Ramesh Narayan to be conferred with AFAA Special Award
Adding yet another feather to his cap, ad veteran and Canco Advertising Founder Ramesh Narayan will be honoured by The Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA) with the AFAA Special Award at the inaugural session of the AdAsia Congress in Bali, which is scheduled to take place on November 8, 2017.
Raymond So, Chairman, AFAA, commented, “This award is in recognition of his career achievement in India and his role in strengthening the advertising industry there. Ramesh’s contributions continue to inspire and enable others to accomplish, achieve and reach for greater heights. These were the traits of a true leader.”
Srinivasan K Swamy, Vice-Chairman, AFAA, added here, “The Committee was unanimous in their appreciation of Ramesh’s role in providing direction, clarity and strategy to AFAA in the Asian region since the year 2000.”
IAA Hall of Fame inductee, writer and photographer, Ramesh Narayan, has always believed in communication with a strong social focus. After downing the shutters on his ad agency Canco in 2006, Narayan has been spearheading Bhavishya Yaan, which seeks to stem the dropouts in municipality schools and impart computer education, English speaking skills as well as life skills to the underprivileged youth. He was also recently elected as the 90th President of the Rotary Club of Bombay.
Along with his social work, Narayan has also continued his association with the advertising industry in an advisory capacity. He was re-appointed Chairman of the Awards Governing Council for the Abbys at Goafest 2017.