Monica Tata was elected VP, Pradeep Dwivedi as Hon. Secretary and Jaideep Gandhi as Hon. Treasurer. Other members too were elected to the managing committee
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | September 28, 2016
Neeraj Roy, Managing Director and CEO of Hungama Digital Media, was elected as the President of the India Chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) at the Annual General Meeting held on September 23.
Roy said, “IAA in India has played a key role over the past few years in bringing the media, marketing and advertising community together and I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to serve as its President. On behalf of our new team and management committee, we would like to thank Srinivasan K Swamy for his stellar leadership over the past few years. We look forward to serving the ever changing needs of the marketing and advertising fraternity as India is at the cusp of a digital transformation that will impact all aspects of life.”
Monica Tata, COO, BTVi, was elected as Vice-President. Tata said, “I am humbled and honoured to have been given this opportunity and I am looking forward to be part of the next phase of IAA under the new leadership.”
Pradeep Dwivedi, former CMO of The Dainik Bhaskar Group, who was elected as the Hon. Secretary, said, “There has never been a better time for our industry to evolve and transform itself. I am keenly looking forward to working with industry leaders to sustain the rich legacy of past IAA initiatives and contribute to new ones.”
Jaideep Gandhi, Chairman, Jaya Advertising was elected as the Hon. Treasurer.
In addition, Ashok Venkatramani, CEO, MCCS India, ABP News; Janak Sarda, Director, Daily Deshdoot; Abhishek Karnani, Director, Indian National Press (BOM); Shreyams Kumar, Director, Mathrubhumi PTG and PBG; Anand Sankeshwar, Managing Director, VRL Media have been elected as members of the Managing Committee.
Kaushik Roy, former President IAA India and Area Director, IAA Asia Pacific, said, “In the last four years under the able leadership of Srinivasan Swamy, IAA India Chapter has witnessed tremendous energy and dynamism. With Neeraj Roy, a luminary in the digital world, as the new President, India is on a good wicket to grow stronger in the coming years. One can also expect great momentum and healthy growth in the advertising industry across the Asia Pacific region. With strengthened senior level representation from India and the Asia Pacific, IAA globally is well poised to support and nurture the interests of the advertising, marketing and media fraternity. I wish the newly elected India Chapter Management Committee a very successful term. It will be my endeavour to forge strong ties in the region and across the world.”
The first Managing Committee meeting conducted immediately after the AGM co-opted additional members as per IAA Constitution. They were: I Venkat, CEO, Eenadu; Ashish Bhasin, Chairman India and CEO, South East Asia, Director, Posterscope, Aegis Media Group.
In addition, the following senior professionals were invited to be part of the Committee: Srinivasan K Swamy, Immediate Past President, IAA and Chairman RK Swamy BBDO, Kaushik Roy, President, Brand Strategy and Marketing Communication, Reliance Industries, Pradeep Guha, Managing Director, 9XMedia, Sam Balsara, Chairman and Managing Director, Madison Communications, Ramesh Narayan, Founder, Canco Advertising and Raj Nayak, Chief Executive Officer, Viacom18 Media. More members are likely to be inducted in a few weeks.
2016-17 marks the 27th year of IAA India and the year is filled with a host of impactful initiatives from the association.