Tony V Francis
Tony V Francis is an author of historical fiction, a media and broadcasting professional with over 20 years of experience and Chief Revenue Officer at Matrix Publicities, a WPP company.
His book, The Autograph Seeker published by Amaryllis Publications, opened at No. 13 on Amazon New Releases, was nominated in the Best Fiction Category at Valley For Words Literary Award 2018, was featured in Deccan Herald and Indian Express Must Read 2018 list and longlisted at Jio MAMI Word To Screen 2018.
At Matrix, he is responsible for leading the creative culture for the specialist unit through four stellar product portfolios: Motion Content Group-Content first division; INCA-Influencer Marketing Solution; Astus-Media Trading product.
Tony began his career as a charter member of the team at Star India's Radio City 91 Fm when it launched India's first 24 hours Private Fm radio station in 2001. He was General Manager and Station Director for Superhits 93.5 Red Fm, Bangalore. Under his leadership the station won its first Gold at the New York Festival International Radio Awards.
Recipient of the Distinguished Toastmaster Award (DTM), the highest level of educational achievement in Toastmasters, an international leadership and communications club, Tony is a sought-after speaker on media and broadcasting, impactful storytelling, and effective communication for leaders. He has also received the XIA Award 2018-Young Turk Of The Year by Xavier's College Calcutta Alumni Association (SXCCAA), south zone chapter; Distinguished Alumni Award-Alliance Business Academy; and been named in IIM Bangalore Alumni list of ‘50 EGMP Star Alumni’ 2019. He is an alumnus of these eminent institutes and lives with his family in Bangalore.