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IAA announces new leadership team

The International Advertising Association (IAA) elected its team for the coming two years during its annual Board of Directors meeting at its Cannes based headquarters.

Felix Tataru, IAA Chairman and World President stated, "We are very excited to assemble our leadership at such an exciting and challenging time in our industry. The IAA, representing all areas of marketing communications - advertisers, agencies, media and educators is committed to inspire the industry and society. Everyone in our industry is empowered to contribute in their own way and the IAA looks forward to harnessing the resources and energy of our members around the world"

Current industry issues for the IAA include the continued importance of best practices and integrity; the defense of unwarranted bans and interference with brands and advertising and the development of talent within the industry.

 Board of Directors confirmed the following IAA Officers for 2016-2018:

Felix Tataru 

Chairman and World President, 

GMP Group, Romania

Faris Abouhamad

Immediate Past Chairman and World President, 

CEO, InterOne Resonance, UAE

Srinivasan Swamy

Senior Vice President, 

President RK SWAMY BBDO Pvt Ltd, India

Diane Slade 

General Secretary,

Head of Advertising Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

Venanzio Camarra


Managing Partner and Chief Consultant of Studio Aldabra, Italy

Carla Michelotti

Vice President Corporate Members and Government Affairs, 

President, Carla Michelotti LLC, USA

Kaushik Roy

Vice President Area Director Asia Pacific,

President - Brand Strategy & Marketing Communication, Reliance Industries Ltd, India

Tom Brookbanks

Vice President Area Director USA/Canada,

Senior Vice President, Starcom Mediavest, USA

Kyra Roest

Vice President Are Director Europe

Business & People connector, /UM'GE:BUN/, Netherlands

Saad El Zein

Vice President Area Director Middle East Africa

Saad El Zein Company, UAE

Michael Lee

Managing Director IAA, USA

The IAA plans to announce its Global VP' later this week.

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