Gopal Krishnan Founder and Chairman Ninestars – India has been named as the 2023 winner of AMEC’s prestigious Don Bartholomew Award for services to our industry. It is awarded in recognition of an individual’s outstanding contribution to AMEC, and to the wider measurement and evaluation industry.

AMEC Chairman, Aseem Sood, CEO of Impact Research and Measurement who presented the Award during the ceremony in London on November 16 said “Each year AMEC bestows the honour of the prestigious Don Bartholomew Award to an esteemed individual in the community who has contributed significantly to the industry. The Award is given in recognition of outstanding service to the communication measurement and evaluation industry and to AMEC. Don Bartholomew was the original ‘Metrics Man’ and it is in his honour I, as the AMEC Chair, get to select someone in our industry who personifies innovation, transformative thinking, passion and support, specifically of AMEC – like Don – to help the community grow, evolve and pave the way for a strong future of data, analysis, measurement, evaluation, communication and business professionals.

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, and friends, it is with great enthusiasm that I share the remarkable journey of an outstanding entrepreneur who has not only reshaped the media intelligence industry but also dedicated his time and efforts to supporting initiatives close to his heart, including being a longstanding tireless friend and champion of AMEC.

With over three decades of experience in the media field, this exceptional individual began his illustrious career in marketing and sales, collaborating with leading consumer product companies. Transitioning into consultancy, his entrepreneurial spirit thrived, prompting a transformative journey. In 1999, he laid the foundation for Ninestars Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd., revolutionizing content transformation through technology, marking the genesis of disruptive innovation in his career. Further solidifying his impact, he established a pivotal hub for Graphic Design Services, showcasing his commitment to innovation.

More recently, his dedication to fostering innovation led to the inception of Ninestarter, a Premium Accelerator Fund, reaffirming his support for emerging ventures. Beyond his exceptional professional achievements, this individual’s commitment to community service is exemplary. Embracing yoga and championing charitable causes.

In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavours, it is worth noting that he has been a longstanding friend of AMEC, generously contributing his personal time, expertise of his team and resources to support various initiatives.

Described as a visionary entrepreneur by his colleagues, his ability to lead multiple organizations and nurture startups reflects an unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation and integration of disciplines.

It is therefore with great honour that the AMEC Don Bartholomew Award for 2023 goes to Gopal Krishnan”.

See all the AMEC Don Bartholomew Winners here and the full line-up of the AMEC Global Communication Effectiveness Awards 2023 winners here.