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GroupM's Vikram Sakhuja to join Madison as Equity Partner

GroupM's Vikram Sakhuja to join Madison as Equity Partner

Author | Priyanka Mehra | Tuesday, Apr 21,2015 7:11 AM

GroupM's Vikram Sakhuja to join Madison as Equity Partner

GroupM’s Vikram Sakhuja is set to join the Madison Media Group including OOH as Partner and Group CEO. Sakhuja will be responsible for the Media and OOH business of Madison World and will work closely with Sam Balsara.

An alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta, he has over 28 years of experience with Advertisers (P&G, Coca-Cola), Broadcaster (Star TV) and Media Agency (GroupM). His former roles include Global Strategic Development Officer GroupM, Global CEO of Maxus, CEO of GroupM South Asia and Mindshare South Asia.

Sam Balsara, Chairman & Managing Director, Madison World said  “I am delighted to have Vikram come on board and partner us in  Madison. I know Vikram as a true blue professional, over the last 20 years, first as a Client, then a Media partner and finally as a formidable competitor.  I am confident that he will be able to contribute significantly to our Clients’ business growth and success, by providing the right strategic direction, given his vast and rich experience”.

“I am truly excited at the prospect of returning home to India and in an entrepreneurial capacity. It is also a privilege to now partner a person who initiated me into media in my Client days. Media has never been more exciting, and I look forward to further strengthening an already iconic Agency brand. ” Said Vikram Sakhuja

Gautam Kiyawat, current Madison Media Group CEO has, for personal reasons decided to relocate to Singapore.  Says Sam Balsara: “I would like to place on record Gautam’s substantial contribution to Madison Media in the 3 years that he has been with us, especially in the area of growing our people and working as a team. I thank Gautam for his contribution  and wish him all the best in his future endeavours”.

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