"We're fortunate to gain a CEO with Stephen's deep corporate experience, gravitas and dynamic vision," said chairman Steve Brennen.
"The board and the executive leadership team are confident that Stephen is the best person to lead AADL. We are grateful to Steve Sinha who demonstrated strong capabilities in stepping up to oversee the Associations in the interim."
Porges sits on a number of boards and is chairman of Advara.
"I'm incredibly excited to be spearheading our efforts to empower businesses using data in all its various aspects," said Porges.
"Data collection, governance, analysis and use is so critical; however they are typically viewed in a piecemeal fashion.
"Our network of associations with excellence in each of their fields, bringing all aspects of data together, provides incredible value to members. This model is unique globally, and with the future being increasingly data-driven, we are thrilled to be leading the way."
AADL constituent organisations include ADMA, IAPA, DGA, and Digital + Technology Collective (formerly AIMIA).