IMPACT unveils Top 30 Under 30 list 2016

Seven of the winners are 25 or below

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Jan 21, 2017 8:42 AM
IMPACT unveils Top 30 Under 30 list 2016

The fourth edition of IMPACT’s ‘Top 30 Under 30’ initiative to pick the 30 most talented individuals under the age of 30 in Indian Creative, Media and Digital agencies was unveiled  last night .  While this year’s list has representation from all three streams, what’s interesting to note is that high achievers in Digital have an overwhelming presence. While most of the winners are above 27 years of age and have found pride of place in the list on account of their work and experience, the jury was most impressed by seven youngsters who are aged 25 and below, and their outstanding work.


A high-powered jury led by Raj Nayak, CEO of Colors as Jury Chair, met in Mumbai on January 10, 2017 to select IMPACT’s Top 30 Under 30 for the year 2016. The other members of the jury were Arun Iyer, Chief Creative Officer, Lowe Lintas; Manish Bhatt, Founder Director, Scarecrow Communications; Tanmay Mohanty, Group CEO, Zenith India; Prashanth Challapalli, Chief Integration Officer, South Asia, Leo Burnett; Hephzibah Pathak, Global Clients' Director, Ogilvy & Mather India; Shavon Barua, Managing Partner, PHD India; RajDeepak Das, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett India; Harsha Joshi, Executive VP- Group Trading, Dentsu Aegis Network; Lara Balsara Vajifdar, Executive Director, Madison World and Mandeep Malhotra, Founding Partner & CEO, The Social Street.

The jury was presented with a database of 136 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 every name in the shortlist before finally arriving at the final list of winners.

Here is the much awaited final list of ‘IMPACT’s Top 30 Under 30 list 2016’ (names in alphabetical order; designations as submitted in entries):

Aakruti Upadhyay Manager Mindshare
Abhinay Bhasin Manager- Data Sciences Dentsu Aegis Network, India
Aditi Jain Brand Strategy Associate Leo Burnett, Mumbai
Aman Mishra Director Strategy Havas Media India
Ankit Singh Head of Planning & Strategy Director BBH Delhi
Ankita Chemburkar Creative Group Head iContract, Contract Advertising
Apoorva Jain Copy Supervisor Taproot Dentsu
Arjun Tejwani Director - Digital Mindshare, GroupM`
Chandni Shah COO Social Kinnect
Divya Ramakrishnan Manager - Invention Mindshare Fulcrum
Gargi Agarwal Senior Account Executive Scarecrow Communications
Gurjot Shah Singh Associate Vice President - Digital Media Dentsu WebChutney
Hufriya Tara Account Controller Madison Media-Infinity
Neha Gupta Associate Director Publicis Media
Nikhita Arora Account Director Madison Communications
Nitin Menon Copywriter Leo Burnett
PG Aditya Creative Director - Copy Dentsu Webchutney
Pritika Gupta Director, Brand Engagement DDB Mudra Group
Priya Shetty Media Supervisor PHD Media, India
Priyanka Jain Account Manager Madison Media-Infinity
Priyanka Joshi Copy Supervisor OgilvyOne Worldwide, Mumbai
Ronnie Thomas Media Superviser PHD Media, India
Rushina Vakharia Group Head - Digital Planning PHD Media, India
Smita Salgaonkar General Manager - Programmatic Media  PHD Worldwide (Omnicom Media Group)
Sumit Ghildiyal Creative Group Head-Copy Contract Advertising India (P) Ltd.
Swati Khanduri Account Director Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai
Swati Shivshankar Senior Planner OgilvyOne Worldwide
Tithi Singh Associate Director Performics.Resultrix
Vaishakh Jhunjhunwala Senior Copywriter Scarecrow Communications Ltd.
Yohan Daver Creative Director BBH India


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