The Advertising Club names Bipin Pandit as COO!
The AdClub Bombay was recently in the news when they were renamed as The Advertising Club. It is routine for the Club to conduct a Managing Committee meeting soon after their AGM every year. Post their AGM meeting on 26th September 2012 they held their first Mancom meeting.
Under the Presidentship of Shashi Sinha the club unanimously decided to promote Bipin Pandit, General Manager as their Chief Operating Officer.
Pandit’s stint with the club began in 1998. During the course of his association with them he has been an Executive Secretary then promoted to Manager and later to General Manager leading to his latest post as Chief Operating Officer.
Pandit said, “ Am thankful to the entire managing committee and our president Shashi Sinha in particular for the promotion. They are not only supportive of the ideas and suggestions that I give they encourage me to implement it. They love the dynamism and are vocal in their praise about it. I do make it a point to get back as fast as I can on any information asked by my bosses or even the entire Industry. I have always loved to do new things or do existing things in a new way. When I had joined the Adclub it was a Club with one major event and some evening meetings. Today we have three major events, educational workshops and many other activities. In fact we actively support APPIEs at Singapore and get a good presence over there. People at EFFIEs New York love what we do in India. They wholeheartedly appreciated our format of case study presentations. The process of evolution never ceases at Adclub.”
A commerce graduate, he joined the accounts department of The Baroda Rayon Corporation in 1981. Six years later he moved on to join Castrol India in 1987 as was in-charge of the control section.
Expressing his desire for challenges he looks forward to more of it in his new role. According to him Adclub needs to be seen more on the national front and be financially sound.
He goes on to elaborate how the club other than doing awards also deals with other aspects such as sending students to Cannes, Spikes etc. They have also held case study presentations, organized evening meeting with International speakers, held educational workshops and handed over reference material dvd's to the industry carrying case study presentations at EMVIEs, award winning advertisements and radio spots.
He stresses on the fact that ABBYs, EFFIEs and EMVIEs are benchmark events of the industry.
In his term of 14 years with the club Pandit is glad that his job allowed him to connect with people and has always been encouraged by his colleagues who he considers to be some of the finest communicators of the country. He is also grateful to his past presidents from whom he has learnt a lot and industry friends and well wishers who have supported him during his tenure.