Sundar Swamy, Kaushik Roy in IAA global leadership team

23 Jun,2016

By A Correspondent


IAA India President Srinivasan (Sundar) Swamy and APAC head (and former President) Kaushik Roy are part of the global body’s leadership for 2016-18. The International Advertising Association (IAA) elected its team for the coming two years during its annual Board of Directors meeting.


“Felix Tătaru at 42 is the youngest IAA Chairman in our history,” commented Michael Lee, IAA Managing Director, adding:  “We have an ambitious agenda for the next two years and our exciting mission continues today”


Said Tataru: “We are very excited to assemble our leadership at such an exciting and challenging time in our industry. The IAA, representing all areas of  marketing communications – advertisers, agencies, media and educators is committed to inspire the industry and society. Everyone in our industry is empowered to contribute in their own way and the IAA looks forward to harnessing the resources and energy of our members around the world”


Among the current industry issues for the IAA include the continued importance of best practices and integrity; the defense of unwarranted bans and interference with brands and advertising and the development of talent within our industry


The following is the list of IAA Officers for 2016-2018:


Felix Tătaru 

Chairman and World President,

GMP Group, Romania


Faris Abouhamad

Immediate Past Chairman and World President,

CEO, InterOne Resonance, UAE


Srinivasan Swamy

Senior Vice President,



Diane Slade 

General Secretary,

Head of Advertising Edith Cowan University,Perth, Western Australia


Venanzio Camarra


Managing Partner and Chief Consultant of Studio Aldabra<, Italy


Carla Michelotti

Vice President Corporate Members and Government Affairs,

President, Carla Michelotti LLC, USA


Kaushik Roy

Vice President Area Director Asia Pacific,

President – Brand Strategy & Marketing Communication, Reliance Industries Ltd, India


Tom Brookbanks

Vice President Area Director USA/Canada,

Senior Vice President, Starcom Mediavest, USA


Kyra Roest

Vice President Are Director Europe

Business & People connector, /UM’GE:BUN/, Netherlands


Saad El Zein

Vice President Area Director Middle East Africa

Saad El Zein Company, UAE


Michael Lee

Managing Director IAA, USA


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