The Pakistan Advertising Association (PAA) has elected Ali Mandviwala – CEO Synchronize Media (PVT) Ltd, as the new Chairman of the PAA. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PAA was held on the 29th of September 2018, to appoint the new office-bearers and ‘Central Executive Committee’ of the association.
Other office-bearers for the year 2018-2019 include; Sohail Kisat – CEO of M Communications elected as the Senior Vice Chairman of PAA, while Numan Nabi Ahmed – CEO of The Brand Partnership, elected as the Vice Chairman of PAA.
Ali Mandviwala thanked the PAA for their trust and stated that; “It is an honor and privilege for me to be given this opportunity. I assure all stakeholders that my efforts will be directed towards addressing many challenges faced today by the Pakistani Advertising Agencies. Together, with the support of our Sr Vice Chairman, Vice Chairman and CEC members we will continue to make the Association stronger by improving its code of conduct, best practices with an aim to become a valuable contributor to other stakeholders of the Advertising industry.
The Minister for Information and broadcasting – Fawad Chaudhry stated that; “I would like to congratulate the newly-elected Chairman and office-bearers of Pakistan Advertising Association. The government of Pakistan understands the importance of the advertising industry and will take all necessary measures to enhance the growth and performance of this professional sector.”
Among the newly elected ‘Members’ of the Central Executive Committee are: Syed Ali Raza – MD of Adetude, Hassan Ansari – Executive Director of Argus Advertising, Omer Y. Murad – CEO of J. Walter Thompson Pakistan, Wasiq Ali Khan – CEO of Manhill Advertising, Bilal Tanveer – Director of Maxim Advertising, Mahmood Parekh – CEO of MCM Advertising, Mubin Malik – CEO of Revolution Media, Tabish Waqar – MD of Spider 360 Media and Zeeshan Khan – CEO of TNI Communications.
For the two seats reserved for women, the PAA has elected; Fatima Kisat – CEO of Mediad Communications and Seema Jaffer – CEO of Bond Advertising. The Secretary General of PAA – Tariq Rasheed and all the participating members congratulated their newly appointed leadership, while a standing ovation was also given to the out-going office-bearers, for their valuable services rendered during the preceding year (2017-2018).
Founder Synergy Group, Ahmed Kapadia congratulated Mr. Mandviwala:
“Leadership isn’t about the next election; it’s about the next generation. Congratulations Ali Mandviwalla on becoming Chairman of Pakistan Advertising Association. I hope the advertising industry will grow leaps & bounds under him.”