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Vikram Sakhuja re-elected as President of The Advertising Club for second term

The other leadership positions remained unchanged from the previous year

Vikram Sakhuja

The Advertising Club has announced the list of its Managing Committee members for the year 2018-19. Vikram Sakhuja, Group Chief Executive Officer, Media and OOH, Madison Communications, was re-elected as the President.

The other leadership positions remained unchanged from the previous year with Ajay Kakar, CMO-Financial Services, Aditya Birla Group as Vice-President; Shashi Sinha, CEO, IPG Media Brands as Secretary; Mitrajit Bhattacharya, Founder and President, The Horologists, Former President and Publisher, Chitralekha Group as Jt. Secretary and Bhaskar Das, Executive President, Dainik Bhaskar Group as Treasurer.

Sakhuja said, “Leading an industry body with such rich legacy as that of the Ad Club has been an enriching experience. Over the past one year, we have focused all our initiatives towards recognising excellence, driving thought leadership, being a repository for marketing and advertising and attracting young talent into the industry.”

In the past year, the Ad Club has taken considerable measures to ensure actionable impact in its four identified areas.

“In the area of excellence, we have ensured gold standards in effectiveness with Effies, creativity with Abbys, media with Emvies and marketing with Marquees. Driving the agenda of thought leadership, we introduced Digital Review- D-Code. To attract young talent, we are about to unfold a communication focused Hackathon, and encourage knowledge repository through case study sharing and Knowledge Series events. I am thankful to the excellent member committee that has consistently supported every initiative of the Ad Club and helped us drive the narrative of excellence for the industry,” Sakhuja added.

This year’s list of managing committee members include:


Member Designation

Vikram Sakhuja


Ajay Kakar

Vice President

Shahi Sinha


Mitrajit Bhattacharya 

Joint Secretary

Bhaskar Das


Managing Committee Members

Aditya Swamy


Ajay Chandwani


Nandan Srinath


Partho Dasgupta


Pradeep Dwivedi


Punitha Arumugam


Rohit Gupta


Raj Nayak

Immediate Past President

Co-opted members

Partha Sinha

Co-opted Member

Ramesh Narayan

Co-opted Member

Vikas Khanchandani

Co-opted Member

Special Invitees

Sapangeet Rajwant

Special Invitee

Sonia Huria

Special Invitee



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