Colors CEO Rajesh Kamat bags entrepreneurship award

Enterprise Asia, a non government organisation for entrepreneurship, has named Rajesh Kamat, chief executive officer, Colors and Group COO, Viacom18, as one of the 'Outstanding Entrepreneurs of Asia Pacific for 2010'.

Rajesh KamatAbhishek Manu Singhvi, member of parliament conferred the award to Kamat for his efforts to spearhead Hindi general entertainment channel Colors to the leadership position in a category that was crowded with more than 10 players.

The awards were held at the Hyatt Regency in New Delhi on 20 November.

Organised by Enterprise Asia and supported by local governments and businesses, The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship awards honour business leaders who have shown outstanding performance and tenacity in developing successful businesses within the region.

Hindi GEC Colors is part of Viacom18, a 50-50 joint venture operation in India between entertainment content company Viacom Inc and media conglomerate Network18 Group.