IAA Activates Global Leadership for Two Terms

IAA Felix Tataru

The team will represent the International Advertising Association (IAA) from the first term beginning in 2016 and the second ending in 2018.

During its recent Board of Directors meeting, the International Advertising Association (IAA) moved to elect its new leadership for the coming two years. In conjunction with said assembly, the team in place will serve two annual terms which run from 2016 to 2018.

“The IAA, representing all areas of marketing communications—advertisers, agencies, media, and educators—is committed to inspire the industry and society. Everyone here is empowered to contribute in their own way. We look forward to harnessing the resources and energy of our members worldwide,” said Felix Tataru, Chairman and World President of IAA.

At 42, Tataru (pictured) is the youngest chairman to have been elected. Current industry issues for the association include the continued importance of best practices and integrity, the defense of unwarranted bans and interference with brands and the advertising, and the development of talent within our industry.

The IAA has assembled its new leadership team for 2016 - 2018.
The IAA has assembled its new leadership team for 2016 – 2018.

The Board of Directors have confirmed the following officers for the 2016-2018 terms:

Felix Tataru 

Chairman and World President,

GMP Group, Romania


Faris Abouhamad

Immediate Past Chairman and World President,

CEO, InterOne Resonance, UAE


Srinivasan Swamy

Senior Vice President,

President RK SWAMY BBDO Pvt Ltd, India


Diane Slade 

General Secretary,

Head of Advertising Edith Cowan University,Perth, Western Australia


Venanzio Camarra


Managing Partner and Chief Consultant of Studio Aldabra<, Italy


Carla Michelotti

Vice President Corporate Members and Government Affairs,

President, Carla Michelotti LLC, USA


Kaushik Roy

Vice President Area Director Asia Pacific,

President – Brand Strategy & Marketing Communication, Reliance Industries Ltd, India


Tom Brookbanks

Vice President Area Director USA/Canada,

Senior Vice President, Starcom Mediavest, USA


Kyra Roest

Vice President Are Director Europe

Business & People connector, /UM’GE:BUN/, Netherlands


Saad El Zein

Vice President Area Director Middle East Africa

Saad El Zein Company, UAE


Michael Lee

Managing Director IAA, USA


Meanwhile, the IAA plans to announce its Global Vice President later this week.