The CLIO Awards, one of the most recognised awards that honour excellence in advertising, design and communications, today named Piyush Pandey as the recipient of the 2012 CLIO Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pandey, the Executive Chairman and Creative Director of South Asia for Ogilvy & Mather India, will be the first person from the region to receive the distinction. He will be presented with the award at the 53rdannual CLIO Awards ceremony, taking place on May 15, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
“Piyush truly embodies the spirit of this award,” said Karl Vontz, Director, CLIO. “He not only possesses wonderful creative vision, but he is a great leader who motivates everyone around him with his enthusiasm and passion. We look forward to celebrating his body of work and his ongoing contributions in the field of advertising,” added Vontz.
The CLIO Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the most prestigious honours in the advertising industry, recognises the outstanding creative contributions of an individual who leads the advertising community forward.
Pandey, the recipient of the 2010 Advertising Agencies Association of India Lifetime Achievement Award, has won five CLIO Awards to date. Under his leadership, the Economic Times has rated O&M as the number one advertising agency in the country eight times in a row. The paper also named Pandey the most influential man in Indian advertising for eight straight years.
CLIO established its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. Pandey will join the ranks of previous honourees such as iconic director/cinematographer, Tony Kaye (2001); Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO Co-Founder, David Abbott (2002); former Ogilvy & Mather and WPP Worldwide Creative Director, Neil French (2003); BBH Co-Founder, Sir John Hegarty (2005), etc.