The Ad Club and AAAI reveal The Awards Governing Council for Goafest 2016

MUMBAI: The Advertising Club and Advertising Agencies Association of India has announced Canco Advertising founder Ramesh Narayan  as the  chairman of the Awards Governing Council for Goafest 2016.


Announcing the appointment, The Advertising Club president Raj Nayak said, “We are pleased to announce that Ramesh Narayan will be the Chairman of the Awards Governing Council of the Goafest. He brings his unique experience as one of the very few people who has been President of the Advertising Club and the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) to this post. He has also been Chairman of the Abby Awards Committee twice, and was the first Indian to judge the Effie Awards finals in New York. Ramesh is the only person to have been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by the AAAI and been inducted into the International Advertising Association's Hall of Fame.” 


Goafest Organizing Committee chairman Nakul Chopra commented on the appointment saying, “I’ve known Ramesh as a visionary leader who embraces change and is open to new ideas. I’m sure his appointment means an interesting phase for the Council is on the anvil.”


Narayan too added, “I’m humbled by this appointment. It fills me with immense happiness to be part of such an esteemed panel. There’s a lot to learn and grow, and I’m sure I’ll be able to add value to the Council. I look forward to reaching out to all stakeholders and getting their suggestions on how to make this the gold standard for awards.”


The other members elected to the Council are:


Chairman (CEO, Publicis South Asia & Vice President) of Goafest Organizing Committee -- Nakul Chopra

President Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAA’s of I) & Advisor, FCB Ulka Advertising-  Ambi M G Parameshwaran

Chairman and CEO at Dentsu Aegis Network -  Ashish Bhasin

President, Sony Pictures Networks -Rohit Gupta

CEO at Group M, South Asia - CVL Srinivas

CEO at Mediabrands -  Shashi Sinha

CEO at Percept H Pvt. Ltd. - Ajay Chandwani

National Head, Sales, English Cluster at Viacom18 - Namrata Tata

Chief Executive Officer at Contract Advertising - Rana Barua

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