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Avian Media strengthens leadership team

14th July 2015


Avian Media has announced new roles for its' leadership team even as its adds to a growing client kitty including eBay India, Sony India and BMW India. 

Girish Balachandran has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer. In the last eight months at Avian Media he has held responsibility for key clients, winning new business and championing LEAP, an agency-wide, employee-led movement. In his new role, Girish will continue building a growth roadmap for the agency including incubating newer business units – digital & content marketing and CSR, advocacy and development sector work. Prior to joining Avian Media, Girish served as Europe, Middle East and Africa client development director at Waggener Edstrom and worked with Ketchum as a board director in London.

Neha Mehrotra, an Avian Media veteran has been appointed as Regional Head for North. She is one of the first employees of Avian Media and recently completed 11 years with the company. Neha has helped build a robust team in Delhi looking after key clients across aviation and defense, consumer electronics, automotive and e-commerce among others. In her new role, Neha will be responsible for leading strategy and creating standards and processes to ensure a consistency in service for large Indian and multinational clients as well as manage operations for Avian Media in North India. 

Shalmana Tendulkar, has taken the reins of Avian West as Regional Head. With over eighteen years’ experience, she joined Avian Media in Jan 2014 to lead its consumer practice out of Mumbai. In her new role, Shalmana will also oversee operations for Pune and Mumbai offices and ensure seamless quality in client servicing across its corporate, consumer, and technology and healthcare practices. Prior to Avian Media, Shalmana has worked at Genesis Burson Marsteller and as an independent communications consultant in India.

Subramaniam M continues leading operations for Avian Media in the South as Regional Head of its business across offices in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai. 

The firm continues to have Nikhil Khanna, MD and Nitin Mantri as CEO at its helm. In the last one year, Avian Media won 48 new clients including BMW, Sony, BlaBlaCar and Sesame Workshop.


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