While Goenka was elected as president, Shashi Sinha from Media Brands India was elected vice president.
Punit Goenka, managing director and CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) has been elected president of India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) at its AGM held on September 24, 2018 in Mumbai.
Shashi Sinha, CEO, IPG Media Brands India was elected vice president. Other office bearers includes Pradeep Dwivedi, CEO, Sakal Media Group - Hon. Secretary; Jaideep Gandhi, founder , Another Idea - Hon. Treasurer and Ramesh Narayan, immediate past president.
The Members of the managing committee include Megha Tata, COO BTVI; Janak Sarda, director, Deshdhoot Group; MV Shreyams Kumar, JMD Mathrubhumi Group; I Venkat. Director, Eenadu and Abhishek Karnani, director Free Press Journal. The list of members co-opted and invited to the managing committee will be shortly announced.
Punit Goenka has just relinquished office after a much-acclaimed term as President of the IBF.
Speaking on his new role as the president of IAA, Goenka says, “It is an honour for me to take over the mantle of leading the India Chapter of IAA. I am humbled by the faith and trust that my friends and colleagues from the Industry have bestowed on me. It will be my sincere endeavour to work towards strengthening the India Chapter of this association, taking up initiatives that address key industry concerns and are aimed at enhancing the ecosystem.”
Outgoing president Ramesh Narayan says, "I am delighted that Punit Goenka is taking over as President IAA. His leadership skills and the respect he commands in our industry will undoubtedly take the IAA India Chapter to greater heights. Shashi Sinha is a doyen of the advertising industry and a known performer in industry Associations. The combination is unbeatable.”
Srinivasan Swamy, President Elect IAA Global and Chairman, RK Swamy BBDO said "Punit Goenka is wonderful leader to have in the year when India will host the 44th IAA World Congress in Kochi in February 2019. I am very happy that such a distinguished person has taken over the responsibility of leading IAA. It augurs well for the India Chapter.”