The IAA Leadership Awards 2023 ceremony hosted in Mumbai on August 9 saw media veteran, MICA Governing Council Member and M&E Advisor Dr.Bhaskar Das being inducted into the IAA Hall of Fame.
Besides serving multiple industry bodies in leadership roles, Dr. Das spent close to three decades at BCCL (The Times of India Group), last as President, before taking up senior positions at other media entities.
Leo Burnett’s CEO and CCO Rajdeepak Das was crowned Creative Agency Leader of the Year while Wavemaker’s South Asia CEO Ajay Gupte was awarded the Media Agency Leader of the Year title.
Atideb Sarkar of ABP Group awarded Media Person of the Year, while Serum Institute of India’s Adar Poonawalla was adjudged Business Leader of the Year
Ajay Devgn and Kiara Advani were handed the Brand Endorser of the Year trophies in the male and female categories respectively.
The IAA Editor of the Year award was bestowed on PV Chandran of Mathrubhumi, while the IAA TV Anchor of the Year title went to Navika Kumar of Times Network.
Marketer of the Year Awards
Marketers across 15 categories were awarded on the night.
The winners are as follows:
- Auto (Passenger Vehicles): Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles & Tata Passenger Electric Mobility
- Auto (Two Wheelers): Aniruddha Haldar, Senior Vice President – Marketing, TVS Motor Company
- Consumer Durables: Sandeep Singh Arora, Senior Director – Marketing, Consumer Electronics, Samsung India Electronics
- Mobile Devices: Damyant Singh Khanoria, Chief Marketing Officer, Oppo (BBK Electronics Corp)
- FMCG – Beverages: Sunil D’Souza, CEO & MD, Tata Consumer Products
- FMCG – Personal care: Rajesh Krishnamurthy, Business Director – Consumer Products Division, Himalaya Wellness Company
- FMCG – Homecare: Deepak Subramanian, Executive Director – Home Care, Hindustan Unilever
- FMCG – Food: Jayen Mehta, Managing Director, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (Amul)
- Media & Entertainment: Srivats TS, Vice President – Marketing, Netflix India
- Retail: Kapil Budukh, Head Of Marketing, Croma, Infiniti Retail
- Banking: ICICI Bank
- UPI: Sumit Mathur, Chief Marketing Officer, Paytm
- E-Commerce: Anuj Jain, Chief Business Officer and SVP – Marketing, BrainBees Solutions (FirstCry.com)
- EdTech: Ashwin Damera, CEO and Co-founder, Emeritus and Eruditus
- Gaming: Karan Pathak, Associate Director, Krafton India (Battlegrounds Mobile India)
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