The India International Advertising Association’s (IAA) India Chapter has announced the 5th edition of the IAA Leadership Awards. To recognise the contribution of marketing, advertising, media sectors as well as celebrate outstanding achievements of individuals and teams, these awards are presented by Colors. This year’s awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at the Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
The chief guest for this year’s award ceremony will be the Minister of Commerce and Industry of India, Suresh Prabhu and Chairman, Managing Director Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani. Apart from this, Michael Oren – Deputy Minister of Diplomacy, PM’s office, Government of Israel, will also attend the event as the guest of honour. These awards are presented annually to those who have made enormous professional contributions and delivered business success to their companies.
Winners are decided by a two-stage selection process. In the first stage, IAA looks at the data and shortlists professionals, while in second stage the final winners are selected by an erudite jury of senior industry leaders.
Last year, the list of winners included Karthi Marshan of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Manish Dubey of ICICI Prudential, Varun Berry of Britannia, Nadia Chauhan of Parle Agro, Ajay Dang of Godrej, Samir Singh of Hindustan Unilever, Yadvinder Singh Guleria of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter, Randhir Singh Kalsi of Maruti Suzuki, Ranjivjit Singh of Samsung, Bhaskar Choudhari of Lenovo, Srinivasan Gopalan of Bharti Airtel, Amit Agarwal of Amazon, Amit Syngle of Asian Paints and Sanjay Behl of Raymond as marketers par excellence.
Apart from this, special awards were presented to Kumar Mangalam Birla of the Aditya Birla Group for CEO of the Year and to Raj Nayak of Colors as the Media Person of the Year, while Ashish Bhasin of Dentsu Aegis network and Josy Paul of BBDO got the Media Agency and Creative Agency Heads of the Year awards.