The India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) has unanimously elected Punit Goenka, (MD and CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited) as its President for a second term.
Megha Tata (MD Discovery South Asia) was elected as Vice-President.
The other office bearers are Jaideep Gandhi (Secretary), Pradeep Dwivedi (Treasurer), Ramesh Narayan Immediate Past President.
The members elected to the Managing Committee are:
Anant Goenka (Indian Express Group) Abhishek Karnani (Free Press Journal) Janak Sarda (Deshdoot) M.V. Shreyams Kumar (Mathrubhumi Group) and I. Venkat (Eenadu Group).
Speaking on the development, Goenka said, "IAA will continue to invest its time and energy in addressing key industry-level interests, in order to enhance the overall professional ecosystem. As one team, we will continue to roll out our intellectual properties, with an enhanced focus on regional markets. As an institution, we will also continue to play an important role in espousing cause-related initiatives, which are in line with our ethos of âwhat's good, is good for businessâ. It has been a wonderful experience serving such an esteemed institution and I look forward to working closely with its members for the second term. I shall continue to seek their support and co-operation and wish them all the very best.â
The International Advertising Association is a globally focused integrated advertising trade association with membership representing advertisers, advertising agencies and the media. The IAA comprises corporate members, organisational members, educational affiliates, as well as 56 chapters with individual members and young professionals from 76 countries including the top 10 economies in the world. lAA is headquartered in New York.