Sanjiv Puri is the IMPACT Person of the Year, 2020
The Chairman & MD of ITC Ltd has been awarded this title for making the company an incredibly stable and strong conglomerate and turning it into one of the fastest-growing FMCG companies in India
Sanjiv Puri, Chairman and MD, ITC Limited, is the recipient of the IMPACT Person of the Year, 2020 Award, instituted by the exchange4media Group, to recognize excellence in the Advertising, Media and Marketing domain. He has been awarded this title for transforming a 100-year-old company, driving ITC to change with the times, making it an incredibly stable and strong conglomerate, flexible, agile, and digitally focused too, along with turning ITC into one of the fastest-growing FMCG companies in India.
After taking over as Chairman of ITC, Sanjiv Puri revitalized the FMCG business developing categories for the future. During the pandemic ITC launched a record number of 120 products especially in the Hygiene segment which was the need of the hour and tasted success with a majority. During the three years since assuming the top role from FY17 to FY20, ITC’s Earnings Per Share grew by 47%. Over a similar period, revenue from FMCG increased from around Rs 10,000 crores to nearly Rs 15,000 crores, driven by its 25 powerful mother brands. A champion of sustainability, under his dynamic leadership, ITC is fashioning new business models at the intersection of digital, sustainability & enterprise strengths.
On winning the IPOY title, Puri, said, "I am deeply touched by this recognition and honour. And it is an immense privilege for me and everyone at ITC to be receiving this award from one of the most prolific and impactful political leaders of today's times, Smriti Irani. I would like to dedicate this award to everyone at ITC and all stakeholders, from whom I draw immense strength. Our endeavour to create societal purpose while serving business agenda helps us achieve our motto of nation-first, ‘sab sath badhenge’. I thank exchange4media, Dr Batra and everyone on the jury for recognising these efforts."
Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Women and Child Development, who was the chief guest at the ceremony, said, "In the victory of the winner lies the victory of many Indians. The nominees have combined commerce and compassion. The two women nominees are the reflection of the audacity of Indian women. While you celebrate Impact Person of the Year, I celebrate each woman."
On the contenders for the title this year, Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-chief, exchange4media Group & BW Businessworld, said, "In the last 20 months, we have seen three things --- compassion, change and the value of personal care. Sustainability became very important. This year, possibly we have had the best quality of nominees who have been incubators of many businesses. In an age when consumer tech is breaking ground, one such person who has been reinventing the space, Sanjiv Puri, has been chosen as the winner tonight."
The other nominees for the coveted award, which is now in its 16th year, were Anupriya Acharya, CEO, Publicis Groupe, South Asia; Deepinder Goyal, Founder & CEO, Zomato; Falguni Nayar, CEO & founder, Nykaa; Harsh Jain, Bhavit Sheth; Co-founders, Dream11; Sriharsha Majety, Nandan Reddy and Rahul Jaimini, Founders, Swiggy; Nitish Mittersain, Founder & Joint MD, Nazara Technologies; Ronnie Screwvala, Co-founder and Chairman, upGrad and RS Sodhi, Managing Director, GCMMF (Amul)
Past winners of the IPOY award include Byju Raveendran, Founder & CEO, Byju’s, Rajan Anandan, then MD, Google India, Baba Ramdev of Patanjali Ayurved, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and CEO of Paytm, Arnab Goswami, then President & Editor-in-Chief, Times Now and ET Now, Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd; Vineet Jain, MD, Times Group; Ambika Soni, then Minister for Information & Broadcasting; Agnello Dias, Founder, Taproot India, Haresh Chawla, then Group CEO, Network18 and Viacom18; Uday Shankar, then CEO, Star India; Raghav Bahl, Founder, Network18 and Rajdeep Sardesai, then Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN.
The IMPACT Person of the Year 2020 award was presented by ABP Network, co-powered by Zee5- Dekhtey Reh Jaogey, and the Co-Gold Partners were Discovery Plus and The Hindu BusinessLine
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