Ashish Bhasin, president of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) has handed over charge of AAAI to Anupriya Acharya, Publicis Groupe’s chief executive officer, South Asia, who was elected as the president for the year 2020-21 at its Annual General Body Meeting held in Mumbai today.
AAAI is the apex national organisation of advertising agencies, formed in 1945.
Prasanth Kumar, CEO, South Asia, GroupM was unanimously elected vice-president of the Association. Bhasin will be the ex-officio member of the AAAI executive committee for 2020-21 as its immediate past president.
Other elected members of the executive committee are Anand Bhadkamkar from Dentsu Aegis Network Marketing; Kunal Lalani, Crayons Advertising; Mohit Joshi, Havas Media India; Pranav Premnarayen, Prem Associates Advertising & Marketing; Rana Barua, Havas Worldwide India; Vivek Srivastava, Innocean Worldwide Communications.
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“Many top advertising professionals have contributed very selflessly and relentlessly to the AAAI, both with and without executive positions. And that is what inspires me immensely as I take on this position. Many thanks to Ashish Bhasin for his leadership in the last two years as president – he has made great progress in making the association more inclusive, diverse and future-ready. Also thanks to all the executive committee members and the secretariat for all the learning they have given me in the past many years,” Acharya said.
“I have had the privilege to lead AAAI for two years as its president, I wish to thank all my fellow executive committee members for their wholehearted cooperation and valuable support. I would also like to congratulate Anupriya Acharya on her election as president. I’m sure she will play a stellar role in taking forward the Association and its work. I wish her the very best for this role,” Bhasin said.
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