Recognized for his philanthropic endeavors in leadership development in India
The All India Management Association,an apex body of professional management in India set up in 1957, awarded the AIMA Corporate Citizen Award 2014 to Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation,for his unparalleled efforts in philanthropy.
Accepting the award, Shiv Nadar said, “This is a great honor and I thank AIMA for this recognition. Education is a key determinant of development while inclusive education goes a step further to enable the progress and regeneration of communities. The Shiv Nadar Foundation would continue to harness the power of inclusive education tobridge the urban-rural divide and drive exponential social transformation in India by creating leaders from every socio-economic segment.”
Speaking on the occasion, Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman of the Jury, AIMA Managing India Awards 2014 & Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group said, “I congratulate Shiv Nadar for the award and for his truly exemplary work in institution building and education. His vision is an inspiration and worthy of emulation and admiration. Under his guidance, HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation have established high benchmarks with regards to best business practices and inclusive leadership development.”
Shiv Nadar, acknowledged as visionary in modern computing and technology in India,founded HCL in 1976 as one of India’s original IT garage start-ups. Currently, HCL comprises three companies in India – HCL Technologies, HCL Infosystems and HCL Healthcare with annual revenues of US$ 6.5 billion and over 95,000 professionals from diverse nationalities operating across 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India.
In 1994, he established the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a private philanthropic organization. A significant driver of social change and transformational education, the Foundation has set up landmark institutions in India spanning the entire education spectrum from universities and colleges to K-12 schools.These include the SSN Institutions, India’s top ranked engineering college; the Shiv Nadar University, a multidisciplinary university with strong research orientation and VidyaGyan, a radical experiment in leadership development through free residential education to meritorious rural poor children. The Foundation has invested Rs 2,946 crore till March 2014 as per audited accounts,and is on course to spend Rs3000 crore committed in 2013 over the next 5 years.
The AIMA Managing India Awards, instituted in 2010, recognize the contributions of those who have set benchmarks of excellence in their respective spheres and have helped built Brand India. The winners were chosen by an independent jury made up of leading figures from business and industry. The jury is chaired by Sanjiv Goenka, Former President, AIMA and Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group.
The jury of the The AIMA Managing India Awards2014 is composed of:
• Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group
• Preetha Reddy, President, All India Management Association & Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group
• H M Nerurkar, Senior Vice President, AIMA and Chairman, TRL Krosaki Refractories Limited
• Firdose Vandrevala, Vice President, AIMA and Executive Vice Chairman, Essar Steel India Ltd
• Rajive Kaul, Chairman, NICCO Corporation Ltd
• BP Rao, Chairman & Managing Director, BHEL
• Pramod Bhasin, Vice Chairman, GENPACT
• P Balaji, Managing Director, Nokia India Sales Pvt Ltd
• Vineet Agarwal, Managing Director, Transport Corporation of India Ltd
• Inderdeep Singh, President & Managing Director, Continental Device India Ltd
• Richard Rekhy, Chief Executive Officer, KPMG in India
• AK Balyan, CEO & Managing Director, Petronet LNG Limited
• Nikhil Sawhney, Jt Managing Director, Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd
• P Dwarakanath, Advisor-Group Human Capital, Max India Ltd
About Shiv Nadar Foundation
The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $6.5 billion leading technology and healthcare enterprise. The Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the process of national development and social transformation by establishing institutions and undertaking new initiatives in the fields of education and culture. The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide through philanthropy based transformational education.
The Shiv Nadar Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan, a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshar and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), an international multi-disciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art with the vision to take art to the common public.
HCL is a business enterprise with presence in the fields of Technology and Healthcare. Founded in 1976 as one of India’s original IT garage start-ups, the HCL enterprise currently comprises three companies in India – HCL Technologies, HCL Infosystems and HCL Healthcare with annual revenues of US$ 6.5 billion and over 95,000 professionals from diverse nationalities operating across 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. In the technology space, HCL’s offerings span a wide range of software and hardware services and solutions including R&D, Technology Services, Enterprise and Applications Consulting, Remote Infrastructure Management, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, Distribution of Technology and Telecom Products. A new entrant in Healthcare, HCL aims to provide innovative medical services, products and training to meet the growing demand for quality healthcare in India. For further information, visit www.hcl.com
All India Management Association (AIMA) is the national apex body for management in India. Over the last five decades, AIMA has contributed immensely to the enhancement of management capability in the country. AIMA has a broad base of 66 Local Management Associations including two cooperating LMAs abroad, with a membership crossing 30,000 in number. AIMA is a non-lobbying organisation, working closely with Industry, Government, Academia and students to further the cause of the management profession in India. AIMA is represented on the Boards of India’s premier Business Institutions like Indian Institute of Management – IIMs. AIMA is also represented on Boards of Government bodies including the All India Council for Technical Education, National Board of Accreditation, National Productivity Council to name a few.
AIMA makes a salutary contribution to management learning and practice in the country by offering various services in the areas of testing, distance education, research, publications and management development programmes. AIMA brings to the Indian managers, the best management practices and techniques through numerous foreign collaborations with professional bodies and institutions. AIMA is a member of the Asian Association of Management Organisations (AAMO) and works closely with several international management institutions like Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, St Gallen Foundation etc. in organising international conferences and management development programmes. To know more, please log on to www.aima.in