For the first time, an internal communications leader from India bagged the top honour at the IABC Asia Pacific 2022 Communicator of the Year (COTY) Awards. The past IABC Asia Pacific COTY winners all hailed from Australia.
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Asia Pacific ‘Communicator of the Year’ Awards honour outstanding communication professionals who have demonstrated leadership in driving strategic communication excellence.
Aniisu Verghese, Ph.D., from India won the 2022 title in the senior communication professional category.
Aniisu, an award-winning internal communications leader, author, speaker, trainer, and blogger with over 22 years of experience, considers helping individuals and organizations discover and develop their sweet-spot through effective communications as his mission.
“I feel honored to have been recognized in the senior professional category,” said Aniisu. “Communicating during these times is quite challenging and yet exciting. As the world recovers from the impact of the pandemic and is now facing a geopolitical crisis that could upend how organizations and staff respond, there are opportunities for communicators to serve as catalysts of change.”
IABC APAC chair James Howe said, “As we recognize these excellent individuals in the field of communications, we also hope that other communication professionals will be inspired by their example and emulate them," said Howe.
Subhamoy Das, the president of IABC’s India Chapter points out the qualities that stood out in Aniisu’s favour in winning him the award. “The ability to give back to the communication fraternity consistently over many years, and the power to reinvent and demonstrate how the communication profession is valued and perceived globally, truly differentiate Aniisu as a thought leader of repute,” said Das.
Click here to watch James Howe’s interview with Aniisu Verghese.