Piyush Pandey to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award from AAAI

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Advertising | July 23, 2010
Pandey will soon be awarded in a ceremony in Mumbai

The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) is all set to honour Piyush Pandey, executive chairman and creative director, Ogilvy & Mather South Asia, with the Lifetime Achievement Award 2010.

& #BANNER1 & #Pandey is a prominent personality in the advertising industry, both in India and globally. While announcing his name for the award, Colvyn Harris, outgoing president, AAAI, and CEO, JWT declared that "He (Pandey) is indeed an inspiration to us all, and the most deserving recipient of this year's award."

Pandey has many achievements to his credit. In 2004, he became the first Asian to be the president of a Cannes jury, in 51 years of its history. He became the national creative director of Ogilvy & Mather India in 1994 and was inducted to Ogilvy's worldwide board in 2006. The Economic Times has also recognized him as the most influential person in Indian advertising, for no less than seven years.

The AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award is given to people who have exhibited leadership of the industry as individuals, who have tremendous contribution towards advancement and professionalism in the industry, and who are the best examples of personal integrity, values and ethics, consistent with the standards expected.

Pandey will be awarded in Mumbai in a large ceremony, though the date of the presentation is yet to be announced.