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Reliance, India’s Most Admired Business House

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The Reliance Group has emerged as the ‘most admired business house’ for the third consecutive year in the ‘Business Barons-TNS Mode Opinion Poll’ opinion poll for 2003, while IT major Infosys Technologies has emerged as the country’s most admired company.

The results of the opinion poll appear in the latest issue of Business Barons.

The Reliance Group was ranked number one in management quality, financial performance and returns to shareholders, the major parameters under which ‘most admired business houses’ were judged.

India’s Most Admired Business Houses

Ranking Business house
1 Reliance
2 Wipro
3 Tata
4 Aditya Vikram Birla
5 Bajaj
6 Godrej
8 Ranbaxy
9 Bharti
10 Mahindra


The opinion poll is the only annual survey of its kind, which draws a comparison of India’s largest business houses.

The opinion poll, carried out by TNS Mode — the Indian affiliate of the world’s second largest market research agency — reflects the perceptions of the CEOs and senior managers across the country on various aspects of corporate excellence.

India’s Most Admired Companies

Ranking Companies
1 Infosys Technologies Limited
2 Reliance Industries Limited
3 Wipro Limited
4 Hindustan Lever Limited
5 Bajaj Auto Limited
6 Hero Honda Motors Limited
7 HDFC Limited
8 Reliance Infocomm
9 Tata Power Company Limited
10 Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited


Reliance Industries Ltd was adjudged the second most admired company in India in the poll.

IT major Infosys Technologies emerged the country’s most admired company.

Companies were judged on five parameters: management quality, financial performance, returns to shareholders, growth prospects, and company ethics.

In returns to shareholders, RIL ranked number one, while in financial performance and growth prospects is ranked number two, and is third in management quality.

India’s Most Admired CEOs

Ranking CEOs
1 N. R. Narayana Murthy – Infosys
2 Azim Premji – Wipro
3 Mukesh Ambani – Reliance
4 Anil Ambani – Reliance
5 Ratan Tata – Tata
6 K. V. Kamath – ICICI
7 Rahul Bajaj – Bajaj
8 Kumar Mangalam Birla – AV Birla / Grasim
9 Vijay Mallya – UB Group
10 Deepak Parekh – HDFC

Ambanis, amongst most admired CEOs

Mukesh and Anil Ambani amongst India’s most admired CEOs for the fifth consecutive year In the TNS Mode survey of India’s most admired CEOs, the Ambani brothers are the only two CEOs from one business group to feature amongst India’s top ten most admired CEOs.

The CEOs were judged on four parameters: Leadership, integrity, vision and technology orientation.

Both the Ambani brothers were among the Top 5 in all these four categories.