The Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA) has announced the election of Srinivasan K Swamy, representing the Advertising Council of India (ACI), as vice chairman of its executive committee. The posting, effective 2015, is for a tenure of four years.
Raymond So, from the Taipei Association of Advertising Agencies, was elected chairman on the sidelines of Ad Asia 2015 in Taipei. He has since constituted the executive committee along with the vice chairman.
Ramesh Narayan, also representing ACI, has been elected chief strategy officer.
Joining him on the executive committee are Lee Soon Dong (Korea Federation of Advertising Associations) as chief revenue officer; Bharat Avalani (Malaysian Advertisers Association) as knowledge officer; and Harris Thajeb (Komisi Periklanan Indonesia) as CMO.
Swamy said, “It is an honour to be elected the vice chairman of AFAA. Our goal will be to take the excellent work done by AFAA members to new heights across Asia. I look forward to greater cooperation and participation from all member countries."
He reiterated AFAA'S involvement in the IAA Olive Crown awards in India and said this was an example of how industry associations could jointly work on issues of common interest. He also lauded the role of the ACI in actively supporting AFAA 's FastTrack programme that helps young professionals.
The biennial AFAA AdAsia will be hosted in Bali, in November 2017.