Hungama Digital Services (HDS) has brought on board Surya Narayanan as the Head of Business.
Narayanan comes in with over 12 years of experience of having worked across geographies in countries like India, Indonesia, Kenya and West Africa. Besides digital marketing, Narayanan has the experience of working in traditional creative agencies including JWT and Leo Burnett.
Announcing his appointment, Carlton D’Silva, CEO and CCO, HDS, said, “Surya has made the perfect and successful transition between traditional and digital advertising. Not only does he have a great business mind but he is an ideas man too. This is quite a rarity and it is this business & medium knowledge that Surya will bring to HDS to enable us to reach greater heights and wins moving forward.”
Narayanan has developed and executed campaigns for leading brands such as McDonald's, Diageo, Standard Chartered Bank, Vodafone, Safari.com, Airtel and AEGON.
“After having worked in various online and offline agencies in India and abroad across the last 12 years, it's good to be back home. I am very excited to work with the young and dynamic team at HDS. It would be my honour and privilege to work with Carlton and the talented team at HDS. Looking forward to apply the learning of the past decade in this new challenge”, said Narayanan on joining HDS.
Prior to HDS, Narayanan was the General Manager, West Africa for Squad Digital based out of Ghana. Outside a regular workday, Narayanan loves to read, watch movies and enjoys his coffee.