All eyes will be on the winner of this year’s IMPACT Person of the Year (IPOY) award as the final countdown begins for the award ceremony, slated to be held at ITC Grand Central, Parel, Mumbai today. Each year, the award is given to a person or group of persons who have made maximum impact on and influenced the industry through their contributions to the Media, Marketing and Advertising world.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Cabinet Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, will be the Chief Guest at the IMPACT Person of the Year (IPOY), 2015 award function.
The nominees this year are-
Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Industrial Policy and Promotion, Govt. of India
Arnab Goswami, President- News and Editor-in-Chief, Times Now and ET Now
Ashish Bhasin, Chairman and CEO, South Asia, Dentsu Aegis Network
CVL Srinivas, CEO South Asia, GroupM
Kunal Bahl, Co-founder and CEO, Snapdeal
Nikesh Arora, President and CEO, SoftBank Corp.
Rana Kapoor, Co-founder, MD and CEO, Yes Bank
Vijay Shekar Sharma, founder and CEO of Paytm
Wait and watch to see who emerges winner!
LINE OF PAST AWARDEES
Some of the past IPOY award winners are Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN IBN (2006), Dr Vijay Mallya of UB Group (2007), Lalit Modiand Raghav Bahl of Network18 (2008), Rajesh Kamat of Colors (2009), Uday Shankar of STAR India (2010), Agnello Dias of TapRoot and Haresh Chawla of Network18 (2011), then I&B Minister Smt Ambika Soni (2012), Vineet Jain of the Times Group (2013) and Punit Goenka of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited in 2014. Uday Shankar of STAR India was honoured as IMPACT Person of the Decade in 2014.