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Prasanth Kumar re-elected President of AAAI

Rana Barua has been appointed as Vice-President of the association.

Prasanth Kumar, the CEO of Group M Media in South Asia (India) has been re-elected as the president of the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) for the term of 2023-24. This decision was made during the Annual General Meeting of AAAI on December 1.

Rana Barua, group CEO, Havas India was unanimously elected vice-president of the Association.

Other elected members of the Board in alphabetical order are:

  • Sam Balsara (Madison Communications)

  • Tanya Goyal (Everest Brand Solutions)

  • Vishandas Hardasani (Matrix Publicities and Media India)

  • Mohit Joshi (Havas Media India)

  • Kunal Lalani (Crayons Advertising)

  • Chandramouli Muthu (Maitri Advertising Works)

  • Sridhar Ramasubramanian (Beehive Communication)

  • Vikram Sakhuja (Platinum Advertising )

  • K Srinivas (Sloka Advertising)

Anupriya Acharya, chief executive Publicis Group South Asia will be the ex-officio member of the AAAI Board for 2023-24 as AAAI’s immediate past president.

On this occasion, Prasanth Kumar said - "I am deeply grateful to the members of the AAAI for re-electing me as President, a role I accept with great honor and responsibility. Our collective vision is to strengthen an inclusive environment, actively engaging with all stakeholders to shape a dynamic and future-ready organization. Our commitment is steadfast in strengthening unwavering support for every member, recognizing that while we have achieved few milestones together, there is still a considerable journey ahead. This prospect excites us; it fuels our motivation. When we collaborate and exert our combined efforts, we not only enhance each year for everyone involved but also solidify our resolve to be architects of change within our industry. We stand dedicated to not just witnessing but actively creating a transformative era, steering our organisation towards new horizons of innovation and impact."

On his appointment as vice president, AAAI Rana Barua said, "I am passionate about policymaking that leads to impactful and positive changes to the advertising industry, that benefit all the stakeholders, including, media, consumers, and advertising agencies. I believe in the potential of advertising to foster economic development and enhance meaningful social changes. I look forward to collaborating with the AAAI members to bring these shared goals to life."

The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) is a not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed trade association of advertising agencies, formed in 1945, to promote their industry interests so that they continue to make an essential and ever-increasing contribution to the nation.

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