M G Parameswaran, executive director and CEO, Mumbai, Draftfcb Ulka Advertising, has been re-elected as vice-president of the association.
Meanwhile, immediate past president Nagesh Alai, chairman, Interface Communications will be the ex-officio member of the new AAAI Executive Committee.
The other elected members of the Executive Committee for the ensuing year are Ganesh Baliga, head, Fifth Estate Communications; Ashish Bhasin, chairman, India and CEO, Southeast Asia, Aegis Group; Nakul Chopra, CEO, South Asia, Publicis Communications; Kunal Lalani, chairman, Crayons Advertising; Pranav Premnarayen, partner, Prem Associates Advertising and Marketing; Srinivasan K Swamy, chairman and MD, R K Swamy BBDO; Sam Balsara, chairman and MD, Madison World; and Rohit Ohri, executive chairman, Dentsu India Group.
For the record, the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) is the official, national organisation of advertising agencies, formed to promote industry interests so that they continue to make an essential and ever-increasing contribution to the nation.
The AAAI today is representative of the industry, with a very large number of small, medium and large-sized agencies as its members, who together account for almost 80 per cent of the advertising business placed in the country.
Arvind Sharma is also chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).