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Mar 07, 2014
Mr. Punit Goenka - MD & CEO, ZEEL bags the prestigious "Media Person of the Year" award at the IAA Leadership Awards

The International Advertising Association's (IAA) India Chapter bestowed the prestigious 'Media Person of the Year' award on Mr. Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), at the recently held IAA Leadership Awards ceremony, in Mumbai.

In its second edition of the IAA Leadership Awards, the ceremony celebrated the leaders in the field of marketing, advertising and media, honoring select individuals hand-picked from a two stage selection process. The award was conferred upon Mr. Goenka by Mr. B.L. Joshi, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.

Addressing the audience, in his acceptance speech, ZEEL MD & CEO, Mr. Punit Goenka said, “This award is a result of the valuable lessons learnt from our Chairman, Mr. Subhash Chandra and of the innovative approach taken by the entire team at ZEE”.  Mr. Goenka also thanked the esteemed jury members and the core team at IAA and accepted the award on behalf of all the members of the ZEE Family.  ZEE as a corporate brand has been remarkably built to a global cadre in the last two decades, and esteemed awards like these are definitely like a feather to brand ZEE's crown.

Please find below the complete list of the winners at the IAA Leadership Awards 2014:

IAA Leadership Awards



CEO of The Year

Nitin Paranjpe, Hindustan Unilever

Media Person of The Year

Punit Goenka, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited

News Anchor of the Year

Arnab Goswami, Times Now

Editor of the Year

Dr. Gulab Kothari, Rajasthan Patrika

Hall of Fame

Ramesh Narayan

Brand Ambassador OF The Year: Male

Shah Rukh Khan

Brand Ambassador OF The Year: Female

Priyanka Chopra

Media Agency Head of the Year

Shashi Sinha, IPG Mediabrands

Creative Agency Head of the Year

R. Balkrishnan, Lowe Lintas & Partners

Marketer of the Year: Banking

Kartik Jain, HDFC Bank

Marketer of the Year: Insurance

Sanjay Tripathy, HDFC Standard Life Insurance

Marketer of the Year: Auto: 2 Wheeler

Anil Dua, Hero Moto Corp

Marketer of the Year: Auto Passenger Vehicles

Rakesh Srivastava, Hyundai Motor India

Marketer of the Year: Mobile Services

Shashi Shankar, Idea

Marketer of the Year: Mobile Devices

Shubhodip Pal, Micromax

Marketer of the Year: FMCG: Personal Care, Laundry and Toiletries

Arun Srinivas, Hindustan Unilever

Marketer of the Year: FMCG: Foods & Beverages

Rajesh V.L., ITC Limited Foods Division

Marketer of the Year: FMCG: Consumer Durables

Sandeep Tiwari, Samsung India Electronics

Marketer of the Year: Home Improvement

Kumar Pillay, Ultratech Cement

Marketer of the Year: Household Products

Sonali Dhawan, Proctor & Gamble

Marketer of the Year: Ecommerce

Ravi Vora,

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