- Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power, India
Naveen Jindal, Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power, has been the force behind the transformation of a once struggling enterprise into one of India's most valuable steel producer. Under his stewardship, the company has emerged as a leading player in the steel, power, mining and infrastructure sectors, and forayed into the oil & gas sector, with operations in Africa, Botswana, Oman, Australia, Indonesia and Georgia. Jindal is also Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and has been elected twice as a Member of the Indian Parliament. As a parliamentarian, he actively advocates for a clean environment, a hunger- and corruption-free society, population stabilization, women's empowerment and sports. Jindal was named India's Best CEO by the BT-INSEAD-HBR Study of the Top Value Creators (1995-2011) by the Business Today magazine and ranked in 2011 among the top 10 Most Powerful CEOs by the Economic Times Corporate Dossier. He received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010 in the field of energy and infrastructure.