The other two Indians in this year’s list are Kirthiga Reddy of Facebook India, and Apoorva Mehta, Founder & CEO, Instacart
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 15, 2013
New York-based Fast Company magazine has come out with its list of 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2013. The list will be published in the magazine’s June issue. This year's list of 100 Most Creative People spans entertainment to medicine, fashion to technology, academia to social enterprise; companies from Foursquare to Samsung to Starbucks; locations from the Mideast to the sub-Sahara.
Among the Indians featuring in this year’s list are Agnello Dias, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Taproot India (ranked 59th); Kirthiga Reddy, Director of Online Operations, Facebook India (ranked 4th); and Apoorva Mehta, Founder, CEO, Instacart (ranked 53rd).
Fast Company magazine will be building personalised modules for each of the 100 on its website, as it had done last year (fastcompany.com/most-creative-people). It will also be offering expanded coverage on both fastcompany.com and co-create the site fastcocreate.com.
In a letter to Aggie, Bob Safian, Editor of Fast Company wrote: “I'm delighted to share that in our upcoming June issue, you will be named among our 100 Most Creative People In Business for 2013. Congratulations on joining our Most Creative People honorees, and thanks for approaching your business in such a creative way.”
Speaking on the global recognition, Aggie said, “I am quite thrilled on hearing this actually, because while buried in work, one normally tends to use only the advertising and marketing fields as reference points. To have been noticed, let alone recognised, across all forms of creativity and business and that too globally, is humbling to say the least.”
“This is a fantastic recognition. Aggi is the only Indian advertising professional on this list. The entire Dentsu Network is truly proud of him,” said Rohit Ohri, Executive Chairman, Dentsu India Group, on Agnello’s inclusion in the coveted list of business leaders.
This year has been an outstanding year in terms of creative achievements for Taproot India. While the creative boutique walked away with over 18 metals at Goafest this year, it was named Creative Agency of the Year at Adfest 2013 in Thailand. Further, the prestigious Gunn Report 2012 ranked the agency as the No. 1 Creative Agency in India.
Safian further said, “Each year we celebrate our Most Creative People at a special event. This year, we have partnered in a three-day conference in Montreal from May 21-23 called C2-MTL: Creativity + Commerce. The Most Creative People honorees will be acknowledged during a main stage session on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 22, and that evening will be feted privately at a special cocktail event and then publicly as part of a 1,000-person party.”
The keynote speakers at C2-MTL include Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Tom's Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie.
Fast Company is a full-colour business magazine that releases 10 issues per year and focuses on technology, business, and design. Bob Safian has previously worked with Fortune, Time, and Money. The magazine has won numerous industry awards.
Fast Company currently operates three different franchises: Most Innovative Companies, Most Creative People in Business, and Masters of Design. The Most Creative People in Business is a list of 100 people from a wide range of industries.
Launched in November 1995 by Alan Webber and Bill Taylor, two former Harvard Business Review editors, Fast Company magazine was founded on a single premise: A global revolution was changing business, and business was changing the world. Discarding the old rules of business, Fast Company set out to chronicle how changing companies create and compete, to highlight new business practices, and to showcase the teams and individuals who are inventing the future and reinventing business.