The India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) has elected Megha Tata, managing director – South Asia, Discovery Communications India as its president for the second term.
The body’s AGM was held in Mumbai and announced the rest its office bearers for the year 2021-22.
It includes Pradeep Dwivedi, group CEO and executive director, Eros International Media as vice president; Nandini Dias, chief executive officer, Lodestar UM as secretary and Abhishek Karnani, director - The Free Press Journal as treasurer.
Punit Goenka, managing director and CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises, will continue to oversee the new team as immediate past president.
The members elected to the managing committee are Jaideep Gandhi, founder, Another
Idea; Anant Goenka, executive director, The Indian Express; Avinash Pandey, CEO, ABP Network; Janak Sarda, managing director, Deshdoot Media Group and Prasanth Kumar, CEO - South Asia, GroupM.
The co-opted members are Rana Barua, CEO, Havas Group India; Ashish Bhasin, CEO,
Apac and chairman India, Dentsu Aegis Network; Rajiv Kental, president – marketing, Amar
Ujala Publications; Rani Reddy, director, Indira Television and Srinivasan K Swamy, chairman, R K Swamy Hansa, IAA president council and immediate past chairman and world president, IAA Global.
Tata said, “It is an honour and a privilege to be leading the India Chapter of IAA for the second term. Along with the wonderful Mancom I hope to continue to strengthen the India chapter and help build a strong ecosystem for the common good of the industry. Inspite of a challenging year we did many successful events and am sure the coming year will be even bigger and better!”
The members invited to the managing committee will be announced shortly.