Ugam Co-Founder and CEO Sunil Mirani named a finalist at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019, India


Mumbai, February 20, 2020: Sunil Mirani, co-founder and chief executive officer of Ugam, a Merkle company, was selected as a finalist at the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) 2019 in the 21st year of the Awards in India. The coveted awards program recognizes exceptional leaders who have created market-leading enterprises that impact our way of life.
Sunil Mirani, who co-founded Ugam in 2000 along with Madhav Mirani and Mihir Kittur, was selected as a finalist amongst over 350 entries by an independent jury comprising some of India’s most eminent business leaders. The jury members included industry stalwarts like Uday Kotak, MD and CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman, Advent Private Equity,  Jalaj Dani, Co-Promoter 
Asian Paints, Deepak Kalra, Chairman and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip, among others.
Mirani’s incredible entrepreneurial journey over the last two decades and a noteworthy mark made to the world of big data, analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning has earned him this coveted distinction. Today, Ugam is a next-generation data and analytics company that helps leading Fortune 500 companies make superior decisions.
In July 2019, Ugam joined Merkle, a leading data-driven global performance marketing company and part of Dentsu. Ugam represents the largest acquisition in Merkle’s history.
Sunil Mirani, Co-Founder and CEO, Ugam said, “I thank EY Entrepreneur of the Year program for recognizing and celebrating entrepreneurial ingenuity. Most importantly, I am grateful to my Ugam family, a team of passionate and talented individuals who play a key role in helping the company grow from strength to strength. 2020 marks a significant milestone at Ugam as we complete 20 years since embarking on this successful journey. I look forward to more incredible years with renewed enthusiasm and vigour, and needless to say, the same entrepreneurial spirit.”
Mirani’s journey is an inspiration for entrepreneurs, motivating them to believe in their goal and blend it with their way of working.
About Ugam
Ugam, a Merkle company, is a leading analytics and technology services company. Our customer-centric approach delivers impactful business results for large corporations by leveraging data, technology, and expertise. We consistently deliver superior, impactful results through the right blend of human intelligence and AI. With 2400+ people spread across locations worldwide, we successfully deploy our services to create success stories across industries like Retail & Consumer Brands, High Tech, BFSI, Distribution, and Market Research & Consulting. Over the past 20 years, Ugam has been recognized by several firms including Forrester and Gartner, and was recently named the No.1 data science company in India by Analytics Insight.
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About EY Entrepreneur of the Year India
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year India, is a platform to recognize entrepreneurs, who, with their disruptive ideas and passion to excel are creating successful enterprises and emerging as ‘Builders of a better India’. Over the last two decades, the EOY India program has honoured over 180 entrepreneurs over several categories. These exceptional entrepreneurs are “Builders of a better India”. This year marked the 21st year of the EOY India program. Learn more.