One of the key attributes of the Shriram Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism is the integrity and independence of the judging panel. It consists of business leaders, corporate governance and sustainability practitioner, academia as well as editor. The criteria used for judging includes analysis and understanding of the issue; use of research and data; relevance to the audience and the quality of writing and communication (including accuracy). This year too, an eminent panel of independent jury members constituted by the IFMR will scrutinize the nominations for the Awards. The distinguished panel of independent jury members comprises: Mr. Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman & Managing Director – TVS Capital Ltd.; Mr. Srinivasan K. Swamy, Chairman & Managing Director, R. K. Swamy BBDO; Ms. Ashu Suyash, MD & CEO, CRISIL; & Mr. Adit Jain, Chairman, IMA Asia and Mr. Swaminathan S. Aiyar, Consulting Editor of Economic Times. (winner of the Life Time Achievement Award at Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism in 2012) and Mr. T.N Ninan (winner of the Life Time Achievement Award at Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism in 2013) & Mr. Raghavan Jagannathan (winner of the Life Time Achievement Award at Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism in 2015).
Awards Committee Members
The Shriram Awards Committee is being chaired by Mr. Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Shriram Capital Ltd. Other committee members are Mrs. Akhila Srinivasan, Managing Director, Shriram Life Insurance Company Limited, Mr. C. V. Krishnan, President, Institute for Financial Management and Research, Dr. G R Chandrashekhar, Associate Professor, Institute for Financial Management Research and Mr. Harinder Singh Sikka, Group Director - Corporate Relations, Piramal Enterprises Ltd.