The India Chapter of International Advertising Association at the
Annual General Meeting held on September 23, 2016, elected Neeraj Roy, Managing
Director and CEO, Hungama Digital Media as its President.
Speaking about the development Neeraj Roy said, “International Advertising Association in India over the
past few years has played a key role in bringing the media, marketing and advertising
community together and I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to serve as
President. On behalf of our new team and management committee we would like to
thank Srinivasan K Swamy for his stellar leadership over the past few years and we look
forward to serving the ever changing needs of the marketing and advertising fraternity
as India is at the cusp of a digital transformation that will impact all aspects of life.”
Monica Tata, COO – BTVi, who was elected as Vice President, commented, “I am humbled
and honoured to have been given this opportunity and I am looking forward to being part
of the next phase of IAA under the new leadership.”
Pradeep Dwivedi, former CCS&MO of The Dainik Bhaskar Group, elected as the Hon.
Secretary, said, “There has never been a better time for our industry to evolve and
transform itself. I am keenly looking forward to working with industry leaders to sustain
the rich legacy of past IAA initiatives and contribute to new ones.”
Jaideep Gandhi, Chairman - Jaya Advertising Pvt. Ltd. was elected as the Hon. Treasurer.
In addition, Ashok Venkatramani, CEO - MCCS India Pvt Ltd - ABP News, Janak Sarda,
Director - Daily Deshdoot, Abhishek Karnani, Director - Indian National Press (BOM), Shreyams Kumar, Director - Mathrubhumi PTG & PBG Co. Ltd, and Anand
Sankeshwar, Managing Director - VRL Media Ltd have been elected as members of the
Kaushik Roy, former President IAA India and Area Director, IAA Asia Pacific, said, “In the
last four years under the able leadership of Srinivasan Swamy, IAA India Chapter has
witnessed tremendous energy and dynamism. With Neeraj Roy – a luminary in the digital world, as the new President, India is on a good wicket to go stronger in the coming years. One can also expect great momentum and healthy growth in the advertising industry across the Asia Pacific region. With strengthened senior level
representation from India and the Asia Pacific, IAA globally is well poised to support and
nurture the interests of the advertising, marketing and media fraternity. I wish the
newly elected India Chapter Management Committee a very successful term. It will be
my endeavour to forge strong ties in the region and across the world.”
The first Managing Committee meeting conducted immediately after the AGM, coopted
additional members as per IAA Constitution. They were: I Venkat, CEO - EENADU,
Ashish Bhasin, Chairman India & CEO - South East Asia, Director – Posterscope, Aegis
In addition, the following senior professionals were invited to be part of the Committee:
Srinivasan K Swamy, Immediate Past President, IAA and Chairman RK Swamy BBDO,
Kaushik Roy, President - Brand Strategy & Marketing Communication, Reliance
Industries Ltd, Pradeep Guha, Managing Director – 9XMedia Pvt Ltd, Sam Balsara,
Chairman & Managing Director - Madison Communications Pvt Ltd, Ramesh Narayan,
Founder - Canco Advertising Pvt Ltd and Raj Nayak, Chief Executive Officer - Viacom 18
Media Pvt Ltd.
More members are likely to be inducted in a few weeks.
2016-17 marks the 27th year of IAA India and the year is filled with a host of impactful
initiatives from IAA India.