Ashish Bhasin of Dentsu Aegis Network elected as President of AAAI

Anupriya Acharya, CEO, Publicis Media India was elected Vice-President of the Association

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Jul 27, 2018 8:56 AM Updated: Jul 27, 2018 8:56 AM

The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) elected Ashish Bhasin, Chairman & CEO South Asia, Dentsu Aegis Network Media India Pvt Ltd as the President for the year 2018-2019 at its annual general body meeting held on Thursday.

Anupriya Acharya, CEO, Publicis Media India, was elected Vice-President of the Association. Other members of the executive committee are C V L Srinivas, Group M Media India Pvt Ltd; Kalyan Sarkar, Standard Publicity Pvt Ltd; Kunal Lalani, Crayons Advertising Ltd; and Pranav Premnarayen, Prem Associates Advertising & Marketing. Immediate Past President, Nakul Chopra will be the ex-officio member of the new AAAI Executive Committee.

Commenting on the occasion, Bhasin said, “It is an honour and privilege for me to be elected as the President of AAAI, a position that has been occupied in the past by some of the biggest stalwarts of our industry. I will be my endeavour to promote the interests of the advertising industry to the best of my abilities and make AAAI a stronger Association. We will also endeavour to ensure that the Association continues to successfully represent the interest of Advertising Agencies in this era of rapidly changing times. I take this opportunity to thank Nakul Chopra, from whom I have learnt a lot. He maintained such high standards as President that it will be a tough act to follow.”

Outgoing President, Chopra said, “I have been privileged to lead AAAI for two years - my sincere thanks to all my fellow members for their support. Hearty congratulations to Ashish on his election as President. He is not only a key influencer in our industry but also an AAAI veteran. I am sure that AAAI will only grow from strength to strength under his tutelage.”

The Association is the apex national organisation of advertising agencies, formed in 1945, to promote their industry interests so that they continue to make an essential and ever-increasing contribution to the nation. The AAAI is representative of a large number of small, medium and large-sized agencies as its members, who together account for almost 80 per cent of the advertising business placed in the country.

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