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Vikram Sakhuja elected President of The Advertising Club for 2017-18

Ajay Kakar is the new Vice President while Shashi Sinha is Secretary and Mitrajit Bhattacharya is Jt. Secretary

The Advertising Club has unanimously elected Vikram Sakhuja (Group Chief Executive Officer - Media and OOH, Madison Communications) as President. Taking on the baton from Raj Nayak, who has lead the Advertising Club towards new highs across two consecutive terms, Sakhuja will now lead the mandate of representing the country’s leading industry representative forum.

Speaking about his experience in helming The Advertising Club, Nayak said, “Leading an apex industry body like the advertising club towards new echelons of growth has been an enriching experience. The Indian advertising industry has witnessed tremendous growth and has been at the forefront of curating some iconic behavioral change campaigns. I would also want to thank all the  Advertising Club’s managing committee members who have supported me in my journey and helped bring alive  the  vision of  showcasing the Indian Advertising Industry as a global game changer. It is important for us to continue showcasing our work and ensure that we are well excellently represented in the global advertising and media landscape.”

Speaking about Sakhuja’s appointment as President, he further added, "Vikram brings with him tremendous understanding of the industry and global media trends. I would want to congratulate him on his new role. His affable  and dynamic personna is sure to  add to the spirity of the Adverising  Club and all its initiatives. I am sure that under his aegis, The Advertising Club will scale new highs.”

Sakhuja said, “I am both happy and honored to be nominated as President by the prestigious Advertising Club. My endeavor is to work towards building further scale to the great work done by Raj, by adding onto and developing our existing marquee leadership forums into formidable and relevant global platforms.The Avertising Club will continue to deliver on its intent of becoming a networking platform and a great ideas exchange forum for advertising and media industry practitioners.”

The appointment was followed by the announcement of this year’s Managing Committee that includes  leaders from across the media and advertising industry like: 

No

NAME

Designation

2017-2018

1

Ajay Kakar

CMO, Aditya Birla Group - Financial Services

Vice President

2

Shashi Sinha

CEO, IPG Mediabrands India

Secretary

3

Mitrajit Bhattacharya

President & Publisher, Chitralekha Group

Jt Secretary

4

Bhaskar Das

President, Chief Growth and Innovation Officer at Zee Unimedia Ltd

Treasurer

5

Partha Sinha

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, McCann Worldgroup

Member

6

Partho Dasgupta

Chief Executive Officer, BARC India

Member

7

Ramesh Narayan

Founder and Managing Director - Canco Advertising

Member

8

Vikas Khanchandani

CEO at Republic TV

Member

9

Aditya Swamy

Industry Head, Google

Member

10

Rohit Gupta

President, Network Sales, Licensing and Telephony, Multi Screen Media

Member

11

Punitha Arumugam

Ex Managing Director, APAC, Agency and Deals.

Member

12

Raj Nayak

Raj Nayak, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18

Immediate Past President

 

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