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Pratap Bose elected as president of Adclub

Pratap Bose, COO, DDB Mudra Group, has been elected President of Adclub post the AGM held on the afternoon of 11th September 2013. He has replaced Shashi Sinha, CEO, Lodestar UM who continues to be Immediate Past President for a period of two years.

Sinha’s tenure as President of Adclub began in 2011 when he took charge from Bhaskar Das, who is now with the Essel Group.

The new members include a mix of all stalwarts from media, marketing and digital space. Office Bearers include Ajay Kakar of Aditya Birla Group as Vice President; Raj Nayak (Colors) is Secretary; Ajay Chandwani (Percept) is Jt. Secretary and Umesh Shrikhande (Taproot India) is Treasurer of the committee.

Managing Committee Members include: Bhaskar Das of Essel Group, Harit Nagpal of Tata Sky, Josy Paul of BBDO India, Kunal Jeswani of OgilvyOne, Punitha Arumugam of Google India, Ravi Rao of Mindshare and Rohit Ohri of Dentsu India Group. The co-opted members include Sunil Lulla from Times Television Network and Prashanth MohanaChandran from AgencyDigi.

Making the Adclub more vibrant, credible and participative is high on the list of the newly elected committee.
Speaking at the occasion, Bose said, “Perception-wise, the Adclub has always been seen as purveyor of ad shows. I want to break this perception; we are a non-profit organisation that recognises the best in the industry and yes, we have our flagship events. The focus for me is giving back to the communication industry as a whole, and making Adclub a much more inclusive part of the community. My top priority will be to make the CEP (Continuing Education Programme) in Adclub active once again.”

On an end note he added, “I am really happy the existing committee members have reposed their faith in me. Shashi has done a terrific job, with the support of all the senior members. It is never about an individual, but the collective power and strength that all of us bring to the table is what makes us a powerful team.”    

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