IAB Australia gets a new CEO

Former Southern Cross Austereo digital chief takes the helm from August

Vijay Solanki
Vijay Solanki

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Australia has brought on Southern Cross Austereo’s former chief digital officer as its new CEO.

Vijay Solanki takes over in August from Alice Manners, who announced her resignation in March after nearly three years in the role and left in May.

Solanki was most recently in charge of the digital transformation program at Southern Cross Austereo and has more than 20 years’ experience in international marketing, digital, brand strategy and media. Before the radio role, he was senior director for global digital innovation at Philips, and has also held roles with Unilever, BP, Lastminute and Shazam.

IAB Australia chai, Ed Harrison, said Solanki’s digital marketing background would bring a fresh approach to the association.

“He will be tasked with bringing together an increasingly broad range of stakeholders including advertisers, agencies, media and technology business and charting a new course of growth and increased purpose for IAB as the ‘go to’ partner for all things digital,” he said.

Solanki emphasised the importance of technology and digital in modern marketing leadership and strategy and said he will bring a highly collaborative approach to the CEO’s post.

“My strong roots in marketing strategy and my belief that technology is the armoury of the modern marketer allow me to bring empathy to the role and I intend to use this as I meet senior marketers, agency leads and publishers,” he stated. “Their input will help me shape our strategy to extend IAB’s role as the trusted partner for any organisation navigating the digital world.”

Follow CMO on Twitter: @CMOAustralia, take part in the CMO conversation on LinkedIn: CMO ANZ, join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMOAustralia, or check us out on Google+: google.com/+CmoAu


Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Blog Posts

Data has the power to build or burn brands

A brand can be severely wounded by use or misuse of any of its assets and you could say data has the greatest power of all to inflict damage.

Lucy Acheson

Head of data strategy and customer experience, LIDA

Totto and your inorganic future

At Cannes Lions this year we’ve been treated to many artificial intelligence (AI) insights. It’s one of the major discourses of our time.

Richard Brett

CEO, opr

Personas of one and the rise of ‘always there’ marketing

I’ve got some bad news. The ‘always on’ marketing approach that many companies have only just fully implemented is already out of date.

Nigel Roberts

Founding partner and strategy lead, Yell

I am a new satisfied customer with the cryptodriven darkwebsolutions company, they helped me with a very efficient crypter for my company...

Yusef

The CX thinking behind Westfield A/NZ's new brand and digital identity

Read more

I enjoyed reading your article. It all starts from creating a persona of your ideal customer. Once you understand the needs then you can ...

Ardie Cash

4 skills needed for a marketer to sit on boards

Read more

A very prestigious list. Cant wait to see who ends up in this years list. Cheers!!

Diganto

CMO50 2018 is now open for submissions

Read more

Hi, where can I read about the results of the recent Salesforce Digital Advertising 2020 report? I would very much like to look at the an...

Milla Cross

Salesforce chief strategy officer: Why it’s a transformative time for customer service

Read more

I have had that scenario with the mail happen so many times! I never thought anything of it, maybe because I have become desensitized. I ...

Diana Da Silva

Data has the power to build or burn brands - Data-driven marketing - CMO Australia

Read more

Latest Podcast

More podcasts

Sign in