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Ramesh Narayan to chair Awards Governing Council for Goafest 2016

The other members elected to the Council include: Nakul Chopra, M G Parameswaran, Ashish Bhasin, Rohit Gupta, CVL Srinivas, Shashi Sinha, Rana Barua, Ajay Chandwani, Pratap Bose and Namrata Tata

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | November 23, 2015

Ramesh Narayan Ramesh Narayan

The Advertising Club and Advertising Agencies Association of India have announced the Awards Governing Council for Goafest 2016. Ramesh Narayan, founder at Canco Advertising Pvt. Ltd. has been appointed the Chairman of the AGC.

The other members elected to the Council are:

  • Nakul Chopra, CEO, Publicis South Asia and Chairman of Goafest Organizing Committee
  • Ambi M G Parameswaran, President Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) & Advisor, FCB Ulka Advertising
  • Ashish Bhasin, Chairman and CEO at Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Rohit Gupta, President, Sony Pictures Networks
  • CVL Srinivas, CEO at Group M, South Asia
  • Shashi Sinha, CEO at Mediabrands
  • Ajay Chandwani, CEO at Percept\H
  • Namrata Tata, National Head, Sales, English Cluster at Viacom18
  • Rana Barua, Chief Executive Officer at Contract Advertising
  • Pratap Bose, Founding Partner & Chairman, The Social Street
Raj-Nayak-150 Raj Nayak

Announcing the appointment, Raj Nayak, President of The Advertising Club, said, “We are pleased to announce that Ramesh Narayan will be the Chairman of the Awards Governing Council of the Goafest. He brings his unique experience as one of the very few people who has been President of the Advertising Club and the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) to this post. He has also been Chairman of the Abby Awards Committee twice, and was the first Indian to judge the Effie Awards finals in New York. Ramesh is the only person to have been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by the AAAI and been inducted into the International Advertising Association's Hall of Fame.”

MG Parameswaran MG Parameswaran

Welcoming the announcement Ambi M G Parameswaran – President, Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAA I), said, "Ad Club is a wonderful institution. I am delighted to hear about Ramesh Narayan’s appointment. With his unparalled understanding of India’s advertising scenario, and his years of valuable experience, Ramesh is sure to bring in a whole new perspective which will definitely drive the council to greater heights of success.”

Chopra, said, “I’ve known Ramesh as a visionary leader who embraces change and is open to new ideas. I’m sure his appointment means an interesting phase for the Council is on the anvil.”

Narayan added, “I’m humbled by this appointment. It fills me with immense happiness to be part of such an esteemed panel. There’s a lot to learn and grow, and I’m sure I’ll be able to add value to the Council. I look forward to reaching out to all stakeholders and getting their suggestions on how to make this the gold standard for awards.”


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