Anil Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, FCB Ulka Advertising, and President, DraftFCB, Asia Pacific and Africa, has been elected as the new Chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for the year 2007-2008. He succeeds Hindustan Times’ Shobhana Bhartia. Kapoor has been a member of the Council of Management of ABC since 1995 and was Deputy Chairman for the year 2006-2007. Kapoor is also the past President of the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), Mumbai.
CH Kiron of Ushodaya Enterprises is Deputy Chairman. Other members on the ABC’s Council of Management for the year 2007-2008 in the advertising agencies representatives are Prem Mehta of Lintas India, who is also Honarary Secretary; Sam Balsara of Madison Communications, who is also the Honorary Treasurer; and Shashidhar Sinha of Universal McCann Erickson (India) Pvt. Ltd.
The representatives from the advertisers’ fraternity are Subroto Chattopadhyay of RPG Enterprises, Romit Chaterji of Tata Services and Paulomi Dhawan of Raymond. The representatives from publishers’ side are CH Kiron of Ushodaya Enterprises; Vijay Darda of Lokmat Newspapers; Ravi Dhariwal of Bennett, Coleman & Co; T Venkattram Reddy of Deccan Chronicle Holdings; Shailesh Gupta of Jagran Prakashan; Amitabha Datta of ABP; Manoj Kumar Sonthalia of Express Publications (Madurai), and M Venkatesh of HT Media Ltd.