IAA announces nominees for five more categories of Leadership Awards

MUMBAI: The International Advertising Association (IAA) India chapter has announced the nominees for another five categories of the inaugural IAA Leadership Awards.

The nominees have been shortlisted on account of their contribution to the fields of marketing, advertising and media.

IAA has also constituted special six categories for Editor of the year, News Anchor of the year, Media person of the year, Brand Endorser of the year (Male and Female) and the IAA Hall of Fame. The nominees for these categories would be announced later.

The following are the list of nominees across five categories for IAA Leadership Awards:

Creative Agency Head of the Year




Arvind Sharma

Leo Burnett

Chairman - India Subcontinent

Colvyn Harris


CEO, South Asia

Piyush Pandey

Ogilvy & Mather India

Exec Chairman & NCD

Madhukar Kamath

DDB Mudra

Group CEO & MD

Prasoon Joshi

McCann Worldgroup India


Agnello Dias

Taproot India

Chairman and Co-Founder

R. Balakrishnan

Lowe Lintas

Chairman & Chief Creative Officer


Best CEO




Nitin Paranjanpe



Anand Kripalu

Cadbury Kraft India

Managing Director

Anand Mahindra

Mahindra & Mahindra

Chairman & MD

Y C Deveshwar



Vinita Bali


Managing Director

B. D. Park


President and CEO of Samsung South West Asia Operations and Managing Director, Samsung India Electronics Ltd.

Chanda Kochar




Marketer of the Year: Media & Entertainment




Rahul Kansal

Bennet Coleman & Co

Chief Marketing Officer

Gayatri Yadav

Star India

Executive Vice President Marketing & Communications

Rajesh Iyer


Vice President - Marketing

Sailesh Gupta



Shantanu Bhanja

Hindustan Times

Vice President - Marketing

Anjali Nanda

Dish TV

Executive Vice President Marketing


Marketer of the Year: Auto Passenger Vehicles




Mr. Vivek Nayer

Mahindra & Mahindra

Chief Marketing Officer - Auto Division

Neeraj Garg

Tata Motors

VP - Mktg - [Passenger Cars]

Sudeep Narayan


Marketing & PR Director

Mr. Mayank Pareek

Maruti Suzuki


Nalin kapoor


Senior General Manager & Group Head, Marketing,


Marketer of the Year: Auto Commercial vehicles




Alok Saraogi

Ashok Leyland

Head - Brand and Marketing Communications

Cyriac Jacob

Force Motors

General Manager

UT ramprasad

Tata Motors

Head Marketing Communication

Vineeth Vishwanathan


Head – Marketing

IAA president Srinivasan Swamy said, “Each of the nominees from the CEO to the marketers, across categories have burned the midnight oil to make a positive difference for the brands they work for. We wish that may the best professionals win and bring about a positive change in the industry.”

Colors is the presenting sponsor for the awards which will be held on 2 February in Mumbai.

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IAA announces nominees for first edition of Leadership Awards

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