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:
Chairman and World President,
GMP Group, Romania
Immediate Past Chairman and World President,
CEO, InterOne Resonance, UAE
Senior Vice President,
President RK SWAMY BBDO Pvt Ltd, India
Head of Advertising Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
Managing Partner and Chief Consultant of Studio Aldabra, Italy
Vice President Corporate Members and Government Affairs,
President, Carla Michelotti LLC, USA
Vice President Area Director Asia Pacific,
President - Brand Strategy & Marketing Communication, Reliance Industries Ltd, India
Vice President Area Director USA/Canada,
Senior Vice President, Starcom Mediavest, USA
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
Managing Director IAA, USA
The IAA plans to announce its Global VP' later this week.