Prasanth Kumar re-elected president of AAAI

Prasanth Kumar re-elected president of AAAI

Havas Worldwide India CEO Rana Barua was elected vice-president of the association.

Prasanth Kumar

Mumbai: Group M Media (India) Pvt Ltd South Asia Prasanth Kumar, was re-elected as President of the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) for the year 2023-24 at the Annual General Meeting  of AAAI held on 1 December.  

Havas Worldwide India CEO Rana Barua was unanimously elected vice-president of the association.

Other elected members of the Board in alphabetical order are:

Sam Balsara (Madison Communications Pvt Ltd) 
Tanya Goyal (Everest Brand Solutions Pvt Ltd) 
Vishandas Hardasani (Matrix Publicities and Media India Pvt Ltd) 
Mohit Joshi (Havas Media India Pvt Ltd) 
Kunal Lalani (Crayons Advertising Ltd) 
Chandramouli Muthu (Maitri Advertising Works Pvt Ltd) 
Sridhar Ramasubramanian (Beehive Communications Pvt Ltd) 
Vikram Sakhuja (Platinum Advertising Pvt Ltd) 
K Srinivas (Sloka Advertising Pvt Ltd)

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

On this occasion, 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 organization towards new horizons of innovation  and impact."

On his appointment as vice president, 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."