Mumbai: Zeel president - digital business and platforms Amit Goenka was awarded the 21st Century Icon Awards at House of Lords, London for his contribution to the growth of the media & entertainment Industry.
Organized by Squared Watermelon Ltd, the 21st Century Icon Awards are organised every year to support and promote the next generation of inspiring leaders as well as offer them a platform to showcase their achievements in their respective fields. Goenka was chosen in the "Outstanding Media & Entertainment Award" category for pioneering the digital business at Zee.
Goenka has been instrumental in spearheading the growth of Zee5, the company's streaming platform and "catapulting the company into its next phase of growth, by aggressively expanding its footprint in the international arena and driving data and technology to build a truly robust consumer experience across digital screens."
“Winning in the Outstanding Media & Entertainment category is not just a recognition of our success, it is a firm testament of the consistent hard work put in by our teams. Together, we have built the digital businesses and platforms of Zee Entertainment to be at the forefront of ushering in the next era of entertainment for new-age consumers across connected devices," said Goenka. "At Zee, our sharp focus is on creating engaging content supported by parallel investments in technology and talent, leading to a robust offering and delightful consumer experiences across languages. I am confident that our digital businesses are well poised for immense success in the future and such acknowledgements will further fuel our passion and the strife for higher growth and success going forward.”
Squared Watermelon president and chief executive officer Tarun Ghulati and co-founder and chief creative officer Preeti Rana said the 21st Century Icon Awards endeavour to appreciate and bring forth the next generation of business leaders who have played a major role in transforming their company. "Amit Goenka is a prolific business personality who is a role model for the next generation of leaders and it is our honour to recognise his contribution to the business fraternity and add his name to our prestigious list of past winners," Ghulati said.
Conducted annually, the prestigious 21st Century Icon Awards judges business leaders on attributes such as personal integrity, impact, spirit, financial acumen, influence and community along with humbleness.