WPP has appointed Ranjan Kapur WPP Country Manager, India. As per an official communiqué, the appointment is with immediate effect. Kapur will act as group ambassador representing WPP interests in India to help facilitate business development, and orchestrate relevant cross-company activity between WPP companies.
Heading the Ogilvy network in India for the past 10 years, Kapur has had a distinguished career in advertising. In this time, the company established a leadership position with a sparkling creative reputation. Kapur is credited with successfully broadening the O&M India network into diverse communication disciplines, notably Ogilvy Outreach, a rural communication network, Ogilvy Landscapes and outdoor network, both the largest in the country and Ogilvy Healthcare.
The appointment is a step in the development of WPP’s programme to make full resources of the group available to clients at a country level across both disciplines and geographies. Global client leaders are responsible for ensuring that the Group maximizes the value it can deliver to a given client, working with the number of WPP companies. WPP country managers already operate in the Andina region of Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, China, Iberia, Italy, Netherlands and Thailand.