Avian WE announces enhanced roles for key staffers, Girish Huria returns

Avian WE today announced a leadership structure with an enhanced role for some of its key staffers. 

Neha Mehrotra, who is currently the national head PR, will assume a new role as the firm’s EVP- client centricity.  It is the first time, a post for client centricity has been created at Avian.

Manash Kalita Neog will continue to lead Chase, the public policy and advisory subsidiary of Avian WE, as EVP-public policy. He will build on his role as EVP-public policy to include a stronger push for policy and regulatory engagement while continuing to set Chase up for the future.

Girish Huria joins Avian WE as EVP-growth and new initiatives. Huria, who had a successful stint at Avian WE, was previously at Ketchum as President and prior to that with eBay as Head of Communications. In his new role, Huria will be responsible for developing and executing all corporate marketing efforts, including brand awareness, leading new business initiatives, and overseeing the company’s business in South India.

“Our Avian WE team is a powerhouse that represents the very best of WE, terrific people who are focused on producing impactful work for our clients,” said WE global COO Kass Sells. “These moves further strengthen our leadership team and build on our positive momentum across India.” added Sells.

Nitin Mantri, Group CEO, Avian WE, said: "Neha and Manash are strong leaders and their new roles will enable them to expand their skills and build a strong foundation of growth. I am also happy to welcome Girish back to the Avian WE family. Girish is an experienced and trusted leader who will help Avian WE capitalise on important opportunities."