Ambani, Swamy, Sakhuja, Dabral, Joshi, Bhan win Colors' IAA Leadership awards

MUMBAI: The International Advertising Association’s (IAA) India Chapter has announced the winners for the fifth edition of the coveted Leadership Awards in Mumbai.

Powered by Colors, the event was flagged off by Reliance Industries CMD Mukesh Ambani and deputy minister of the diplomacy, PM’s office, Government of Israel, Dr. Michael Oren.

(The book) “Gandhi - The Great Communicator" was unveiled on the occasion. The awards saw leaders representing advertising, marketing and media honoured by a group of pre-eminent guests.

The ceremony saw the industry veteran

RK Swamy BBDO CMD Srinivasan Swamy inducted into the Hall of Fame Awards. The IAA Media Agency Leader and Creative Agency Leader Award went to Madison Communications' Vikram Sakhuja, and Ogilvy and Mather's Sonal Dabral, respectively.

The coveted IAA Media Leader Award went to Rajan Anandan, Google while Ambani adjudged as the IAA Business Leader of the Year.

Excellence in Journalism was celebrated with Rahul Joshi, Network18 News, winning the IAA Editorial Leader award, and Shereen Bhan, CNBC-TV18 winning the IAA Leader – TV Anchor of the year. The Brand Endorsement Leader award went to Amitabh Bachchan and Alia Bhatt.

Ambani said, “I believe leadership is about setting new standards as demonstrated by our team at Jio."

Narayan, newly elected President of IAA, said, “The esteemed jury and an exhaustive list of quantitative and qualitative parameters have helped recognise outstanding campaigns."

Oren said: “I can think of no two countries in the world (other than India and Israel) that have had a greater impact on history and art."

Viacom18 Media COO Raj Nayak said, “We feel privileged to partner with The International Advertising Association in recognizing and rewarding leaders in our country.”

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