IAA India Chapter: Kaushik Roy elected prez, Lynn is VP

MUMBAI: Reliance Industries Limited president- Brand Strategy and marketing communication Kaushik Roy has been elected unanimously as the new president of the India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IC-IAA) for the year 2010-2011 at its annual general meeting held in Mumbai today.

Roy was serving as the VP of the IAA‘s India Chapter for the last two years.
Lintas Media Group chairman and CEO Lynn de Souza, who was the Honorary Secretary of the India Chapter for the past two years, will hold the position of vice president.

IC-IAA also announced its new managing committee, which include Srinivasan K Swamy as Hon. Secretary, Ramesh Narayan as Hon. Treasurer, Raj Nayak (Ex officio) as immediate past president.

The other members of the committee are: Sam Balsara, Avinash Pandey, Jaideep Gandhi, Bhaskar Das, Kunal Lalani, MG Parmeshwaran and Neeraj Roy.
The special invitees are Pheroza Bilimoria - global Hon secretary and member of the world board and Pradeep Guha - Global VP and area director, Asia Pacific and member of the world board.
After assuming office Roy said, "The IAA India Chapter has had a great run under the leadership of Raj Nayak. Thanks to him, today we have a strong contingent of reputed professionals from across creative, media houses and agencies and advertisers as our members. We are also strengthened by a large number of young members who have joined the IAA Young Professionals‘ group to become a part of this great international institution. Me and my committee’s top priority will be to deliver value to these members. We will work closely with other industry bodies like the AAAI, the Ad Clubs, ASCI, ISA, INS, IBF and other industry bodies to create programmes and events that will benefit the industry as a whole. Our focus will be on knowledge based initiatives and CSR. The other burning need is to make the fraternity embrace the digital wave and towards that the IAA India Chapter has a clear agenda. While undertaking these responsibilities, we hope to bring to the table the best practices from the global IAA network from across 76 countries and over 4000 key decision makers”.

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