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The 5th Edition of Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia

With the promise of a new brand of leaders emerging from the rising nations of Asia, the future of the continent looks very exciting. The Economic Times is proud to acknowledge business leaders who are going to play an important part in shaping the business demographics of not just Asia, but also the world in the very near future.

Here are some of the parameters to identify them

Who are these Trailblazers?


  • The company should be headquartered in Asia
  • Should have minimum of 03 years of operational office(s) as on March 2019
  • Should have a minimum growth rate of 5-7% Year on Year
  • Annual turnover for Start-Ups (0-6 years old) should be a minimum of 100 Cr, 1000 Cr for Public & Private sector companies (6+ years). Valuation also can be looked at as an alternative for startups
  • Should have played a pivotal role in development and enhancement of its reputation in the industry, by providing holistic products and/or exceptional customer services and other essentials
  • Key elements to be considered includes overall market share, workplace culture, business ethics, CSR and most importantly should have achieve excellence


  • Individual should be a resident of Asia and managing an organization that is at least 04 years old
  • Should lead an organization in his capacity as the Chairman/CEO/Managing Director
  • Individual should have contributed critically towards delivering finest services to the organization, motivating growth of the organization and enhancing the industry at large
  • Key elements to be considered includes profit, turnover, leadership & degree of innovation and extent of expansion into national and international markets
  • Size of the business being headed by the individual
  • Impact of their work on the profession/industry
  • Any other notable achievements (awards/accolades/member of notable industry associations)
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