The newly elected Executive Council of the Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA) met on September 23, 2015. Saugata Gupta, Managing Director & CEO , Marico Limited, was elected Chairman of the ISA. He is elected for second consecutive year as Chairman. Gupta has been lending his support to the ISA for a long time as his colleagues from senior levels in Marketing and Media have been active in different committees of the ISA. An MBA from IIM Bangalore, Gupta has rich FMCG experience of over two decades having worked through ascending career rung in Cadbury (India & UK), ICICI Prudential & Marico. Currently Managing Director of Marico Limited, Gupta believes in an empowering work culture that would create ownership and make a difference in to the entire business ecosystem. On his election again as Chairman of ISA, Gupta said “Our focus would be to further strengthen the industry partnership that we have built and in particular to extend all necessary support to ensure that BARC’s data would represent viewers across the country and deliver the desired benefit to the advertisers and other stake holders. I am looking forward to the exciting times ahead for Advertisers, industry partners and fraternity associations to work as a stronger team to harness overall growth of advertising towards robust business and thereby contributing to the Indian economy." The ISA is the only national body giving a voice to advertisers over the last 60 years. It has advertiser members from across industries who contribute to over two-thirds of the country’s national non-governmental ad spends. The, ISA which is a founder member of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) and one of the founders of ASCI, continues to partner with other industry bodies that connect to the advertisers such as initiating the formation of BARC.
Other members of the Executive Council are:
Atul Agrawal, Vice President – Corporate Affairs, Group Corporate Communications, Tata Services Limited
Abraham Mathew Alapatt, Chief Innovation Officer & Head – Marketing and Service Quality, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd
Narendra Ambwani, Director, Agro Tech Foods Limited
Ajoy H. Chawla, Sr. Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer – Titan, Titan Company Limited
J. C. Chopra, Director, Infogain India Private Limited
Paulomi Dhawan, Strategic Advisor, Raymond Limited
Sonali Dhawan, Marketing Director, Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd.
Rajiv Dube, Director, UltraTech Cement Limited
Chandru Kalro, Managing Director, TTK Prestige Limited
Sunil Kataria, Business Head – India & SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.
Beena Koshy, Vice President & Head – Advtg. & Brand Development, Bajaj Electricals Ltd.
Anisha Motwani, Marketing & Digital Strategist, Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Bharat V. Patel, Independent Director, Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Ltd.
Prashant Richard Peres, Director Marketing Chocolate, India, Mondelez India Foods Limited
Sanjiv Puri, President – FMCG Businesses, ITC Limited
Chandrasekar Radhakrishnan, Head - Communications & eCommerce, Nestle India Limited
Ramakrishnan Ramamurthi, Vice Chairman, Joint MD & Group CEO, Polycab Wires Pvt. Ltd.
Samir Singh, Executive Director – (Personal Care), Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
Brahm Vasudeva, Chairman, Hawkins Cookers Limited