NEWS

3AF ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT AND NEW BOARD MEMBERS, FIRST SOUTH ASIAN AND MEDIA EXECUTIVE INDRAJIT MAJUMDAR TO LEAD THE NATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN ADVERTISING AND MARKETING ORGANIZATION

February 9, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 9, 2021 – The Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF), the country’s primary resource when it comes to Asian marketing, advertising and the power of the Asian American consumer, announced today the election of a new president and several members of the 3AF Board of Directors.  The elections were held during the 3AF’s annual meeting recently.

Indrajit Majumdar, Executive Vice President of Zee TV, was named President of 3AF and will lead the non-profit organization for the next two years.  He is the first media executive and the first person of South Asian descent in 3AF’s 21- year history to take on the critical role.  Ten board members were also elected, and Iris Yim, Principal of Sparkle Insights, was chosen to continue her role as 3AF Vice President. Jay Kim, President of AAAZA, will also continue his involvement and serve as Immediate Past President.

Majumdar is a long-time veteran in the multicultural space and a tireless advocate for the South Asian community.  As Executive Vice President at Zee TV, he is responsible for leading revenue for the company, the leading South Asian broadcaster in North and Latin America.  He is especially excited about taking on the 3AF role, given the results of the country’s vice presidential race, in which the first Asian, first South Asian and first woman was elected.

Majumdar said, “I am honored to be selected by 3AF to run this critical organization at this critical juncture. With the country’s new focus on the value that diverse communities play in our society, and the new heightened and elevated awareness of the South Asian segment given Vice President Harris’ election, our time as Asian Americans is now. I am humbled and honored to work with such a dedicated group of stellar individuals who have so much passion and commitment for our Asian segment and look forward to building on to the success previous 3AF presidents did before me.”  As 3AF President, Majumdar said he will pursue many key 3AF initiatives including amplifying the Asian and South Asian voice, expanding the number of Asian media memberships in 3AF, and garnering more support and involvement from both 3AF members and non-members alike through new, fresh ideas.  Majumdar added, “I want to actively engage corporations in America through different 3AF programs so they can learn more and benefit from the potential of the fastest growing population and consumer segment with the highest education and income levels and a cumulative purchasing power that is expected to touch $1.3 trillion USD by 2022.”

Also elected/re-elected to the 3AF Board of Directors were the following:

  • Edward Chang, Managing Director, TDW+Co
  • Jay Kim, President, AAAZA
  • Cheryl Lee, Executive Director, Intertrend Communications
  • Elliot Lum, SVP, Talent Strategy and Program Development, Advertising Educational Foundation
  • Daphne Kwok, VP, Multicultural Leadership, AAPI Audience Strategy, AARP
  • Javier Ortiz, General Sales Manager, KTSF-TV
  • Michael Moon, COO and Founder, Prime Image Media Group
  • Nita Song, President and Chief Momentum Officer, IW Group, Inc.
  • Iris Yim, Principal, Sparkle Insights
  • Sylvia Zhou, Global Industry Relations and Intelligence Lead, Facebook

(For the full list of 3AF Board of Directors, visit our website at www.3af.org.)

The Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF) is a national trade organization comprised of Asian American advertising agencies, Asian market advertisers, Asian media companies and other industry specialists. Its mission is to advance the Asian American marketing and advertising industry for Asian American consumers through education, advocacy, promotion, and increased collaboration of all industry stakeholders including, but not limited to, marketers, agencies, research partners and media. Additionally, 3AF seeks to promote and encourage high standards of conduct and ethics among our members and our industry. The 3AF Asian Marketing Summit is held annually. More information about the 3AF is available at www.3af.org.