As many as five Indian companies, including ICICI Bank and Infosys Technologies, rank among the top 12 companies in the Asia Pacific region for being instrumental in building leadership capability within their organisation.
According to the list compiled by HR consultants Hewitt, in partnership with RBL Group and US magazine Fortune, ICICI Bank emerged at the top, followed by China Mobile Communications Corp and TCL Corp, a China-based electronics goods maker.
The Indian arm of global FMCG major Unilever, Hindustan Unilever, was ranked at the fourth, Aditya Birla Group was sixth, Infosys Tech was ranked eighth and another IT major Wipro cornered the 10th slot.
Among others on the list, agricultural products firm Olam International was positioned in the fifth place, beer and wine products producer Lion Nathan was at the seventh position. The New Zealand Refining Company was ranked ninth and TrustPower Ltd and British American Tobacco Berhad stood at the 11th and 12th positions, respectively.
Meanwhile, in the global top 25 list, there were as many as three Indian companies — ICICI Bank, Hindustan Unilever and Infosys Technologies.
Regarding the decent presence of Indian companies, Hewitt Associates Talent and Organisation Consulting (Business Leader) Ajay Soni said: “It comes as no surprise that Indian firms have a good presence in these lists. These companies are well-positioned for growth despite the economic challenges.” In the global list, ICICI Bank was on the fifth spot, Hindustan Unilever stood at the 10th spot, while Infosys have made a space for itself on the 24th slot.