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Sundar Swamy re-elected IAA India Chapter President for 2013-14

“It has been an active and engaging year for us at IAA with six major events, four not-so-small events, debates, etc.,” said Swamy

Sohini Sen | Mumbai | September 26, 2103

Srinivasan K Swamy

Srinivasan K Swamy, Chairman, RK Swamy BBDO, has been re-elected President of the India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) for 2013-14.

"It has been an active and engaging year for us at IAA with six major events, four not-so-small events, debates, etc. These have all been organised to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of IAA global. In India, meanwhile, we are completing 22 years," Swamy told

An industry veteran, popularly known as Sundar Swamy, has previously been Chairman of Confederation of Asian Advertising Agency Associations. He was also President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) for three years from 2004 to 2007.

With the advent and growing popularity of digital media, can IAA afford to ignore it? Swamy doesn't think so. He said, "If you notice, many of our events are on the digital platform, be it webinars or debates, etc. It's the focus of today and IAA is evolving with the industry by making it a vital part of the communication paradigm."

Neeraj Roy, MD and CEO of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment, was elected Vice-President. Jaideep Gandhi, Chairman, Jaya Advertising, and Monica Tata, MD, HBO India, were re-elected as Treasurer and Secretary, respectively for 2013-14.

The other members of the new IAA Managing Committee are: Pradeep Guha, Pheroza Bilimoria, Kaushik Roy, Sam Balsara, Raj Nayak, Ramesh Narayan, MG Parameswaran, MV Shreyams Kumar, Kunal Lalani, Avinash Pandey, Arunabh Dassharma, Neville Taraporewalla, Partho Dasgupta, Rajesh Kejriwal, Abhishek Karnani, Manish Advani, Janak Sarda, Vishakha Singh, CVL Srinivas and Atit Mehta.

Pradeep Guha, VP & Area Director, Asia Pacific of IAA, commented, “IAA India was on an overdrive in 2012-13 under the leadership of Srinivasan Swamy. In the eleven months since the previous AGM, there were six major events – IAA Leadership Awards, IAA Seminar on Gender Sensitisation, IAA Olive Crown Awards, IAA Knowledge seminar on Real Estate in a Digitised World, IAA-Kyoorius DigiYatra and the one scheduled on September 30 – IAA Platinum Jubilee – Global Marketing Summit. In addition, there were five IAA Debates and five IAA Mentorship Webinars – 16 industry defining events in 11 months.”

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