Ramesh Narayan to continue as chair of Goafest Awards Governing Council

14 Nov,2016

The Advertising Club and Advertising Agencies Association of India have announced the Awards Governing Council for the Abbys at Goafest 2017.

Ad veteran Ramesh Narayan, founder of Canco Advertising Pvt. Ltd, has been once again appointed Chairman of the AGC. The other members elected to the Council are:


  • Nakul Chopra, CEO – South Asia, Publicis Communications India & President, Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAA’s of I)
  • Ajay Chandwani, Director, Percept Ltd
  • Ajay Kakkar, Chief Marketing Officer- Financial Services, Aditya Birla Group.
  • Ashish Bhasin, Chairman Goafest 2017 and ‎Chairman & CEO South Asia Dentsu Aegis Network
  • CVL Srinivas, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, GroupM
  • M G Parameswaran, Founder at Brand-Building.com
  • Nagesh Alai, Founder, Independent Business Advisory and Chairman of C4A
  • Partha Sinha, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, McCann Worldgroup
  • Pradeep Dwivedi, CEO Sakal Group
  • Shashi Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, IPG Mediabrands

Said Raj Nayak, President of The Advertising Club: “We are pleased to announce that Ramesh Narayan will be the Chairman of the Awards Governing Council of the Abbys for the upcoming 2017 edition of Goafest.  Under his leadership, Goafest 2016 emerged as a huge success with increase in participation and highest standards of ethics and governance. We are sure that with once again taking on the reigns of the awards, he will take this key industry event that is the gold standard in advertising awards, to greater heights”

Welcoming the announcement Nakul Chopra – President, Advertising Agencies Association of India (3As of I) said “It is great to once again have Ramesh in the driver’s seat of the governing council.  His experience of leading multiple industry bodies and awards gives him great perspective and foresight to be able to drive excellence, in the judging and execution of this year’s awards”

Said Ramesh Narayan on being appointed as Chairman of the Awards Governing Council: “The Abbys are the Oscars of Indian advertising. The Awards Governing Council has a wealth of experience and expertise and I feel privileged to lead such an august panel. It will be our endeavour to engage actively with all constituents and ensure that creativity is properly judged and celebrated.”


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