Draftfcb+Ulka's Anil Kapoor to receive AAAI's Lifetime Achievement Award
The Advertising Agencies Association of India today announced that Anil Kapoor, Chairman Emeritus, Draftfcb+Ulka, will be the recipient of AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award 2013. This Award is the highest honour given to an individual in India for his/her outstanding contribution to the Advertising industry.
Making this announcement, Arvind Sharma, President, AAAI said that Anil is a highly respected professional and an acknowledged leader in the industry. With over 25 years of experience in the advertising industry, Anil has set the standard for strong business and managerial skills. He was one of the first Indian marketing and advertising professional to be given a leadership role beyond the borders of India and appointed to the global management council of a multinational agency. His contribution to the Indian Advertising industry has been outstanding and his involvement in various industry bodies like AAAI, ABC, NRS, etc., was admirable. Anil was responsible for establishing NRS, as an independent readership survey in India by actively counseling, driving and working with other industry bodies.
More recently, Anil has been involved in the field of education and he was invited by the Stern School of Business, NY University, to be a Resident Professor.
“Anil is known for his fair play and when it comes to competing he always upheld the highest standards of professional integrity. By selecting Anil for this honour, AAAI salutes his contribution to the Indian advertising industry”, added Arvind Sharma.
The AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Anil Kapoor at a glittering ceremony on 27th September 2013 at TRIDENT, Nariman Point, Mumbai, in the presence of the veterans of the advertising, marketing and the media world.