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Prashant Madan bags Piyush Pandey Scholarship for Creative Leadership

MUMBAI: Disney-UTV India creative director - marketing and on-air promotion Prashant Madan has been awarded the Piyush Pandey Scholarship for Creative Leadership.

He will receive full tuition support in the amount of €53,000 to participate in the Berlin School of Creative Leadership EMBA Program starting in March 2013.

Ogilvy & Mather India chairman Piyush Pandey said, "I am delighted that Prashant Madan has been selected by the Berlin School for the Scholarship. It was a very keenly contested process and it was extremely difficult to make the choice. It was Berlin School‘s robust procedure that made the final decision. I wish Prashant great success at the Berlin School. Make India proud boy!"

The scholarship, which was only eligible to candidates of Indian descent and currently residing in India, was an opportunity established to honour Pandey‘s service and support of the Berlin School. The scholarship was designed to help support leadership in the creative industries in India and emphasises the importance that effective leadership has in achieving creative excellence.

Berlin School Director Sheridan Johns said, "We‘re thrilled to welcome Prashant to the Berlin School. As the first EMBA program participant from India Prashant will add to the diversity of the global Berlin School community as well as provide a wealth of experience and exciting ideas that will enrich the learning experience for the whole class."

According to the official statement, this is the first scholarship the Berlin School has offered specifically aimed at the Indian creative industries.

Madan has over 12 years in on-air promotion and original content creation in genres including Youth Entertainment, Reality Television, English and Hindu movies, Business News, Events, Game Shows and Sports. He has been responsible for the launch and on-air branding of entertainment channels like Sony PIX, UTV Bindass, UTV Stars, UTV Action and UTV Movies.

"I am honored and delighted to have won a scholarship instituted in honor of Piyush Pandey, a leading light in India and a huge inspiration for all creative leaders. Attending the Berlin School will offer me a tremendous opportunity to sharpen my skills for leading creative communication and strategy change in India, and ultimately across the globe," Madan said.

Madan will begin his EMBA program studies in Berlin on 10 March 2013, joining participants from over 45 countries as they complete five specially designed interdisciplinary two-week modules held in Asia, Europe and North America.

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