Jury Panel for Award 2010 - Crusade Against Corruption

Sam Miller, BBC, India Head
TN Sheshan, Former Chief Election Commissioner
Paranjoy Das Thakurtha, Freelance Journalist

Paranjoy Guha Thakurtha, Journalist .
G.B. Anderson is Vice President, International & Editorial Development, News Services Division, The New York Times. Has held different editorials at NYT & other publications / agency of repute. Won International Matrix Award, Distinguished Service to Journalism Award among others.

S. Gurumurthy Investigative Journalist, reputed corporate advisor and business family conciliator. He is respected for expertise in economics, law and finance. He ceaselessly campaigned against corruption at high places, exposing the bribery in Bofors gun deal.
Y.K. Alagh Chancellor, Nagaland University. Chairman, Institute of Rural Management Anand. Vice-Chairman, Sardar Patel Institute of Economics & Social Research Former Minister of Power, Planning Science and Technology, GOI.
Bakul H. Dholakia, Ph.D., MA is a Professor of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Dr. Dholakia serves as President of Chairman & Managing Director Office at Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Limited and joined it on November 29, 2007. He is a Consultant to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank besides advising various National and International organisations. He has rich arid varied experience in field of teaching and administration.

HK Dua has served as editor for over 15 years in four leading national dailies. He has been the Editor of the Hindustan Times, Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Express and Editorial Advisor of The Times of India. He has served as Press Advisor to two prime ministers, and was India’s Ambassador to Denmark before taking up his present assignment with The Tribune six years ago. He was conferred Padma Bhushan by President K.R. Narayanan in 1998. He has received the Durga Rattan award for Excellence in Journalism, the Freedom of Information Award, the GK Reddy Award and the BD Goenka Award. He has also been conferred honorary degree of D.Lit. by Kurukshetra University. Dua also served as President of the Editors’ Guild of India for two terms.

Piyush Pandey - The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) honoured Piyush Pandey, Executive Chairman and Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather South Asia, with the AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award 2010. Nagesh Alai, Pesident, AAI was joined on the dais along with Colvyn Harris- Immediate Past President of AAAI and Lynn de Souza, Vice President, AAAI, during the houring ceremony of Pandey. While speaking about Pandey, Harris said, “Piyush was an easy and a unanimous decision. He has put India on the advertising world map; he is not only a leader with a vision but also a large-hearted man.”

N. Ram - Narasimhan Ram also known as N. Ram (born May 4, 1945) is an Indian journalist. He has been the Editor-in-chief of The Hindu since June 27, 2003. Ram also heads the other publications of The Hindu Group such as Frontline, The Hindu Business Line and Sportstar, and has been awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. He is referred to as a left-wing editor and known to believe in left/communist ideology.
Aruna Roy is a recipient of Magsaysay award - valued as the Asian Nobel prize - for community leadership and international understanding. Aruna Roy was an IAS officer until 1974. She resigned from the IAS to join the Social Work and Research Center in Tilonia, Rajasthan, which had been set up by her husband Sanjit Roy. She worked at the SWRC until 1983, then moved to Devdoondri in 1990 and set up the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathana, a group which is a working example of a transparent organization. She is a strong supporter of the movement for Right to Information, which succeeded in getting the Rajasthan Right to Information Bill passed.

S Gurumurthy, author and financial expert Swaminathan Gurumurthy, popularly known as a writer and journalist in India, is a corporate adviser of high standing, being a chartered accountant by profession. Highly rated for his investigative writing, he has ceaselessly campaigned against corruption at high places, exposing the bribery in Bofors arms deal and the nexus between corporates and government. A beleaguered government persecuted and arrested Gurumurthy, but faced humiliation with the entire media standing by him. The issues raised by Gurumurthy had a major impact on the outcome of the parliamentary election in 1989 leading to the defeat of the most powerful government in India since independence. Hamish McDonald, well-known Australian journalist, wrote in his book 'Polyester Baron', that Gurumurthy’s investigative work 'must rank among the most powerful examples of investigative journalism anywhere in the world', emphasising that Gurumurthy had 'a strong sense of probity'. The Business Baron magazine rated Gurumurthy’s knowledge of economics, finance and accounts as ‘outstanding’. BG Verghese, a highly respected journalist, described Gurumurthy in his biography on the media baron Ramnath Goenka as a 'brilliant chartered accountant and exceedingly astute amateur lawyer'. Gurumurthy was rated among 50 most powerful persons in India in 1990

N. Ravichandran, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Indore Academic Affiliation - Short term visiting positions in many European academic institutions. Professional Affiliation - Public Representative, Governing Board, Bombay Stock Exchange, Bombay (Upto April 2006). Professional Membership - Computer Society of India: Life Member Operational Research Society of India: Life Member Ahmedabad Management Association: Life Member President, ORSI Ahmedabad Chapter Member, Central Council, ORSI Area of Research - Competitive Strategy, Information Technology Strategy, Operations Management, Quantitative Methods, Applied Simulation and Stochastic Processes and their applications Current Research - Current research interests include stochastic models in management science, management information systems.