The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has appointed Priya Nair of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) and Sameer Singh of GroupM Media India, as the Chairperson and Co-Chairperson of MMA’s India Local Council. Nair and Singh will oversee MMA India and look at the growth of the mobile marketing industry in the country.

Nair has over 24 years of experience and would be taking the helm from D Shivakumar. She has worked with consumer brands such as Surf, Wheel, Axe, Dove and Close Up, and led the Kan Khajura Tesan activation of HUL to three Cannes Gold Lions awards. She has also led the development of HUL’s perfect village, HUL’s Rural Marketing Program and mobile strategy.

Sameer Singh, MMA India’s newly elected Co-Chairperson, is the CEO of GroupM, South Asia. He manages the media investment conglomerate for GroupM in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Singh was also the Director of Agency Business of Google India and Global Head of Media at GlaxoSmithKline. He has worked with Procter & Gamble and Gillette in markets spanning the USA, United Kingdom, China, Middle East and India.

The MMA has also elected five new board members to MMA’s India Local Council

  • Uday Sodhi: Business Head Digital, Sony Pictures Networks India
  • Partho Dasgupta: CEO, Barc India
  • Nandini Dias: CEO, Lodestar UM India
  • Shamsuddin Jasani: Group Managing Director, South Asia, Isobar
  • Siddharth Banerjee: Executive Vice President, Marketing, Vodafone India

MMA is a global non-profit trade mobile marketing association with over 800 member companies from nearly 50 countries around the world.

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