Sir Martin Sorell, CEO, WPP Worldwide, has been honoured with the first FICCI-IIFA Global Business Leadership Award. The award has been instituted to honour and acknowledge a business leader who has set a mark globally with his innovation, entrepreneurship and vision.
The FICCI-IIFA award was bestowed on Sir Martin at the conclusion of the Global Business Forum (GBF) meeting at Leeds, UK, on June 7, 2007, by Habil Khorakiwala, FICCI President, Lord Karan Billimoria, CEO, Cobra Beer, and Tom Riodon, CEO, Yorkshire Forward.
Meanwhile, FICCI and Yorkshire Forward signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the valedictory session of GBF for the promotion of trade and investment opportunities for the member companies and regions.
The MoU was signed by Ambika Sharma, Assitant Secretary General, FICCI, and Tom Riodom, CEO, Yorkshire Forward, in the presence of India’s Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, and over 500 Indian and UK delegates. The valedictory session was addressed by actor Amitabh Bachchan, Nessadia, Sports Minister of the UK, and Richard Cabon Simon Lee, Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Metropolitan University.