Vikram Sakhuja will serve as Vice-President, Ajay Kakkar as Secretary, Bhaskar Das as Jt Secretary and Shashi Sinha as Treasurer
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | September 20, 2016
Raj Nayak, CEO, Colors, Viacom 18 Media Pvt Ltd, has been re-elected as the President of The Advertising Club, in its recent annual general meeting. Vikram Sakhuja, Group CEO, Media and OOH, Madison Communications Pvt Ltd will serve as Vice-President, Ajay Kakkar, CMO, Financial Services, Aditya Birla Group as Secretary, Bhaskar Das, Group CEO, Zee Media Corporation Ltd as Jt Secretary and Shashi Sinha, CEO, IPG Mediabrands as Treasurer.
Raj Nayak, CEO, Colors, said, “I am extremely honoured and humbled at the love bestowed upon me by the industry. I hope to continue working even more vigorously to realise The Ad Club’s agenda of acting as a catalyst in developing our vibrant and dynamic industry.”
Immediate Past President was Pratap Bose, Founder, Social Street.
The COO of Zee Unimedia Ltd, Ashish Sehgal, is the office bearer while the members of the managing committee include Mitrajit Bhattacharya, President and Publisher, Chitralekha Group, Partha Sinha, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, McCann Worldgroup, Pradeep Dwivedi, Former Chief Corporate Sales & Marketing Officer, Dainik Bhaskar Group, Ramesh Narayan, Managing Director, Canco Advertising Pvt Ltd, Vikas Khanchandani, Chief Business Officer, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited and Viral Jani, Head TV Partnerships, Twitter India.
Nakul Chopra, CEO South Asia, Publicis Worldwide and President, AAAI welcomed the announcement saying, “I am delighted that Raj has been elected as the President of Ad Club for another term. A dear friend, a respected colleague, Raj has always worked for the good of the industry via various forums. I look forward to working closely with him to further the already strong relationship between The Ad Club and AAAI.”
Punit Goenka, MD and CEO, ZEE and President, IBF, commented, "I am most certain that with his rich experience, acumen and industry knowledge, Raj will continue to take 'The Advertising Club' to greater heights. The very fact that he is re-elected, speaks abundantly about his contribution made to the club and to the industry. Over the last year, the club has certainly been a catalyst in developing the industry and with its interactive platforms and properties, it has served as a brilliant platform for industry professionals to interact and exchange thoughts. I wish Raj all the success in this role."
Swamy, Chairman and MD, RK Swamy BBDO and President IAA India Chapter and Senior Vice-President IAA Global, said, “I was delighted to hear that Raj was re-elected to lead The Advertising Club. His passion and energy levels are infective. He has brought in many senior names? to join the committee and I eagerly look forward to the next phase of accelerated growth for the club under his stewardship.”
The Co-opted Members are Partho Dasgupta, CEO, Broadcast Audience Research Council, Punitha Arumugam, Director, Agency Business, India and South East Asia, Google India Pvt Ltd and Ajay Chandwani, Director, Percept Limited.
Some names who have come aboard as special invitees include Preeti Vyas, Founder and Chairwoman, Vyas Giannetti Creative, Namrata Tata, Head of Sales, Colors Infinity, VH1 and Comedy Central, Sapangeet Rajwant, Head of Marketing, Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18 and Manish Bhatt, Founder Director, Scarecrow Communications Ltd.
Industry stalwart Sam Balsara, Chairman, Madison World, also expressed his pleasure and said, “I am delighted that Raj has agreed to continue as The Ad Club President. This augurs well for the members of the advertising, media and marketing community in general and members of The Ad Club in particular. Raj is everybody’s favourite person and is uniquely positioned to discharge this onerous responsibility which he has kindly agreed to, despite his hectic and I am sure taxing work schedule.”
Industry veteran CVL Srinivas, CEO, GroupM, South Asia, commented, "It’s great news for the industry that Raj Nayak has been re-elected President of The Advertising Club. Raj brings a lot of style and substance to whatever he does. His boundless energy, passion and commitment is so amazing. I wish him the very best and look forward to another great year with him at the helm."