SOURCE: BPA Worldwide

December 15, 2009 12:24 ET

Editorial Feature: BPA Worldwide Bolsters Middle East Advisory Board With Reps From Unilever, Saudi Telecom and Al Nisr Publishing

SHELTON, CT--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - BPA Worldwide, the global auditor of media, has further strengthened advertiser representation on its Middle East Advisory Board with senior representatives from Unilever and Saudi Telecom.

Joining the Board are Noah Chancellor, who has been advising Saudi Telecom on its PSTN, Mobile, Data & Internet services portfolio for the past five years and Akbar Shah, Group Planning Manager for Unilever Gulf. Sanjay Malik, who heads the Business Development and Sales & Distribution function for Al Nisr, publisher of Gulf News, has also joined the advisory board.

Chancellor has held posts with high profile organizations in New Zealand, India, the Asia Pacific region and in the Middle East. He holds an MBA in International Business and a post-graduate diploma in International Relations from Victoria University, New Zealand.

Shah has spent the last 15 years working between India and the Middle East. He acts as a strategic planning resource for Unilever in the Gulf, managing Unilever's media research requirements and communication inventory management as well as strategic planning on Hair & Oral Care and Foods & Beverages.

Malik brings a wealth of international newspaper and media experience. His previous roles include Associate Publisher and Head of Sales & Distribution for the India Today Group, India's leading media conglomerate where he led strategy and marketing for the newsmagazine, India Today. He also spent three years in North America overseeing the international editions of India Today.

"Joining the advisory board shortly after the appointment of Mohammed Al-Tajer, Citibank's Head of Marketing, these additional appointments strengthen representation from both the advertiser and media owner sectors and add considerable weight to the arguments in favor of transparent media in the region," said Glenn Hansen, BPA Worldwide President and CEO.

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