Ramesh Narayan has been unanimously elected as the President of the India Chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) at its Annual General Meeting held on Thursday in Mumbai.
The office bearers would be Megha Tata (COO BTVi), Vice President, Pradeep Dwivedi, (CEO, Sakal Media Group), Hon. Secretary, Jaideep Gandhi (Founder, Another Idea), Hon. Treasurer and Neeraj Roy (Founder & CEO, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment), Immediate Past President.
The Members of the Managing Committee include Tarun Rai (CEO, JWT), CVL Srinivas (CEO-South Asia, GroupM), Ashish Bhasin (Chairman & CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network), Srinivasan Swamy (Chairman, RK Swamy BBDO), M K Anand (CEO, Times Now Network), Pradeep Guha (CEO, 9XMedia), Kaushik Roy (President-Brand Marketing, Reliance Industries Ltd), Sam Balsara (Chairman & MD, Madison Communications), Anupriya Acharya (CEO, Publicis Media-India), M V Shreyams Kumar (MD, Mathrubhumi Group), Anant Goenka (Executive Director, The Indian Express), Abhishek Karnani (Director, Free Press Journal), Girish Agarwal (Director Dainik Bhaskar Group), Janak Sarda (Jt.MD Deshdhoot), Salil Kapoor (MD, HOOQ Digital India Pvt. Ltd.) Atit Mehta (VP & Head Media, Sequoia Capital India Advisors), Anand Sankeshwar (MD, VRL Media Ltd.), Bhaskar Das (Zee Media), I Venkat (Director EENADU), Ashok Venkatramani, Umang Bedi (MD, Facebook India), Sunita Bangard (President -Marketing, Idea Cellular) and Rajiv Kental (President Marketing, Amar Ujala Publications).
Ramesh Narayan, who founded Canco Advertising, was inducted into the IAA Hall of Fame in 2014 and was also conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) in 2014. In 2015 he was named Global Champion by the IAA at the inaugural Inspire Awards in London. Narayan has been President of The Advertising Club, the Advertising Agencies Association of India, and Director of the Audit Bureau of Circulation. Narayan is also currently President of the Rotary Club of Bombay.