MUMBAI: The Advertising Club Bombay has decided to rename itself as The Advertising Club. The decision to change the name was ratified at the club‘s annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday to provide it a national character.
The club also announced the members of its management committee.
Lodestar UM CEO Shashi Sinha will continue to be the president of the club, while Aditya Birla Group - Financial Services CMO Ajay Kakkar has been appointed as the vice president. Kakkar replaces Time TV Network MD & CEO Sunil Lulla.
DDB Mudra Group COO Pratap Bose has been assigned the role of secretary whereas Sujoy Ghosh will take over as joint secretary.
Ogilvy India‘s Madhukar Sabnavis is named as the treasurer of The Advertising Club.
Commenting on why the club has undergone a name change, Sinha said, "We have changed the name with the intension of giving the ad club a national footprint."
Ajay Chandwani (Percept) and N Rajaram (Airtel) continue to be a part of the new management committee. The other members include Punitha Arumugam (Director - Agency Business at Google India), Sameer Sathpaty (Marico Consumer Products), Ajay Trigunayat (Times English GECs‘ CEO), Sanjeev Bharghava (JWT India) and Sajan Raj Kurup (Creativeland Asia).