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CEO’s Got Talent: Winner Release



New Delhi, November 15, 2014: Delhi witnessed an exciting display of unique talents from an unlikely front—CEOs from north India battled it out in the second edition of CEO’s Got Talent this evening. Amar Raj Singh from Pizzakraft Pvt Ltd stood out among his co-participants and impressed the evening’s judges, three illustrious personalities from the entertainment business – Raj Nayak, Mahesh Bhatt and Neha Dhupia, to win the coveted Most Talented CEO trophy for the night. Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner of Delhi Police, was judged the WOW Performer of the show.

CEOs Got Talent, produced by FremantleMedia, powered by Karmyog Foundation and lifestyle partner Victorinox, aimed to provide support and awareness for the event’s beneficiary, Genesis Foundation. The talent showcase contest, which was held at the Taj Palace in Delhi, saw some of the top names from the corporate world showcasing their lighter side and competing for the winning position. Amar Raj Singh was able to outshine the other participants and mesmerize the judges with his profound poetry.

The evening also saw performances from past participants of FremantleMedia’s talent showcase property, ‘India’s Got Talent’. In addition, the event witnessed the auction of a painting by renowned artist Satish Gupta, for the benefit of Genesis Foundation. More than 200 CXOs attended the event and participated enthusiastically in the bidding process for the painting.

Genesis Foundation 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. 100% of funds raised are dedicated towards treatment of critically ill children as all overhead costs are borne by the trustees.

Quote Sheet
Reacting to his win, Amar Raj Singh of Gamma Pizzakraft Pvt Ltd, India & Srilanka, said “I was not sure if people would understand ‘shayari’ and was especially nervous about Mr Mahesh Bhatt being the judge as he himself is a ‘shayar’. The lines I recited today are very close to my heart and have never recited on stage. It was an honour being here for Genesis Foundation. About my win, here are some lines that I would like to share – “Jaane kya baat keh di is raat aapko maine – Lagta hai dil se dil ki rah mila di maine”

Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner of Delhi Police, the WOW Performer of the show, said – “This, according to me, has been my best stage performance ever and this is the best stage where I have ever performed. I decided to perform here because through my talent, I would be able to help the underprivileged children of Genesis Foundation”.

Speaking at the event, jury member Raj Nayak, CEO, COLORS, said, “It was great to see CEOs from some of the top companies come together to showcase their unique talents for a great cause. Congratulations to all the participants who showcased their amazing talents. I was glad to be a part of the second edition of ‘CEO’s Got Talent’ and congratulations to tonight’s winner.”

Anupama Mandloi, Managing Director – FremantleMedia India said, “Once again we have received an excellent response towards the initiative from the industry. It gives me immense joy to see Delhi giving the 2nd edition of ‘CEO’s Got Talent’ such an enthusiastic reception. We hope to replicate our success with further editions of the event in the coming years.”

Prema Sagar, Founding Trustee, Genesis Foundation said, “Watching these respected personalities from the industry, showcasing a lighter side for a great social cause is moving. We thank FremantleMedia and all the partners for the event, for coming together yet again to provide great support towards Genesis Foundation and to give life a chance.”

Sourabh Sarkar, Founder Karmyog Foundation, said, ”CEO’s Got Talent is one of those unique initiatives that shows that the industry can come together for a larger, greater cause, and we are very pleased at the success of this evening’s event. It gives us pleasure to have partnered with this unique concept for a social cause.”

About FremantleMedia:
FremantleMedia is one of the largest creators, producers and distributors of television brands in the world.  It is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama, factual entertainment and kids & family programming, with capabilities that extend from content creation to licensing, digital and branded entertainment, gaming and home entertainment. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia International, FremantleMedia Digital & Branded Entertainment, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Ludia, and Original Productions, among others) has an outstanding global network with operations in 25 countries, creating over 9,100 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and airing 400 programmes a year worldwide. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most famous and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally produces such programmes as: Idols, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me Out, Hole In The Wall, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Through the Keyhole GuteZeitenSchlechteZeite, Wentworth, Neighbours, Generation War, SalatutElamat, Grand Designs, Project Runway, Tree Fu Tom and Strange Hill High.  FremantleMedia is part of RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, which is in turn 75.1 percent owned by the international media company Bertelsmann.

About Genesis Foundation:
Genesis Foundation (GF) provides financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for critically ill under-privileged children in areas of cancer, cardiac disorder, post organ failure, thalassemia and extreme deformities.  Genesis Foundation’s endeavour is to facilitate timely medical intervention, thereby giving these children a chance to live.  So far, medical treatment of over 550 critically ill children has been supported by Genesis Foundation.  To know more about Genesis Foundation, do visit:

For Further information, please contact:
Parekhit Bhattacharjee | Aastha Taneja
Genesis Burson-Marsteller
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