Anupriya Acharya, CEO- South Asia, Publicis Groupe, has been re-elected as President of the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) for the year 2021-22 at the AAAI's Annual General Body Meeting, held on September 30, 2021.
Prasanth Kumar, CEO – GroupM South Asia, was re-elected as Vice-President of the Association.
Other elected members of the Executive Committee are Ranadeb Barua (Havas Worldwide India), Mohit Joshi (Havas Media India), Kunal Lalani (Crayons Advertising), Rohan Mehta (Kinnect Media), Vivek Srivastava (Innocean Worldwide Communication).
Immediate Past President, Ashish Bhasin will be the ex-officio member of the new AAAI Executive Committee.
Acharya said, “It’s a privilege to be re-elected for another term as the President of AAAI and I thank all the AAAI members for placing their trust in me and for their strong support. This past one year, given the pandemic backdrop, our key priority has been to assist our members in navigating the challenging times. Our Executive Committee has been steadfast on this and despite virtual meetings, it made tremendous progress. We have also taken multiple initiatives to pivot to the new normal, make the association future-ready and drive inclusivity. In fact, I am delighted to share that beyond creative and media, now digital agencies too are taking a keen interest and are becoming full-fledged members of the Association. With the markets opening up, the EC and I look forward to driving these initiatives further.”
The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) is a not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed trade association of advertising agencies, formed in 1945, to promote their industry interests so that they continue to make an essential and ever-increasing contribution to the nation.