The Sunday Standard FINWIZ 2012 Best Bankers Awards, organised by The New Indian Express Group in the Capital on Monday, consisted of 12 categories, with the best banks being awarded size-wise in each category.
Awards were given to the best Indian banker, best public sector banker, best private sector banker, best foreign banker, best banker in priority sector, best banker in financial inclusion, best banker in agriculture credit, best Small and Medium Enterprise banker in public sector, safest banker, best banker in terms of customer friendliness, best banker in growth and expansion and the best banker in efficiency and profitability.
The event began with TNIE group Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla addressing the gathering, following which group Chairman and Managing Director Manoj Kumar Sonthalia invited the chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Dr C Rangarajan to the stage.
After Rangarajan’s address, there was a panel discussion in which industrialist Naveen Jindal, Ashok Chawla, the Chairman of the Competition Commission of India; KR Kamath, Chairman and Managing Director, Punjab National Bank; Dr Rana Kapoor, founder, Managing Director and CEO of Yes Bank; Divakar Gupta, Professor Bibek Debroy, Rajiv Kumar and Shankkar Aiyar participated.
Rajkumar Dhoot of the Videocon Group presented mementoes to all the panelists.