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Tony V Francis
Author and Media Professional

Tony V Francis is a Media and Broadcasting professional and the author of the best-selling historical fiction, The Autograph Seeker. The novel from Amaryllis Publications opened at No 13 on Amazon New Releases and was nominated in the Best Fiction Category at Valley For Words Literary Award. The book featured in Deccan Herald and Indian Express as a 'must-read' and was longlisted at Jio MAMI  awards.

Tony currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer at WPP’s Matrix Publicities in India leading the creative culture of the division. He previously served as station director of Superhits 93.5 Red FM,Bangalore. During his tenure, the station won its first New York Festival (NYF) International Radio Award. Tony is also a prolific speaker and a recipient of the Distinguished Toastmasters Award and a Literature Festival curator.

Tony earned his undergraduate degree at St.Xaviers’ College Calcutta. The alumni honored him with The Young Turk Award 2018. IIM Bangalore’s Executive Alumni named him in the 50 Star Alumni list. A proud alumnus of Alliance University, Tony V Francis currently serves as the President of Alliance University Alumni Association.