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 Board of Directors have confirmed the following officers for the 2016-2018 terms:
Chairman and World President,
GMP Group, Romania
Immediate Past Chairman and World President,
CEO, InterOne Resonance, UAE
Senior Vice President,
President RK SWAMY BBDO Pvt Ltd, India
Head of Advertising Edith Cowan University,Perth, Western Australia
Managing Partner and Chief Consultant of Studio Aldabra<, Italy
Vice President Corporate Members and Government Affairs,
President, Carla Michelotti LLC, USA
Vice President Area Director Asia Pacific,
President – Brand Strategy & Marketing Communication, Reliance Industries Ltd, India
Vice President Area Director USA/Canada,
Senior Vice President, Starcom Mediavest, USA
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
Managing Director IAA, USA
Meanwhile, the IAA plans to announce its Global Vice President later this week.