At its Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday, ABP Network CEO Avinash Pandey was re-elected President of the India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA).
Abhishek Karnani, Nandini Dias and Jaideep Gandhi were re-elected Vice-President, Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer, respectively
The following five members were elected as voting members:
Srinivasan K Swamy (Chairman & Managing Director, R K Swamy Ltd),
M.V. Shreyams Kumar (Managing Director, Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Co Ltd)
Prasanth Kumar (CEO-South Asia, GroupM)
Anant Goenka (Executive Director, The Indian Express Pvt Ltd)
Janak Sarda (Director, Blue Logic Systems)
Megha Tata, CEO, Cosmos-Maya will continue as an ex-officio office bearer as Immediate Past President
On his re-election, Pandey said, "The India Chapter of the IAA is arguably the most active industry Association of its kind in the country. Its initiatives cover a wide spectrum of areas including saluting excellence in Marketing, Creativity and communicating Sustainability. In the year gone by, we also started Tech Pulse to cater to the growing digital market. The IAA has always maintained that what is good, is good for business and in that spirit it has converted its Voice of Change initiative into a nation-wide movement aimed at breaking the gender bias in advertising and the entertainment industry.
In the year ahead we will also be spear-heading two initiatives where we walk the talk that Communication is a Force for Good, and will also once again lead a group of CEO's to the USA to study the latest developments in communication.
I look forward to a very meaningful term ahead."