The International Business arm of Times Network, a part of The Times Group, was recently awarded the Porter Prize 2016, which aims to recognise strategic acumen of corporates in India. The Porter Prize Award in ‘Creating Distinctive Value’ category was received by Times Network MD & CEO, M K Anand and Head of International Business, Naveen Chandra in the presence of the Honourable Minister of State for Civil Aviation and a Member of Indian Parliament-Jayant Sinha at an event held in Delhi.
Commenting on the occasion, Anand said, “This is a proud moment for us all at Times Network. Winning the Porter Prize in ‘Creating Distinctive Value’ is a testament to our central credo - Now or Nothing. With over 100 million English viewers, Times Network is the most powerful media platform to influence opinion makers in and about India. We realize that beyond nurturing a profitable business we are also in a unique position to speak to our audiences and effect positive change in the Social and Economic spheres through our powerful channels. Towards this end, we are happy that we have been able to put together highly impactful platforms in India and across the globe along with like minded partners and start making a difference."
Chandra added, “We are delighted to win the coveted Porter Prize for strategy. Times Network has reached over 80 countries on 5 continents in just under 5 years building distinctive value for the business. The Indian Diaspora globally is a very potent audience and we have built many high impact engagement platforms for the Diaspora in various countries to connect with emerging opportunities in India and for Indian companies seeking to grow internationally. The prize is great validation of our strategy and we hope to build on this further in the years ahead.”