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RMAI concludes 15th Annual General Meeting; Biswabaran Chakrabarti re-elected as its President

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
Mr. Biswabaran Chakrabarti

RMAI conducted its 15th Annual General Meeting on 25th of September, 2020 on a virtual platform. In addition, Rural Marketing Association of India has appointed Mr. Biswabaran Chakrabarti as its next president.

The meeting started with General Secretary, Mr. Himanshu Shah, welcoming the member attendees.  Mr Shah gave a brief synopsis on upcoming virtual Flame Awards Asia before handing over to President, Mr. Biswabaran Chakrabarti, who highlighted the activities and initiatives taken by the association last year.

Following him, the Treasurer, Mr. VeerendraJamdade, presented the financials and audited report for the financial year. Dr Anup Kalra, Vice President, thanked the National Advisory Council for their role and invited them to share their observations on the year under reference and also to declare the results of the General Body Election.

On behalf of the National Advisory Council & Election Committee Mr. Sanjay Kaul, chairperson of the council, announced the results of the General Body elections and shared their recommendations with the members. 

Mr. Biswabaran Chakrabarti, was re-elected as the President of RMAI for the second consecutive term. He said, “I thank our members for finding me suitable for this position. I thank the leadership team and all members for keeping the association active during these trying times. Way forward, my core objective for the association would be to keep us relevant for the diverse sectors that our member organisations represent, and many others too. Let RMAI add value to the way of working of the many business sectors, working in and working for the rural domain of our country.” 

The newly elected committee of RMAI, headed by Mr. Biswabaran Chakrabarti as President shall include Dr Anup Kalra from Ayurvet Ltd as Vice President; Mr. Veerendra Jamdade from Vritti Solutions Ltd as Treasurer; &Mr Himanshu Shah from SOI Live Marketing as General Secretary for the term.

The Executive Committee includes Ms. Nidhi Singh, COO, Impact Communications; Ms. Kadambari Lokhande, COO, Rural Relations; Mr. Venkatram Vasantavada, MD and CEO, Seed Works International; Mr. Amit Rangra, Executive Business Director & VP, Wunderman Thompson; Mr. Khurram Askari, Managing Director, Insight Outreach Pvt Ltd; Mr. Sandip Bansal, Chief Client & Field Officer, Dialogue Factory (GroupM Media); Mr. Sunny Vohra, CEO, Anugrah Madison; Mr. Varun Agarwal, Head Retail Marketing - GWI, Tata Steel Ltd; Mr. Sanjay Pragat, Director, Vision Force; Mr. Deepak Mittal, CEO, Mittal & Associates; Dr. D. Ravinath, Professor - Marketing, Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management; Mr. Kiran Zende, Director, Yadnya Brandscapes Pvt. Ltd  & Mr. Rahul Nayyar, Executive Director, R S Infomedia And Films. 

Chakrabarti, requested the nominated National Advisory Council of RMAI to continue their active support.  This council includes Mr Sanjay Kaul, Founder & CEO, Impact Communications as Chairperson; Mr. Raj Kumar Jha, Director, Rural Campus; Mr. Sanjay Panigrahi, Former Chief Customer Officer, Pidilite Industries; Mr. Pradeep Lokhande, Founder, Rural Relations; and Mr. Puneet Vidyarthi, Director of Sales & Marketing, CNH Industrial. Mr Kaul narrated the legacy and good practices of the association. He invited young managers to get involved in future initiatives. 

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