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Posted on Dec 22, 03:30PM | IBNS
It is that time of the year when the Indian media, marketing and advertising industry chooses the one individual, who made the most significant impact on the industry and who stimulated a game-changing paradigm shift in business dynamics and deeply influenced its constituents.
And this coveted recognition, IMPACT Person of the Year (IPOY) this year has gone to the catalyst, who took a bold step that has changed the face of television in India - Member of Parliament Ambika Soni, who until recently was the Minister of Information and Broadcasting and a Union Cabinet Minister.
The other esteemed nominees for the 8th edition of IPOY awards were: Man Jit Singh (CEO, Multi Screen Media), Punit Goenka (Managing Director and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited), Sanjay Gupta (CEO of Jagran Prakashan Limited), Vikram Sakhuja (CEO-designate of Maxus Worldwide) and Vineet Jain (Managing Director of Bennett, Coleman and Co, and the Group's chief strategist, marketing visionary and editorial architect).
The IMPACT Person of the Year 2012 title was awarded to Soni for leading the landmark shift to digitisation of Television in India and her relentless and path-breaking work in the media and entertainment domain.
Soni said, "It is a great honour to receive this recognition. I dedicate this award to my stint in the I and B Ministry and it will have a place of pride in the venerable Ministry serving as a reminder that the job is yet to be completed."