GMA Annual Management Awards

With the patronage of its members and member organisations, GMA has been fostering excellence in management practices and leadership. Every year, GMA honours individuals, from business organisations in Goa, for their exemplary contribution to their organisation and society / community, through its two manager awards, which recognise individuals and thereby, their organisations, but also seek to highlight best practices for others to follow.

Promoting future management talent in Goa is integral to these endeavours.  GMA also awards outstanding talent in management, in students at the post-graduate and under-graduate levels.

The following awards have been instituted by GMA and are awarded every year, at its AGM and Annual Day Function.

  • Manager of the year
  • Young Manager of the year
  • Best Management Student (Post Graduate)
  • Best Management Student (Under Graduate)

GMA instituted the Manager of the Year Award, comprising a gold plated silver medal and a trophy, in 1996, and the Young Manager of the Year Award, comprising a silver salver and a trophy, in 2003.  In 2003, GMA instituted the Best Management Student (PG) of the Year Award, comprising a silver medal and a trophy, and in 2005, the Best Management Student (UG) of the Year Award, comprising a silver salver. A trophy for the UG award was introduced from 2014.

A jury, consisting of reputed persons from industry and institutions in Goa, selects the recipients following an assessment process based on pre-defined criteria and metrics. The process of application and the criteria for these awards are detailed in the page on Award Criteria.

In 2017, GMA introduced two new awards, which were initiated and adjudged by GMA itself, with a view to recognise exemplary leadership among CEOs who have impacted the business performance and transformed their organisations, and also to recognise those young startup organisations who are doing path-breaking work.

  • CEO of the year
  • Startup of the year

In 2018, GMA introduced the GMA Lifetime Achievement Award to honour yeoman contribution to the management fraternity in Goa.  The first recipient of this award was Fr. Romuald D’Souza.

The details of the awards and awardees at the recent AGM and Annual Day is in the page on GMA Management Awards.