as Head of Investor Relations for the Adani group’s Energy companies which include Adani Transmission Ltd., Adani Power Ltd., and Adani Green Energy Ltd.
Prior to his current assignment, Ashwin has had very relevant and significant experience in the corporate world for over 20 years for equity and credit in respect of India, UK and US listings. His experience encompasses Investor Relations, Capital Markets, M&A, Restructuring, Rating Agency Relations and Strategy.
Ashwin was previously Head of IR at Vedanta Resources plc and Vedanta Ltd., one of the world’s largest metals & mining and oil & gas groups for 9 years. Vedanta’s IR program consistently received top rankings by Institutional Investor magazine under Ashwin’s leadership. During his tenure at Vedanta, Ashwin was involved in numerous transactions such as USD bond issuances, group restructuring and mergers & acquisitions.
Prior to this, Ashwin worked in New York in the Treasurer’s Office of General Motors, and at GMAC Financial Services (now renamed Ally Financial), the world’s largest NBFC at the time.
Ashwin obtained an MBA degree from Duke University, and BS degree from The Wharton School.
Anand M S
The Investor Relations Society of India
Anand M S is the founder and President of the Investor Relations Society of India and the author of the ICFAI published Investor Relations book. Anand M S has over 20 years experience in strategy, planning, shareholder wealth creation and financial journalism.
To find out more about the Investor Relations Society of India or to become a member you can visit http://www.ir-india.com/
Vice president - investor relations
Sembcorp Energy India Limited
Ajay Bagri, Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by profession, is presently working as Vice President – Investor Relations at Sembcorp Energy India
Prior to starting at Sembcorp, Ajay was Head of Investor Relations & Forex with Tata Power for the two years and previously was the CFO & Company Secretary for the CGPL, a subsidiary company of Tata Power, operating a 4000 MW power plant.
With over 18 years of working experience with big corporate house like Tata Group, Escorts Group & ITI in Finance and accounts functions, he has hands on experience in almost entire gamut of finance and accounts. In addition to the IR, he has additional responsibility of managing the Forex exposure for the Tata Power Group. His role includes risk management including foreign exchange risk management, liaison with bankers, credit rating agencies, financial market intermediaries, import & export related documentation.
Ajay also has work experience as a Company Secretary conducting Board Meetings, AGM and ensuring compliance of the Corporate & Other laws and legal (including handling Court Cases).
Head of investor relations, vice president and financial controller
Sandeep Mahindroo is head of investor relations at large-cap information technology and consultancy firm Infosys.
Sandeep picked up the gong for best Investor Relations Officer at a large-cap company and the best investor relations team award on behalf of Infosys at the IR Magazine Awards – India 2018.
Head of Investor Relations
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Nimesh is a Chartered Accountant with 17 years of experience in Banking and Financial Services. Prior to taking over the Investor Relations function at Kotak Mahindra Bank, Nimesh worked in the Group Strategy team that looks at strategic initiatives for existing businesses of the group, new business opportunities, alliances and partnerships, as well as inorganic opportunities for the Group.
He has worked in various roles with the Bank, ranging from Management reporting, managing the proprietary investment desk to Group Strategy projects.
He was the founder member of a microfinance initiative in the city of Mumbai, Svasti Microfinance, with which he was associated for a couple of years. Prior to joining Kotak Mahindra Bank, he worked with ICICI Bank in their finance department.
On personal front, he is an avid reader and a numismatic.
Head of investor relations and treasury investment
Larsen & Toubro Infotech
Nitin Mohta is the head of investor relations and treasury investment at Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd. Previously, he
worked as a ranked analyst and VP at Macquarie, covering Indian IT services, media and the e-commerce sector. He
has also worked at Goldman Sachs. He is an alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur and K.J Somaiya College.
Laurie Havelock is a freelance journalist, writer and podcaster who has been working on financial titles for more than 5 years, dabbling with commercial property finance, responsible investment and investor relations as his main areas of focus. Outside of that he also writes about music, with a predilection for independent and emerging artists, has worked on a number of comedy projects, including a podcast he makes with musical comedian Paddy Gervers called Podshambles, and hosts a weekly show on Shoreditch Radio. Laurie has been published in the Independent, the Guardian and Q Magazine.
Attendees are leading IR practitioners from across India, many of whom have been shortlisted in our IR Magazine Awards over the past two years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.
The 2019 attendees included:
|Job title||Company name||Job title||Company name|
|Advisor||IIRC||Head of investor relations||Raymond|
|Assistant manager, investor relations||Raymond||Head of investor relations||Parag Milk Foods|
|Associate manager – investor relations||Vedanta||Head of investor relations||Cipla|
|Associate vice president of investor relations||Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals||Head of Investor Relations||Kotak Mahindra Bank|
|AVP – strategy & investor relations||Equitas Small Finance Bank||Head of investor relations||Motilal Oswal Financial Services|
|CFO||Inox Leisure||Head of investor relations||Hindalco Industries|
|Chief investor relations officer||Piramal Enterprises||Head of investor relations||Puranik Builders|
|Co-Founder||IR Society of India||Head of investor relations||Schneider Electric Infrastructure|
|Company secretary and compliance officer, IR||Precision Camshafts||Head of IR & treasury investment||Larsen & Toubro Infotech|
|Consultant||Satyadeep Jain Equity Research||Head of IR, VP and financial controller||Infosys|
|Corporate planning & investor relations||Bharti Infratel||Head of policy||ACCA|
|DGM – investor relations||Vaibhav Global||Head of strategy, IR, BI & analytics||Equitas Small Finance Bank|
|DGM- corporate finance & IR||Mahindra & Mahindra||Investor relations||IIFL|
|Director – corporate development||CMS Info Systems||Investor relations – senior manager||Cyient|
|Director of development & head of IR||Jindal Steel||Investor relations manager||Hindustan Unilever|
|Director of global emerging markets equities||APG Asset Management||IR and PR manager||Independent Consultant|
|Duty manager – IR and M&A||Sterlite Technologies||Manager investor relations||Motilal Oswal Financial Services|
|Equity portfolio manager & SVP||Kotak Mutual Fund||Manager, corporate finance||Raymond|
|Executive assistant to MD & IR||Oberoi Realty||Managing director||Avendus Capital Markets|
|Founder and CEO||Valorem Advisors||Managing director||Churchgate Partners|
|GM – corporate finance||Minda Industries||Principal – investor relations||Infosys|
|Head – Investor Relations and M&A||Lupin||Sales director||Nasdaq|
|Head (IR, M&A and Corporate Venturing)||Cyient||Senior GM – accounts & finance||Hikal|
|Head- Investor Relations||Uflex||Senior manager – CEO’s office||Hikal|
|Head of group corporate finance||RPG Enterprises||Senior manager – investor relations||Godrej Properties|
|Head of investor relations||Mindtree||SVP communications||IIFL Wealth Management|
|Head of investor relations||Adani Energy Companies||Vice president and head of IR||Hero MotoCorp|
|Head of investor relations||PNB Housing||Vice president of IR||Sembcorp Energy India|
|Head of investor relations||Jindal Stainless||Vice president, finance & IR||The Phoenix Mills|
We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's awards!
Click here to view the entire list of winners and nominees.
We had a record number of entries this year. More details on how the entries were judged can be found on the 'Judges' tab below.
Ajay Khandelwal, BOI AXA Mutual Fund
Kaushal Maroo, DSP Investment Managers
Janakiraman Rengaraju, Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund
Chirag Setalvad, HDFC Mutual Fund
Arpit Kapoor, IDFC Mutual Fund
Pankaj Tibrewal, Kotak Mutual Fund
Soumendra Nath Lahiri, L&T Mutual Fund
Samir Rachh, Reliance Mutual Fund
Sanjeev Patkar, SBI AIF part of SBI Mutual Fund
Krishna Kumar, Sundaram Mutual Fund
The Phoenix Mills
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Mahindra & Mahindra
Amber Enterprises India
Navin Fluorine International
The Phoenix Mills
Mahindra & Mahindra
Pulkit Bhandari, CEAT
Nishant Baranwal, Jindal Steel & Power
Rakesh Shinde, Motilal Oswal Financial Services
Deepika Gupta Padhi, PNB Housing Finance
J Mukund, Raymond
Pulkit Bhandari, RPG Group
Vineet Jain, Schneider Electric Infrastructure
Varun Parwal, The Phoenix Mills
Komal Sharan, Bharti Airtel
Aparna Vyas Garg, Bharti Airtel
Surabhi Chandna, Bharti Infratel
Naveen Bansal, Cipla
Conrad D'Souza, HDFC
Suman Hegde, Hindustan Unilever
Sandeep Mahindroo, Infosys
Nimesh Kampani, Kotak Mahindra Bank
Arvind Bothra, Lupin
Parag Milk Foods
Schneider Electric Infrastructure
Future Lifestyle Fashions
Motilal Oswal Financial Services
PNB Housing Finance
The Phoenix Mills
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Larsen & Toubro Infotech
Power Finance Corporation
Larsen & Toubro Infotech
Mahindra & Mahindra
The Phoenix Mills
How will my entry be judged?
The judging panel is made up of investment professionals and IR Magazine editorial team members. The process is made up of two simple phases:
Phase 1: Judges are sent all submissions for review. They are asked to score the entries for each category based on the category criteria. Scores are collated and averaged, which forms the initial short lists.
Phase 2: For the second phase, judges come together to discuss, with renewed scrutiny, those entries that have made it through to the shortlist. This final stage will determine the winners and runners up, where applicable, in each category.
The judges scores will not be shared with nominees, however, comments may be published in articles or reports after the event. The judges are not required to make comments against every submission.
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Senior executive director & head of research, Kotak Institutional Equities
Best investor meetings
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Best investor relations officer (large cap)
Best investor relations team (small to mid-cap)
Best investor relations team (large cap)
Churchgate Partners is an international investor relations firm operating across India, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. We work in partnership with our corporate clients in designing and implementing their IR programs. We deliver independent IR advice based on insightful analysis and practical solutions, for operating best practices in equity and debt capital markets. Churchgate Partners aims to ensure that the fundamental values of its clients’ strategies and financial performance are fully and fairly reflected in their share price.
For more information, please visit www.churchgatepartners.com.
AICL is India’s largest corporate communications consultancy. For over 12 years, it has partnered with the C-suite and corporate and investor communications teams of some of India’s biggest companies, to help articulate their business value proposition and craft a powerful communication strategy.
AICL brings research-led insights to the fore, helping clients express who they are, what they stand for, how they are performing and where they are headed. More than 350 clients across sectors, including a majority of Sensex and Nifty companies, have trusted AICL to deliver exceptional communication tools to their stakeholders.
AICL’s core offerings serve the entire spectrum of requirements, for corporate and internal communications, from annual reports, investor presentations, IPO communication to websites, employee engagements, brand communications, sustainability reports and more. As one of the only International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)-certified training partners in India, AICL is a pioneer in evangelizing Integrated Reporting in India.
AICL’s 95-member team of diverse specialists across Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kuala Lampur, consists of strategists, content writers, editors, designers, artworkers and digital specialists. They work across strategy, content, design and delivery, producing award winning end-to-end, media-agnostic solutions.
Deutsche Bank’s DR team is part of the Trust & Agency Services business within Global Transaction Banking. In addition to specializing in administering cross-border equity structures such as American and Global Depositary Receipts, Deutsche Bank provides corporates, financial institutions, hedge funds and supranational agencies around the world with trustee, agency, escrow and related services. The Bank offers a broad range of services for a diverse set of products, from complex securitizations and project finance to syndicated loans, debt exchanges and restructurings.
Deutsche Bank is a leading client-centric global universal bank serving 28 million clients worldwide. The bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.
For more information, please visit www.adr.db.com.
VALOREM ADVISORS – “YOUR PARTNERS IN VALUE CREATION”
As the company’s name suggests, ‘Valorem’ is a Latin word meaning ‘Value’, which happens to be the company’s motto – “Your Partners in Value Creation”. Valorem is engaged in providing Customised and Independent Investor Relations Management Services. Valorem Advisors manages Investor Relations for more than 50 public companies in India across complex sectors like Pharmaceuticals, Petrochemicals, Metals, Information Technology, Consumer Goods, Textiles, Power, Media etc.
Valorem follows a very unique approach of closely associating with managements of client companies on a regular basis and understanding the business fundamentals and financials in great detail and becoming an extended arm of the companies by managing capital market interactions in a proactive and independent manner. Valorem Communications builds communication strategies for companies and develops world class creative and informative corporate collaters. The company also plans and manages various investor events like roadshows, analyst meets, and most importantly for the last three years in a row, Valorem is the only Investor Relations company in India to have an Annual Conference for both buy and sell side analysts, called Valorem Week, which has been widely acclaimed and attended. Valorem also performs various value added analyses for their client companies and investor audience.
For more information, please visit www.valoremadvisors.com.
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability, and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.ACCA supports its 219,000 members and 527,000 students (including affiliates) in 179 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers.
ACCA works through a network of 110 offices and centres and 7,571 Approved Employers worldwide, and 328 approved learning providers who provide high standards of learning and development.For more information, please visit www.accaglobal.com.
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs. The coalition is promoting communication about value creation as the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting. The IIRC’s vision is to align capital allocation and corporate behaviour to wider goals of financial stability and sustainable development through the cycle of integrated reporting and thinking.
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