Inca Tanvir Advertising founder Tanvir Kanji dies

The Middle East advertising industry has been remembering Tanvir Kanji, who died this week.

Tanvir Kanji, chairman of the Inca Group of Companies – including the group’s flagship Inca Tanvir Advertising, – died on January 2, 2022, at the age of 78.

Kanji set up one of the Middle East’s first full-service advertising agencies in 1976 in Sharjah, UAE. He had visited for three weeks the previous year, and was “convinced that this is where I wanted to be”, he told UAE newspaper Khaleej Times in a 2015 interview. He would later become a founder of the UAE chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) and was president of the chapter until 2006.

In 2006 Kanji was award

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