After two terms, the Bombay Ad Club has announced a new set of office bearers for 2011-12.
Lodestar UM’s CEO Shashi Sinha has been elected President of the Ad Club. Times Television Network’s CEO Sunil Lulla is Vice President. Ajay Kakar, CMO, Aditya Birla Group – Financial Services and Sujoy Ghosh, Director, BCCL are Secretary & Joint Secretary, respectively. Pratap Bose, CEO, Mudra Max is the Treasurer.
The changes are effective September 16, 2011.
Prior to this, BCCL’s Dr Bhaskar Das was the Ad Club President for two years.
Ad Club’s new Managing Committee includes Percept’s Ajay Chandwani, Brandscapes Worldwide’s Pranesh Misra, BBH India’s Subhash Kamath, Concept Advertising’s Vivek Sushanti, Ogilvy India’s Madhukar Sabnavis, STAR India’s Gayatri Yadav and JWT India’s Tarun Chauhan.
GroupM’s Ajit Varghese has been invited as a co-opted member and Dr Bhaskar Das is a member as the immediate past president.
In a conversation with exchange4media, Shashi Sinha charts out the points that would guide the Ad Club in the year ahead. This includes bringing in participation from cities outside of Mumbai such as Delhi, focus on non-award properties like knowledge series and workshops and making the current awards of the Ad Club bigger. Finally, there would be special focus on Effies APAC, which is slated to be held in India this year.