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White Page International releases most admired brands and leaders 2016-17

23 Feb 2017

White Page International recently released the research and jury based listing of India's Most Admired Brands and Leaders 2016-17 with PwC as Process Reviewers.

White Page International recently released the research and jury based listing of India’s Most Admired Brands and Leaders 2016-17 with PwC as Process Reviewers.

The ‘Most Admired Brands and Leaders’ list and coffee table book which features the epic journey of prominent brands and leaders across the country is out in the market and was revealed at The Brand and Leadership Conclave 2017 by White Page International at The Trident, Nariman Point Mumbai.

It was released by chief guest Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance and Planning, Forest (Maharashtra).

The researched list, features brands from various industry verticals, including automotive and ancillaries, personal care, lifestyle, consumer electronics, household products, infrastructure, FMCG, BFSI, real estate, healthcare and wellness and other services.

These brands are selected post a rigorous vetting procedure, the basis of which are parameters such as Brand Value Proposition, Marketing Connect, Brand Recall,Growth, Social Impact and Innovation and Sustainability. The 2016 – 17 edition features leading brands including Tata Starbucks, Bharti Realty, Godrej Appliances, TVS Motor, Amway, Yes Bank, Kent RO, Savsol, Fullerton, Bajaj Allianz, Luminous, TTK Prestige, Asian Heart Institute, Rama Group, AGI Infra, Planet Cast, Vibgyor and Sanjay Ghodawat Group among the others.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was appointed to review that winners were determined based on the evaluation carried out by a panel of jury.

On sharing his views about this initiative by White Page International, Dr. Malcolm McDonald (Non-Executive Chairman, White Page International) expressed; “Today, the 17th of February 2017, we are releasing our 5th Edition of Admired Brands, yet another research-driven and editorial masterpiece of the Top 50 brands in India. The 5th edition that you are about to see, speaks great volumes of the brands that have a legacy and continue to strive to excellence in the economy. I’m eager and proud to showcase the creative and editorial appeal to the business world and congratulate the winners of India’s Most Admired Brands 2017.I would like to take this moment to offer a gesture of gratitude to the Honorary Jury Members for giving their expertise and valuable association to this initiative”.

The esteemed panel that took cognizance of this initiative and ensured its successful execution include Rohit Ohri (Group Chairman & CEO, FCB India), Ashish Bhasin (Chairman and CEO South Asia-Dentsu Aegis Network), Sunil Lulla (Chairman and Managing Director-GREY Group India) and Oliver Eills (Managing Director, Publicitas Americas), Taha Coburn-Kutay (Chairman, UK Asian Business Council) and Kavita Lakhani (President, GolinOpinion).

“Most Admired Brands is an inspiring platform that salutes the contribution of brands and leaders across sectors. The meticulous judging process evaluates brands on various parameters, to arrive at the Most Admired list. It was a great honour to be present amidst respected brands, witness their journey, deliberate on the learning and celebrate their success. I would like to congratulate each and every brand and the leaders who has been a part of the nominations because each of them is a winner in themselves! I would also like to wish Most Admired Brands all the luck for their next edition to felicitate and celebrate successful brands and leaders!”, shared Mr. Rohit Ohri (Group Chairman & CEO of FCB India and an honorary jury member for India’s Most Admired Brands.

In addition to honouring 50 most admired brands in the country, White Page International also honoured 25 most admired business leaders with the likes of Anshu Budhraja (Amway), Tapan Singhel (Bajaj Allianz), Sumitro Ghosh (Starbucks), Kamal Nandi (Godrej Appliances), SK Sayal (Bharti Realty), Mahesh Gupta (Kent RO), GN Mehra (Savsol), and Rana Kapoor (Yes Bank), to mention a few.

The Brand and Conclave 2017 by White Page International also witnessed a special category of awards for special achievers including R K Somany (Hindware) presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Ashu Suyash (CRISIL) presented with The Most Influential Business Woman, Schauna Chauhan Saluja (Parle) presented with The Most Influential Woman Entrepreneur, Sussanne Khan (Interior Designing) and Dr. Ramakanta Panda (Asian Heart Institute) presented with India’s Most Admired Healthcare Personality, among the others. (ANI)

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