IAA India unveils power-packed mancom

06 Oct,2020

By A Correspondent


The India chapter of the International Advertising Association has announced the names of co-opted members and invited to the Managing Committee of the India Chapter of IAA for the financial year 2020-21. These were done by newly elected President, Megha Tata, Managing Director – South Asia, Discovery Communications India.


Said Tata: “I am delighted to bring together such a wonderful mix of youthful enthusiasm, experience, and diversity in gender, geography and industry-wide representation”


The Mancom members are:

:: Rana Barua (Chief Executive Officer, 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 & Managing Director, R K SWAMY BBDO Pvt. Ltd.)

:: Sam Balsara (Chairman & Managing Director, Madison Communications Pvt. Ltd.)

:: Umang Bedi (Co-Founder, Dailyhunt)

:: Dr Bhaskar Das (Group President, Republic TV)

:: Partho Dasgupta (President, The Advertising Club, Mumbai)

:: Pradeep Guha (Managing Director, 9x Media Pvt. Ltd.)

:: Nina Elavia Jaipuria (Head – Hindi and Kids TV Network, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd.)

:: Alok Jalan (Managing Director, Laqshya Media Group)

:: Salil Kappoor (Business Unit Head-Appliances, Orient Electric Ltd)

:: Tarun Katial (CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL)

:: Anbuchezhiyan K (Independent Communication Consultant, Past President- The Advertsing Club, Madras)

:: V. Shreyams Kumar (Managing Director, Mathrubhumi PTG & PBG Co. Ltd.)

:: Sunil Lulla (Chief Executive Officer, BARC India)

:: Ramesh Narayan (Founder , Canco Advertising Pvt. Ltd.)

:: Sangeeta Pendurkar (Chief Executive Officer , Pantaloons (Aditya Birla Group)

:: Kallie Purie (Vice Chairperson, India Today Group)

:: Neeraj Roy (Managing Director & CEO, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd)

:: I Venkat (Director, EENADU)

:: Ashok Venkatramani(Founder -Intelligent Insights Pvt Ltd -a business intelligence tech platform )


Other than Tata, ​at the AGM held on September 28, 2020, the following officebearers were elected:

:: Pradeep Dwivedi (CEO- Eros India of Eros STX Global Corporation) elected Vice President,

:: Jaideep Gandhi (Founder -Another Idea) as Hon. Secretary,

:: Abhishek Karnani (Director-The Free Press Journal) as Hon. Treasurer


Punit Goenka (Managing Director & CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd) will continue as a member of the Managing Committee as the Immediate Past President. ​


The other elected members of the Managing Committee were:

:: Anant Goenka (Executive Director, The Indian Express (P) Ltd),

:: Avinash Pandey (CEO, ABP News Network Pvt. Ltd.),

:: Janak Sarda (Managing Director, Deshdoot Media Group),

:: Nandini Dias (Chief Executive Officer, Lodestar UM),

:: Prasanth Kumar (CEO-South Asia GroupM- A WPP Company).


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