Adfactors PR has announced the appointment of Bharatkumar Raut, Tushar Panchal and Nainu Kumar to their communications and public affairs team.
Bharatkumar Raut joins the firm as a senior consultant after a long career in journalism, including stints as the editor of Maharshtra Times, The Independent and The Pioneer. Bharatkumar was also a former member of the Rajya Sabha and is said to have been influential in the launch of Zee Network in Europe and the US.
The new senior vice-president, Tushar Panchal, leaves his role as senior director at APCO Worldwide to join Adfactors. Tushar headed the ‘services to the government’ practice at the Indian office.
The third and final appointment is Nainu Kumar as a group head. Kumar’s experience within media research, analytics and communications comes from his role as head of corporate affairs at Phillip Morris International. As well as his earlier affiliation with Dua Consulting.
Madan Bahal, co-founder and managing director of Adfactors PR, said, “We are proud to have professionals of such distinction, calibre and perspective joining us. Through 2014, we will develop the Public Affairs group into a strategic practice to cater to our large and diverse clientele – both Indian and multinational.”