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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