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“For the IMPACT Person of the Year and IMPACT Person of the Decade awards, I congratulate Punit Goenka of ZEEL and Uday Shankar of Star India for being selected for the prestigious honour. Goenka has not only risen through the ranks to head Zee but has expanded its global footprint by offering an amazing variety of content through its channels. Uday Shankar’s journey from being a journalist to the head of a large media organization has been spectacular. His agenda of driving a social change thro
UDAY SHANKAR, CEO of Star India, is IMPACT Person of the Decade (2004-2014) for being an outstanding leader of people and business, driver of social change & pioneer of reforms in the broadcast industry.
“Uday is really driven by a belief in communication and a belief that media and story-telling can make a positive difference. He really brings that to his life and his work every day. We are enormously proud of Uday for being named the IMPACT Person of the Decade; it is a great honour for him and one that he richly deserves. He has a sense of zeal and also a creativity and judgement that is perhaps unique in our community. And that really shows in the impact that he is able to make.”
IMPACT Person of the Decade Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India – the most acclaimed people at the event were IPOY nominees Sam Balsara, Chairman of Madison World and Piyush Pandey, Executive Chairman and Creative Director, South Asia, Ogilvy & Mather India, with the Governor singling them out in his speech to recognize their contribution to the country’s recent poll campaign.