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IMPACT’s Top 30 Under 30 list reflects industry’s most promising young achievers

22-January-2016
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IMPACT’s Top 30 Under 30 list reflects industry’s most promising young achievers

IMPACT of the exchange4media Group unveiled the third edition of its ‘Top 30 Under 30’initiative to pick the 30 most talented individuals under the age of 30 in the Indian Media and Advertising industry on Thursday. The addition to the list this year is Digital agencies on the back of strong industry feedback, as opposed to just Creative and Media agencies in the last two years.

A high-powered jury led by Raj Nayak, CEO of Colors as Jury Chair, met in Mumbai on August 26 last year to select IMPACT’s Top 30 Under 30 for the year 2015. The other members of the Jury were Tushar Vyas, Chief Strategy Officer, GroupM South Asia, KV Sridhar, Chief Creative Officer, SapientNitro India, Ashish Sehgal, Chief Sales Officer, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, Satbir Singh, Founder and CCO, 'Thinkstr', Karthik Lakshminarayan, ‎VP Media Planning & Strategy, ‎Vibrant Media, Samrat Bedi, Head of Office, Soho Square, Mumbai, Charulata Ravikumar, CEO, Razorfish, Shamsuddin Jasani, Managing Director, Isobar India and Suresh Balakrishna, Chief Executive Officer, Kinetic.

The jury was presented with a database of 145 shortlisted profiles obtained through online submission of entries. The Jury members first brought this list down to 50 in the first round of judging, and then deliberated on the 50 profiles in detail to arrive at the final list of Top 30 Under 30.

Raj Nayak, along with other jury members and Rajesh Iyer, business head of &TV, unveiled the much-awaited IMPACT’s Top 30 Under 30 list 2015 formally at a well attended event.

Here is the complete list in alphabetical order (designations as submitted in entries):

AALAP DESAI

COPYWRITER, LEO BURNETT

ALMAS SHAFIQ AHMED

STRATEGIC PLANNER, CONTRACT ADVERTISING

ANIRUDDHA ATUL BHAGWAT 

CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, IDEOSPHERE CONSULTING

ARNAB MANNA    

COPY SUPERVISOR, OGILVY AND MATHER           

BHARADWAJ

BUSINESS MANAGER, MAXUS

DIVYA MURUGESHAN NAIR      

DIRECTOR-THE EXCHANGE, MINDSHARE

GARIMA BIJLANI

GROUP MANAGER-DIGITAL MEDIA, FCB ULKA

GURPREET SINGH

AVP-PAID MEDIA, RESULTRIX

HARDIK SENJALIA           

INVESTMENT MANAGER, MEDIACOM         

HARSH VORA

ACCOUNT CONTROLLER, MADISON

INDERJEET SINGH

SENIOR BUSINESS MANAGER, MEDIACOM

KALPESH CHAVAN

SENIOR BUSINESS MANAGER - PLANNING, MEDIACOM

KRISHNAKANT MISHRA

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, GEOMETRY GLOBAL/OGILVY ACTION

KRUTIKKA SUDHAKAR PAWAR

BUSINESS MANAGER, MEDIACOM   

MALLIKA SURESH

STRATEGIC PLANNER, CONTRACT ADVERTISING

MIHIR KARKARE

CO-FOUNDER AND VP, SOCIAL WAVELENGTH

NANDAN AJIT JOSHI

COPY SUPERVISOR, OGILVY ONE WORLDWIDE   

NEHA BANSAL

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR-DIGITAL STRATEGY, PHD INDIA  

PRACHETA MAZUMDAR

GROUP ACCOUNT MANAGER, OGILVY AND MATHER       

RAHIL SHAH

CREATIVE TRAINEE, FCB ULKA      

RITIK SACHDEV

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR, OGILVY AND MATHER    

RIYA SHAH

BUSINESS MANAGER, MEDIACOM   

SAKSHI CHOUDHURY

COPY SUPERVISOR, OGILVY AND MATHER           

SAMEER MALIK

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER, INTERACTIVE AVENUES  

SANGEETHA MAHADEVAN

BUSINESS GROUP HEAD, MAXUS   

SERENA PAES

GROUP ACCOUNT MANAGER, OGILVY ONE WORLDWIDE           

SHOBHIT PARMAR

BUSINESS MANAGER, MEDIACOM   

SNEHA AGARWAL           

SENIOR PLANNING MANAGER, MADISON MEDIA-PINNACLE        

SOUMI BANERJEE

BUSINESS EXECUTIVE, MEDIACOM            

VIKESH JAIN

BUSINESS MANAGER, MAXUS

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