WPP owns two firms in India, Genesis Burson Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe Six Degrees PR. To secure seamless post-merger integration, CEO Donna Imperato, has formed an executive group comprising select senior leaders from both agencies at the global level.
An IIM Ahmedabad alumna, Thomas will serve as a strategic advisor to H+K’s diverse portfolio of clients with a special emphasis on the agency’s media and entertainment (M&E) clients.
Gautam Adani, chairman, Adani Group said, “We are delighted to have Paresh Chaudhry at Adani Group, who brings in vast experience in corporate & brand communications in diverse sectors."
The agency will work on the branding, positioning, social media, digital and PR.
He will be based out of Bangalore and will be reporting to Priyanshu Singh, country manager & MD, Adecco India.
Abhinandan Saikia takes over at Hilton Worldwide as senior director communications & corporate affairs
Saikia has been roped in at Hilton at a time when the hotel major is bullish on India.
An increasing number of Bangladeshi enterprises are now entering into Indian markets with their products and service. The new strategic partnership will align the two in order to better integrate a client’s traditional and digital outreach.
Heena Kanal, who spent 7 years with Marico, manufacturer of the iconic Saffola and Parachute brands; has now joined Cipla as vice-president, corporate communications
This is a very unusual mandate, involving as it does digital engagement for the government's top think tank, set up in place of the Planning Commission.
"This move is part of the larger resourcing effort of the Tata mandate", says Madan Bahal, managing director, Adfactors PR