At the eleventh annual general meeting of the Rural Marketing Association of India (RMAI) held in Delhi in end-April, Sanjay Kaul, CEO of Impact Communications, Delhi, was re-elected as president for the term 2016-'18.
Kaul said, "As I assume this role, I keep in mind that I am backed by a team with exceptional knowledge, expertise and sense of service. I look forward to working with each of them to accomplish our goals and contribute to the overall mission of RMAI.”
Other appointed to key roles were Raj Kr Jha, consultant, Ogilvy Advertising (VP); Anup Kalra, executive director, Ayurvet (secretary); Himanshu Shah, chief mentor, SOI Live Marketing (joint secretary).
The RMAI also launched its West chapter at the AGM. This will be headed by Sanjay Panigrahi, president Rurban and special projects, Pidilite Industries, as vice president.
Kaul added, “RMAI is a unique association with corporate, agencies, govt. and individual marketers as members. While we all have a common interest in the rural opportunity yet challenges are starkly different. RMAI will continue educating members how to leverage this big rural opportunity and also try to address some of the common industry challenges simultaneously.”
Here's the list of the appointments made:
National Executive Team
Puneet Vidyarthi, general manager and head rural business and digital innovations, JCB India
Punit Chadha, general manager, Maruti Suzuki India
Siddhartha Chaturvedi, CEO, Event Crafter
Nikhil Sharma, partner, MART
Aroop Bose, national sales manager, HLL Lifecare
Pawan Bansal, COO, Jagran Solutions
Anirban Chaudhuri, SVP and executive planning director, J Walter Thompson
Sanjay Pragat, managing director, Vision Force
Executive Committee (West)
Biswabaran Chakrabarty, VP (brand and channel management), Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals
Prashant Mandke, VP and head, Anugrah Madison
Mridula Shekhar, head marketing (retail business), Tata Steel Global Wires
Veerendra Jamdade, founder director and CEO, Vritti Solutions
Arvind Sonmale, managing director and CEO, Sustainable Agro Finance
Khurram Askari, director, Insight Outreach