In a further move to strengthen its presence in India, CNC - Communications & Network Consulting, the international strategic communications firm, today has announced the opening of its Mumbai operation. Mumbai becomes CNC’s 12th international office and the second in India alongside New Delhi.
CNC’s new office will be headed by Elvira Eilert Pignal, who joins the firm as managing director. Prior to joining CNC, Elvira was a director at Brunswick in London and Brussels, where she specialised in cross-border corporate affairs mandates for a range of clients across the UK, continental Europe, the US and Asia. She said, “CNC has a very strong reputation in India for delivering high-quality work and advice to its growing client base of multinational corporations. I look forward to joining the India team and to further strengthening our offering in India via the new Mumbai office, supporting both existing and new clients looking to develop their businesses.”
CNC today also announced that, as of 1 November, the firm’s New Delhi office will be headed by Sunanda Rao-Erdem. She has worked at CNC since 2010 and is a specialist in strategic and crisis communications, with a particular focus on the defence, technology and industrial sectors. She spent more than a decade working in Germany, where she was editor at the public broadcaster Deutsche Welle in Bonn. She replaces Gaurav Trivedi, who will leave the firm for personal reasons to relocate to the US.
Bernhard Meising, CNC’s CEO said, “CNC India is a critical part of CNC’s expanding global offering and I am delighted to announce Elvira’s appointment as leader of our new Mumbai offering, as well as Sunanda’s in our already well established New Delhi office. The market in India continues to grow and evolve and I believe we have one of the strongest teams in the region, able to support Indian firms as they realise their international growth aspirations while continuing to support Western and other multinationals looking to enter and expand within India itself. That said, I would like to thank Gaurav on behalf of the entire CNC team for the significant contribution he has made to CNC’s success in India and beyond.”