International Advertising Association has announced a few major appointments. Megha Tata has retained the President position for the second term. Some other prominent leaders from the industry have also been appointed.
Megha Tata, Managing Director – South Asia, Discovery Communications India was unanimously elected President of the India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) for the second term at its AGM held on 24th September 2021 in Mumbai.
Pradeep Dwivedi (Group CEO & Executive Director, Eros International Media Ltd) was elected Vice President and the other office-bearers include Nandini Dias (Chief Executive Officer, Lodestar UM) as Hon. Secretary, Abhishek Karnani, Director-The Free Press Journal as Hon. Treasurer. Punit Goenka, Managing Director & CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd will continue to guide the new team as Immediate Past President.
The Members of the Managing Committee elected include Jaideep Gandhi (Founder -Another Idea), Anant Goenka (Executive Director The Indian Express (P) Ltd), Avinash Pandey (CEO, ABP Network), Janak Sarda (Managing Director, Deshdoot Media Group) and Prasanth Kumar (CEO-South Asia GroupM- A WPP Company).
Also read: Publicis Groupe beefs up its media leadership team with two new appointments
The co-opted members are Rana Barua (CEO, Havas Group India), Ashish Bhasin (CEO, APAC, and Chairman India, Dentsu Aegis Network), Rajiv Kental (President – Marketing Amar Ujala Publications Ltd), Rani Reddy (Director, Indira Television Ltd) & Srinivasan K Swamy (Chairman R K SWAMY Hansa & IAA Presidents’ Council and Immediate Past Chairman & World President, IAA Global)
The members invited to the Managing Committee will be shortly announced
Speaking on her second term as the President of IAA, Tata said, “It is an honor and a privilege to be leading the India Chapter of IAA for the second term. Along with the wonderful Mancom I hope to continue to strengthen the India chapter and help build a strong ecosystem for the common good of the industry. In spite of a challenging year, we did many successful events, and am sure the coming year will be even bigger and better!”