Campaign India Team
Nov 23, 2015

Goafest 2016: Ramesh Narayan named chairman, awards governing council

Other council members announced

Goafest 2016: Ramesh Narayan named chairman, awards governing council
The Advertising Club and Advertising Agencies Association of India have announced the awards governing council for Goafest 2016.
Ad veteran Ramesh Narayan, founder of Canco Advertising, has been appointed chairman. Other members elected to the council are:
  • Nakul Chopra (chairman, Goafest organising committee)
  • MG Parameswaran (president, Advertising Agencies Association of India)
  • Ashish Bhasin 
  • Rohit Gupta
  • CVL Srinivas 
  • Shashi Sinha 
  • Ajay Chandwani
  • Namrata Tata
  • Rana Barua 
  • Pratap Bose
Raj Nayak, president, The Advertising Club, said, “We are pleased to announce that Ramesh Narayan will be the chairman of the awards governing council of the Goafest. He brings his unique experience as one of the very few people who has been president of the Advertising Club and the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) to this post. He has also been chairman of the Abby Awards Committee twice, and was the first Indian to judge the Effie Awards finals in New York. Ramesh is the only person to have been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by the AAAI and been inducted into the International Advertising Association's Hall of Fame.”
Parameswaran said, "Ad Club is a wonderful institution. I am delighted to hear about Ramesh Narayan’s appointment. With his unparalleled understanding of India’s advertising scenario, and his years of valuable experience, Ramesh is sure to bring in a whole new perspective which will definitely drive the council to greater heights of success.”
Chopra added, “I’ve known Ramesh as a visionary leader who embraces change and is open to new ideas. I’m sure his appointment means an interesting phase for the council is on the anvil.”
Narayan said, "I’m humbled by this appointment. It fills me with immense happiness to be part of such an esteemed panel. There’s a lot to learn and grow, and I’m sure I’ll be able to add value to the council. I look forward to reaching out to all stakeholders and getting their suggestions on how to make this the gold standard for awards.” 
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