In a recent announcement, the Advertising Club has unanimously elected Vikram Sakhuja, group chief executive officer, Media and OOH, Madison Communications as president. Previously, Raj Nayak, chief operating officer, Viacom18 held the position as president for two years.
Speaking about his experience at the club, Nayak, says in a press release, "Leading an apex industry body like the advertising club towards new echelons of growth has been an enriching experience. The Indian advertising industry has witnessed tremendous growth and has been at the forefront of curating some iconic behavioural change campaigns. I would also want to thank all the Advertising Club's managing committee members who have supported me in my journey and helped bring alive the vision of showcasing the Indian Advertising Industry as a global game changer. It is important for us to continue showcasing our work and ensure that we are well excellently represented in the global advertising and media landscape."
Speaking about Sakhuja's appointment as president, he further added, "Vikram brings with him tremendous understanding of the industry and global media trends. I would want to congratulate him on his new role. His affable and dynamic persona is sure to add to the spirit of the Advertising Club and all its initiatives. I am sure that under his aegis, The Advertising Club will scale new highs."
Commenting on his appointment, Sakhuja, says in a press release, "I am both happy and honoured to be nominated as President by the prestigious Advertising Club. My endeavour is to work towards building further scale to the great work done by Raj, by adding onto and developing our existing marquee leadership forums into formidable and relevant global platforms. The Advertising Club will continue to deliver on its intent of becoming a networking platform and a great ideas exchange forum for advertising and media industry practitioners."
The appointment was followed by the announcement of this year's managing committee that includes leaders from across the media and advertising industry like: