INMA elects 6 media executives to Board of Directors


INMA elected new officers and directors today at its annual business meeting during the 83rd-Annual INMA World Congress in New York. The Board terms take effect June 1.

As INMA’s governing body, the Board of Directors is responsible for the strategy and direction of INMA worldwide.
Elected president of INMA for 2013-2015 was Yasmin Namini, senior vice president/chief consumer officer of The New York Times in the United States.

Namini joined The New York Times in 1984 in the circulation department and rose to positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in her being named Vice President/Circulation Marketing in 1999. She then held senior circulation, consumer marketing, and customer-focused roles with The Boston Globe and New England Marketing Group from 2000 to 2006.

Since returning to The New York Times seven years ago, Namini has been in senior vice president roles for circulation, marketing, and reader applications. In her current role as Chief Consumer Officer, Namini leads the Times’ growing digital and print subscription business and oversees marketing of The Times brand across print, Web, and a growing variety of mobile platforms.

She has served on the INMA Board of Directors since 2002.

Elected vice president for the same time period was Mark Challinor, director of mobile platforms for the Telegraph Media Group in the United Kingdom. Challinor is scheduled to accede to the INMA presidency in 2015-2017.

Challinor started his newspaper career at the Liverpool Echo in the United Kingdom before serving in various marketing and promotion capacities for Trinity Mirror and Associated Newspapers. He later was Managing Director of two mobile consultancies, Buzz Mobile Marketing and g8wave Ltd., before his current role at Telegraph Media Group, where he spearheads the company’s mobile strategy.

Challinor today serves and represents the U.K. newspaper industry on the Advertising Standards Authority’s Code of Advertising Practice panel (ASA/CAP). He has served on the INMA Board of Directors since 2001.

Times of India CEO Ravi Dhariwal stepped down as INMA president and serves on the Board of Directors as immediate past president for the next two years.

Elected to new terms on the INMA Board of Directors were:

  • Espen Egil Hansen, Executive Editor of Verdens Gang (VG), Norway.
  • Michelle Krans, Senior Vice President/Strategy and Development of Gannett, United States.
  • Paulo Mira, CEO of PHD Mobi, United States.

INMA is the world’s leading provider of global best practices to grow revenue, audience, and brand for news media companies working through profound market change.

INMA is based in Dallas with offices in Antwerp and New Delhi. INMA has more than 5,000 members in 80 countries and is committed to honing business models to support great journalism and strong news media companies.


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