WAF awards are one of the most aspirational awards across the Automotive & Mobility ecosystem last 8 Years. The 7 Points WAF awards process makes it toughest, most transparent and inclusive. Backed by esteemed jury, observers and IIT Delhi research team.
The 8th World Auto Forum Awards concluded recently with WAF stars stealing the show all the way. This time, the awards were bigger, different and as stringent as they always come. Deeply researched, passionately debated and carefully chosen, they showcased Platinum performances from across the automotive ecosystem.
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Anuj Guglani, CEO, World Auto Forum, remarked, ” #WafAwards2021 are a testimony to how the Industry stars have taken care of their customers, teams and suppliers, balancing health – physical, mental and financial.“
“2020 was a turbulent year for most industries particularly the Auto and Mobility sector, and companies that were proactive in dealing with the Covid impact were the ones that bounced back faster,” expressed Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI. “As a Jury Member at WAF awards, it was heartening to see companies move beyond pure profits and embrace employee welfare and retention to form a strong foundation for future potential,” he added.
Tanuj Pugalia, CMD, Gallops Motors explained, “WAF awards are so close to my heart, we have been associated with WAF since the beginning and absolutely proud about that very fact. WAF Awards brings in recognition to the behind the lines unsung heroes of the Automobile Industry, not only it encourages, it enriches each one of us with the best practices and the latest innovations of this industry thus making us sharper and brighter by the day.“
“This year we opened up the Awards beyond the OEMs to 6 more categories, thereby covering the industry end to end, in line with WAFs Philosophy of “One Connected Ecosystem“. We also made nomination mandatory and simplified the selection parameters. Months of research by IIT team, 10 Hours+ of Jury Rounds across 5 days and several rounds of Emails made it real tough for us to choose the worthy winners but succeed we did.”
The 7 Points WAF Awards Process is one of the toughest, most transparent and inclusive. It includes selection parameters by industry CXOs to make them relevant, research by IIT Delhi – unbiased and neutral, highly experienced and distinguished jury, no sponsor partner allowed on the Jury, Independent observers at jury round – to ensure selection process compliance, reference checks after jury rounds and invitation to winners teams & family to join them at the awards ceremony.
Nikunj Sanghi, Chairman, ASDC, Director, FADA & MD, JS FourWheel Motors observed, “It’s been great, being part of the WAF Jury. The research is getting deeper, the discussions more engaging and conclusions more relevant.“
Prashanth Doreswamy, Country Head – Continental India & Managing Director Continental Automotive Components (India) shared his experience of being on WAF awards Jury. “It was an incredible experience to come across some of the best professionals across India and the amazing work they all are putting in. The nominations of the World Auto Forum Awards 2021 went through a rigorous research by IIT, Delhi team and selection powered by WAF Awards Process. It was a tough but enlightening 10+ hours of deliberations for us jury members as well. But it was all worth it. Hats off to team IIT, Delhi for an excellent research job and my hearty congratulations to all the winners. I can say with confidence that they truly deserved it,” he said.
Jury Members for 8th WAF Awards together carry rich and varied experience at top levels in the automotive sector and we are truly honoured to have them onboard WAF Awards. We thank each one of them – Nikunj Sanghi, Chairman – ASDC, Director – FADA & MD – JS FourWheel Motors, Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General – FICCI, Anupam Sanghi, Senior Corporate Lawyer, Prashanth Doreswamy, Country Head – Continental India & MD – Continental Automotive, Puneet Kapur, Head – LeanExcell, S Ramaswamy, Managing Partner – Medha Advisors, Independent Director at Auto Cos, Avik Chattopadhyay, Co-founder – Expereal and Anuj Guglani, CEO – World Auto Forum.
Our observers, Atul Arora, Co-founder – Wiserfeed and Amit Asija, National Head BD – Akemi India ensured that selection parameters were adhered to & the process was perfect on compliance.
Ashish Gupta, Brand Head, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India remarked, “We have a long-standing association with World Auto Forum and are extremely excited to be a part of the 8th edition of WAF awards. On behalf of Volkswagen India,