My Life in Advertising
The International Advertising Association (IAA) elected its team for the coming two years during its annual Board of Directors meeting.
Felix Tataru has been elected IAA Chairman and World President. "Felix Tătaru at 42 is the youngest IAA Chairman in our history" commented Michael Lee, IAA Managing Director. "We have an ambitious agenda for the next two years and our exciting mission continues today."
Current industry issues for the IAA include the continued importance of best practices and integrity; the defense of unwarranted bans and interference with brands and advertising and the development of talent within the industry. Board of Directors confirmed the following IAA Officers for 2016-2018: Chairman and World President, GMP Group, Romania
Faris Abouhamad Immediate Past Chairman and World President, CEO, Interone Resonance, UAE July/august 2016 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 Treasurer, 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 Area 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.