NDTV Media CEO Raj Nayak has been re-elected, for a second term as the president of the India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) at its Annual General Meeting on September 16, 2009.
The new managing committee includes Reliance Industries Ltd president – brand strategy & marketing communication Kaushik Roy as VP; Lintas Media chairperson and CEO Lynn de Souza as Honorary Secretary; Jaya Advertising director Jaydeep Gandhi as Honorary Treasurer.
The other members of the managing committee are Madison Communications chairman and MD Sam Balsara, Canco Advertising founder Ramesh Narayan, Draftfcb + Ulka executive director and CEO Mumbai MG Parmeshwaran, RK SWAMY BBDO chairman and MD Srinivasan; Star News VP and head of revenue India Avinash Pandey; and as special invitee, Business India MD Pheroza Bilimoria.
Immediate past President Pradeep Guha continues as an ex-officio member of the committee.
IAA is a global network of over 4,000 members through 56 Chapters in 76 countries which champions marketing communications as a force for growth in all free market societies. It believes that advertising revenues ensure an independent, pluralistic, affordable media with competing channels of information for consumers, which are the foundation of democracy itself.
The highlight of the AGM was the presence of a founder member, Roger CB Pereira.
The India Chapter was incorporated in July 1991 to constitute a local Chapter of the global body. The India Chapter has a membership of 169 professionals representing marketing, advertising and the media. The India Chapter also has Young Professional membership for the Next Gen.