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HTA creates new post of President, Kamal Oberoi to be the first incumbent

16-January-2002
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HTA creates new post of President, Kamal Oberoi to be the first incumbent

As reported by exchange4media yesterday Mr. Kamal Oberoi, currently heading the Delhi office of HTA, has been appointed to the newly created post of the President of the company.

Mr. Oberoi shall be based in Mumbai and will report to the Chief Executive, Mr. Mike Khanna. There have been reports recently about Mr. Oberoi taking over from Mr.Khanna and its now become official with the announcement of Mr. Oberoi being appointed as the President.

Mr. Mike Khanna, the Chief Executive of HTA is also the Area Director of Central Asia and has responsibility covering 28 offices in 9 cities in 4 countries. The new post of President is an attempt by the management to ensure that the President''s time is dedicated exclusively to Indian operations which are growing in importance in WPP''s global gameplan. This will also ensure smooth transition and succession when Mr. Khanna hangs his boots.

According to company sources the move is part of the steps taken by the management to strengthen the corporate management resources in the company and the post of the President has been created in line with the practice followed by other JWT offices and agencies in India.

Mr. Kamal Oberoi has been with HTA for 18 years and has the unique distinction of successfully heading four HTA offices except Mumbai where he moves now.

Mr Jagdip Bakshi has also been appointed as Senior Vice President and General Manager of HTA Delhi Office. Mr Bakshi is currently on secondment to JWT''s Unilever Global Business Group in London as Global Business Manager for the Beverages category.

Mr Bakshi too has been with HTA for over 20 years with HTA and has headed the HTA Bangalore apart from being the Regional Business Manager for Unilever Central Asia, North Africa and Middle East region on Beverages.

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