Mumbai: Last Friday, the International Advertising Association (IAA) of India named Harish Shriyan, CEO of Omnicom Media Group India, their ‘Media Agency Leader of the Year’ at the IAA Leadership Awards 2018 in Mumbai. The industry body bestowed the prestigious title on Shriyan just six months after he took the helm of Omnicom Media Group India, recognising the success the Group’s agencies – OMD and PHD – have already experienced under his leadership.
“While Harish has had a long tenure in our business, this achievement is a perfect example of why “talent conquers all” is the cornerstone of Omnicom’s beliefs and values,” says Torie Henderson, CEO of Omnicom Media Group SE Asia and India. “Since Harish assumed the role of CEO for India last December, he has guided our agencies’ leadership through a period of great change and led the teams to some great new business wins over the past six months. I am immensely proud of what Harish has achieved in such a short time and am thrilled that such a prestigious award has been bestowed on him.”
Shriyan added: “I am truly honoured to receive this title from an industry body like the IAA. Receiving this recognition from industry veterans is both humbling and rewarding, since they know first-hand the challenges we face, as well as the satisfaction we gain from the work we do. This accolade motivates me to continue working with my peers across the industry on progressing our trade and developing the next wave of talent.”
Fêted as the event where “the tallest leaders in business, marketing, advertising and media gather to celebrate the very best among them,” the annual IAA Leadership Awards bestow accolades across 21 categories. They serve to recognise individuals in the fields of Marketing, Advertising and Media, “who have made enormous professional contributions and delivered business success for their companies.”