Adi Godrej honoured with Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Ethical Leadership

FP Staff, First Post, 20 February 2017

Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group received the prestigious Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Ethical Leadership' for being an outstanding Indian pioneer in the world of business and beyond. The award was presented to Godrej at Bombay Stock Exchange.

Golden Peacock Awards were established more than two decades ago (1991) by the Institute Of Directors (IOD) to acknowledge the achievements of the best. Each year, the Awards Committee selects leaders and persons of eminence for their outstanding contribution to public causes and the society at large.

The award recognised Godrej's exemplary leadership which has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the industrial sectors in India and globally. His path-breaking and visionary contributions as a Responsible Business Leader has set an example for other inspiring leaders to follow. As an Ethical Leader, he has truly transformed the fundamental societal and business scenario in the country, a statement from the Golden Peacock awards said.

Talking about this achievement Godrej said, "I am happy to be honoured with this award and humbly accept it. This recognition only strengthens my resolve to continuously pursue excellence in an ethical manner. At Godrej, we are always committed to our values and a good Corporate Governance which have helped us achieve our business objectives in an ethical manner".

Some of the previous recipients of Golden Peacock Leadership Awards include Sir Adrian Cadbury, Dr. Daniel Vasella, Chairman, Novartis AG, Dr. Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, A. M. Naik, Chairman, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Resources PLC, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Enterprises Ltd, Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL Corporation and Shiv Nadar Foundation, Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development, Aditya Birla Group, Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, Dr. B. R. Shetty, Executive Vice-Chairman & CEO, NMC Healthcare (UAE), Vinita Singhania, Managing Director, JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, Tulsi R. Tanti, CMD, Suzlon Group, Kishore Biyani, Founder and CEO, Future Group, Analjit Singh, Founder & Chairman, Max India Ltd, M. G. George Muthoot, Chairman, Muthoot Group, and others.