Raj Nayak, CEO, NDTV Media has been elected as the new president of the India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) for the year 2008-09. Nayak was the vice president of IAA before.
The new managing committee includes Kaushik Roy as vice president, Lynn de Souza as hon. Secretary, Jaydeep Gandhi as hon.treasurer, M. G. Parmeshwaran, Mahesh Chauhan and Sam Balsara as members, Ramesh Narayan as co – opted member, Pheroza Bilimoria and Goutam Rakshit as special invitees and Pradeep Guha as ex officio.
Nayak said, “My top priority is to rope in the bright youngsters we have in our industry across creative, media agencies and amongst advertisers. To this end I propose to soon launch an India Chapter of Young Professionals of IAA. Unlike the parent body where membership is by invitation only, the membership to the Young Professional IAA Club would be open to relevant aspirants, students, young professionals below the age of 35.”
“I also plan to work closely with other industry bodies like the AAA’s of I, The Advertising Clubs- Mumbai, ASCI, ISA, INS, IBF and other industry bodies to identify the unique and distinct role that it can play in the advertising and marketing fraternity. Most of it will be in the area of global practices. Also on the agenda for the year is a study tour to Japan, a two-day regional summit on the lines of Ad Asia with stellar content, training workshops and a series of social networking events exclusively for IAA members and their guests,” he added.