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2nd Edition of CEO’s Got Talent



New Delhi, November 10, 2014: Following the enthusiastic response to the first edition of ‘CEO’s Got Talent’, FremantleMedia today announced the second edition of the event. The contest will be held in New Delhi at the Taj Palace Hotel on Saturday, November 15, 2014, and will feature CEOs from India Inc. who will pit their unique talents against each other. The first-of-its-kind event was created by FremantleMedia within its ‘Got Talent’ franchise to recognise the creativity and talent of CEOs, providing them with a platform to showcase a side to them that generally doesn’t come into view in their day-to-day business lives.

Produced by FremantleMedia, ‘CEOs Got Talent’ is an initiative for the benefit of Genesis Foundation, powered by Karmyog Foundation and lifestyle partner Victorinox. This initiative will see top CEOs from north India competing on a common stage for the coveted CEOs Got Talent trophy. The performances will be judged by three illustrious personalities from the entertainment and business industry, Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS, critically acclaimed director Mahesh Bhatt and well known actor Neha Dhupia

Proceeds from CEO’s Got Talent will go to 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.

To encourage and support this cause, the event will be attended by over 400 industry players comprising of CXO’s and other partners.

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Quote Sheet
Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS, on the event said, “I’m sure CEOs are bored of their board room presentations. This is a great platform for corporate head honchos to de-stress and show off the cool quotient in their personalities.”

Acclaimed film maker Mahesh Bhatt said, “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.”

Speaking about the occasion, Neha Dhupia, a renowned Bollywood Actor, said, “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 & 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.”

Anupama Mandloi, Managing Director – FremantleMedia 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 FremantleMedia has decided to bring the 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 enthrall the audiences by unveiling their ‘other side’ but also lets them contribute toward a larger cause. We are glad to be associated with CEO’s Got Talent.”

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:
enesis 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 500 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
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