afaqs! news bureauPublished: 11 Sep 2019, 2:00 PM
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Partho Dasgupta is the new president of the Ad Club

The Advertising Club - an apex industry body announced today that Partho Dasgupta will be its President. At it's 65th Annual General Meeting today, it also announced who will be elected to its Managing Committee for the current fiscal year (FY 2019-20.)

Dasgupta will head the managing committee. Under his leadership, the newly elected committee is reposed with the responsibility of facilitating learning and development in the category and ensuring that the Indian advertising industry continues to stay aligned with global best practices.

Dasgupta has been working as the CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India, the television ratings auditor body, for the past 6 years. Commenting on his appointment, he said, “It is an honor to be elected as the President of one of the most prestigious advertising clubs in the country, and I am truly humbled by the faith and trust that my industry peers and seniors have bestowed upon me. I look forward to continuing the legacy of the Ad Club and the great done work by Vikram over the last two years”

The vice president of the Ad Club for 2019-2020 is vice chairman and MD of McCann World Group India, Partha Sinha and the secretary is Bhaskar Das - the group president of Republic TV. The Ad Club is the organizer of industry events like – Ad Club Awards, The ABBYs, EFFIEs, EMVIEs and Young Achievers. The advertising club along with the AAA’s of I jointly conducts the biggest advertising festival in the country called the Goa Fest.