Produced by Fremantle Media, ‘CEO’s Got Talent’ will be judged by Actor Neha Dhupia, Director Mahesh Bhatt and Colors’ CEO Raj Nayak
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 12, 2014
Following the encouraging response to the first edition of ‘CEO’s Got Talent’, Fremantle Media announced the second edition of the event on November 11. The contest will be held in New Delhi at the Taj Palace Hotel on Saturday, November 15 and will feature CEOs from north India who will pit their unique talents against each other, and will compete on stage for the coveted ‘CEO’s Got Talent’ trophy.
The event was created to recognise the creativity and talent of CEOs and provide them with a platform to showcase a side of theirs that generally does not come into view in their day-to-day business lives.The performances will be judged by three personalities from the entertainment business industry – Raj Nayak, CEO, Colors, Director Mahesh Bhatt and Actor Neha Dhupia.
‘CEO’s Got Talent’ is an initiative powered by Karmyog Foundation and lifestyle partner Victorinox, and its beneficiary Genesis Foundation, which provides financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for critically ill, under-privileged children in the areas of cancer, cardiac disorder, post organ failure, thalassemia and extreme deformities.
Anupama Mandloi, Managing Director, Fremantle Media India, said, “After the excellent response we received, we are back with yet another exciting edition of our ‘CEO’s Got Talent’ initiative. CNBC-TV18 returns as our broadcast partner, assisting us in showcasing the unique talent these corporate stalwarts have. We look forward to this year’s event receiving a positive response as well.”
Prema Sagar, Founding Trustee, Genesis Foundation, said, “‘CEO’s Got Talent' is a platform for chief executives to come out of the closet, to do what they love, show their hidden talent – be it music, dance or any other performance, while raising funds to save lives of critically ill children. We are very excited that Fremantle Media has decided to bring this programme to Delhi this time and continue to generously support Genesis Foundation.”
Sourabh Sarkar, Founder, Karmyog Foundation, said, “‘CEO’s Got Talent’ is a unique concept that aims at bringing together some of the most successful people in the country together. It not only gives them a platform to enthral the audiences by unveiling their ‘other side’ but also lets them contribute towards a larger cause. We are glad to be associated with it.”
Nayak said, “I’m sure CEOs are bored of their boardroom presentations. This is a great platform for corporate head-honchos to de-stress and show off the cool quotient in their personalities.”
“Spotting talent is a heart-warming adventure for me. It's even more exciting if you have to spot talent amongst CEOs – the head-honchos of our corporate society. It was a hell of an experience judging the first event held in Mumbai, and I look forward to an even better experience in Delhi," said Bhatt.
Dhupia commented, “I feel both, privileged and excited to judge ‘CEO's Got Talent’. It's not every day that one gets an opportunity to see corporate czars and czarinas step into my world (read entertainment), as they unleash their hidden passions. And who knows, my next co-star or playback singer could be discovered right here, right now.”
To encourage and support this cause, the event will be attended by over 400 industry players, comprising CXOs and other partners.