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New appointments at Cheil Worldwide SW Asia

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New appointments at Cheil Worldwide SW Asia

Cheil Worldwide SW Asia is on a talent acquisition spree and has announced a series of new appointments across BTL, Creative, Digital, and HR.

The agency has brought in Ravi Narain as Executive Creative Director, Sanjeev Hajela as Senior Vice President BTL - South West Asian Markets, Vikram Bhardwaj as DGM - Interactive and Saswati Sinha as Head - Human Resources.

Speaking on the appointments, Alok Agrawal, COO, Cheil WW, SW Asia said, “Cheil India is expanding at a rapid pace, and as a fully integrated, one-solution agency we offer a great opportunity for growth of talent. With Ravi, Sanjeev, Vikram on board we see more client successes and acquisitions coming our way. Saswati’s joining us also demonstrates the power of brand Cheil even for human resource management.”

Ravi Narain joins from Emaar MGF, where he was Vice President – Marketing & Design. He has over 21 years of experience in marketing and advertising. Prior to Emaar MGF, he was Executive Creative Director with Bates David Enterprise Advertising. He has also worked with Contract Advertising as Associate Vice President from 1997-2005, with Foote Cone & Belding in Toronto, Canada as Senior Art Director from 1995-96, and as Associate Creative Director with Grey Advertising from 1993-95. He started his career with JWT in mid-1990 as an Art Director, where he worked until 1993.

Sanjeev Hajela, a marketing professional with almost two and a half decades of experience, joins from DDB Mudra Group, where he was President - Retail and Wayfinding business. A career that commenced with ITC (Tobacco Division) from 1988 until 1995, has led Hajela places. He has also worked with Brown Forman Beverages Worldwide, which went into a joint venture and floated the Indian operations with Jagatjit Industries in India, where Hajela launched two global brands before he moved on in 1998. He then joined LG chemicals, Korea as Marketing Manager, to set up their operations in the Indian market. In June 2001, he moved to Primesite as Chief Manager in the New Delhi office.

Vikram Bhardwaj brings with him almost 10 years of marketing management expertise. He moves to Cheil from ThoughtBuzzIndia, a premier social media brand monitoring company, where he was Country Head. Bhardwaj commenced his professional life with Jet Airways as Manager Inflight Services, where he worked from 1998-2004.

Saswati Sinha comes with more than 13 years of experience across industries. She joins Cheil from Evalueserve. She started her career in the manufacturing industry and moved on to Cyber Media India in 2000, where she shaped up as a HR generalist. She moved on to advertising in 2006 as HR Director with JWT Delhi.

Kranti Gada joined the family business at Shemaroo in 2006 after a successful stint of over two years in marketing at Pepsi Co. She has been associated with the company for 12 years.

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