IAA announces nominees for first edition of Leadership Awards

MUMBAI: The International Advertising Association (IAA) India chapter has announced the nominees for the first 10 categories of the first edition of the IAA Leadership Awards.

The awards will recognise and honor "outstanding" individuals in the fields of marketing, advertising and media.

The nominees across 10 categories for the IAA Leadership Awards are:

Media Agency Head of the Year:
Shashi Sinha
Lodestar India
Sam Balsara
Madison World
Rajesh Jain
Prachar Advertising
Vikram Sakhuja
Group M
Jasmin Sohrabji
Marketer of the Year: FMCG – Food & Beverages
Deepika Warrier
Chandramouli Venkatesan
Cadbury Kraft India
Krishan Kumar Chutani
Anuradha Narasimhan
Geetu Varma
Marketer of the Year: FMCG - Personal Care
Satyaki Ghosh
Arun Srinivas
Kainaz Gazdar
P & G
Arvind Chintamani
Colgate Palmolive
Devender Garg
Marketer of the Year: FMCG – Consumer Durables
Divya Rao
Rahul Saighal
Samsung appliances
Nivedita Mandal
Sunil Tandon
Sarthak Seth
Marketer of the Year: Household Products
Sukhpreet Singh
Kansai Nerolac
Ajay Arora
D Decor
Amit Syngle
Asian Paints
Kumar Pillay
Ultratech Cement
Marketer of the Year : Telecom Products
Anuradha Aggarwal
Bharat Bhambawle
Gurinder Singh Sandu
Tata Docomo
Rahul Saighal
Samsung Mobiles
Rahul Sharma
Micromax Mobiles
Marketer of the Year: Auto 2 wheeler
Anil Dua
Hero Motor Corp
Mr. Vijay Kaul
Mr. Sanjay Saraswat
Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Yadvinder Singh Guleria
Atul Gupta
Suzuki Motorcycle Company
Marketer of the Year: Travel & Hospitality
Deepa Harris
Manish Kalra
Make My trip
Gajendra Kumar
Incredible India
Manish Dureja
Jet Airways
Marketer of the Year : Banking
Manisha Lathgupta
Axis Bank
Sujit Ganguli
Karthi Marshan
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Mahendra Kumar Rekhi
kalyanaraman S.
Bank Of Baroda
Marketer of the Year: Insurance
Chandramohan Mehra
SBI Life Insurance
Yateesh srivastava
Aegon Religare
Rita Bhattacharya
Ajay Kakar
Birla Sunlife
Manish Dubey
ICICI Prudential Life

IAA president Srinivasan Swamy said, “Each of the nominees from across categories have burned the midnight oil to make a positive difference for the brands they work for. May the best professionals win.”

IAA has appointed marketing research company AC Nielsen to execute the nomination and voting process and Ernst & Young has been appointed to conduct audit and validate the entire process.

The winners will be decided in a two-stage selection process; the first stage will include nominations and shortlisting by seasoned marketing, media and advertising professionals; and the second stage will be the final selection of winners by a voting process.

The first edition of the annual awards is scheduled on 2 February at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

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