Swamy has been elected for the fourth consecutive term. Hungama.com’s Neeraj Roy has been re-elected Vice-President for the third term
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | October 1, 2015
The India Chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) at its Annual General Meeting held on September 30, 2015, elected Srinivasan Swamy, Chairman, RK Swamy Hansa Group and Vice-President -Development of IAA Asia Pacific, for the fourth consecutive term as its President.
“I am humbled by the confidence shown by the members in choosing me to head this international body in India. The last three years have been exciting in that we demonstrated to the marketing and advertising community through the initiatives and events we held that IAA is a thought leader in many respects. Further, the awards that we have instituted were both relevant and meaningful,” said Swamy.
Neeraj Roy, Managing Director and CEO of Hungama.com was re-elected Vice-President for the third term. Monica Tata, former MD of HBO India, was re-elected Honorary Secretary. Janak Sarda, Joint MD, Deshdoot Publications, was elected Honoray Treasurer.
In addition, the following five members were elected as members of the Managing Committee:
Kaushik Roy continues on the Committee as the Immediate Past President.
Pradeep Guha, Area Director, IAA Asia Pacific, commented, “The last few years have seen considerable momentum in terms of the activities that IAA has been involved in. This has been reflected in the World Board recognising the India Chapter as the Best Chapter twice consecutively. I am delighted that Srinivasan Swamy will be steering the India Chapter of the IAA this year as well. It could be a period of continued growth as well as consolidation. The presence of young leaders on the Managing Committee augurs well for the future of the IAA.”
At the first Managing Committee meeting immediately after the AGM, five additional members were co-opted as per IAA Constitution. These were: M V Shreyams Kumar, Dr Bhaskar Das, Ashok Venkatramani, CVL Srinivas, and Pradeep Dwivedi.
In addition, the following senior professionals were invited to be part of the Committee: Pradeep Guha, Ramesh Narayan, Sam Balsara, MG Parameswaran, Raj Nayak, Atit Mehta, Vikram Sakhuja and Kunal Lalani. More members are likely to be inducted in the next few weeks.
2014-15 is the Silver Jubilee Year for IAA India. The Silver Jubilee Summit in early September this year in Kochi was the biggest event held in the history of IAA in India, which saw over 1,100 delegates participating. The year saw IAA India Chapter clock in 38 programmes to make it the most active industry body in India.