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Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of the world’s leading public affairs and public relations firms, today announced a new leadership structure in India ; the firm says that with this it does away with regional divisions and  gives clients a high-powered ‘One India’ solution.

Radhika Shapoorjee, President South Asia will now be supported by Deepa Jayaraman as Chief Operating Officer; Carolina Bajaj as Chief Strategy Officer; and Sunil Raman as Managing Director, Public Affairs. 

“The communications industry in India is experiencing many of the fundamental changes that we are seeing globally,” said Radhika Shapoorjee, President, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, South Asia. “Clients want integrated solutions that are channel agnostic and focused on creativity, content and that deliver business impact. By moving away from the industry norm of geographically-limited responsibilities, we will optimise our resources and provide clients with solutions and people, irrespective of where they are located in the country.”

Deepa Jayaraman has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. She will now be responsible for the day-to-day management of client business across all Hill+Knowlton offices in India. She will focus to drive best practices in client servicing and help teams innovate to provide value for clients. Deepa will be based in Bengaluru.

As Chief Strategy Officer, Carolina Bajaj will be primarily responsible for leading the strategic change in the firm’s approach towards client servicing initiatives and new services as well as integration with practices. Carolina will be based in Mumbai.

Sunil Raman will lead public policy. He is an experienced political journalist who has worked with BBC World Service and The Economic Times, and closely tracked and interpreted Indian Politics for 24 years. Today, more than ever clients are seeking counsel on the changing legislative process and policy making which impact their organisations. Sunil will be based in Gurgaon.

Vinod Moorthy has moved on from Hill+Knowlton Strategies. 

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