(Marketingmagazine.com.my) – The first person in the advertising & communications industry to receive the award Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) is extremely honoured, delighted and privileged to inform you that Piyush Pandey – Executive Chairman & Creative Director of O&M India – has been awarded The Padma Shri.
The Padma Shri is conferred by the President of India, and Piyush is the first person ever in the Advertising and Communication category to be awarded.
Shri (also Padma Shree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India. Awarded by the Government of India, it is announced every year on January 26th, India’s Republic Day.
The Padma Awards were instituted in 1954 to be awarded to citizens of India in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including science, medicine, arts, education, sports, public affairs, industrialists, cine stars to conservationists and farming.
It has also been awarded to some distinguished individuals who were not citizens of India but did contribute in various ways to India.
This is a very proud moment for both our employees in India and throughout the Ogilvy & Mather network around the world.