Ad Club Bangalore selects new Managing Committee; Laeeq Ali elected President
Sneha Walke-VP, Special Projects and South Head, exchange4Media, selected as Managing Committee member
The Advertising Club Bangalore has announced its new Managing Committee and Office Bearers. Laeeq Ali, Co-Founder & Director, Origami Creative and Bloombox Brand Engineers, has been elected President. Malavika Harita- CEO, Brand Circle Communications, has been elected Treasurer.
The President post was earlier held by R T Kumar, Managing Director of Oysters Advertising. Laeeq Ali is the Immediate past chairperson of CII - Young Indians Bengaluru, and also leads the startup connect programme at CII.
The Managing Committee has Sanchayeeta Verma – Sr Vice President, Wavemaker; Nigel Mathew – Executive Director, Disha Communications; Sundar Kondur – Sr Vice President - Response, Bennett Coleman and Co Ltd. (Times Group); Radhika Ramani – Managing Partner, Motivator South, Bangalore; Mathew Joseph – Director Marketing, Duroflex Mattresses; Suresh Krishna – Zonal Business Head, Karnataka, The Hindu Group; Kishan Kumar M S – Vice President, Wavemaker; Sneha Walke – V P Special Projects and Head South, exchange4Media; Tina Garg, Founder and CEO, Pink Lemonade; Sonia Serrao – Global Media Lead & Head, Market Procurement, South Asia, TGBL; Arunava Seal, Managing Director, Bleu Pvt Ltd; and Navin Nair- PR professional.
Standing from L-R: Kiran M, Suresh Krishna, Navin Nair, Nigel Mathew, Tina Garg, Arvind Kumar, RT Kumar, Arunava Seal , Sundar Kondur
Sitting from L-R: Malavika Harita, Sonia Serrao, Laeeq Ali, Sanchayeeta Verma, Sneha Walke
Speaking to exchange4media, Kumar said, “Advertising itself is not what it used to be. How can you expect the Advertising Club to be what it used to be? We need to restructure the club, redefine the objectives and redesign the activities. The new committee I am sure is geared to do this.”
Speaking to exchange4media on his new role, Ali said, “I am excited to have been appointed as the President of The Ad Club Bangalore. There is a need for bodies like TACB to play a very relevant role, especially in this age of hyper change. So, the plan is to change some aspects which include a relook at the purpose, definition, engagement with the fraternity at large and address the various challenges through right interventions, thereby increasing relevance.”
“Collaboration, internally as well as externally, and an open mind are going to be key drivers for our success. So, the plan is also to make the body much more inclusive than before and we are inviting everyone to engage with us, for their benefit as well as the industry at large,” added Ali.
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