As reported by exchange4media exclusively Viral Oza quit Times of India as Marketing Director http://www.exchange4media.com/marketing/viral-oza-to-exit-times-of-india-as-marketing-director_64597.html, he has now joined Lodha Group as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
Prior to this, he was at Nokia (/Microsoft) since 2008 serving as Marketing Director and member of the India Leadership Team. At the start of this career, Viral spent 17 years with Unilever in India, Philippines and the UAE.
Shaleen Madan, Head of HR at Lodha said ‘We are extremely pleased to have Viral join us as a senior member of our leadership team. Over the last few years, Lodha has excelled at attracting and growing world-class talent from across industries and Viral will further strengthen our management as we seek to build upon our position as India’s largest real estate developer. Viral’s role will cover a wide array of customer facing activities including Marketing, Customer Care and Hospitality & Facility Management, so as to provide an integrated brand platform to consumers. He will guide and develop the current leadership team in our journey to make Lodha a much loved consumer brand. Lodha group is constantly evolving towards becoming one of India’s leading consumer goods companies, with a product focus on homes and offices, and we look forward to Viral’s leadership in shaping this journey.’
Commenting on his new role, Viral Oza said ‘Lodha as a brand and organization has always challenged the status quo to offer consumers the best in the category. I’m excited and look forward to playing a part in this journey towards making Lodha one of India’s leading brands’.
Lodha Group is India’s largest real estate developer with net sales of over Rs. 6400 crores in FY 15-16. Lodha Group has operations in Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad in India and international presence in London.