Neeraj Roy elected as President of IAA India Chapter

He succeeds Srinivasan K Swamy under whose stellar leadership IAA India grew by leaps and bounds

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Published: Sep 28, 2016 7:06 PM  | 3 min read
Neeraj Roy elected as President of IAA India Chapter

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

Managing Committee.

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

Media Group.

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.

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