|New office bearers of the AAP (L-R): Mansoor Karim, Imran Syed and Nadeem Akbar.|
The Advertising Association of Pakistan (AAP) held its second AGM in Karachi recently, electing a new Executive Committee and Chairman.
Imran Syed, CEO, Adcom was elected as Chairman of the AAP, Nadeem Akbar, CEO, Midas Communications as Senior Vice Chairman, and Mansoor Karim, CEO, JWT Pakistan as Vice Chairman.
The Executive Committee also includes: Dara Bashir, CEO, MIL; Imran Irshad, CEO, Pirana, Mahmood Hashmi, CEO, Orient Advertising; Masood Hasan, CEO, Modem4; Sabiha Wahedna, Executive Director, Wahedna D’Arcy, Sayyed Ahmad Masud, MD, Channel 7 Communications; Sajjad A. Gul, CE, Evernew Concepts; and Syed Jawaid Iqbal, President & CEO, CMC.
Speaking to Aurora, Shahnoor Ahmed, CEO, Spectrum Y&R and former ad-hoc Chairman of the AAP said that in the last two years, the AAP has managed to send delegates from Pakistan to Adfest in Phuket (the Pakistani delegates bagged the Young Lotus Award), organise trainings, and has also been able to bring together the largest ever Pakistani delegation of over 100 delegates for AdAsia (to be held in New Delhi at the end of Oct). "We have also tried to make the Association a lot more professional than it was the past."
The challenge for the future, said Ahmed, will be to make the AAP a body that plays a vital role in creating linkages and partnerships between professionals who work within ad agencies.