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Srinivasan Swamy, CMD of RK Swamy BBDO inducted into IAA Hall of Fame

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(Left to Right)  Dr. Micheal Oren, Srinivasan Swamy, Mukesh Ambani, Ramesh Narayan and PM Balakrishna launch ‘Gandhi - The Great Communicator’.

Mumbai : Veteran Srinivasan Swamy who is the CMD of RK Swamy BBDO Pvt. Ltd, was inducted into the IAA Hall of Fame, at the recently held IAA Leadership Awards at Trident Hotel, Mumbai. The International Advertising Association’s (IAA) India Chapter had announced the winners for the fifth edition of the coveted Leadership Awards.

Srinivasan Swamy, CMD of RK Swamy BBDO inducted into IAA Hall of Fame

The IAA Media Agency Leader and Creative Agency Leader Award went to Vikram Sakhuja, Madison Communications Pvt. Ltd. and Sonal Dabral, Ogilvy respectively. The coveted IAA Media Leader Award went to Rajan Anandan, Google while Mukesh Ambani, CMD of Reliance Industries, was named as the IAA Business Leader of the Year. Powered by COLORS, the prestigious event was flagged off by Reliance Industries’ Mukesh Ambani and Deputy Minister of the diplomacy, PM’s office, Government of Israel, Dr. Michael Oren. Yet another highlight of the occasion was the unveiling of the book ‘Gandhi – The Great Communicator’.  The awards saw leaders representing advertising, marketing and media honoured by a group of pre-eminent guests.


Srinivasan Swamy, CMD of RK Swamy BBDO inducted into IAA Hall of Fame

Excellence in Journalism was celebrated with Rahul Joshi, Network18 News winning the IAA Editorial Leader award and Shereen Bhan, CNBC-TV18 winning the IAA Leader – TV Anchor of the year.  The Brand Endorsement Leader award went to Amitabh Bachchan and Alia Bhatt.

Srinivasan Swamy, CMD of RK Swamy BBDO inducted into IAA Hall of Fame

On being awarded the Business Leader of the Year award, Ambani said, “On behalf of all of us at Reliance Industries, we would like to thank the jury and IAA for this recognition.”

Commenting on the occasion, Ramesh Narayan, newly elected President of IAA said, “IAA Leadership Awards 2017 has been a memorable event thanks to the distinguished guests, esteemed jury and an exhaustive list of quantitative and qualitative parameters that have helped recognise outstanding campaigns and we have cherished our partnership with COLORS.”

Winner List – 5th Edition of the IAA Leadership Awards 2017

Sr No CATEGORY NAME WINNER NAME
1 IAA Business Leader Mukesh Ambani, CMD, Reliance Industries Limited
2 IAA Hall of Fame Srinivasan Swamy, R K Swamy BBDO Pvt Ltd
3 IAA Media Agency Leader Vikram Sakhuja, Madison Communications Pvt. Ltd.
4 IAA Creative Agency Leader Sonal Dabral, Ogilvy
5 IAA Media Leader Rajan Anandan, Google
6 IAA Editorial Leader Rahul Joshi, Network18 News
7 IAA Leader – TV Anchor Shereen Bhan, CNBC-TV18
8 IAA Brand Endorsement Leader Amitabh Bachchan
9 IAA Brand Endorsement Leader Alia Bhatt
10 Marketer of the Year – Home Improvement Amit Syngle, President – Sales & Marketing Asian Paints Ltd.
11 Marketer of the Year – Banking Ashish Marone, Head Marketing Communication, HDFC Bank Ltd.
12 Marketer of the Year – Insurance Shiv Prabhat, Executive Director- Micro Insurance Life Insurance Corporation of India
13 Marketer of the Year – FMCG -Food Kishore Jhala Chief Operating Officer, GCMMF (Amul)
14 Marketer of the Year – Consumer Durables – Electronics Ranjivjit Singh, Sr. VP Marketing Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd
15 Marketer of the Year – Consumer Durables – Others Ranjivjit Singh, Sr. VP Marketing Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd
16 Marketer of the Year – Auto (Two Wheelers) Y S Guleria, Vice President – Marketing Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.
17 Marketer of the Year – Auto (Four Wheelers) Randhir Singh Kalsi, Sr. Executive Director- Marketing & Sales Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
18 Marketer of the Year – E-Commerce Ravi Desai, CMO Amazon India Seller Service Pvt Ltd
19 Marketer of the Year – FMCG -Beverages Anjana Ghosh, Director Marketing Bisleri International Pvt Ltd
20 Marketer of the Year – FMCG – Homecare Pradeep Wadekar Head Sales – Western Region , RSPL Limited
21 Marketer of the Year – FMCG – Personal care Shalini Raghavan, CMO L’Oréal India Pvt. Ltd
22 Marketer of the Year – Retail Pawan Sarda, Group Head – Digital Future Retail Limited
23 Marketer of the Year – Mobile Devices Ranjivjit Singh, SVP Marketing Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd
24 Marketer of the Year – Telecom Adarsh Verma – Head Marketing, Bharti Airtel Ltd.